Wellington, CO

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Strategically located between Fort Collins, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming, Wellington is a great place to live, raise a family and locate your business. People are drawn to Wellington for the quality of life, abundance of highly educated employees, affordable land, moderately priced homes, award winning schools, and countless acres of open space and trails on the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Families are drawn to the area from 10-30 miles away for the friendly, home-town atmosphere with beautiful parks and recreational amenities and plenty of youth activities. Summer Farmers Markets, downtown concerts and community special events enhance the family-friendly atmosphere. The population of 7,185 is growing quickly with a median income of $72,621 which is higher than Larimer County and Colorado.

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Key Reasons for Investment

Wellington is a fast-growing residential community with over 7,000 residents, mostly young families who are drawn here for the quality of life and moderately priced homes. Many are employed in the larger cities of Fort Collins and Cheyenne. Colorado State University (CSU) is located in Fort Collins with an abundance of academic and sports services and facilities only 15 miles away. There are few retail stores or restaurants to support this population who must do the majority of their purchasing in Fort Collins. Land is relatively inexpensive and local government is anxious to see quality development and will work with developers on various methods to streamline the process, maximize development and will consider incentives.

Current and Future Development

There are currently several large residential developments in various stages of construction. In the next 3-5 years as many as 500+ new homes will be completed which will increase the population to nearly 10,000. The captive population is anxiously awaiting additional commercial, retail and restaurants to open in the community. In addition, there are several downtown businesses and vacant lots available for sale and/or lease. The Town and community are anxious for these businesses to reopen and/or redevelop and may offer assistance in the form of expedited development review and possible incentives. The Main Streets Program also provides small grants for facade improvements.

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