WELD COUNTY

County Offices
915 10th Street
Greeley 970-356-4000
www.co.weld.co.us

Chamber of Commerce
902 7th Avenue
Greeley 970-352-3566
www.greeleychamber.com

Bordered on the north by Wyoming and Nebraska and on the south by the Denver metropolitan area, expansive Weld County claims Greeley as its principal city. Home to half the county’s population, Greeley contributes job opportunities, a leading medical center, and a major state university to the area’s considerable resources.

Weld County is proud of the agricultural heritage shared by most of its communities. Many of its smaller towns still provide amenities for the farms scattered throughout the county. Much of northeastern Weld County remains dryland farming territory and the famous Pawnee National Grasslands. Rural towns dot the landscape—some with populations as low as 25. Those cities located near major highways and closest to Denver have experienced a sweeping transformation in recent decades, where fields have given way to flourishing industrial parks or lovely new subdivisions.

Services
The presence of two institutions of higher education in Weld County has fostered a demand for quality education in public school districts that enjoy an excellent reputation. The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and Aims Community College are both located in Greeley, although Aims provides a Fort Lupton campus and extension centers to serve an even wider population.

State-of-the-art health care is available throughout the county in modern medical centers, emergency care centers, and family practice clinics. When the need arises for leading-edge diagnostics and advanced treatment, North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley is easily accessible. The Northern Colorado Oncology Center is one of the major cancer treatment facilities in Colorado. Metropolitan Denver is nearby, adding a wealth of additional healthcare facilities and services as well as research centers with worldwide reputations for advanced diagnostics and treatment.

Lifestyle
Known for its livability and natural beauty, Weld County offers a wealth of cultural and recreational amenities to area residents. Opportunities for outdoor adventure are plentiful, since most of the county lies with an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains. Sports fans enjoy a quick drive to Denver for major professional competition, although the community enthusiastically supports University of Northern Colorado athletics. Those who appreciate the arts will find local venues that showcase regional and national talent in addition to the world-class Denver attractions such as Broadway hits, opera, symphony, musical concerts, and ballet performances.

Weld County’s own cultural assets include Centennial Village, an authentic recreation of pioneer life on the Colorado plains. Meeker Museum in Greeley is a national historic site, and Fort Vasquez in southern Weld County claims an exciting history as an early Colorado trading post. The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra is the oldest symphony orchestra west of the Mississippi. UNC also claims one of America’s premier collegiate drama organizations, Little Theatre of the Rockies. Weld County planners are dedicated to developing all the right amenities and services in all the right places—a plan that is obviously working.

Erie
Municipal Offices
303-926-2700
www.erieco.gov

Chamber of Commerce
303-828-3440
www.eriechamber.org

The town of Erie stretches beyond Weld County into Boulder County, enjoying a convenient location 20 miles north of Denver and 16 miles northeast of Boulder. The community has experienced a number of boom cycles, the most recent one driven by growth and expansion in larger Front Range communities. In the midst of suburban sprawl, developers have been quick to recognize the potential of this small but attractive town. The city’s ideal location along the Interstate 25 corridor has transformed it into a desirable bedroom community for the surrounding urban centers of Longmont, Boulder, and Denver. Many are drawn to Erie’s small-town charm and close-knit community spirit. Organizations, societies, and clubs are active and readily welcome newcomers to become involved and feel immediately at home.

Fort Lupton
Municipal Offices
303-857-6694
www.fortlupton.org

Chamber of Commerce
303-857-4474
www.fortluptonchamber.org

Offering a small-town atmosphere in a rural environment, Fort Lupton is a rapidly growing city in southern Weld County just 35 miles from downtown Denver. Commuting is easy with quick connections to Interstates 76 and 25. Fort Lupton boasts a fine school system and a campus for Aims Community College, which offers a wealth of academic and vocational programs to students of all ages. Since the town is surrounded by agricultural activity, seasonal roadside stands and farmer’s markets are especially popular. The lush new Coyote Creek Golf Course is a wonderful amenity for the city, adding a quality recreational attraction while providing the backdrop for handsome new homes that enjoy fairway views. Fort Lupton is poised for new subdivisions, commercial expansion, and further industrial development as the first decade of the new millennium continues to unfold.

Greeley, Evans
Greeley Municipal Offices
970-350-9770
www.greeleygov.com
Evans Municipal Offices
970-339-5344
www.cityofevans.org

Chamber of Commerce
970-352-3566
www.greeleychamber.com

As the leading city in Weld County, Greeley offers delightful neighborhoods, retail districts, fine dining, cultural attractions, a dynamic local economy, a regional medical center, and a four-year state university. Just 30 miles from the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the city is deal for outdoor enthusiasts who want to take advantage of alpine sports from skiing to camping. Greeley provides a complete list of urban amenities with all the graciousness and friendliness of hometown service. Home choices range from stately older homes shaded by ancient trees near the university campus to modern subdivisions with stunning homes and meticulous landscaping. Exceptionally wide streets, lovely parks, a thriving local arts community, and a hometown feeling add to the quality of life. Although the growing town of Evans may seem to meld into Greeley at first glance, this progressive and independent city claims more than 100 businesses and quiet residential neighborhoods. A prime location on Highway 85 ensures future growth.

Mead
Municipal Offices
970-535-4477
www.townofmead.com
Chamber of Commerce
970-352-3566
www.greeleychamber.com

Located east of the Rocky Mountains just a short 30-minute drive from north metro Denver is the small but growing town of Mead. Convenient to Longmont for expanded amenities, this agricultural community enjoys close proximity to the recreational opportunities at Crystal Lake. Residents are also approximately an hour’s drive from major ski resorts and outdoor adventure in the high Rockies. With its ideal location just one mile from Interstate 25, the Mead area has become increasingly popular to developers who are interested in capitalizing on this dynamic growth corridor. The town has already annexed a nearby business park at the intersection of 1-25 and Highway 66, which encompasses a diversity of companies from rubber technology to design conveying systems. As industry expands, yesterday’s open fields are quickly transforming into a crop of new residential subdivisions.

The Tri-Towns
Dacono, Firestone, Frederick
Dacono Municipal Offices
303-833-2317
www.ci.dacono.co.us
Firestone Municipal Offices
303-833-3291
www.ci.firestone.co.us
Frederick Municipal Offices
303-833-2388
www.frederickco.gov

Chamber of Commerce
970-352-3566
www.greeleychamber.com

The small north Denver metro communities of Dacono, Firestone, and Frederick are known collectively as the Tri-Towns. Located in the Carbon Valley, they are equidistant from Greeley and the Denver International Airport. Wide open spaces with abundant land, a small-town atmosphere, and majestic vistas of the Rocky Mountains make this area appealing to developers and newcomers. The area maintains a strong agricultural economy and a rich cultural heritage. The ancestors of today’s residents moved to the Carbon Valley to work yesterday’s mines and farms. Today, fields are rapidly giving way to tremendous growth and development. The three towns are closely allied in their determination to control growth and uphold a high standard of living. In fact, Frederick recently garnered the Smart Growth Award for the quality of new parks, housing developments, and business centers.

Windsor
Municipal Offices
970-674-2400
http://windsorgov.com

Chamber of Commerce
970-686-7189
www.windsorchamber.net

Strategically located between Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming, Windsor is just a few minutes drive from Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Collins. This highly centralized location has increased the town’s popularity as a bedroom community, and the area is experiencing one of the nation’s highest growth rates. Home choices are abundant, ranging from charming older bungalows in the heart of town to exciting new construction on spacious lots. Quickly expanding into one of Weld County’s larger cities, Windsor combines the rural appeal of northern Colorado with convenient access to a wealth of urban amenities. One of the largest employers in the region, Kodak Colorado Division, leads a growing number of corporations and smaller businesses that recognize the advantages of this attractive community. Planners are welcoming further quality economic development in a spacious and fully developed industrial park.

 

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