When moving to Colorado, it’s important to find the right city for you. Depending on who you are, you might have different priorities when looking for the right city to buy a house. You might want someplace that has an active nightlife, someplace that is family-oriented, or a city that has more warm days than not. Whatever wishlist traits you have for a city though, it is almost certain that Fort Collins will make it on the short list of great cities to live in. At the Jenn Porter Group in Longmont, we have been helping people with buying a house and selling a house for years in the northern Colorado area. This means we know the northern Colorado cities like the back of our hands. In today’s blog, we discuss why you should consider Fort Collins when moving to Colorado or when looking for a new home in Colorado.


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It’s one of Livability’s top places to live

Starting back in 2013, Livability started its top 100 ranking for the best cities to live in the U.S. Fort Collins, Colorado, has made this list multiple years in a row, and will likely continue making its way higher up the list in the years to come. Fort Collins ranked 14 in 2018 based on a number of factors like amenities, education, demographics, transportation, housing, health care, and more.


There is an abundance of nature to explore

It’s tough to be bored in Fort Collins. There are miles of bike trails, mountain biking trails, hiking trails, viewpoints, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and more. If that’s not enough, you are within a short driving distance of great hotspots like Garden of the Gods, the Manitou Incline, and the world-famous tourist spot Estes Park. If you and your family buy a house in Fort Collins, all of the beautiful nature and outdoor activities will be right on your doorstep. You can go kayaking, go for a scenic hike up to Horsetooth Rock, or do some mountain biking in Horsetooth. If you have kiddos who love the outdoors, you can live near Horsetooth Reservoir or one of over 48 parks.



There is an awesome brewery scene

In Fort Collins, there are quite a few local breweries that have decided to set up shop. Believe it or not, there are more than 20 unique breweries in Fort Collins, and the list is growing longer every day. If you are a craft beer fan, you are sure to love the hundreds of beer options available to you in Fort Collins. Local breweries according to the Fort Collins Brewery Guide at the time of this blog include:


  • Zwie Brewing
  • Maxline Brewing
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Odell Brewing Company
  • Red Truck Beer Company
  • Black Bottle Brewery
  • Equinox Brewing
  • Crooked Stave
  • Funkwerks
  • Jessup Farm Barrel House
  • Rally King Brewing
  • Horse and Dragon Brewing Company
  • Snowbank Brewing
  • Purpose Brewing & Cellars
  • Intersect Brewing
  • Gilded Goat Brewing Co.
  • DC Oakes Brewhouse & Eatery
  • Envy Brewing
  • Ramskeller Brewery
  • McClellan’s Brewing Company
  • CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewery
  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery


If that doesn’t get you interested in buying a house in Fort Collins, we’re not sure what will.


Downtown Fort Collins is a fun place to spend time

Downtown Fort Collins is a magical place full of interesting people that is perfect for taking a casual stroll. With excitement and entertainment around every corner, it’s no wonder that Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland is modeled after downtown Fort Collins. There are also tons of delicious local restaurants that serve food that’s farm fresh and local bars that serve local beer from the above-mentioned brewery scene. You can’t visit Fort Collins, let alone buy a house here, without spending some time aimlessly wandering the streets of downtown.


If you are interested in buying a house or just checking out the housing market in Fort Collins, reach out to us at the Jenn Porter Group in Longmont. We show houses in Fort Collins and have sold homes to delighted homeowners all over Fort Collins. Start your moving-to-Colorado process today with Jenn Porter Group.


There are great education opportunities

Fort Collins is often referred to as a college town since Colorado State University (CSU) lies at the heart of the town. CSU’s students are a vital part of the community in Fort Collins and help to create a fun, laid back, and intellectual culture around the town. Fort Collins also has great options for elementary, middle, and high school education within the Poudre School District. Whether you are looking to find a great school for your young ones, send your 18-year-old to their first semester of college, or head back to college yourself, Fort Collins provides excellent education options that are helping to mold future generations.


Want to learn more about moving to Colorado or Fort Collins? Contact us at the Jenn Porter Group for help buying a house in Fort Collins and to learn more about the area!