Windsorís unique small-town charm combined with the booming metropolis, culture and arts of nearby Denver makes it a family friendly city soaked in natural beauty. Recently, MONEY Magazine and CNN/Money spent months looking for Great American towns, where one would want to raise children and celebrate life's milestones. Windsor placed in the top 1,100 towns in the nation for the title of Best Places to Live in 2005.
Windsor is located just 50 miles of the Denver Metro area. With such a short proximity to the downtown area, the arts, theatre and a bustling nightlife are readily available to the residents of Windsor. Denver has one of the highest educated populations in America and a great love of the arts. The Denver Art Museum is in the process of doubling with a new wing, while the Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second largest in the nation with ten theatres seating 10,000 people for theatre, symphony, opera and ballet.
Windsor is less than 6 miles from Fort Collins, home to Colorado State University. Residents traveling into Fort Collins, which is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, will find that the city offers a bevy of cultural offerings, live music venues, recreational activities, and serves as the local hub for shopping and employment.
The most impressive draw to the Windsor area is its natural beauty as residents are presented with a clear view of the Rocky Mountains. Outdoor lovers can find a multitude of offerings within the local national forests and state parks. The Poudre Trail is a 19-mile long bike/pedestrian/in-line skating trail that is currently under construction in the area. When finished, the trail will extend from Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley to the Weld/Larimer County Line, winding alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. This area includes some of the most beautiful portions of the River, with majestic views of the Rocky Mountains and abundant with wildlife.
The recreation benefits for its residents include dude ranches, biking, hiking, camping, fly fishing, golf, skiing and white water rafting. There are beautiful stretches of whitewater throughout Colorado, from mild float trips to wild Class V rapids, just minutes from Windsor. Spectacular hot air balloon flights, incredible Jeep tours, outrageous rafting and excellent guided horseback trips round out the list of the many outdoor activities that make Windsor and its surrounding areas such a great place to call home.
Whether it's the diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the beautiful natural scenery, Windsor and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none.