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The beautiful Horsetooth Reservoir outside of Fort Collins, Colorado.

6 Reasons We Love the Fort Collins Area

The Fort Collins area is an exceptional place to live in Colorado. With an abundance of parks, restaurants and coffee shops, residents will never be short of things to do. Whether you are enjoying a morning hike on one of the various trails or spending an evening with friends at a local restaurant, you will love all the amazing area amenities that make Fort Collins an ideal place to live. 

The Fort Collins area is truly a nature lover’s dream. While there are hundreds of reasons to love this area, here are our top six: 

6. The Local Parks

The local parks around the Fort Collins area are unmatched! Inspiration Playground at Spring Canyon Park is a universally accessible playground that was built so that children of all ability levels would be able to play independently. Lee Martinez Community Park is another wonderful park in Fort Collins that includes a year-round petting zoo, as well as playgrounds, sports courts and fields. Some other wonderful parks in the area that are great for children are: Twin Silo Park, City Park and Pool, Fossil Creek Park, Edora Park and Sugar Beet Park. If hiking is your thing, you will love Lory State Park, Arapaho Bend Natural Area and Devil’s Backbone. For parks with various water sporting activities, check out Boyd State Park and Blue Spruce Park. From the various hiking trails to the playgrounds and everything in-between, you can find it all in the Fort Collins area.

5. Surrounding Lakes

The surrounding lakes offer fun for everyone in the family. With ample opportunity for water sporting activities, these lakes have something for everyone. Horsetooth Reservoir is a six-and-a-half-mile lake that is surrounded by 1,900 acres of public land with a marina, pavilions and picnic areas. Whether you love fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing or water skiing, this lake has it! Other nearby lakes that the whole family will love are Boyd Lake, Windsor Lake, Lake Loveland and Timnath Reservoir

4. Festivals 

The Fort Collins area loves to celebrate holidays and traditions with festivals all year long. From the Taste of Fort Collins in the summer, Horsetooth International Film Festival in the fall, and the Interweave Maker Yarn Festival in the spring, there are ample opportunities for the community to come together to celebrate. For more information on festivals in the area, visit!

3. Amazing Schools

If you have children or plan on having children, you know the importance of being close to great schools. Fort Collins, Windsor, Severance and the surrounding areas are all equipped with wonderful school systems that will help your children thrive! According to US News, a large majority of the schools in the area have above average reading and math proficiency scores compared to other schools in the state, as well as exceptional graduation rates for the high schools. 

2. A Safe Area 

Enjoy life with peace of mind knowing that your family is safe living in the Fort Collins area. The areas surrounding the Fort Collins area are ranked as some of the safest places to live in Colorado according to

1. Home to Hidden Valley Farm 

Our favorite thing about the Fort Collins area is that it is home to our Hidden Valley Farm community. This community offers residents upgraded homes with our CompleteHome™ package, which includes energy-efficient appliances, sprawling granite countertops, beautiful white cabinets, luxury wood style flooring, a private primary suite and so much more. Amenities within the community include three children’s playgrounds, grills and barbecue pits, a picnic area, a shade ramada and walking trails.

The Fort Collins area is truly a wonderful place to live. From the local parks, surrounding lakes, wonderful festivals, amazing schools and overall safe area, you and your family will love being able to call this area home!