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What’s All This I Hear About Buying Fort Collins, CO Mobile Homes?

Why are people so eager to buy a mobile home in Fort Collins, Colorado? Fort Collins has been ranked among the best places to live in the US for more than a decade. In fact, it has been near the top of Livability’s “100 Best Places To Live” list every year since 2015. But why? Fort Collins has a thriving art and cultural scene, wonderful employment opportunities in the tech industry and education, and some of the best outdoor amenities in the country.

In this article, we’ll look at the best places to find Fort Collins, CO mobile homes for sale, the things that make different parts of the city stand out, and why you might like a few individual neighborhoods. We’ll look at Fort Collins’ geography and demographics, and what people there do for fun.

History

The region around what would become Fort Collins was the territory of the Northern Arapaho people until the early 1800s. They initially welcomed settlers of European descent, but were nevertheless pushed out of the area by force of arms in the 1860s. Fart Collins itself was an outpost of the US Army intended to protect settlers and the mail route into the area. The fort itself was decommissioned in 1867, but by then a small town had already risen up around it. It would be nearly 100 years before you could buy a mobile home in Fort Collins, CO, but it was already growing rapidly. It became the seat of county government in 1868, and was incorporated as a town in 1873. Classes began at the Fort Collins Agricultural College in 1879, and by the 1900s the local economy depended on stone quarrying, beet farming , sugar processing and livestock rearing.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Fort Collins is one of the nation’s craft beer capitals, and you can tour the Anheuser-Busch, New Belgium and Odell Brewing Company breweries. There are plenty of hike-able and bike-able trails in and around the city. Horseback riding is popular, as is golf and canoeing in the river.

One of the best reasons to buy a mobile home in Fort Collins is the sheer number of things you can do in and around the city. Horsetooth Reservoir is a beautiful place to camp, and the Cache La Poudre River Canyon is amazing. The Botanic Garden on Spring Creek is a day out all by itself, and music venues like Washington’s keep the nights covered.

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Location

Fort Collins, CO land is a big part of the Front Range urban Corridor, but the city itself is built on both sides of the Cache La Poudre River, near the Colorado Front Range of mountains. It is just 56 miles north of the state’s capital city, Denver, and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Spring Creek also runs through the city. On a clear day you can see Longs Peak, and Horsetooth Mountain dominates the city’s skyline. The city takes up 37,423 acres, of which more than 800 acres are surface water. Before you start looking for mobile homes in Fort Collins, though, take a moment to think about what kind of neighborhood you want to live in. Who would you want your neighbors to be? Would you prefer to be lost to the center of the city for work, or would you prefer something more suburban with a commute? Every neighborhood has something different to offer. Fort Collins Neighborhoods Miramont If you are considering buying a mobile home in Fort Collins, try the neighborhood of Miramont. It is a fairly expensive neighborhood, with median home prices just below $600,000 as of 2020. What’s more, home prices have gone up by nearly 19% there in the last few years. Miramont is a smaller neighborhood with a bit of a commute to the city center, but it is a lovely place to live. Parkwood Parkwood is a great place to look for mobile homes in Fort Collins, CO. It has been described as a “very Fort Collins neighborhood”, showing all of the virtues the city is best known for. Both East and West Parkwood have seen house prices rise by nearly 14% of the last few years, and median home prices as of 2020 were a lofty (but not unreasonable for Fort Collins) $515,000+, but as they say you get what you pay for. Lexington Green The Lexington Green neighborhood in Fort Collins is a great place to buy land in Colorado. Housing prices are high, but lower than in Miramont or Parkwood, with median home values in just below $300,000. It has a very safe, suburban feel, with single-family homes as well as a few high-rises and smaller apartment buildings. Housing prices are on their way up in Lexington Green, though, with annual appreciation figures of around 13% Registry Ridge If you are looking for mobile homes in Fort Collins, the Registry Ridge neighborhood is a great place to check. Housing prices are moderate for Fort Collins, with median values around the $475,000 mark. You’ll find a wide mix of architectural styles, including large single-family homes as well as bungalows and apartment buildings. The overall vibe is that of tree lined, suburban avenues. Home prices are rising here as well, but not as sharply as the first few neighborhoods we looked at – only around 8-9% per year. University Acres University Acres is a great place to look for Fort Collins mobile homes. Land and housing prices are high but not rising quite as quickly as in many parts of the city. The median home value in university Acres as of 2020 was just under $545,000. Appreciation was not high, though, with annual price increases coming in under 8%.

Fort Collins demographics

Fort Collins, CO’s population as of the 2020 census was 169,810. That is not quite a 16% jump from the 2010 population of 143,968. With the population growing so rapidly, buying a mobile home in Fort Collins is becoming much more practical than seeking a traditional single-family dwelling or even buying one of the city’s few available condos.

Just under 97% of Fort Collins residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, yet just under 56% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $70,528 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied properties in the same period was just under $400,000.

Arts in Fort Collins

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What makes the Fort Collins mobile homes for sale so pricey? Mostly the high paying tech industry jobs and the city’s thriving art and cultural scene. Fort Collins is a college town at its heart, and the student population keeps music and performance venues filled and keeps a vibrant microbrew industry hopping as well. Local food and performers are regularly featured in city and regional fairs like Bohemian Nights and NatWestFest. New Belgium Brewery’s Tour de Fat sees more than 20,000 costumed cyclists ride through the city every year.

Other local cultural institutions include the Center for Fine Art Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Art, the Bas Bleu Theater Company, the University Center for the Arts, the Fort Collins Museum and the Arts Incubator of the Rockies/College Crafts Program.

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Schools in Fort Collins

Fort Collins’ schools are top notch. Examples of some of the best include Rocky Mountain High School, Rivendell School, St. Joseph's Catholic School, Poudre High School, Poudre Community Academy, Polaris School for Expeditionary Learning, Mountain Sage Community School, Liberty Common High School, Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School, Heritage Christian Academy, Global Village Academy, Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins Montessori School, Fort Collins High School, Colorado Early Colleges, Centennial High School, Cache La Poudre Middle School, Boltz Middle School, Blevins Middle School and the Academy of Arts and Knowledge. Colleges and universities in and around Fort Collins include Colorado State university, Front Range Community College, the Institute of Business & Medical careers, the Center for Advanced Technology, the Colorado Water Resource Research Institute, the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere and the Institute for Scientific Computing.

Why Fort Collins?

Buying a mobile home in Fort Collins is a popular choice, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is the right one for you. Fort Collins is a prosperous city with lovely, rugged terrain, and it shows no signs of slowing its rapid population growth any time soon. Maybe it is worth a visit, to see how you might feel living there.

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