Why You Should Move to Fort Collins Part 1



As the central hub of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins has something for everyone. This charming city of just over 160,000 residents sits in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and is perfect for the outdoor aficionado, music lover, and student alike. Fort Collins is so idyllic, in fact, that Old Town — the city’s quaint downtown area, featuring a range of boutique restaurants, breweries, and shops — was actually the inspiration for Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A! Fort Collins has consistently been rated as one of the most livable cities in America, thanks to its 300 days of sunshine, breathtaking mountain views, abundance of public amenities, and more.

In this blog post, we discuss three reasons why you should consider moving to this up-and-coming Colorado city. Mountain-n-Plains is your premier source for house rentals, apartment rentals, student housing rentals, residential and commercial property management, property maintenance, and other real estate services in the Fort Collins area. Whether you’re looking to rent a condo, are in need or off-campus housing, or want to hire a reliable property management company to look after your home or business, Mountain-n-Plains can help! Get in touch with us today to learn more.



Access to the Great Outdoors

What nature lover hasn’t dreamed of moving to the mountains? Fort Collins offers access to snow-capped peaks, clear-running rivers, and an abundance of bike and hiking trails. As Northern Colorado’s go-to destination for camping, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities, Fort Collins has all the amenities of a modern city with the natural charm of mountain town. Some of the top spots for outdoor exploring include Lory State Park, Horsetooth Reservoir, Poudre Canyon, Pawnee National Grasslands, and more! Get ready to sight prairie dogs, bison, mountain lions, coyotes and other animals in this nature lovers’ paradise, which offers the best of the mountains, prairie, and desert, all in one place. 


Active Art and Music Scene

For the creatively inclined, Fort Collins offers a vibrant art and music scene that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Whether you’re interested in dance, theatre, visual art, galleries, photography, or another form of art, Fort Collins has it all! The Lincoln Center is one of the most acclaimed performing arts spaces in all of Colorado, and frequently features travelling Broadway shows, symphony orchestras, and world famous dance troupes. If you’re interested in checking out more of a homegrown vibe, you might be interested in First Friday Art Walks in Old Town. This celebration of local artists takes place in Downtown Fort Collins on the first Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm. During First Friday, galleries, music venues, and other creative spaces open their doors to offer visitors interactive displays, featured exhibitions, group art-making activities, and even discounted drinks! If you’re planning on visiting Fort Collins to see if our city is a good fit for you, you might want to coordinate your trip with this monthly event.

Fort Collins is not only a great spot for visual and performing artists, but it also offers a wealth of resources for budding and professional musicians alike. Music lovers from across the West travel to our city to catch a live show at one of our state-of-the-art venues, such as Hodi’s Half Note, Washington’s, and the Aggie Theatre. If you’re interested in learning how to make it in the music industry, want to try a new instrument, or are simply looking for a community of like-minded folks, stop by the Music District — a dynamic gathering space that attracts visitors from around the world. The Music District was founded in 2016 by the Bohemian Foundation, a Fort Collins-based philanthropic organization that also sponsors a huge music festival, called Bohemian Nights, every August. 


Home to Colorado State University 

Who doesn’t love a college town? As home to Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins features a diverse student population of nearly 30,000. While CSU has something for every student, some of its top programs include the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Warner College of Natural Resources, and the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Although CSU offers limited on-campus housing, many students choose to live off-campus for greater access to the city’s wealth of resources and activities. Mountain-n-Plains Real Estate Services is proud to provide the CSU community with quality student housing rentals for all budgets and needs. Our student properties are within walking distance of the CSU campus, and often feature deluxe amenities, such as washers and dryers, fenced backyards, dishwashers, and more! 


Breweries Galore

As a college town, it’s no surprise that Fort Collins has no shortage of bars and breweries. But Fort Collins is more than just your average beer-friendly city. Known as “The Craft Beer Capital of Colorado,” Fort Collins is ranked 4th in the nation for microbreweries per capita. Stop by one of our 20-plus microbreweries to sample local brews, or take a visit to the New Belgium or Odell breweries for a behind-the-scene look at these world heavyweights in craft beer. Fort Collins also offers a variety of brewery tours, so you can get a taste of all the amazing IPAs, sours, stouts, and other beers that our city has to offer. Some microbreweries we recommend are Black Bottle, Coppersmith’s, Funkwerks, and Horse and Dragon.



In this blog post, we’ve discussed four reasons why Fort Collins is the perfect city for families, young couples, students and more! In our next blog post, we’ll share even more reasons why you should consider moving to our mountainside paradise. For commercial and residential property management, housing rentals, student accomodations, and other real estate services in Fort Collins, turn to Mountain-n-Plains! Reach out now to learn more.