Fort Collins, Colorado Real Estate and Homes for Sale
About Ft. Collins
“Views and brews” is a simple summary of life in Ft. Collins, Colorado, but there is so much more that makes this city a great place to buy a home. Ft. Collins is 65 miles north of Denver and rests along US Highway 287. At 5,003 feet in elevation, it is another Colorado city whose residents reside “in the clouds” and in a city of beautiful surroundings and culture.
Ft. Collins is a city with a generous population of just over 160,000 persons. City leaders ensure their city offers a wealth of employment opportunities, educational pursuits, and amenities for residents to enjoy.
Home Options in Ft. Collins
As of summer 2022, homebuyers in Ft. Collins may find a robust inventory of properties from which to choose. Although inventory and prices are subject to change, the current median price of $650,000 is commensurate with similar pricing in other nearby cities.
While homes in Ft. Collins have a high average price, there may be inventory well under the median that is a good price for investors, first time homebuyers, and second home buyers. A summer 2022 home search found 1-2 bdrm homes in the $300,000 range. Some of these units were condos and townhomes; some were single family units.
Other single family units in Ft. Collins are built for roommates, families, or individuals with a need for space. Some units feature 3-5 bedrooms, large yards, and amenities such as multi-car garages, spacious yards, and average to ample square footage. Some homeowners in Ft. Collins are fortunate to purchase homes with airy, mountainous views. What type of home will you choose?
Living in Ft. Collins: the Good
Did we mention the mountain views? Take a day at the Horseshoe Mountain Open Space to enjoy the views and to connect with nature and your thoughts. If the green you prefer to see is on a golf course, you might enjoy one of the city offerings such as City Park Nine, Collindale, or Southridge. However, if you prefer indoors to outdoors, you may enjoy outings to the Ginger and Baker restaurant, the Sanctuary Wellness Spa, or the AMC Fort Collins.
Ft. Collins is also a great place to pursue higher education. Some colleges include Colorado State University, IBMC College (trade school), and the Healing Arts Institute School.
Living in Ft. Collins: the Challenges
The 5,003 foot altitude will take some getting used to for homebuyers moving in from lower elevations. Some symptoms of altitude sickness include shortness of breath, dizziness, and loss of appetite.
One minor challenge is that a selling feature of many cities is the ability to build community amongst residents and to create fun traditions. Sadly, the annual Ft. Collins FORTitude 10k race has been permanently canceled. If you move to town, perhaps you can start another tradition for yourself and your neighbors!
Whether you are selling or buying a home in Ft. Collins, the professional agents at Kenneth James Realty are able and excited to help you with your transaction. Give us a call or email today and let us know how we may be of assistance. We look forward to working with you