What it is Like Growing up in Northern Colorado

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It seems, that not a lot of people can say that they were born and raised in Northern Colorado. So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like growing up in Northern Colorado, you’re going to want to read this article. Let’s dive in.

The School Systems

A lot of people move to Northern Colorado because of the amazing public school system. There are also many private schools available in the area. But the majority of people go through the public school system because it’s very safe and has great rankings.

I went through the Poudre School District public schools and I seem to have turned out okay. The jury is still out though.

Depending on what your kids want to do after they finish high school, there are options to choose from in Northern Colorado. For example, we have CSU in Fort Collins, Front Range Community College, Aims Community College, University of Northern Colorado, as well as different trade schools such as beautician schools, automotive schools and others.

After School Time

There are plenty of interesting things to do after kids get out of school. Whether your kids are into hiking, swimming, or just playing in the park, the options are seemingly endless. The parks are really well-maintained, so you can go out there, ride bikes and enjoy your afternoon as a family.

It is a very safe community and as long as your kiddo is with others, going out on their own is completely safe. I can’t imagine living somewhere I wasn’t allowed to ride my bike across town. Fort Collins and Northern Colorado allow for your kiddos to walk home, ride home, hang out at the park after school or maybe go walk around old town.

Extracurricular Activities

Northern Colorado has come a LONG way since I grew up here. There are a lot of different extracurricular activities for kids to explore here. There are competitive sports leagues and teams can join, STEM programs, robotics clubs and options in different communities but all within 10-20 minute drives.

With the recent population growth of Northern Colorado, there are more and more opportunities for kids to pursue and get active.

Safe Community

Northern Colorado is considered to be a very safe community. So, one of the best things about Northern Colorado is the comfort in your heart as a parent. Parks, schools, community gathering areas are all very safe. That doesn’t mean to just let your kid go freely, but take precautions and have systems, but Northern Colorado is available to let kids be kids.

But as a parent, if you want to make sure your kids are safe out there in the world, we encourage you to always have open conversations with them and educate them on their choices. If you want to find trouble you can, so make sure your kiddo is educated and informed about their options. Generally speaking, Northern Colorado is a supportive environment where everyone is there for each other.

Northern Colorado is a Great Place to Raise a Family

Generally speaking, Northern Colorado is ideal for raising a family and growing up. If you’re looking for more information about what it’s like living in Northern Colorado, feel free to drop us a message. We’d be happy to help!

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