Many residents of our Fort Collins apartments are actually not from Fort Collins at all! They either currently attend Colorado State University or they did at some point. With CSU accepting thousands of out-of-town students each year, it’s no surprise that a lot of Fort Collins residents are transplants. While some only stay for four years and then move away, many fall in love with the city and stay forever. Others, though, are on the fence about where to live after they graduate. Should they move back home? Should they go to Denver? Should they leave the state entirely? 

If you are about to graduate and are undecided about where to live in the future, we have a few compelling reasons why you should stay in Fort Collins. Keep reading to learn more, and if you do decide to stay, consider choosing Stone Creek as your Fort Collins apartments

Reasons To Stay In Fort Collins

There Are A Ton Of Jobs

Regardless of what degree you graduated with, Fort Collins has a lot to offer when it comes to jobs. Fort Collins has an unemployment rate of 3.8%, which is lower than the national average of 4%. Whether you want to work in technology, education, health, marketing, agriculture, energy, or some other field, you can likely find something you love in Fort Collins. Fort Collins’ major employers include Colorado State University, Poudre School District, UCHealth, Broadcom, Hewlett Packard, Otter Products, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, and Anheuser-Busch, to name just a few. 

There Is Always Something To Do

In Fort Collins, there is never a shortage of events and activities. You can find live music or comedy any day of the week. The Lincoln Center frequently puts on plays, musicals, and other events that go far beyond what many local theaters can do. The mountains are just a short drive away from your Fort Collins apartments if you want to go skiing or hiking, and the Poudre River and Horsetooth Reservoir offer plenty of opportunities for kayaking, boating, fishing, tubing, and other water activities. 

It’s A Great Place To Raise A Family

Fort Collins is a great place to raise a family if that is on your mind after graduating from college. In fact, Niche rated Fort Collins as second only to Timnath for the family-friendliest places in Larimer County! Niche gives Fort Collins an A-rating for both public schools and family-friendliness, while also retaining an A-rating for nightlife so moms and dads can have some fun as well! 

You Finally Have Time To Enjoy The City

As a college student, many of your weekends were spent studying and writing papers. Now that that is done, you can really enjoy all that this amazing city has to offer. From hitting up a brewery and taking a tour of the facilities to going tubing in the Poudre, you now have time to dedicate your entire weekend to doing fun things that you can only do here. 

Your Family Will Come Visit You

If you moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University and are considering moving back to your hometown to be near family again, you might not need to. Fort Collins is a big tourist destination, meaning your family might come to visit you a few times a year! When they do, you can take them for a drive in the mountains, show them around Old Town, or take them out to one of the hundreds of local restaurants that Fort Collins has to offer. 

There Are Plenty Of Singles

If you are a single person who wants to devote more time and energy to finding a life partner now that college is over, Fort Collins is a great place to do that. In fact, the median age in Fort Collins is 29, almost a decade lower than the national average. Additionally, only 45 percent of Fort Collins adults are married, which is ten percent lower than the national average. This means that if you are looking for love, the Choice City has plenty of options. 

There Are Great Places To Live

Fort Collins has its fair share of apartments, townhomes, houses, and condos where you can make yourself comfortable. While the average home price is a little bit high, renting an apartment in Fort Collins is a great option for a recent college graduate. At Stone Creek Apartment Homes, we offer three spacious floor plans that include a two-bedroom apartment, a one-bedroom apartment, and an upgraded one-bedroom with a loft. Whether you want to live by yourself, move in with a significant other, or continue living with your college roommate, we’ve got the perfect floorplan for your needs. 

The Weather Is Amazing

While we’re certainly not coastal California, which is known for having the most pleasant weather year-round, we’re also not Minnesota. Colorado has relatively wild weather, even though we do have those too-hot days and too-long winters occasionally. BestPlaces gave Fort Collins a favorable weather score of 7.2/10 thanks to our 237 sunny days each year and low levels of rain. Thankfully, because of our dry climate, the snow we receive is usually lightweight and, while it may stick around for a bit, typically doesn’t shut down the city or extremely impede driving abilities. 

Choose Stone Creek As Your New Home! 

If you’ll be staying in Fort Collins after you graduate, consider living at Stone Creek Apartment Homes! With amazing amenities including a heated saltwater pool, spacious floor plans, and updated units, you will love life at our Fort Collins apartments! 

Get in touch today to schedule a tour or inquire about open units!