Smart Planning for Building your Ft. Collins Home

Fort Collins, Colorado is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Money Magazine even recently ranked it as number six of the best places to live in the United States. Fort Collins, CO, is known for its small town feel, even within a bigger city — in fact, the fourth biggest city in Colorado. The great thing about Fort Collins, CO, is that there are so many things to do especially outside. As part of Northern Colorado it’s close to the Rocky Mountains and has so many fun outdoor activities.

What can I do in Fort Collins, CO?

The possibilities are endless. The Cache La Poudre River, which is Colorado’s only, designated National Wild and Scenic River, where visitors can whitewater raft and spend the day in the sun. The Horsetooth Reservoir is six and a half miles of water surrounded by over 1,800 acres of public land. It’s a great place to go boating and camping.

For a day that going to be spent inside Fort Collins is known for their beer. They are in fact the largest producer of beer in Colorado. This means a lot of breweries, with a lot of different styles. If you want to get some sun while enjoying a beer, there are beer and bike tours that take you to all around the town and also along the Front Range.

Other options for a day inside include a visit to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. This is the perfect place to enjoy some family time while learning. Their main exhibit is 16,000 square feet and allows the visitors to see an Ice Age bison.


Colorado State University

Some people may think that living in a college town could be a pain, however we respectfully disagree. So much of our town is influenced by Colorado State University from our music, bars, and festivals. With our popular brewers, including the largest brewer in the world (Anheuser-Busch) it’s no surprise that Fort Collins hosts a huge Colorado Brewer’s Festival, attracting over 20,000 people.

The college is not only a great place to visit; it is a great place to work. Furthermore, the college does a great job focusing with the community through programs such as a center on aging, an early childhood center, and youth sports camps.

Breweries, bikes, and basketball, are you ready to move yet? Fort Collins has everything a family or young couple is looking for, while still remaining beautiful. Fort Collins even inspired the design of Main Street U.S.A. and honestly who doesn’t want to live in a place that reminds them of Disneyland? So now that you’re ready to move there are some things you should keep in mind. suggests 10 things you should look for in a city including affordability, jobs, housing, weather, schools, and something-in-the-air. We already know that Fort Collins has a great school and a plethora of available jobs, especially at the university, plus that “something-in-the-air” feeling can be found while walking through the Historic Downtown.

With so much to do outside, it’s refreshing to know that Fort Collins is typically beautiful. The average temperature is 50.25 F, not too hot and not too cool.

Ready to move into Fort Collins?

If you’re already in Fort Collins you understand all the beauty and excitement of the great city. However, if you’re in need of a new place to live or just graduating from college and are looking for a great place to live with a young atmosphere Fort Collins is a great place for you. However, it’s also important to be prepared.

Real Simple created a great moving checklist for moving. We all know that moving can be stressful, but if you are properly prepared moving can go from a huge stress to an exciting new adventure. Some tips that they offer include getting rid of everything you don’t need, measure everything that you need, label all of your boxed, make sure you get a change of address form, contact the moving company, and take inventory.

Needing some last minute inspiration

We love Fort Collins and we know you will too. To reiterate Fort Collins has great microbreweries (fan of New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing Company, The Fort Collins Brewery, or Equinox Brewing… we thought so), great bike paths, great hiking, great kayaking, great museums, and a great university. Basically if you love being outside, being healthy, and learning you’ll love Fort Collins.

The Law Office of Chris D. Hefty

Chris D. Hefty is an attorney serving the Fort Collins, CO area. He has been practicing for 28 years and is able to help with bankruptcy, personal injury, DUI, criminal defense, juvenile delinquency, family law, and estate planning.

He knows that each case is unique and works hard to get to know each client on a personal level. If you have recently gotten in trouble with the law you may be confused and scared —especially if you are new to Colorado— it is important that you find an attorney that you can trust, that will fight for you. Chris Hefty provides high quality, efficient, and economically sound representation. He is on your side and will make sure that any question you may have will be answered and explained without making you feel foolish. One mistake should not lead to a life of grievances. If you have any questions contact The Law Office of Chris D. Hefty today.

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