Located southwest of the intersection at Lemay Avenue and Elizabeth Street, the central Fort Collins neighborhood of University Acres provides the convenience of Old Town Fort Collins at a lower price per square foot. The neighborhood site, originally an 122 acre experimental farm owned by Colorado State University, was sold to real estate entrepreneurs Lewis & Mae Tiley and their son Bill in 1957. The Tiley family together with Everitt Companies developed the University Acres subdivision between 1959-1973, naming the streets after former Colorado State University presidents Edwards, Ellis, Green, Lory, Morgan, and Newsom. In this neighborhood two story, split-level, and ranch style homes are all represented, most include an attached 1 or 2 car garage. University Acres’ towering trees and its large 0.2 to 0.3 acre lots add to the neighborhood’s appeal. Homes for sale in University Acres are typically listed between $200,000 and $360,000.
Year Built: 1998
Baths: 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
Home Size: 1,725 Square Feet
Adjacent to the Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, Fossil Lake Ranch is a highly regarded Southeast Fort Collins neighborhood located near the intersection of Kechter Road & Zeigler Road. It offers a variety of housing options including single-family homes, estate homes, patio homes, townhomes, and loft-style condos. Developed by Everitt Companies starting in 2000, a variety of premier home builders are represented in Fossil Lake Ranch including KEM, Liberty, Stoneybrook, Stonefield, and Jamestown, among others. The neighborhood is predominately composed of large single-family homes, most with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 2,000 to 5,000 finished square feet. These homes, which sit on 0.15 to 0.3 acre lots, are typically listed between $390,000 and $700,000. The south end of Fossil Lake Ranch features estate homes on larger lots ranging from 0.3 to 3 acres. Many of the houses in this prestigious area back to green space and are typically priced between $700,000 and $1,250,000. While the neighborhood is nearly built to capacity, a few estate lots and new construction options are still available–including new construction loft-style condos which are currently available through Landmark Homes.
This Thursday, September 12th marks the kick-off for the annual New Belgium Brewing Bike-in Cinema. During this event hundreds of people gather on Thursday evenings with their blankets and lawn chairs in hand to enjoy cult-classic movies and beer on the brewery’s front lawn at 500 Linden Street. This end-of-summer tradition is a local Fort Collins favorite and not to be missed! Admission is $2 and all beer proceeds benefit Fort Collins non-profit Wolverine Farm Press–publisher of literary & arts magazine Matter Journal and quarterly newspaper Matterhorn, among others. The bike-in cinema line up this year includes Tremors (Sept 12th), Karate Kid (Sept 19th), Shut Up and Play the Hits (Sept 26th), and Step Brothers (Oct 3rd). Movies start at dusk and end well after dark, so don’t forget your bike light. Enjoy!
Located just west of Blevins Middle School on Taft Hill Road, the neighborhood of Brown Farm is a popular choice for first time home buyers due to its affordable price point and proximity to downtown Fort Collins and Colorado State University. Built in the 1970s and 1980s, this subdivision features a variety of home styles including ranch, two-story, and split-level houses with attached 1 or 2 car garages. The lack of a home owners’ association allows residents to freely park their boats, RVs, and campers in their driveways. Lots range in size from 0.15 and 0.3 acres. Large, established trees, foothills views, and cul-de-sac streets add to the neighborhood’s appeal. Some of the homes in the community back to the green space and walking trail along the Highline Ditch. Homes for sale in Brown Farm are typically listed between $160,000 and $270,000.
Located just east of the Fort Collins Country Club and Long Pond Reservoir in North Fort Collins, Maple Hill is a neighborhood of newly constructed homes built predominately by Journey Homes beginning in 2005. You will find a variety of home styles throughout the subdivision including ranch style, two-story, and multi-level homes the majority of which include an attached 2 or 3 car garage. Many homes feature an open floor plan and vaulted ceilings. Most lots are between 0.1 and 0.15 acres. The neighborhood is still growing with new construction options available through Journey Homes and Aspen Homes. Homes for sale in Maple Hill are typically listed between $180,000 and $280,000.
Stop by Downtown Fort Collins this Saturday, September 7 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for the Nelsen’s Old Town Car Show. Hundreds of vintage & custom cars–hot rods, classic trucks, classic cars–and motorcycles, too, will be on display in and around Old Town Square between Mountain Avenue & Walnut Street. This event is free to the public and includes a chance to vote on your favorite cars in various categories including Ladies Choice and Spectators Choice. When you’re done perusing the shiny fenders, tuned engines, and immaculate interiors of the main attraction, enjoy live music in Old Town Square and good food at one of our fine Downtown Fort Collins eateries.