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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,120
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Fort Collins Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    160
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    24
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    274
    500
  • Theft
    2,055
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,831
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

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Fort Collins Reviews

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Fort Collins is a beautiful, high energy, and accommodating city. There is great public transportation across the entire city. More restaurants then anyone could imagine with a vast diversity in the choices. Fantastic night life in the down town area with many locally owned shops and boutiques. Hiking trails and camping get-away just fifteen minutes from the city in the gorgeous Horse-tooth Reservoir! It has been a very fun five years of living in this city. Definitely a place where I would strongly consider retiring!
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As a resident of Fort Collins, I have to say that I love it here! There's so many wonder activities no matter what you're into. If you're an outdoorsy person, there's many trails to explore, sights to see and many people around to enjoy it with! If you're a more artsy type, there's always galleries to go see, art auctions happening and even really uniquely painted pianos found all over town! If you're somebody who likes to go out at night, we have plenty of bars and places to hang out. One of my favorite things to do on a nice day is take a stroll around old town where you can find many shops and restaurants and may even spot a street artist or two. I highly recommend coming here because it's a place for anybody!
Fort Collins is the epitome of city life meeting mountain town. Being from an urban setting, I was hesitant to move here, worrying I would miss the city too much. However, going to old town makes me feel like I am back in a downtown area. There is great nightlife, great restaurants, even a Mary's Mountain Cookies that serves edible cookie dough! When you have had your fill of downtown, you can easily retreat to nature. Horsetooth mountain and reservoir are many students' favorite place to relax, enjoy nature, and forget about academics for a little bit. I love this city and I will never leave.