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Greeley, CO

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Greeley lies 49 miles north of Denver in the plains of Northern Colorado and is a community that has a lot more to offer than the meat packing plant it is known for. When you look in the right places, you will find a unique city with an active arts community, lively nightlife, and a multitude of regional events and festivals. From the First Friday Art Walk to the OktoBREWfest, there is sure to be something to intrigue and please everyone's tastes.

Greeley Apartments

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Ute Creek Apartments
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2


Lake Vista Apartments
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2


Argyle At Willow Springs
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


The Greens at Van de Water
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2


Peakview at T-Bone Ranch
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Lincoln Place Apartments
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Greeley, CO is
5 to 9
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.9%
  • 6.54%
  • 7.33%
  • Female
  • 6.84%
  • 5.89%
  • 7.72%
is average rent in Greeley, CO
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.44%
  • 4.04%
  • 5.94%
of units are available for rent in Greeley
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1195
  • 479
  • 796
Getting Around in Greeley, CO

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Greeley is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.1%
  • 7.15%
  • 1.34%

The Home of the Bears

Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado, a publicly run selective university of around 12,000 students. The university was founded in 1890 to train teachers for area public schools, but has expanded to offer over 200 different undergraduate and graduate majors. Students have over 20 sororities and fraternities to choose from, as well as around 150 student organizations to join. Historically the UNC Bears have proven to be a good starting ground for future professional athletes, especially ones in the NFL. Reed Doughty of the Washington Redskins and Aaron Smith of the Pittsburgh Steelers both started as UNC Bears.

Greeley's Utopian Pas

In 1868 Nathan Meeker, the agricultural editor of the New York Tribune, headed West to found a perfect society. His utopian vision was based on the ideas of cooperation, education, religion, temperance, and irrigation. His high ideals were never realized, but his beliefs did allow him to create Union Colony, a fertile oasis in the semi-arid plains of Northern Colorado. The town was later renamed Greeley in honor of Meeker's editor Horace Greeley, known for popularizing the apropos slogan "Go West, young man." Nathan Meeker's adobe brick house still stands in the heart of downtown Greeley. Tours from costumed guides are arranged by appointment.

OcktoBREWfest in Linc

OktoBREWfest is the perfect name for the annual German heritage and beer celebration in Greeley's Lincoln Park. It is a lot like a traditional Oktoberfest, so look for lots of lederhosen and polka bands, but with a twist. Do not be surprised to see a local rock band setting up after the polka act or receive an invitation to join the ongoing game of life-sized beer pong. Local craft brews share the spotlight with the traditional German lagers and stouts. Spring for a ticket to the VIP tasting lounge for a chance to rub steins with the brewmasters themselves.