South College Heights is a neighborhood popular with home buyers who are drawn to Old Town Fort Collins but need more square footage at an affordable price and don’t want to sacrifice on location. South College Heights fits the bill beautifully. It’s still within easy biking distance to Old Town Fort Collins; just hop on Stover Street for a pleasant ride with light car traffic. Some argue South College Heights is more convenient than Old Town because of it’s proximity to grocery stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts Market and other bigger box shopping conveniences. Not to mention that the neighborhood is a mere 1.5 miles from the Colorado State University campus. You’ll also enjoy easy access to Spring Park which includes two ball fields, a sport field, playground and picnic shelter. From there you can hop on the Spring Creek Trail which winds nearly 7 miles through many mid-Fort Collins parks and ends at the expansive Spring Creek Park and Pineridge Natural Area.
Homes in South College Heights are typically listed between $200,000 and $290,000. You’ll find mostly 1960s construction with a mix of split level and ranch style homes, the majority of which include an attached 1 or 2 car garage. Many have finished basements which can push the size of some homes to upwards of 2,000-3,000 finished square feet. The lots are generous in size, most 0.15 acres or larger with mature trees and established landscaping. Parents have the luxury of walking their younger kids to school, as Odea Elementary is centrally located within the neighborhood’s boundaries.
As of 2013, South College Heights is 70% owner occupied and 30% tenant occupied. Twenty homes were sold in South College Heights with in the last year.