Top 5 Reasons Northern Colorado Is One of the Best Places to Raise A Family

January 7, 2020

If family is big with you, know that Northern Colorado is big on families.

All the ingredients for ‘family-ness’ are here including family-friendly activities, safe communities and top-notch schools. But, hey, don’t take our word for it; we have proof! Northern Colorado is regularly ranked as one of the best places to raise a family. Here are a few reasons why Northern Colorado is the place to be for families:

After they answer the question about whether they can find work in a new place (and you can in Northern Colorado; just check out our job listings here), what’s the next thing families ask about? Schools, of course!  In that regard, Northern Colorado has first-rate K-12 school systems and wonderful colleges and universities. The area is bustling with universities offering commendable programs in an array of subject matters including bioscience, business and nursing. 

Safe Communities

Overall, Colorado is a secure place to live with communities in Northern Colorado ranking high in safety. And with 37 communities in the two-county Northern Colorado region to choose from, you’ll find one that fits your lifestyle and housing preferences. 

Activities for Everyone

We like to play! Whatever interests you or your child may have, we have it at arm’s reach. From museums to rec centers, Northern Colorado has an activity made for everyone in your family. Fort Collins’ newly renovated Museum of Discovery gives you a chance to broaden your perspective through its interactive exhibits mixing science and history—a unique and fun way for your kids to learn! The Paddler’s Pub in Fort Collins is another kid-friendly, local favorite that offers live music, kids playground, yard games and delicious food. It’s also the ideal location for sunset and foothill views that will have you coming back for more. These are only a few activities  your whole family can enjoy; learn more about what there is to do in Northern Colorado no matter your interests.    

Stunning Nature & Parks

With the mountains just minutes away, Northern Colorado has endless amounts of outdoor activities like rock climbing, hiking, mountain and road biking, kayaking and much more. If this sounds like your kind of lifestyle, make sure to check out the two most iconic outdoor spaces in the region: Horsetooth Reservoir and Devil’s Backbone. If you’re looking for playgrounds, Twin Silo Park and Radiant Park in Fort Collins have activities ranging from BMX parks to trails. Maybe exploration is more your speed? Look no further – Spring Creek Trail is the place for you. This natural oasis takes you through several parks bursting with beautiful views and unbeatable nature. When it comes to the outdoors, Northern Colorado offers quantity and quality for the whole family.

Interested in seeking more information on what makes Northern Colorado one of the best places to raise a family? Explore more amenities and activities that your whole family can enjoy on our website. 

Advanced Healthcare 

First-rate health care is a Northern Colorado tradition. Its cutting-edge hospitals and advanced medical technology give our region the upper hand when it comes to aiding in health and wellbeing. If that’s not convincing enough, two hospitals in the area have been recognized as Colorado’s top 10 hospitals. We know that you have a lot of decisions to make for your family, but here, finding quality healthcare doesn’t have to be one of them.


Interested in learning more about what makes Northern Colorado a great place to live? Explore our website for more information about family-friendly activities and amenities.

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