There’s no doubt Northern Colorado is booming, including in Loveland! This once sleepy farm town is now part of the growing Fort Collins-Loveland metro area.
LOCATION: Loveland is within Colorado’s Front Range, just a few miles south of Fort Collins (about 50 miles north of Denver). Over the last few decades Fort Collins and Loveland have expanded toward each other, leading the U.S. government to designate them as a single metropolitan. The town is just east of Big Thompson River Canyon.
ELEVATION: 4,982 feet above sea level
ZIP CODE: 80534, 80537-80539
POPULATION: 66,859 (2010 census)
TRAVEL: Loveland is just west of I-25 along Highway 34. Highway 287 runs through the heart of the town. The town has convenient access to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Denver metro area.
· Median Age: 35.3 years
· Families make up 71% of the population
· Average household income: $52,281
In 1877 after the Colorado Central Railroad was built, the city was established near the crossing of the Big Thompson River. Named after the railroad’s president, William A. H. Loveland, the little farming community primarily produced sugar beets and sour cherries. Spring Glade orchard actually became the largest cherry orchard west of the Mississippi River.
In the late 20th century, Hewlett-Packard, Teledyne, and Hach built manufacturing facilities near Loveland. More jobs came when the University of Colorado Hospital built several centers in the area.
Loveland is situated in the Thompson R2-J School District, which also includes schools in Berthoud, Masonville, Drake, and southern Fort Collins. The school district serves more than 15,000 students within 30 schools. Learn more at ThompsonSchools.org.
Homes are highly sought after in Loveland. The median sales price has climbed over the last few years to $280,000 (August, 2015), which is an 8.5% increase since last quarter. Hundreds of homes are typically available. For the latest trends, check out our market update. It includes the current homes for sale in Loveland, CO!
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750 W. Eisenhower Blvd
Loveland, CO 80537