LOCATION: Greeley is 32 miles Southeast of Fort Collins in Northern Colorado, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 85 and 34.
ELEVATION: 4,658 ft (1,420 m)
ZIP CODES: 80631-80634 & 80638-80639
POPULATION: 98,596 (2014 estimate)
During the 1859 Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, Horace Greeley, an editor of the New-York Tribune arrived at the Colorado outpost/military fort known at the time as Latham. In 1869 it had developed into a Union Colony dedicated to creating a utopian community "based on temperance, religion, agriculture, education and family values.” In honor of Horace Greeley, who popularized the term, “go West, young man,” Fort Latham’s name was changed to Greeley.
Nestled along the Greeley Pacific Railroad, this farming and agriculture area grew and kept up with modern technology. Greeley established a municipal airport and philharmonic orchestra. In 1958, Greeley actually became the first city to have a Department of Culture. With other major developments like the University of Northern Colorado, the population has more than doubled since 1970.
Greeley is one of Colorado’s most affordable towns. The current median home value is $162,000 (compared to the national median home value is $229,000). Home owners comprise of approximately 53% of residential properties, while 39% are rented and 8% are vacant. Greeley real estate includes hundreds of available condos, townhomes, and single family homes for sale. For the latest trends, check out Greeley’s market updates. It includes the current homes for sale in Greeley, CO!
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