Retire in Fort Collins, CO

Livability Score
55
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
149627
Median Househould Income
53775
Median Age
29.3
65 Years and Over
13482
Median Home Value
253200
Unemployed
6773
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Waltzing Kangaroo

Really yummy eats here! Friendly staff, excited about their food. Try the mushy peas with your pie. I wish more people would stay and eat, it's a nice...

2. Bawarchi

Watch out Fort Collins-there's a great new Indian restaurant at College and Prospect. I tried Bawarchi for the first time today. I had the Karikudi goat...

3. The Colorado Room

Another one of those chalk board written menus? Isn't everyone doing that? Well, if you're in it for a pretty menu, I'd say you might as well just go to...

4. The Twisted Noodle

Ok...we were really surprised to see a place with 5 stars when we looked for Italian so we HAD to try it out. We were craving noodles and this place...

5. CopperMuse Distillery

The Dude! Dessert with a kick, awesome! This place is comfortable, the servers/bartenders make you part of the family while you are there. Food is good...

Golf
1. Mariana Butte Golf Course

Played here for the 1st time last Monday, Memorial day. Such a beautiful course and in fantastic shape!! I happened to leave my brand new 9 iron laying...

2. Boomerang Golf Course

Just played three days in a row here during my vacation. What a treat; the staff was incredibly friendly, the course was in superb condition. Play was...

3. Virtual Links Inc

Best virtual golf simulator in Northern Colorado!!! I played The Olde Course in Scotland and Pebble Beach in California in back to back days!!! They have a...

4. Harmony Club

This is the best golf course in Northern Colorado. The course is a links course and fun. The sand traps are like monsters clawing for your ball. The greens...

5. Highland Meadows Golf Club

I am visiting from out of state. This course has a great layout for an outing of friends or a novice golfer who isn't really up for a challenge. It won...

Active
1. Rocky Mountain Adventures

Had an awesome time rafting with Ben our guide! He was super fun and very knowledgeable! I would definitely go again!

2. A1 Wildwater Rafting

Had an absolute blast, aside from all the corny jokes from the trip leaders. ;-) Chip was a fantastic guide. Can't say enough good things about the young...

3. Spring Canyon Community Park

This park is great for anyone! There's a playground, furry park, baseball and trails. You can hike and ride on the trail connected to Horsetooth, CSU...

4. Raintree Athletic Club

Cardio machines-great variety, good quality, lots of types and there are enough machines! Weight room-I'm not a lifter but my husband is and he says they...

5. Somewhere Secret Escape Game

I took my sister and a friend to Somewhere Secret. There were only the three of us for that time slot, so we were a bit disadvantaged but we had an awesome...

Arts
1. Swetsville Zoo

This place makes me feel like a failure in life. I wish I could turn crap into art. Every time you're within 50 to 100 miles of this place and you don't...

2. Holiday Twin Drive In Theatre

This is exactly how they looked when I was a kid. Great price and anywhere you park you can see and hear perfectly. Food is good and good prices for a...

3. Everyday Joe's Coffee House

Great downtown FoCo coffee shop! Everyday Joe's is in a large building so even if it is busy it never feels crowded. As a regular I'm greeted by name...

4. Armstrong Hotel

I booked a room for my birthday celebration and I am so glad I did. From check-in to check-out, I had the most amazing experience. First off, the decor and...

5. AMC Cinema Saver 6

Month old movies for 1/3 of the price. Count me in. I've been meaning to check out this theater for a wile and since its July there's plenty of awesome...

Shopping
1. Tribal Rites

Tribal Rites is my top recommendation for a clean, professional establishment. They also have a huge selection of art, jewelry and gear to look at. I...

2. Swetsville Zoo

This place makes me feel like a failure in life. I wish I could turn crap into art. Every time you're within 50 to 100 miles of this place and you don't...

3. Happy Lucky's Teahouse & Treasures

Comfortable, earthy, loads of great teas. Love their Matcha Latte and the friendly, knowledgeable staff. My favorite place to just relax in Old Town and...

4. The Cupboard

I've come to the store for many years and really love it. It has a lot of kitchen appliances stuff, coffee/espresso, sauces, and my favorite candies from...

5. A Village Vidiot

Best video game store/ movie rental place in the fort Collins area! They have everything from Nintendo, xbox, playstation, retro gaming to every movie and...

Health
1. Sanctuary

Was on vacation from out of state and found this gem on Yelp. Definitely lives up to the 5 star rating! I spoke to Kingsya on the phone and he fit me into...

2. Front Range Dental Center

I have been going to FRDC for about 5-6 yrs after having a Denver dentist for over 20 years. I absolutely swore by Dr. King but I have to say that this...

3. The Human Health Place

Dr. Tyler Gatteau is amazing. I am NOT a full blown believer in chiropractors - and I can say that after working for one several years ago. After moving...

4. Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary

If you recently went by the old store, you'll notice that Golden Poppy has moved. They are now on N. College Ave.. Their new store is much lovelier! It's...

5. Kerry Jordan, LMT

I've had a lot of hands on my body over the years: some good, some bad, some inappropriately. Kerry can touch me any time! She was very welcoming and...

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