Fort Collins Colorado
Fort Collins is situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and as such is home to fabulous recreational opportunities. It has been named the best place in the country to live by Money Magazine. Fort Collins is known as the Napa Valley of Beer due to its 11 award-winning craft breweries such as Fat Tire, and one of the best known large breweries in the world, Anheuser Busch. Population: 143,986 as of the 2010 census.
Climate: Fort Collins has four distinct seasons and low annual precipitation. The area receives 15 inches of rain per year and snowfall of 47 inches, with 237 sunny days.
Cost of living: Retirement living is affordable here, where the cost of living in Fort Collins is 4% less than the national average.
Housing costs: Retirement homes are approximately 4% greater than the U.S. average at a median cost of $240,200.
Colleges and Universities: A unique learning community for adults of retirement age (50 and better), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Colorado State University offers the very best in continuing education with no prerequisites, no tests, no stress, and no degree requirements.
Transportation:Fort Collins / Loveland Airport offers service by Allegiant Air, and Denver International Airport is 70 miles to the south. The local bus service, Transfort, operates more than a dozen routes in the area.
Travel and tourism: Fort Collins offers world class whitewater rafting on the nationally designated "Wild and Scenic" Cache La Poudre River. It has award winning beers to taste at one of nine breweries in addition to a plethora of restaurants, outdoor activities, and a vibrant downtown. Proximity to Denver offers endless sports and cultural activities, as well as the amenities of Colorado State University.
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