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Living in Fort Collins, Colorado:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Fort Collins, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Fort Collins what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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If you are moving to Fort Collins be prepared for a lot of college kids. Which means no one knows how to drive. And elders. Which means no one knows how to drive on either spectrum. It’s a beautiful little town with a good amount of people. Just beware of narcissists because for some reason there’s a ton. Cute little shops and a homey vibe downtown.

Brandyn, says: 2022

Fort Collins is a thriving and vibrant college town, with many breweries, a quirky and entertaining downtown area, and a wide variety of restaurants sure to satisfy any palate. Construction in the area is booming, and there is no shortage of places to live. However, rent is high, and the average price of a home in Fort Collins is no less than $350,000.

When moving to Fort Collins, I recommend checking into school zones to determine if you prefer public or private education. It would also be beneficial to look at crime rates in different areas of the city. Legalization of marijuana has brought many transients and an increase in crime to the city.

Cheyenne, says: 2020

They might want to know how far away Fort Collins is from major Colorado cities, such as Denver (about an hour away). They might also want to know how far away they are from Rocky Mountain National Park (about an hour and a half away). There’s so many fun things to do!

Ashley, says: 2020

If moving to Fort Collins, know bicycle riding is very popular. Even if you are not a cyclist, know cyclists when you are driving or walking. Look both ways at intersections to avoid hitting a cyclist with your vehicle. If you are walking, be aware that cyclists might or might not give you an audible warning when they pass you.

Christie, says: 2020

Fort Collins is a white city. Its lawns are green, its buildings brown, and the flower beds a range of all colors, but the people are white. This is not a good thing. It is a symptom of systemic racism, more noticeable in the absence of a significant portion of the human population than in any gross violence or outright demonstrations of hatred.

Viktoria, says: 2020

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