Firestone was selected as one of the top 50 small towns “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine in August 2013 and was ranked as the 2nd safest city in Colorado by BackgroundChecks.org in April 2016. There are more reasons besides the low taxes and growing housing developments for why this desirable small town had such a tremendous growth rate of 431% between 2000 and 2010. One major reason for Firestone’s popularity is its ideal location midway between Denver and Fort Collins with spectacular views of the Northern Front Range. Another reason is its temperate climate with an average high of 87 during the summer and 45 in the winter, with only 14 inches of precipitation per year.
One major reason Firestone has received national recognition is because of its focus on outdoor recreation, offering 15 parks and 9 miles of trails that connect to the Colorado Front Range Trail system. It also is the only town that can claim a state park within its 56 square mile boundary- St. Vrain State Park features 152 acres of ponds ideal for birders, anglers, campers and hikers. The town also touts the award-winning Saddleback Golf Course, a Regional Sports Complex and the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. Numerous outdoor fitness events are offered throughout the year including the Carbon Valley Half Marathon & 5k in May, Community Softball Tournament in June and Relay for Life in July.
According to the town’s website, “Firestone has more than 65 major residential, commercial, employment and mixed-use developments, with an estimated 2,000 jobs.” One major employer is the St. Vrain Valley School District with 3 elementary schools and 1 middle school in Firestone. Visit the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce website for more information on Firestone.
Some statistics of the citizens who have chosen to call Firestone their hometown:
- 12,392 residents as of March 2016
- Median age of 33.7
- Median Household Income of $79,766
- Median Sales Price of a 3 bedroom home in December 2015: $282,500
As one of the fastest-growing regions in Northern Colorado, southwest Weld County has a great inventory of single-family homes to choose from. If you’d like to find your ideal family home in Firestone, we have homes for sale, Houses for sale and if you are looking to sell your home in the Firestone, CO area we at Walter Realty would love to make that happen for you!