A small town atmosphere close to everything a large city has to offer, as well as the beauty of nature. That's Loveland, Colorado. Located in northern Colorado next to Fort Collins, this city of 67,000 has received numerous awards in the past as a best place to live from AARP, Money Magazine, and USA Today.
The education needs of the city are handled by the Thompson School District, which boasts four high schools, five middle schools, and numerous elementary schools. For higher education in Loveland, there is Aims Community College. There are also at least half-a-dozen private K-12 schools.
Loveland has several one and two story houses for sale that range in price between $200,000 and $400,000. Other houses, mainly two-story, are on the market for between $400,000 and $600,000. There are also condos for sale between $200,000 and $400,000. Numerous homes are located along one of Loveland's many lakes, including Boyd Lake, Lake Loveland, and Boedecker Lake.
U.S. Route 34 runs east and west through Loveland, and leads directly to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. I-25 runs north and south through the city, providing easy access to Denver, Fort Collins, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. For public transportation, Loveland itself is served by City of Loveland Transportation, or COLT. Regional bus service to surrounding cities and towns is handled by the FLEX bus route.
There is plenty do to in Loveland. The city maintains three public golf courses, along with a mini golf course for kids. There is also an outdoor pool and Lake Loveland Swim Beach, public batting cages, recreation trails, public tennis courts, and various youth and adult sports leagues, including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and in-line hockey.
The rate of both violent and non-violent crime for Loveland, Colorado is far below the national average.