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Wellington, Colorado is home to a population of over 12,000 and is the northernmost town on Interstate Highway 25 in Northern Colorado. This has earned the town the distinction and brand “Colorado’s Northern Gateway ” as it is located between two state capitals, Cheyenne Wyoming and Denver, Colorado. Wellington is located in Larimer county and is a half hour drive to downtown Ft Collins, one and one half hour from Denver. Homes, condos and townhomes in Wellington are found in the zip code of 80549.

 The Town of Wellington was an oil, coal and agricultural hub throughout the 1800s and became a stopping location for wagon trains, travelers, and military movement between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Fort Collins, Colorado. The town was founded in 1902, incorporated in 1905 and named after C.L. Wellington, an employee of the Colorado and Southern Railroad. The town has seen growth in the 20th century attracting those who enjoy small town life including avid stargazers and cyclists. Wellington considers the town to be a “great place to grow” and takes pride in being the locale of wooly mammoth remains discovered in 2000. 

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      Wellington is home to three schools in the Poudre School District, Eyestone Elementary, Rice Elementary, and Wellington Middle School. The middle school has earned  awards for “school to watch” for three years, Colorado Environmental Leadership Bronze Medal 2012 and Department of Education Green Ribbon School. School of choice in the Poudre School District provides for secondary education at several high schools. Higher education is available at Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Colorado, Front Range community College and Aims community college.

      Shopping and Entertainment

      Wellington enjoys small town life with the access to shopping, services, and entertainment in Ft Collins. There is a small market and a convenience store in the town. Large grocery chains including Kroger, Safeway, Costco, and Walmart as well as hardware and home improvement centers Ace, Home Depot and Lowes are located within a short drive. Another short distance down the highway are many stores in the Loveland-Centerra development.

      Both cities provide large theater chains, restaurants, brewpubs, cultural events, and shopping for home and personal goods.

      Arts and Culture 

      Wellington is known for its parades, 4th of July, bike riding, and the community spirit of a small town. To explore arts and culture, it would be necessary to travel locally to Ft Collins where there is great opportunity for theater, music, and art in a college town which has attracted much talent. Further south is Loveland which is an artists mecca with a thriving community of year round creators. An hour and a half south of Wellington is the Denver metro area with national theater shows, music venues and art museums which bring international shows to the region.


      Wellington is situated in the Northern Plains at the base of the Rocky Mountains which provides endless possibilities for outdoor activity. Surrounded by lakes and reservoirs of all sizes, there is opportunity to boat, fish, kayak, paddle board, hike, and observe nature almost everyday of the year. Clark reservoir, Bee Lake Reservoir provide ramps and parking. A large number of lakes are a part of the northern Poudre Reservoir system. Wellington Community Park hosts a playground and dog park.

      Further recreation opportunities are available throughout northern colorado and greater Colorado for hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing , fishing, and boating within a drive locally.