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Eaton and Severance are very different little towns. Eaton, located just north of Greeley, is an affluent, suburban community with a mix of old, appealing single family dwellings and large, elegant newer homes. While Severance holds tight to its rustic roots and is best known for being the home of Bruce's Bar, which is famous for its Rocky Mountain Oysters. If you don't know what Rocky Mountain Oysters are, you'll just have to visit Bruce's and give them a try! Here's a hint: they don't come from the ocean.
There are similarities between Eaton and Severance, however. Both towns act as a bedroom community to the larger Northern Colorado communities such as Greeley, Windsor, and Ft. Collins, but maintain the down home atmosphere found in small towns.
Population: 2,500. Climate: Over 300 days of sunshine per year.
Geography: 7 miles north of Greeley; 22 miles east of Ft. Collins; 60 miles north of Denver.
A new park is about to open in Severance and Eaton has ample outdoor space available to its residents and there is a private golf course here. Both Severance and Eaton enjoy proximity to larger communities (Greeley is minutes away from Eaton and Windsor is close to Severance) that have every possible recreation option available including tennis, golf, basketball, and baseball.
The mountains are less than an hour away, so nature/adventure lovers will have no trouble escaping to the wilderness.
The children of Severance attend the excellent schools in Windsor and Eaton has an elementary, middle and high school for its young residents. Higher education options are ample in Northern Colorado, including the University of Northern Colorado, Aims Community College (both in Greeley) and Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain Community College (in Ft. Collins).
Eaton and Severance are minutes away from Greeley, Ft. Collins, and Windsor and share in those communities excellent health care.
As bedroom communities to Greeley, Windsor, and Ft. Collins, Eaton and Wellington depend on the economies of those larger cities. The major employers of Greeley include Conagra, Inc., the University of Northern Colorado, State Farm Insurance, and the North Colorado Medical Center. Major employers in Windsor are Kodak Colorado Division, Tenneco Packaging, Metal Container (subsidiary of Anheuser Busch) and ICON industries. As a college town, education accounts for a large portion of the employment available in Fort Collins. Technology companies including Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies are among the other large employers in town and Anheuser Busch, Allegheny Teledyne Waterpick, and Eastman Kodak help round out Ft. Collins' diverse business community.