Old Town is where so many people fall in love with Fort Collins. This vibrant downtown area is the icon of the city. Here, Fort Collins still feels like a quaint western town. Downtown’s meticulously maintained, mid-19 th century architecture houses a myriad shops, eateries, bars, music venues and coffee houses. Wide streets that once accommodated horses and wagons, now allow bikes, pedestrians and cars to co-exist easily. On the north edge of Old Town, world class breweries sit near the banks of the Poudre River. On the south edge of Old Town you’ll find the Colorado State University campus pumping a youthful energy into the city. The Old Town residential area surrounding downtown is for many the most desirable place to live in Fort Collins. Proximity to downtown and charming architecture creates an incredibly alluring neighborhood. While some new construction has taken place in the last decade, most homes still resemble their turn-of-the-century origins. Massive spruce, elm, ash and maple trees add to the ambiance. A drive down Mountain Avenue on the west side of Old Town will take you by some of the more impressive homes in the area.
Buckingham Place is a quaint little neighborhood on the north east edge of Old Town. The neighborhood boasts excellent proximity to downtown and sits smack in between Fort Collins two most popular breweries, New Belgium Brewing and Odell Brewing with Fort Collins Brewery just down the street as well. It’s also just steps from the Poudre River, the Poudre trail and Buckingham Park which features open green space, a baseball field, basketball court and pavilions.
The Parkwood neighborhood is a popular, family friendly, well established community in East Central Fort Collins. A mixture of ranch, bi-level and two story homes built between the late 1960s and early 1970s. This mid century architecture combined with quiet streets, towering, mature trees and large, private lots make Parkwood a renowned neighborhood. Residents enjoy access to Williams Lake, a community pool, tennis courts and community open space. Edora Park is a just a few blocks north of Parkwood. This 65 acre park has something for everyone: an ice rink, pool, disk golf course, BMX course, skate park, ball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe courts and much more.
The Ponds at Overland Trail is located in west Fort Collins at the intersection of Prospect road and Overland Trail. Nestled against the foothills, this popular neighborhood boasts 73 acres of community open space with native grass and natural surface walking trails. These trails connect to the Maxwell Natural Area and the Foothills Trail, a 6.8 mile trail which runs along the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir and connects 4 different City of Fort Collins Natural Areas.