Johnstown, Colorado, is a city with approximately 10,000 residents that is located in the northeastern part of the state just to the southwest of Loveland. Johnstown's motto is, "The Community that Cares." Residents enjoy easy access to Fort Collins to the north and Denver to the south via Interstate 25. Rocky Mountain National Park lies directly to the west.
Johnstown was founded by Harvey J. Parish, who named the community after his son who was ill with appendicitis at a Denver hospital at the time. The location of the community took advantage of the route of the Great Western Railroad rail line that was being constructed out of Loveland. Johnstown was incorporated in 1907, with sugar beets and lumber driving the local economy.
Parks and Recreation
The 1,100-acre Carter Lake
is nearby. This three-mile-long reservoir is as much as 180-feet deep. Crater Lake is a popular destination for water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, swimming and fishing. Hiking trails and horse trails meander amidst the 1,000 acres of land that surrounds Carter Lake.
Also close by is Boyd Lake State Park
, which is north-northwest of the community. Here, residents can enjoy excellent conditions for boating, swimming, water-skiing, wind surfing and fishing. Bicycle and hiking trails expand the recreational opportunities found here. Volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are provided as well.
Attractions and Activities
The Candlelight Dinner Theater
in Johnstown brings the captivating combination of dinner and live theater to those that own Johnstown real estate and many others. The theater has been bring live performances to the area for seven years. The theater also hosts concerts and well-known musicals on its schedule.
The Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival
in Loveland offers the delights of a corn eating contest, a corn shucking competition, live entertainment and special kids activities. The concerts are free and food vendors offer many selections beyond the ubiquitous roasted corn. This August event includes the special Corn Roast Festival parade.
Although there will be an occasional century-old residence among the homes for sale in Johnstown, most of the Johnstown homes for sale will be modern Johnstown CO homes in newer subdivisions. Many of these Johnstown properties will offer the latest amenities, like energy-efficient systems, extra storage and ample amounts of living space.
There are typically more than 100 Johnstown homes on the market, so a capable Johnstown real estate agent can be instrumental in helping a potential Johnstown home buyer to focus on specific real estate in Johnstown that meets one's needs. A good Johnstown realtor can identify Johnstown CO real estate that offers the most value for the price.