Greeley, named after Horace Greeley (although he only visited once), was one of the nation’s first planned communities. The city is one that is sophisticated that is well-developed in agricultural. Residents enjoy a charming community which preserves the Northern Colorado tradition and celebrates many annual festivals and events that are unique to the town. During the month of July the world’s largest 4th of July rodeo and western celebration is celebrated, the Greeley Stampede, which the entire town, as well as, many guests from out of town attend.
Greeley houses 87,596 residents with 14,000 of those being Northern Colorado University students.
Weld County has a diversity of agribusiness, educational facilities, and industry. The economy is stable and strong and ranks among the nation’s top five counties for the volume of agricultural products sold. In terms of cash receipts Weld County is Colorado State’s largest agricultural county, with agribusiness contribute over a billion in the local economy.
Facilities of large corporations which include JBS Swift & Company and State Farm Insurance are also located in Greeley and Weld County, as well as, manufacturing facilities for Metal Container Corporation, Kodak, and Owens-Illinois.
Another contributor to Weld’s economy is their oil and natural gas industry which is responsible for $625 million, and contributes to some of the region’s top dollar jobs.
Weld County features 12 K-12 school districts and various private schools. District 6 provides education to Greeley and Evans and educated 18K students.
Parks and Trails
Greeley is a wonderful community to enjoy natural spaces and feature 40 parks and athletic fields. The parks offer a number of amenities which include playground equipment, walking trails, restroom facilities and picnic shelters.
Along Greeley’s north side the trail Poudre River travels west from Island Grove Park through Windsor, and continues to Fort Collins. Those that head off on the trail enjoy the opportunity to explore wildlife and landscape, bike, rollerblade, jog, and walk.
Greeley provides a great number of recreational activities which includes services in the following areas:
• Youth Enrichment
• Jesus Rodarte Cultural Center
• Family FunPlex
• Greeley Senior Activities Center
• Greeley Recreation Center
• Greeley Ice Haus
• Aquatics Program
Bicyclists enjoy many city streets with designated bike trails. Another highlight of the community is workout centers and private fitness clubs, and golf courses.