• Patrick Soukup

3 Reasons NOT to Move to Fort Collins Colorado

Let’s face it, no city is perfect, and neither is Fort Collins. While there are plenty of great things about it, it might not be for everyone. And that’s okay! That’s why today, I’m sharing the 3 reasons NOT to move to Fort Collins, Colorado.


1. Snow and cold days


With the past few weeks, I don't think this just applies to foothills areas or Northern states. Just ask Texas.


We live in the foothills so it’s only natural we have plenty of snowy cold days here in Fort Collins. But maybe not as much as you think.


Compared to the average of 28 inches in the USA, we get about 48 inches per snow per year. What does that equate to? That’s about 7-10 snowstorms, or in other words, storms that require shoveling at least 14-17 times.


The coldest months of the year are December and January when the average high temperature is 43 degrees.


On another hand, the best thing about Fort Collins is how many days of sun we get. For example, there was a snowstorm last night while today the streets are already pretty cleared. The sun melts the snow pretty quickly, so it’s great!


If you move to Fort Collins, Colorado, you will definitely not have that humid cold Iowa winter, but you’ll have a mild winter with some thicker, heavier snow than the spring. The fact is that you have to go outside and shovel your way to the driveway, so Fort Collins is not for you if you don’t want to do that.


2. It’s not the place to be for single, out-of-college individuals


The second reason not to move to Fort Collins, Colorado is if you’re single and looking for a partner. The median age here is 29 years old.


The reality is that there is no young, vibrant single scene here in Fort Collins. Thanks to Tinder and other dating apps, you might find your way around it. But in general, if you’re looking to get out, you’ll either spend time with young college kids or old married couples.


3. Hailstorms


If you have a new car and you live in Fort Collins, you better have a garage too, or else you can say goodbye to your brand new car!


The last reason not to move to Fort Collins is that hailstorms are pretty common here, probably every two years. Check out the video below to hear about my experience with one severe hailstorm in 2019.


The worst thing about hailstorms is that they could result in huge damage to your house and roof. In addition, you have to deal with door-to-door roofing salesmen competing to get on top of your roof as well as insurance companies.


So there you have it! The three biggest reasons not to move to Fort Collins. If snow, hailstorms, and family area don’t bother you, then Fort Collins is a great place for you to live.

If you want to hear more or you’re interested to buy, rent or invest in Fort Collins, feel free to give me a call or send a text. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!


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