•Fort Collins has 14% protected open space--above national average
•Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community--one of only 4 in the USA
•Sparsely populated northwest of town--Laramie Mountains, Snowy Range, Red Feather Lakes, State Forest State Park, North Park, plus most of Wyoming.
•Unique and beautiful Pineridge, Cathy Froome, Reservoir Ridge natural areas within city limits. Horsetooth Reservoir, Lory State Park, and Rist Canyon adjacent to city limits. World class rafting and scenery on the Cache la Poudre River just 20 minutes north.
•Driving to Denver is no more of a pain than driving to any other urban area in the US.
•Road rage is bad in Colorado, I agree.
•Not much new housing being built within the city. Prices are high, but $40K lower than Denver (median).
•Traffic in town is typical for a city of 170,000, and for most of the day, you can get to and from where you want to be quickly. Avoid the rush hour and school pickup times if you can. Also, there are plenty of alternate routes, but I'm not telling anyone about them.
•Fort Collins is one of the cleanest, most handsome cities I've ever seen (College Ave. south of Drake not withstanding). The landscaping along the city streets and parkways is outstanding. City facilities like rec centers and government buildings as well as schools and entertainment facilities are exceptionally well maintained, as are the roadways, parks, bike paths, and gardens. Old Town is as quaint and quirky as you'll find anywhere in the region.
•Racism is an issue in every American city, and I'm hoping that Millennials will make it their legacy to end it. Mellotronix
| Fort Collins, CO
| Report Abuse