A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,077
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    155
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    318
    525
  • Theft
    2,049
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    149
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,647
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Fort Collins Reviews

511 reviews
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Any time I visit the Fort Collins, Colorado area I am blown away by the positive beauty that the town has to offer. From Old Town to the mountain this city has much to offer for fun, relaxation, and excitement. You can play old-school video games and pin-ball machines at Pin-Ball Jones, take on a musical concert over at the Aggie Theater, and when you are tired you can enjoy a great room at Cambria Hotels and Suites. In the morning for breakfast make sure you visit SNOOZE Am Eatery! They have the best breakfast food and morning libations anywhere!
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I have lived here in Fort Collins for 4 years now and I have loved every second of it. There is always something to do and old town is always a great place to be. If you aren't 21 there are still fun things to do, great places to eat and fun activities around the holidays. We go on ghost tours around Halloween and ice skating around Christmas. There is always something fun to do. If you are 21 then you can go to all the great bars in old town. My favorites are Lucky Joe's, they usually have live music and all you can eat peanuts. Then there is social which is a classy bar downstairs where you can find some of the best drinks you've ever had. The one bad thing that I wish to change about Fort Collins is the U+2 rule. It states that you can only have 3 people of no relation living in a house. There are so many houses here where you could have 4 people but you aren't aloud to. I would love to live here in Fort Collins for a very long time!
Fort Collins is a busy, college town. It has all of the amenities you could need and feels safe, but because it is a college town, sometimes it's worth a drive to a quieter surrounding community for a night out. There is almost always traffic, especially around campus or downtown and rent/home costs are extremely high. But, for the safe community and the active environment, it makes it worth the cost. The city itself puts on a ton of family friendly events and the outdoor life is excellent. While we wish it were a little quieter, we do love it!