Anyone living in or interested in living in Northern Colorado is probably familiar with how real estate is trending here: strong and getting stronger. The impact of the strong housing market in Northern Colorado has expanded to markets beyond Fort Collins, creating a snowball effect of development in places like “Colorado’s Northern Gateway”, Wellington. It is the last major town headed north to Wyoming and the first major town headed south to Fort Collins, and in recent months Wellington, has quickly become “Colorado’s Northern Gateway” to affordable housing.
With bidding wars being fought in Fort Collins, Wellington offers homebuyers affordability and growing opportunities in several new home communities. Neighborhoods like Harvest Village, by local home builder Hartford Homes, provide those in the market for a new home options starting below $300,000. The pros of buying new construction are many, including the avoidance of bidding wars as well as the convenience of a warranty and lower maintenance bills.
New construction in a growing town like Wellington offers homebuyers tremendous appreciation potential with the town’s outlook for growth over the next 5 years. With new stores and restaurants in the town as well as several new recreation spaces for all residents to enjoy, Wellington is an example of a community investing in itself to create a place for families to call home. Neighborhoods like Harvest Village have sought to bring convenience and modern amenities to a small town setting that will grow with homeowners and their families. A nature trail from Harvest Village has already been built, connecting to the existing trail network and Harvest Village is a testament to the Northern Colorado values that have established this as a destination for so many families in the last year.
“With the town’s first private pool, Harvest Village is seeing a trend of first time buyers as well as many current Wellington town residents looking to upgrade to new construction. In addition, it is a great affordable community with ranch plans for the empty nester moving from out of the area to be closer to their children and families” says Valerie Schlageter, a REALTOR® with The Group, Inc. Real Estate.
Wellington is also home to 2 elementary schools and a middle school within prized Poudre School District. With the rapid growth of the community, plans are already in place to expand the existing schools in the area and is one of two areas being considered for the next PSD High School. This investment in the future demonstrates the dedication to creating a cohesive community and wonderful place to live.
As the town and the population continue to grow, Wellington retains many of the values it has developed as an agriculturally-based community. Wellington is close to all of the amenities of Fort Collins yet offers a quiet destination away from the congestion and crowding. The charming town just to the northeast of Fort Collins is becoming a sought-after community, and continues to prove why it is a fabulous place to call home for all of its current and future residents.
This article was originally written for Hartford Homes and appeared on page 7 of Real Estate Weekly on Saturday January 30, 2016.