Why Do People Live here?
Fossil Lake Ranch is a fun and conveniently located community in Southeast Fort Collins. Located near the Interstate, Shopping, and Schools; Fossil Lake Ranch is a great place to raise a family, commute to Denver, or be around what is going on in SE Fort Collins. All of the schools are within walking or biking distance. Fossil Lake Ranch features a great community and quick access to many of the technology companies in SE Fort Collins.
Looking for a home in Fossil Lake Ranch?
Interested in finding homes for sale in the Fossil Lake Ranch Subdivision of Fort Collins, CO? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Fort Collins. Email me today for a copy of the Plat map and CC&R's for the Fossil Lake Ranch Subdivision or any other subdivision! Also if you click on the photo above it will take you to the Fossil Lake Ranch HOA website.
What's the Neighborhood Like?
The homes you would expect to find for sale in the Fossil Lake Ranch Neighborhood are generally going to range between 2200 and 5400 square feet with most homes being around the 3700-4700 range. Most of the homes were originally built through out the 2000's. Since then, many of the homes have had updates and it's not uncommon to find homes that have extensive finished basements adding to the square footage of some of these great homes. The smallest homes in the neighborhood start with 3 bedrooms while the larger floor plans have a 6 bedroom layout with some of the homes that have finished basements. Most of the lots range between .17 - .28 acres but the range of properties in the neighborhood are .14 - .56 acres, most of the homes are on smaller lots which have the front of the properties maintained by the HOA. HOA fees include taking care of the common ammenities and parks/recreation areas, common utilities, management, clubhouse, and pool. This fee currently runs between $460 and $500 per year, depending on what section you live. Neighborhood propery taxes generally range from $2000-$5500. There are many multi-million dollar estates in the southern portion of the neighborhood.
What's Going on Nearby the Fossil Lake Ranch Village Neighborhood?
Fossil Lake Ranch's location is one of the best in Fort Collins with fantastic shopping only 4-15 minutes away. Just down the street only a few minutes away is Front Range Village with plenty of shops, dining, and grocery stores. Promenade at Centerra, located near 34(exit 257) and I-25 is 10 miles away (approximately 14 minutes) and provides a lot of the major outlets in Northern Colorado. Coming soon is the Renaissance on the Front Range in Fort Collins, located 6 miles away (approximately 11 minutes) and will revive the mall shopping in Fort Collins providing a plethora of shopping. Major Grocery stores in proximity are Target (2 miles, 4 min) and Walmart (2.5 miles, 3 min); with plenty of more shopping within 10 minutes of Fossil Lake Ranch. The 3 major movie theatres in Proximity are Metrolux (10.5 miles; 14 min), Cinemark (2.5 miles, 6 min), and Carmike (6 miles, 12 min); click the links to go the the movie theatre websites. There are always festivals and music events year round. There are also many fine dining and casual resturants in the area including Rustic Oven, Cafe' Athens, Famous Dave's BBQ, Texas Roadhouse, East Moon Hibachi and more. In fact, Northern Colorado is known for its numerous dining facilities. The Budweiser Event Center is a favorite for all types of shows and events, click the link to see what is coming! With very easy access to the Interstate, this community is great for the individual that needs to commute and is centrally located to enjoy all that Northern Colorado has to offer. There are also miles and miles of biking trails, both road and mountain; hiking trails, camping areas, white water rafting, horseback riding, and in the winter time snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, sleding, etc... The list goes on and on and on!!!
What Schools will the Kids Attend?
If you buy a home for sale in the Observatory Village Neighborhood of Fort Collins, CO; the local schools serving this area are Zach Elementary School, Preston Middle School, and Fossil Ridge High School. To get local school scores and more information about these schools check out the Fort Collins School Reports from schooldigger.com. These schools are located in the Poudre school district.
Where can I find the information for the local Fire, Police, Hospital, and Post office?
There is a Fire Department within a couple of miles of this community and the Poudre Fire Authority is the main contact for Fort Collins, they can be reached at 970-221-6570. The City of Fort Collins Police Department can be reached at 970-221-6540. There are many Hospitals within 15 minutes of Fossil Lake Ranch with the PVHS Harmony Campus(2.5 miles, 5 min) being the closest and the larger Medical Center of the Rockies (10 miles, 14 min) and PVHS (Main Campus 8 miles, 13 min) which are the full service hospitals with 24 hour Emergency Rooms. The 2 closest Post Offices (USPS) near Fossil Lake Ranch are 1, in the Scotchies Cleaners (3 miles, 5 min) and 2, the Fort Collins Post office (4.5 miles, 8 min).
Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right?
If you are interested in the current homes for sale in Fossil Lake Ranch Subdivision of Fort Collins, CO click on the link, and email or call me to begin your home search or to get a no obligation Market Analysis of your property today. If you would like to view homes in the surrounding area please follow this link.
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This information is current as of 2014, information pulled from IRES MLS of most recent sales and all home information. Links are provided for convenience, all information to be verified by indviduals own due diligence.