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Welcome to Greeley

How Greeley Began

Nathan Cook Meeker founded Greeley in 1870.

John F. Sanborn platted Greeley in 1870 in a grid, with Lincoln Park surrounded by various types of buildings including governmental, commercial and educational. He based the layout on several eastern towns with wide tree-lined streets and a central park. His home was near the edge of town to show his optimism in the future growth of Greeley. This house is now the City of Greeley’s Meeker Home Museum.

Downtown Greeley

Greeley’s Lost Landmarks

  • Meeker School
  • Greeley Welcome Arch – 1911
  • Opera House
  • Old Train Depot
  • Great Western Sugar Factory
  • Inspiration Tower
  • U.S. Post Office-Greeley
  • Eaton House
  • Sterling Hotel and Theater
  • Entrance to Row Camp
  • UNC-Cranford Hall

Greeley's Lost Landmark

Greeley's Lost Landmarks

Greeley Museums: Tell the Story

Call 970-350-9220 for information about group tours.  Hours and admission are subject to change without notice.

Meeker Home

The Meeker Home, built in 1870, is a unique adobe two-story austere home, originally built to house the City of Greeley’s founding family. Nathan Cook Meeker, his wife Arvilla Delight and their three daughters: Mary, Rozene and Josephine, lived there.  Located at 1324 9th Ave., Greeley

Meeker House

Centennial Village Living History Museum

Investigate eight acres of historic high plains pioneer life.  Experience life in a homestead shack and tipis.  Explore the frontier of the Union Colonists, German-Russians, Swedish-Americans, and Hispanic colonists.  Shop in an original Union Colonist’s home – Selma’s Store.  Forty-five structures of numerous architectural varieties are on display.  Located at 14th Ave and A St., Greeley 

Centennial Village Living History Museum

Greeley History Museum

Located downtown, Greeley’s museum occupies a Beaux – Arts 1929 building, formerly the Greeley Tribune newspaper offices. The Tribune occupied this building from 1928 until it moved to its current location 8th Ave. and 5th St. in 1986.  The building was eventually acquired by the City and rehabilitated as the Greeley History Museum.    This award-winning museum opened it doors in 2005. 

Greeley History Museum

White-Plumb Farm Learning Center

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, White-Plumb Farm Learning Center is a Colorado Centennial Farm— run by the same family for over 100 years! The property was settled in 1881 by Civil War Veteran Charles White as a turn of the century tree claim. It now hosts events like Baby Animal Days and Pets ‘n’ Popsicles.

White-Plumb Farm Learning Center

Greeley Freight Station Museum

A miniature railroad beyond compare!  Experience the magic of this spectacular miniature railroad with its stunning landscape and realistic trains.  Watch the trains close up as they roll through busy towns, wind their way along river valleys and cross high trestles.  The museum features public access inside the layout and balcony viewing, a hands-on children’s layout and real caboose to explore.  Visit www.gfsm.org for more info or call 970-392-2934.  Located at 680 10th St., Greeley

Greeley Freight Station

Find Your Way Around Greeley

Greeley is conveniently located on the Colorado Front Range – less than an hour north of Denver, with easy access to the Rocky Mountains west of us and expansive prairie to the east.

Based on the historical grid system, avenues run north and south and numbering begins at the Highway 85 Bypass in east Greeley.  Streets run east and west, and numbering begins on the north side of the community.  In Greeley, if you are looking towards the mountains, you’re facing west!

Getting to Greeley:

Denver International Airport: one hour southeast of Greeley
Greeley-Weld County Airport: three miles east of Greeley

            -Accommodates any aircraft in business aviation fleet

Passenger Bus Service: Greeley to Denver and Cheyenne, WY

Land Area

Weld:  3,999 sq. miles

  • Bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware

Greeley: 46.42 sq. miles
Elevation: 4,658 feet

Transportation

Public Transit: Greeley-Evans Transit (GET)

  • Offers fixed route and para-transit service

Taxi Service:  Yellow Cab

  • (operated by SuperShuttle)

Designated Bike Lanes:

  • Located throughout the City

Distance From Greeley to Selected Cities

Loveland –  19 Miles
Fort Collins – 29 Miles
Estes Park - 45 Miles
Boulder – 50 Miles
Denver – 50 Miles
Cheyenne, WY – 50 Miles

Diversity of People
Greeley’s early settlers were from the Eastern and Central United States, followed by immigrants from Sweden, Germany, Russian, Japan, and Mexico. The diverse cultures came together primarily due to our agricultural focus.  Today our community continues to expand in diversity with residents from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as East Africa and Asia. 

Cost of Living

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Greeley, Colorado is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Greeley, Colorado is more expensive.

Overall, Greeley, Colorado cost of living is 97.80.

  COST OF LIVING

Greeley, Colorado

United States

  Overall  

98

100

  Grocery  

100.8

100

  Health  

101

100

  Housing  

95

100

  Utilities  

94

100

  Transportation  

95

100

  Miscellaneous  

101

100

 

Greeley Housing Market
Home appreciation is 7.20% over the last year. The median age of Greeley, Colorado, real estate is 34 years.

Renters make up 39.43% of the Greeley, Colorado, population. 8.02% of houses and apartments in Greeley, Colorado, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

Greeley’s Economy
Greeley’s thriving, diverse economy includes companies in the agriculture, energy production, food processing, business services, manufacturing, health and wellness, education and construction sectors.  Greeley landed the No. 33 spot on Forbes’ list of The Best Places for Business and Careers in 2015, beating out several larger, more metropolitan cities.

Top Major Employers in Greeley:

  1. University of Northern Colorado: 3,600 employees
    1. http://www.unco.edu/about/
  2. JBS USA & Affiliates:  4,619 Employees
    1. http://jbssa.com/
    2. Beef Processing
  3. Banner Health: North Colorado Medical Center: 3,000 employees
    1. https://www.bannerhealth.com/locations/greeley/north-colorado-medical-center
    2. Healthcare
  4. State Farm Insurance:  1,828 employees
    1. https://www.statefarm.com/careers/
    2. Insurance
  5. City of Greeley:  850 employees
    1. http://greeleygov.com/government/human-resources

City of Greeley

  1. TeleTech: 700 employees
    1. http://www.teletechjobs.com/
  2. Select Energy Services: 428 employees
    1. http://selectenergyservices.com/
  3. StarTek Inc: 370 employees
    1. http://www.startek.com/careers/
    2. Outsourcing Service Provider
  4. Leprino Foods:  320 employees
    1. http://www.leprinofoods.com/
    2. Largest manufacturer of mozzarella cheese in the world
  5. Colorado Premium Foods:  300 employees
    1. http://www.coloradopremium.com/
    2. The nation’s largest corned beef producer
  6. Leed Fabrication:  300 employees
    1. http://www.leedfab.com/Careers/Default.aspx
    2. Manufacturer of production/separating equipment, emission control devices, code tanks & pressure vessels

Growth Industries:

  1. Oil & Gas
    • Weld County is ranked first in number of well  permits in the State of Colorado
  2. Alternative Energy
    • Ethanol production relies on local corn growers and wind turbines generate electricity throughout the County
  3. Dairy/Cheese Processing
    • Leprino Foods’ Cheese production plant opened in 2011 with a facility that encompasses 800,000 sq. ft. and employees 500+ employees.
  4. Healthcare
    • New providers, facilities and services 

Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 40.40%

 

Taxes

Retail Sales Tax
City of Greeley (including food) is 3.46%
Colorado sales tax rate excluding food is 2.9%

State, Corporate & Personal Income Tax
Income tax is 4.63%
Federal Taxable Income is 4.63
Local Municipalities varies between 2-4%

Inventories, Goods in Transit and Intangibles are not taxed in Colorado and there is no Franchise Tax.

Recreation in Greeley

Forty Plus Parks
Walking trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, skate parks, tennis and basketball courts, athletic fields

Two Recreation Centers
Basketball and racquetball courts, Olympic-size pools, meeting rooms, indoor running tracks

Poudre River Trail
A must for wildlife enthusiasts located on 22 miles along the Cache la Poudre River from Island Grove Regional Park and west to Larimer County. A trail for non-motorized recreation, where you can discover the flora, fauna and geology of the region.

Ice Haus
Ice skating, lessons, hockey on NHL regulation ice, 1,000 seat arena

Ice Haus

Pawnee National Grassland
This short-grass prairie northeast of Greeley spans across 193,000 acres and is nationally known as aa bird watcher’s haven.  The Pawnee Buttes tower 250 feet above the prairie and are a popular destination for hikers, horseback riders and nature lovers.

Two Dog Parks
Off leash recreation for canine friends

Other recreational activities include:

  • Outdoor water parks
  • Pools, splash parks
  • Designated Bike Paths
  • Golf courses – 2 Municipal, 1 Private (three more within less than 15 miles)

Special Events in Greeley

  • UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival-
    • The best in high school and college jazz performers from around the nation, plus guest artists.
  • Farmer’s Market-
    • Locally grown and manufactured products for sale included handcrafted wares.

Farmers Market

  • Greeley Blues Jam-
    • Twelve hours of non-stop Free Blues performances in Downtown Greeley on a 45,000 sq. ft. grass arena with food, beverages and a lot of fun.

Greeley Blues Jam

  • Annual Greeley Stampede-
    • The largest 4th of July rodeo in the U.S.A. along with country music concerts, alternative rock bands, Western Art Show, Carnival and daily parades.

Greeley Stampede

  • Arts Picnic-
    • It’s Art in the Park with entertainment, visual and handcrafted art for sale, and hands-on art for kids

Arts Picnic

  • Weld County Fair-
    • Celebrating our agricultural heritage with displays in natural resources, livestock, engineering, fine arts, horticulture including animal shows and entertainment
  • High Plains Chautauqua-
    • The “Most American Thing in America”
  • Potato Day at Centennial Village-
    • Celebrating on of our area’s first crops
  • Oktoberfest-
    • Traditional German revelry with beer, brats, music and games. Held in Downtown Lincoln Park
    • Oktoberfest
  • Greeley Lights the Nights-
    • Lighted holiday parade, entertainment, lighting ceremony in downtown Greeley
  • Greeley Agriculture and Farm Show
    • -Featuring the newest information in agricultural techniques and products

Major Utilities

Electricity

  • Xcel Energy
  • United Power, Inc.
  • Poudre Valley REA

Gas:

  • Atmos Energy
  • Xcel Energy

District Area Map

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Bev West
West Realty/Metro Brokers
3835 10th Street, #200C
Greeley, CO 80634
Cell: 970-631-7111
Office: 970-351-0405
bev@bevwestingreeley.com


Bev West   |   970-631-7111   |   bev@bevwestingreeley.com
West Realty   |   3835 10th Street, #200C   |   Greeley, CO 80634
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