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Wellington CO real estate information. If you’re contemplating buying Wellington CO real estate, these details just might be useful. On average, there are about 180 homes for sale (150 single family homes, and 30 condos/townhomes). The prices for single family residences average about $269K, while the average condo asking price is about $156K. The combined average runs about $225K. Prices can start at under $100K and some will be as high as $2 million – both extremes being special cases and not typical for the area.

Wellington, Colorado: sweet beets. In 1903, the Great Western Sugar Company opened a sugar beet processing plant in Fort Collins. Their choice of location proved to be a boon for the farmers and ranchers of the upper Boxelder Valley. The North Poudre Irrigation Company took advantage of the situation to plant 1400 acres of sugar beets, an ideal crop for the soil of the region. North Poudre then set about turning the land around its planting into a town, and persuaded Colorado & Southern Railroad to build a rail line to them. The C&SRR’s division superintendent, C.L. Wellington, offered his name for the community, and the railroad went one step further by providing other area farmers with sugar beet seeds.

An agricultural paradise.One of the offshoots of sugar beet cultivation around Wellington was the widespread use of left-over sugar beet tops and pulp to feed lambs, eventually leading to the area proclaiming itself “The Lamb Feeding Capital of the World.” To preserve the nutrient content of their soil, the sugar beet farmers would alternate the beets with alfalfa. They used the alfalfa, along with corn, to support their livestock over the winter, and also planted cherry orchards. Sugar beet production diminished until it was, by the 1960’s, non-existent, but has recently made a modest comeback. While industry has made significant inroads into the Fort Collins/Loveland area in the past two decades, agriculture remains at the heart of Wellington’s economy.

Wellington attractions. Wellington is about an hour and a half north of Denver and about that far east of Estes and Rocky National Mountain National Parks. Cheyenne, Wyoming is about 35 minutes north. Wellington CO real estate has the advantage of providing a wide variety of both outdoor and city recreational and entertainment opportunities.

  • ThePawnee National Grassland, ia about an hour away with nearly 200,000 acres of unspoiled Colorado prairie, red sandstone buttes, and chalk bluffs. The Grassland offers an abundance of hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as picnicking and overnight camping facilities. Rich in wildlife, the Grassland area is popular with area birdwatchers and amateur astronomers.
  • Fort Collins is a mere 20 minutes away, with its Country Club and nearby Horsetooth Mountain Park and Lory State Park. Arthur’s Rock in Lory State Park offers – to those willing to climb it – spectacular vistas of both Fort Collins and the surrounding Front Range.
  • Horsetooth Reservoir, just west of Fort Collins, is a 1900-acre boating and fishing facility surrounded by 2000 acres of public-use lands. Camping is available year-round.

Wellington today. In July 2000, when Wellington’s population was around 2200, the town began the process of annexing approximately 2000 acres in anticipation of constructing 4000 new homes. Some newly completed subdivisions include Buffalo Creek, Mountainview ranch, and Creekside Village. Surrounded by both open spaces and mountain views, and close to both the Fort Collins/Loveland/Greeley Triangle and Denver, Wellington offers the all the best of Colorado!

Wellington Colorado homes and population. The population in the city of Wellington is 4,700, and there are 850 housing units in the 202 square-mile area. 78% of the homes are owner occupied. With the typical number of listings at about 180 or so, the market is lively and growing. That ratio could work in your favor when it comes time for you to make an offer on the Wellington CO home you want to buy.

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