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Fort Collins, CO – A little of its history and a little of its present
Fort Collins, home of Colorado State University, was founded in 1864 as an outpost for the United States Army after its northern predecessor Camp Collins was demolished by a flood. Fort Collins is the county seat of Larimer County and is a part of the Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area. With a population of approximately $165,000 it is the 4th most populous city in the state of Colorado. Fort Collins was a military town for a mere 3 years and after the closing of encampment people were quick to settle with agriculture sustaining the town through its second influx of population. Fort Collins has grown significantly away from its modest roots and is an amazing place to live! Some call For Collins a foodie paradise with all the great restaurants in Old Town and surrounding areas. Others come to Fort Collins for the outdoor recreation in the Cache La Poudre wilderness, State Forest State Park, Roosevelt National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, Horsetooth Reservoir, and countless other areas along Colorado’s Front Range. Some of the most popular outdoor activities in Northern Colorado along the Front Range include mountain biking, climbing, hiking, hunting, boating, backcountry skiing, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Fort Collins has consistently ranked in Livabilities top 100 places to live in the United States and as a great place for small business.
Fort Collins Beer and Music Culture
Fort Collins Colorado for Music and Beer. There’s too much to be said in these few sentences about the music and beer scene in Fort Collins. Did you know New Belgium was founded here and that we are ranked number 3 in the country for breweries per capita. This doesn’t translate to an enormous number of breweries, but we will take quality over quantity. The must sees of the Fort Collins beer community are: New Belgium, Odell, Rally King Brewing, Funkwerks, Jessup Farm Barrel House, Horse and Dragon Brewery, Black Bottle Brewing, Maxline, Equinox, and Snowbank Brewing. Visiting all these locations is going to take you a couple of days so we are sorry for leaving so many out, but we had to stop somewhere. The music scene in Fort Collins is amazing, and the best part is its mostly free! Our musical benefactor Pat Stryker sponsors free events year-round and these are not small acts! Further the Bohemian Foundation, Pat Stryker’s cultural enrichment charity, encourages community, music, global, and civic growth. A great event to put on your calendar is Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in August of every year!
Fort Collins Transportation and Biking Culture
Some people say you can leave your 4 wheels behind when you move to Fort Collins, CO. We are not sure we should suggest that, but you have tons of free options! The TransFort bus system, its rapid transit buses called the MAX, and its intercity arm FLEX covers over 30 routes every week of the year. The TransFort system runs 20 consistent inner-city routes six days a week. The MAX runs from the South Transit Center to the Downtown Fort Collins station daily. The FLEX busses go to and from Berthoud, Loveland, and Longmont so if you work in a neighboring city its no big deal! The busses are great, but we have another option. Fort Collins has 35.62 miles of paved bike trails that are owned and maintained by the city! This along with all the beautiful and challenging road and mountain biking in the area has created a city with a true bicycling culture! It is common to see bicyclist lined up at stop lights on a busy weekend night or when there is a popular event. The only difficult thing about living in a biking culture is finding a place to park and lock your bike!