Whatever your lifestyle, Colorado offers ample opportunity to live the way you want. Whether you like the mountains, plains or metropolitan areas, Colorado boasts a multitude of living options.
The Colorado Front Range along the I-25 corridor is booming with vivacity. Enjoy the pristine beauty that the foothills offer by visiting Horsetooth Resevoir just west of Fort Collins, or Carter Lake that lies just west of Loveland. If you're looking for family fun, there are many festivals and fairs that are awaiting your arrival, the Taste of Fort Collins, the Greeley Stampede, Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, and the Boulder Creek Festival. This area offers great job opportunities and accommodates for many lifestyles - from city life to country living. The Front Range is a main line to suburban living with the most populous metro areas as well as small and large subdivisions, acreages with room for your horse, or condominium and townhome living.
East of the Colorado Front Range, you will find more wide open spaces with prairie lands and fields of grain. Take a leisurely drive about 35 miles east of Fort Collins and visit the Pawnee National Grassland. Here you can relish in a multitude of outdoor activities ranging from camping, site-seeing, horseback riding, recreational shooting and more. Pawnee is also known for being a prime location to spot the Colorado State Bird, the Lark Bunting, so make sure to bring those binoculars! On the Eastern plains you can find affordable living with farms, ranches, larger acreages, small community rural living and many bedroom communities.
Venture into the wonderful world of the Colorado Rockies! This beautiful area of our state is surrounded by majestic mountains, including Longs Peak, one of Colorado's famous fourteeners. About 30 miles west of Loveland, you will find the magnificent mountain town of Estes Park, home to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is not uncommon to find the occasional elk herd roaming the streets of downtown Estes while enjoying the local shopping. Take trip up the Poudre Canyon just west of Fort Collins, and you will find Roosevelt National Forest. Here you can camp, hike, fish, four-wheel, and enjoy all things outdoors. Gather your ski gear and head up the I-70 corridor to Eagle County where you can enjoy the world renowned ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. The mountain areas offer both the quiet lifestyle offered in single family homes, cabins and acreages, and the more connected resort lifestyle in single family homes and attached dwellings near the mountain resort areas.
Welcome to the Wild West. Located west of the Continental Divide, this area offers a variety of landscapes from mesas and mountains to beautiful winding rivers that have carved magnificent canyons. Take a tour through timeless history by visiting the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, ride a steam locomotive at The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, or climb your way to the top of the historical Great Sand Dunes National Park. Travel your way to Palisade and Grand Junction to tour the vineyards of Colorado Wine Country. This diverse area has a wide array of properties including large farmland acreages, resort living, mountain retreats, historic residences, homes in small rural communities as well as condos and townhomes.
Many areas in Colorado have been chosen as "Top Ten Living Places" or "Top Places to Retire" by magazines such as Forbes, Money and AARP. Whether you are a born native, a new resident or someone looking for a new lifestyle, Colorado likely offers what you seek.
Colorado is the Centennial state, joining the union in 1876. The name "Colorado" comes from the Spanish name for the red colored Colorado river.
Known best for the mountains, mesas and plains, Colorado boasts a wealth of beauty in its natural landscape. Many residents are found regularly outdoors throughout the state, enjoying every aspect of nature.
Colorado activities are year-round from skiing and snowboarding in winter to hiking, biking, boating and fishing in the summertime. Both tourists and residents share everything that Colorado has to offer.
Colorado boasts many lifestyles from the simple farm and ranch life of the plains to the technologically advanced pulse of the Denver area. The mountain life brings more variety where residents live life closer to nature or the resort lifestyle.