About Fort Collins
Award winning schools, pristine outdoor amenities, great restaurants, unique shops and a thriving arts scene make Fort Collins one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the USA. High-tech companies like the National Semiconductor, Intel and Hewlett Packard call Fort Collins home and are able to draw well-educated and talented employees from Colorado State University, thanks to the high quality of life Fort Collins offers. Read More about Fort Collins.
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Situated 60 miles north of Denver International Airport at the foothills of the famous Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is home to family fun, a vibrant nightlife, lots of cultural attractions and fabulous recreational opportunities. Explore fanciful creatures at the Swetsville Zoo with your family, taste award-winning beers at the 20+ local breweries or enjoy a variety of recreational activities on Horsetooth Reservoir. However you get your fun, Fort Collins prides itself on having a ton of options available to residents. this place is always full of things to do, no matter the season!
Whether you’re trying to get across town or to and from the airport, there are many transport options available to you. Public transportation is available and lots of buses run on either compressed natural gas or bio-diesel.
Also, Fort Collins is conveniently located. It’s only a 60 minutes' drive to downtown Denver, and less than an hour from Wyoming, Cheyenne, Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Estes Park. Plus, Bicycling is big here! Fort Collins is an award-winning “Bicycle Friendly Town”.
An Adventure In Arts & Culture
With an opera company, a ballet troupe, a symphony orchestra, and more than a handful of live-theater stages in production throughout the year; Fort Collins truly is Northern Colorado’s cultural capital.
Want to watch a little light musical? An original drama performed by talented members of the community? Cutting-edge plays with visiting nationally known artists? Or just want a meal with your entertainment? At Fort Collins, the curtain goes up on it all, as all of the world’s a stage – at least it seems like it in Fort Collins.
Fort Collins At a Glance
- Population: 344,800
- Net Migration (2017): 1,170
- College Attainment: 47.9%
- Cost of Living: 7% above national average
- Job Growth (2017): 2.9%
- Unemployment: 2.3%
- Median Home Price: $425,000
- Median Household Income: $69,061
- Gross Metro Product: $19.4 B
- Major Industries: Bio-science, Clean energy
Fort Collins on Forbes Lists:
- #21 Best Places for Business and Careers
- #19 in Job Growth
- #8 in Education