Fort Collins, Colorado is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States.
The city of Fort Collins in Northern Colorado (or "NoCo" to locals) is home to Colorado State University, 30+ breweries & distilleries, 3 jazz bars, 2 amphitheaters, a network of beautiful natural areas and trails (the country within the city), and so much more.
Situated in the shadow of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a four-season location that experiences 300+ days of sunshine and an average of 14 inches of precipitation each year.
This thriving community of 175,000+ enjoys a strong economy, wide-ranging recreational activities, small-town lifestyle with bigger-city amenities, a burgeoning arts scene, large shopping and development centers, lakes galore, exciting cultural opportunities, live music and sporting events, family-friendly luxuries, more than 925 acres of parks, 36,000 acres of natural areas, 25 miles of off-street hike/ bike trails, three public golf courses, a racquet center, three swimming pools, an ice rink, a community center, and ... well, you get the idea.
The offices of Blue Margin Inc. are in the historic "Old Town" center of Fort Collins, Colorado, within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Fun trivia: Our building is located on the avenue that helped inspire Walt Disney's design for "Main Street USA" at Disneyland Park!
Fort Collins is awesome, and we love it here.
Fort Collins is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River.
The city lies approximately 5,000 feet above sea level.
July is the average warmest month (Avg. High 86°F - Avg. Low 57°F)
January is the average coolest month (Avg. High 42°F - Avg. Low 14°F)
Fort Collins encompasses 57.16 square miles (2017) of area and has a total of 1,922 street lane miles (2017).
Median age is 29.1 years old (American Community Survey, 2014-2018).
Median household income is $62,132 (American Community Survey, 2014-2018).
Approximately 54.5% of the population has completed four or more years of college (American Community Survey, 2014-2018).
Fort Collins supports multiple transportation options including MAX Bus Rapid Transit, numerous bus routes including CSU and FLEX, and 200 miles of on-street bike lanes and off-street trails for pedestrians and bicycles.
The community library system (www.poudrelibraries.org) provide youth programs, computer labs and resources and information for Spanish-speaking citizens.
The Lincoln Center is the City’s cultural arts center. Activities include professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and children’s programs.
Fort Collins provides electric and water utilities to residents, with rates among the lowest in the state and nation.
Fort Collins Utilities was also first in Colorado and among the first in the country to offer green energy to its customers. Fort Collins continually meets or surpasses all state and federal water quality standards.
No. 9, Most Fitness Friendly Places: SmartAsset - Dec. 2019
No. 7, Safest Driving Cities: Allstate - June 2019
No. 4, Best U.S. Cities to Raise a Family: MarketWatch - April 2019
Best American Cities for Creatives: Thrillist - March 2019
No. 9, Best Performing Cities: Milken Institute - Jan. 2019
No. 10, Best Cities For Beer Drinkers: Smart Asset - Dec. 2018
Best U.S. Places To Travel in 2019: Forbes - Dec. 2018
No. 3, U.S. Cities with Highest Economic Confidence: Yahoo - Nov. 2018
No. 2 Brain Concentration Index: Bloomberg - Nov. 2018
"A" Overall Rating - Fort Collins Renters: Apartment List - July 2018
No. 1 City in America for Cycling: PeopleForBikes - May 2018
14th Best Place to Live : Livability.com - Mar 2018
5th Best Performing City: Milken Institute - Jan 2018
3rd Largest Reduction in Crime in Colorado(2012-2016): ValuePenguin - Nov 2017
No. 4 Bloomberg Brain Index: Bloomberg - Oct 2017
Best Places to Raise a Family in Colorado: Elite Personal Finance - Oct 2017
9th Best City to Raise a Family in Colorado: WalletHub - Sep 2017
18th Best City for Career Opportunities: SmartAsset - Sep 2017
3rd Best College Town to Live in Forever: College Ranker - Jul 2017
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Check out these helpful sites to learn more about Fort Collins, Colorado:
City of Fort Collins | City of Fort Collins Visitor Info | Visit Fort Collins | Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce | Poudre River Library District | Downtown Fort Collins Business Association | Trip Savvy: Best Things to do in Fort Collins