Fort Collins is located 57 miles north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. With a 2010 census population of 143,986, it is the fourth most populous city in Colorado.
Much of Fort Collins's culture is centered on the students of Colorado State University. The city provides school year residences for its large college-age population, there is a local music circuit which is influenced by its college town atmosphere and is home to a number of well known microbreweries. The Downtown Business Association hosts a number of large festivals each year in the historic Downtown district, including the NewWestFest in late summer, which features local cuisine, music, and businesses. The Fort Collins Lincoln Center is home to the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra and regularly attracts national touring companies of Broadway plays.
In 2006, Money ranked Fort Collins as the second best place to live in America, proclaiming that "great schools, low crime, good jobs in a high-tech economy and a fantastic outdoor life make Fort Collins No. 1." Fort Collins continues to grow in population at a measured pace, with competition from other development in northern Colorado, debate over future growth patterns and town and gown relations emerging as dominant local issues in the early 21st century.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,459, and the median income for a family was $59,332.
Located along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins experiences a semi-arid climate, with four distinct seasons and low annual precipitation. Summers range from mild to hot, with low humidity and occasional afternoon thunderstorms. Winters range from mild to cold.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Maxine's Shears & Wigs Salon - Category: Hair Salons - Fort Collins only multicultural salon offering a full range of services from cuts to relaxers and color.
Salon for all people and cultures. Puerto Rican Hair Stylist & Salon.
Caribbean Techniques and Philosophy. - 140 W. Oak St Suite 250 (970) 581-5284 - (visit website)
Mr. Lee's Barber Shop - Category: Barber - Barber Shop - 4637 S. Mason Fort Collins, Colorado (970) 213-5901 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Black/African American Cultural Center - Category: Cultural Center - 204 Lory Student Center, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 491-5781
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Brother Mel's BBQ - Category: BBQ - 111 W Prospect Rd Unit C, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 224-2833
Lucile's Restaurant - Category: Cajun/Creole Cusine - 400 South Meldrum Street Fort Collins, CO 80521-2630 (970) 224-5464 - (visit website)
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