Fort Collins Subdivisions
New Construction and Existing
Ridgewood Hills is one of Fort Collins’ most desirable neighborhoods. About 15 years old, this neighborhood is located In South Fort Collins near the Loveland border. It is higher in elevation than the surrounding area so the air-quality is usually better than the lowlands. On the West side of the subdivision, there is open space and is considered a bird sanctuary that will never be developed as well as the railroad easement. Located within the subdivision iIs Coyote Ridge Elementary, rated as one of the best elementary schools in the entire area. Since the subdivision is located just up the hill from Trilby Corners, it is one of the most convenient places to live in the Fort Collins-Loveland area. Homes in Ridgewood sales range from the mid-hundreds to about $550,000. Fort Collins home inspections report that most of the homes in this subdivision are in pretty good shape. Most of the roofs have been replaced a few years ago due to the hail storm that swept through the area.
Richard’s Lake, Water’s Edge and Brightwater Crossing: Located on the far North side of Fort Collins, some parts of these neighborhoods feel suburban and cozy. Some of these neighborhoods are established, but there are still new builds going on in the area. You will also find wide streets and well kept brick ranch-style homes that are hard to find in today’s market. Most homes here are turn-key, but you will still want to find a home inspector to do a look-over before you close the deal. The Fort Collins Country club is out this way, but it’s not really a focal point for the subdivisions. Richard’s lake subdivision is newer, with smaller trees and smaller lots. This area is easy access to the interstate I-25, and some Folks commute all the way to Denver from here. In this area, it’s possible to find properties with both golf course and lake views..
Located is south central FOCO, Fossil lake subdivision is a very popular neighborhood for newcomers to Colorado, and the local schools are high quality. Bordered by Ketchter road to the North and Ziegler Road to the West makes Fossil Lake a very convenient location for commuters, students and shoppers alike. The residents are excited about the construction ongoing of a brand new, very large city park called Twin Silos. A former farm, (the silos are all that is left) Twin Silo will be completed in 2017 after the construction checklist is completed. Fortunately, Ketchter Road does not have an on-ramp to I-25, so traffic influences from the interstate are minimized. Zach Elementary services the area and is also highly rated.
South of Harmony Road, West of Ziegler, and Rock Creek Drive runs through it. These two subdivisions feature a lot of little neighborhood open spaces, plus the very large Harmony Park. For some families and retired Folks, this area is too close to the traffic madness of Harmony Road, but on further inspection, you’ll find that there is not much influence or overspill from that major thoroughfare. Preston Middle School and Traut Elementary are close by, and are very highly regarded with a lot of Parent involvement. It is a quick drive or bike ride over to the Cinemark Theaters, Texas Roadhouse, and the Chicago Pizza restaurant.
Located in Southwest FOCO, Registry Ridge is about 15 years old. While the subdivision does not support an elementary school, it does have a newer city park. I’m not sure where the “ridge” is, but you’ll definitely hear coyotes and have a peaceful rest out this way. Most of the kids here go to Coyote Ridge Elementary. Across the road is the railroad easement, so you’ll hear the trains but certainly not too close as to go crazy from it. There will soon be a completed segment of the Fossil Creek bike trail adjacent to Registry Ridge on the East side.
The Landings and Warren Shores
To have a nautical name in FOCO is kind of silly, but in this case it’s due to the proximity of beautiful Warren Lake. This neighborhood is a little bit older, has really nice ranch styles homes, but is a little too close to College avenue for some people. There are actually lakefront properties in Fort Collins! This area will soon turn over dramatically as the average age of the residents is probably beyond seventy years.