OLD TOWN FORT COLLINS
The perfect place to look for 19th century homes for sale in Fort Collins is Old Town. Here’s why. Old Town is Fort Collins’ historic downtown, dating back to 1864 when a military reservation was built in the area. The birthplace of the city of Fort Collins, the district has retained much of its old-world flavor, boasting 28 historical buildings and the only original trolley car that still exists west of the Mississippi. Walking around Old Town, you might get the feeling that you’ve been here before. This is because the place was the model for Disneyland’s Main Street USA, which was designed by Fort Collins native Harper Goff. To this day, there’s a storybook feel to this charming downtown, with its collection of turn-of-the-century bungalows, charming boutiques and retail stores, cafes, antique shops, and candy stores. Old Town is a haven for pedestrians and bikers. You’ll find practically everything you need within walking or biking distance. These include over 84 restaurants – many of which have patio seating – serving a wide variety of cuisines. Old Town is also a vibrant nightlife destination, boasting quite a few bars and most of Fort Collins’ famous microbreweries. The city is known as the Napa Valley of beer – it’s home to the most microbreweries per capita in Colorado, and supplies around 70% of the state’s craft beer. And to add to the festive ambiance, there’s almost always live music courtesy of bands and artists performing at the square.