Located southwest of the intersection at Trilby Road and College Avenue, Ridgewood Hills is a family-friendly neighborhood with cul-de-sac streets and 10+ acres of irrigated, landscaped green space and paved walking trails. Developed between 1996 and 2005, the subdivision offers a variety of home styles including ranch style, two-story, and split-level homes most with an attached 2 or 3 car garage. Lots range in size from 0.09 to 0.53 acres with the median lot size of 0.17 acres. Townhomes and maintenance free patio homes (Commons at Ridgewood Hills) are also present in the community. Homes for sale in Ridgewood Hills are typically listed between $220,000 and $450,000. Townhomes and patio homes for sale are listed between $125,000 and $230,000
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.
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.
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.
Located just southeast of where the Poudre River runs under Overland Trail, Poudre Overlook is a small enclave of modern, craftsman style homes built by PLS Homes between 2004 and 2008. These well appointed homes sit on ¼ acre lots. Although a few ranches were built, most are 2 story but all have 3 car garages. Poudre Overlook is an excellent jumping off point for outdoor excursions near and far. Ride your bike to Lions Park, hop on the Poudre River Trail and you can ride all the way to Old Town and beyond. Over the next few years the Poudre Trail will extend past I-25, all the way to Greeley for more than 30 miles of hiking and biking trail along the Poudre River. The Poudre Overlook neighborhood also provides easy access to the popular Foothills trail, the CSU Equine Center, Hughes Stadium, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Lory State Park and a myriad of City of Fort Collins Open Spaces. Ready to get out of town and into the mountains? Since the Poudre Overlook neighborhood is on the Northwest edge of town you’re just 12 minutes to the mouth of the Poudre Canyon and Roosevelt National Forest where you can go get lost in over 108,000 acres of wilderness.
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.
The Dry Creek Subdivision is a new development located near the intersection of Mulberry and Timberline. Construction began in late 2011 and already the neighborhood has generated significant interest. Truly impressive, panoramic views of the foothills (and even a few snow capped peaks) create a wonderful backdrop for these competitively priced craftsman style homes built by Encore Homes LLC. Although few people will recognize the name Encore Homes, this local builder has developed several popular Northern Colorado communities–including the Fairways at Highland Meadows in Windsor under the name Hartford Homes.
Huntington Hills’ convenient location, extensive amenities and relatively affordable prices make it one of the most popular neighborhoods in South Fort Collins. Harmony corridor shopping, Fossil Creek Community Park and South Ridge Greens Golf course are just a few of the nearby attractions.
Indian Hills is a popular central Fort Collins neighborhood due to magnificent trees, large lots and excellent proximity to downtown Fort Collins. Home styles include sprawling ranches, traditional 1960s era two story and 4-level contemporary homes. Extensive interior updating has taken place in many Indian Hills homes but little or no tear-down renovation has yet occurred so exterior architecture has a consistent mid-century feel. Inside you’ll likely find an expansive stone fireplace in the living area, original wood floors and exposed ceiling rafters. Outside a typical Indian Hills home you’ll be taken back by the sheer size of the lot. Almost all are around 1/3 of an acre with a few lots reaching half an acre. Most backyards here are extremely private have the feel of an old growth forest due to a canopy of massive Spruce, Cottonwood and Ash trees.