3 bed, 3 bath , 1652sq ft, two story contemporary home situated on .16 acres in Dry Creek subdivision. Backs to green belt, 2 car attached garage, large backyard with deck, patio and raised garden beds. There is a neighborhood clubhouse, recreation room, kitchen and exercise room, as well as walking trails. Region & Climate Fort Collins, Colorado has an overall mild climate, with temperatures ranging from hot and dry in the summer months to cold but not extreme in the winter. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, and while snow does occasionally occur during the winter months, it usually melts away quickly. The average temperature throughout the year is generally quite comfortable for outdoor activities, rarely getting too cold or too hot. Fort Collins’ climate is ideal for outdoor activities during all four seasons. Fort Collins, Colorado gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. Fort Collins averages 48 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 237 sunny days per year in Fort Collins. The US average is 205 sunny days. Fort Collins gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 days per year. (www.bestplaces.net) History The history of Fort Collins is rich with western lore, generations-old stories, and eccentric historical characters. Legend has it that in the early 1800’s, French-Canadian fur traders were caught in a tremendous snowstorm. To lighten their load, they buried large amounts of gunpowder (“Poudre” in French) in a hiding place (“Cache”) along the banks of a river – the Cache la Poudre River, which runs through modern-day Fort Collins. In 1862, Camp Collins was built by the ninth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry to protect travelers and settlers along the Colorado branch of the Overland Trail. A flood in June 1864 sent the soldiers to higher ground near present-day Old Town. Less than three years later, the fort was abandoned. By 1872, the former fort site had a small hotel, general store and post office, a mill, school and brick yard. Book a tour for a fun journey through the history of Fort Collins. The Colorado Central Railroad arrived in 1877, and Fort Collins became a thriving agricultural center. Colorado Agricultural & Mechanical College constructed its first classroom building, later called Old Main, in 1879, further establishing Fort Collins as the economic and cultural center of the region. The school was renamed Colorado State University in 1957. Fort Collins served as a crossroad for hundreds of years for native tribes, including the Arapaho, for French trappers, who named our Cache la Poudre River, and later for western travelers, miners and military forces. The historically significant stagecoach line, The Overland Trail, skirted the Fort Collins foothills, and later, Great Western Sugar helped forge portions of our community with its production of sugar beets. Visitors can enjoy a wonderful drive along Overland trail on the west side of Fort Collins on their way through the original Camp Collins, now the tiny town of LaPorte, as they venture up the Poudre Canyon for beautiful views and a stop at Mishawka, a 1900’s dance hall turned renowned concert venue. (www.visitfortcollins.com) Location Conveniently located in northeast Fort Collins, close to schools, shopping and I25. The nearest airport is Denver International Airport and is about an hour and fifteen minute drive.