Nicknamed the “Garden Spot of Colorado,” Berthoud is poised for growth. The town boasts a growing economy, highly-educated workforce, a historic business district, excellent schools and room for new development. Residents enjoy Berthoud’s convenient location south of Loveland, along with its small-town charm, which includes tree-lined streets, beautiful parks and Victorian homes.
Berthoud maintains its connected, small-town feel through events such as the annual Berthoud Days which occurs in June and begins with a parade and ends in the Town Park. Fickel Park has gained prominence as a growing a sculpture park, and the town which boasts a small arts community. Throughout the summer, the town also plays host to a farmers' market and movies in the park. The charming downtown area features shops and restaurants plus a museum and community center. This is a uniquely tight-knit community, a feeling that is reflected in the full calendar of local events that keep Berthoud buzzing with activity throughout the year.
Berthoud's proximity to I-25 offers easy access to the larger cities of Fort Collins and Denver, while Loveland, Longmont and Boulder are quickly accessed via U.S. 287. Berthoud offers stunning views of and quick access to Colorado's Rocky Mountains.
Population: 8,574 (2020 estimate)
Climate: 300+ days of sunshine, 47.3 inches of annual snowfall.
Geography: 20 miles south of Ft. Collins, 40 miles north of Denver just west of Interstate 25.
Average household income: $86,501
The town has several parks, including Berthoud Park (which has an outdoor swimming pool, playground and tennis court), Fickel Park (which also has a tennis court) and Roberts Lake Park.
Nearby are Carter Lake, Boyd Lake, plus Pinewood and Flatiron reservoirs. Outdoor lovers will have no trouble finding a place to pursue their favorite activity, whether it be rock climbing, fishing, boating, hiking or camping. Football, baseball/softball, tennis and golf are popular in Berthoud as well. It's close to some of best skiing in the world and Rocky Mountain National Park is less than an hour away.
Banner Health Clinic is affiliated with McKee Medical Center in Loveland. Longmont United and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland also have excellent hospitals, located less than 30 minutes from town. Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley are also nearby and offer access to virtually all specialties.
There are dozens of small businesses to meet most every need. The Thompson School District is one of the larger employers, as is BAE Systems Container Solutions, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, and the 60,000 square-foot Lehman Printing Center provides state-of-the-art commercial printing. Agriculture is still important to Berthoud, but many residents commute to Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Fort Collins and the Denver area.