With the school year winding down and temperatures heating up, we are ready for all things summer here in Northern Colorado!
We’re sharing some ways to stay active outside all season long, whether you prefer a stroll through a beautiful botanical garden or an adrenaline-pumping raft trip down the rapids of the Poudre. Plus, with Memorial Day just around the corner, we’re sharing some ways to celebrate this long holiday weekend. And of course, with warming temperatures also comes an even warmer real estate market — so we’re talking investment properties in Fort Collins!
8 Botanical Gardens to Visit in Northern Colorado
It’s officially gardening season! And Northern Colorado is blooming with gorgeous botanical gardens, packed with stunning displays of flowers, shrubs, grasses and trees of all kinds — many of which are native to the area. These skillfully maintained gardens provide an excellent opportunity to get inspiration for what grows well in our region, whether you’re planning a xeriscape garden or one that’s a bit more traditional.
To help you track down the many gardens in Northern Colorado, we mapped them all out! And if you’ve already visited once, you might consider another tour — as the beauty of a garden is its ever-evolving inventory.
Races to Sign Up for This Summer
This time of year, our calendar is packed with races and walks of all kinds — 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and full marathons — all providing the perfect excuse to get some exercise, enjoy beautiful scenery, and get immersed in our region’s thriving running culture. Not to mention, most races benefit a good cause, which means you can give back while you participate! Click the links below to learn more about each race and register while you still can.
Colorado has it all — outdoor recreation, breweries and restaurants, stunning views, and 300+ days of sunshine so you can better enjoy all of the above. Not to mention, there are plenty of cities and towns throughout the Centennial State that provide the ideal setting for raising a family. Each is equipped with excellent schools, a strong sense of community, and of course, plenty of kid-friendly attractions. Let’s explore the top cities in Colorado to raise a family, including several communities right here in Northern Colorado.
Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend This Year
Memorial Day is a special holiday honoring those who sacrificed their lives while serving in our country’s armed forces. Offering a day without work, school and other obligations, Monday, May 30 is an important day for Northern Colorado — and for the entire country. There are plenty of community events and other happenings designed to both honor our lost Veterans and take advantage of the summer weather and the long weekend. Here are a few ways to spend Memorial Day weekend this year!
Reasons to Buy an Investment Property in Fort Collins
A home serves many purposes — as a place to sleep, eat meals, and make memories with the ones you love. Not to mention, a home offers us the opportunity to build wealth over time, in a variety of ways, whether it’s through building equity, tax deductions, or rental income.
If you’re considering purchasing an investment property in Fort Collins, you’re in good company. This thriving city is an excellent place to purchase an investment or rental property, due to its promising real estate market, high demand for rentals, and many other factors. To help you navigate this decision, we’re sharing just a few reasons why Fort Collins is a wise place in which to invest.
Your Guide to the Cache La Poudre River
The mighty Cache La Poudre River is more than just a pretty river flowing through Fort Collins. This long, crystal clear river is a destination for all sorts of outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, camping and more — all of which are better enjoyed by gorgeous river views and access to the ice cold water, providing a respite from Colorado’s hot summer days. Whether you simply want to catch glimpses of the river on a leisurely drive or get immersed in its waters via inflatable raft, we’re sharing all you need to know about this beautiful treasure winding through Northern Colorado (including how to pronounce “Poudre”).