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Leanne Fesen…, Both Buyer and Seller in 30327

Suggestion on Great Family N'Hood & Great Schools - Ft Collins, Windsor, Greeley

Asked by Leanne Fesenmeyer, 30327 Thu Feb 12, 2009

We are a family of 5 with three boys ages 3, 5, 8 and potentially moving to the Ft. Collins area (the potential employer will be in Windsor) and I'm trying to get a better sense of pros/cons of Ft. Collins vs Windsor vs Greely.

We know Ft Collins is a widely recognized as a terrific place to raise a family but are a bit concerned about the size (pop. 122,000?). Overally, for these three towns what are the very best elementary and middle schools and what are the more desirable n'hoods - especially those w/lots of kids running around (safely!), friendly outgong n'boors, etc.?

Our target home is a 5 BR with at least 4000 sq ft and below $900K.

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Hi Leanne,
Fort Collins has been voted #1 as the best place to live in Colorado for many reasons. Fort Collins is a great city with all the amenities that you could ever need but still has the small friendly feel of many neighboring towns. Fort Collins schools are rated with much higher SAT scores than Windsor and Greeley.
Windsor is a neighboring community only 20 minutes from Fort Collins and is considered a "bedroom community" A smaller city with a small town feel. Windsor has experienced phenomenal growth because of it’s schools but unfortunately grew a bit too fast for the school system. Though, because of this growth they are building a new Jr High to accommodate.

Another area you may want to consider is Severance just 15 minutes from Fort Collins, and there are plans for a new Jr High, High School and Elementary in the next year. Severance, like Windsor, also has they small town feel.

I hope this is helpful. You can check further details and information at There is a School Reports section thats easy to utilize and feature to search homes in the area under Find A Home.

Warmest Regards,
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Northern Colorado is a great place to raise your family. Congratulations on thinking about the area to call home. Each town has its own unique qualities. Here are a few links I like to give to clients moving into the area that will help in the process.

Fort Collins Schools:
Loveland Schools:
Windsor Schools:

Fort Collins:

This is just a few sites that offer you more info about the area. Please fill in this contact form here and I will contact you by phone or email and answers the questions you have more in depth. Would you like to receive new listings as they come on the market? If you would please let me know what your search criteria is as well on the contact form and I will send you all the current listings that meet the criteria. The target home you have provided leaves you many great options in Northern Colorado. This is a great time to be a buyer in this market.

Brad Rowe
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 12, 2009
Hi Leanna,

I have a great resource for you. I have a program that will tell you detailed information on the demographics and stats for each area you mentioned. If you would like an email copy, please call me at (720) 434-6432 and email me at

You do have some valid concerns about the size of the city and I can provide you with the best information possible. Call me when you can.

Kendra Lanterman
(720) 434-6432
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