About Fort Collins, CO

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Fort Collins, Colorado is a mid-sized city with a population of 156,480. Fort Collins is the fourth-largest city in the state and is located 65 miles north of Denver.


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Fort Collins History

Fort Collins began as a military outpost in 1864. The first school opened in 1866 and Fort Collins became the County Seat of Larimer County two years later. Throughout the end of the 19th and into the 20th century, Fort Collins’ population steadily increased. Learn more about Fort Collins history:


Fort Collins Weather

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins experiences hot, humid summers and cold snowy winters. On average, the city receives 47 inches of snowfall a year and 15 inches of rainfall. Learn more about Fort Collins weather:


Fort Collins Transportation

City bus service in Fort Collins is provided by Transfort. Mason Corridor provides rapid bus transit within the city. Fort Collins is also a stop along the FLEX regional bus route. Learn more about Fort Collins transportation:


Cost of Living in Fort Collins

While the cost of living in Fort Collins is 2.2% less than the Colorado state average, it remains 3.3% greater than the U.S. national average. See how far your budget will stretch in Fort Collins:


Fort Collins Schools

Poudre School District runs Fort Collins’ public schools. The city is also home to Colorado State University, and several private and charter schools. Learn more about Fort Collins schools:


Fort Collins Hospitals

Fort Collins’ best hospital is Poudre Valley Hospital. This general medical facility has been ranked as the fourth-best hospital in Colorado and has been recognized for its high performance in several of its specialty procedures. If you’re planning a move to Fort Collins, it’s a good idea to know the medical resources available to you:


Fort Collins Real Estate

The average listing price of a home in Fort Collins is $390,416. However, this price varies by neighborhood. Some popular Fort Collins neighborhoods include Waterglen and Brown Farm. Use the following resources to find the perfect home for you:


Fort Collins Hotels

Fort Collins has numerous places to stay for visitors or locals just looking to get away. Browse all Fort Collins accommodations:


Fort Collins Restaurants

Fort Collins has many restaurants to choose from. Some local favorites include Maza Kabob, serving Middle Eastern cuisine, Lucille’s, famous for its Louisiana cooking, and Foco Café, a restaurant famous for its vegan and organic dishes. Find the perfect Fort Collins restaurant for you:


Things to Do in Fort Collins

Just about any type of person can find something enjoyable to do in Fort Collins. Some popular attractions include New Belgium and Odell breweries, Swetsville Zoo, Fossil Creek Park, and whitewater rafting on nearby rivers. Browse all Fort Collins attractions: