If NOT Fort Collins, Where?!

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We are fortunate enough to work with clients who have bought homes in places all over Northern Colorado. But if not Fort Collins, where are people moving?

Loveland, Johnstown, Severance, Wellington… We have worked with clients all over Northern Colorado and not JUST Fort Collins. So, today we’re going to talk to you about some alternate towns in Northern Colorado that you can consider when looking to move to Fort Collins. If NOT Fort Collins, where?!

Lets dive in!

Fort Collins

Okay, we’ve got to start with Fort Collins… Sorry. Fort Collins is the behemoth of Northern Colorado. It has the best economic opportunities, the most restaurant options, and a strong backbone in Colorado State University. It is one of the most expensive cities in the area. 


Timnath is a small community that has seen explosive growth with still, a ton of growth potential. On another hand, it’s basically a flat land with no mature landscape. On top of that, it’s also one of the most expensive towns in Northern Colorado. The area is quickly growing, but you could find yourself at the beginning of something really special.


Loveland has been getting more and more love lately from people who want to move to Northern Colorado. One of the pros of Loveland is the outdoor recreation and its proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. On another hand, the zoning/city layout is not ideal. The newer development areas are doing a great job of planning and zoning, but the older parts of Loveland, there is room to be desired in regards to the city layout.


Wellington has a similar community feel to Fort Collins but it’s more affordable. However, the utility fees (water) are three times what they used to be because the water sanitation facility is not built for the population that Wellington currently has. It is a fast growing community with a new middle/high school in service for their first year 2022-2023.

Wellington will figure out their water situation and could be a beautiful place to consider now and into the future.


Windsor is one of the most popular growing communities in Northern Colorado. It’s young and vibrant with good community layout and development. Unfortunately, the traffic is a mess here and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

My sister moved here a few years back and LOVES the community. You don’t NEED to come to Fort Collins for your entertainment options like you used to. Windsor is a great community with great things to come.


Greeley is an affordable area with the University of Northern Colorado, Oil and Gas and JBS as its backbone to the economy. Coming in as the 2nd largest city in Northern Colorado, Greeley has great downtown area. On the flip side, the smells of Greeley are a bit of a buzzkill and you better like the “smell of money” (cattle).


Johnstown is a nice community with significant development off of I-25 and US-34. Major retailers have found their way to Johnstown and many more will come with the massive growth Johnstown is seeing up and down I-25. It’s still a bedroom community with no real identity. 

So there you have it! Those are some great communities in Northern Colorado, if not Fort Collins. Give them some consideration. 

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