The rent to own possibilities in Fort Collins, Colorado, are likely to be ideal for any type of family or couple looking for a relaxing place to settle down. The city is located along the Cache La Poudre River, and it's the most populous city in the county, with more than 143,000 people calling it home. This is very much a college city, with it being home to Colorado State University. Once a military outpost for the Army, Fort Collins was listed as one of the Best Places to Live in the US in 2006, 2008 and 2010 by Money Magazine. It was also listed as one of the country's safest driving cities by Allstate Insurance.
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Housing StatisticsHomes sold in the second quarter of 2013 in Fort Collins had a median sale price of $245,000, an increase from 2012 of more than seven percent. A total of 1,264 homes are for sale in the area, as of August 2013. The average listing price for homes here is $377,023. For the second quarter, 1,311 homes have sold in the area, which is more than a 33 percent increase for 2013 over 2012. The most popular neighborhoods in Fort Collins include Waterglen, with an average listing price of $197,815, and Old Town West, with an average listing price of $665,329.
Weather and Climate Fort Collins' location at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills in the Front Range ensures an overall moderate temperature throughout the year, though the city still does have four distinct seasons. Precipitation is low throughout the year, and summers are often mild to hot with low humidity. Winters can be mild to moderately cold, with temperatures as low as 29 degrees F.
Local Events and FestivalsFort Collins is not just a college town. There are plenty of things to do and see throughout the city. NewWestFest occurs in the historic downtown district and features music, local cuisine and sponsorships from area businesses. The Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra is also a popular attraction, drawing in people from around the world. Individuals can participate in the Colorado Marathon, which is an annual event in which individuals run through Poudre Valley and into Downtown Fort Collins.
Neighborhoods As you consider your housing options in Fort Collins, consider the various neighborhoods in this city. To the north is Briarwood, with larger, newer homes on large lots and near the lake. Eagle Lake is another option, where many homeowners have access to Eagle Lake from their properties. For an equestrian area, choose Lindenwood. Dellwood Heights is another option to the northeast of the city. Its homes have a moderate price in virtually all styles. Most were built in the 1970s. Wellington East is located right on the edge of Wellington and offers some outstanding rental facilities. Waterford has some excellent townhomes with smaller yards and more affordable pricing. You may also want to consider Collindale, especially if you want to be near schools, golf courses and shopping options. The homes here range widely, but this neighborhood has a very friendly atmosphere.
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