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!