Windsor has experienced unprecedented growth since 2000 and continues to attract families and businesses with its quality of life and small-town charm. The town has become a hotbed for green energy companies and prides itself on its historical roots and strong sense of community. Helping make the transition from sugar beets and agriculture as historical primary employers, Danish wind turbine company Vestas selected Windsor for its first Colorado plant.
The quaint character and charm of Windsor lies in its local businesses, cultural and community activities, and small-town feel. The city offers a mix of retail, recreation, leisure and housing options to meet the needs of all lifestyles and demographics. Windsor has an array of restaurants and is home to the award-winning High Hops Brewery. The Historic downtown is located near Windsor Lake, which boasts a swim beach and boating. Downtown also offers a mix of fine and casual dining, social coffee shops and pubs, and boutique shopping. Residents also enjoy friendly neighborhoods, high-quality schools, 25 parks and a full-service community Recreation Center.
Population: 23,679 (2020 estimate)
Elevation: 4,800 ft.
Climate: Average summer temp: 85 degrees; avg. winter temp: 45 degrees; avg. annual precip 16.3in.
Average household income: $103,933 (2020)
Windsor is the headquarters for the Weld RE-4 Windsor/Severance School District. It operates five elementary schools, two middle schools, including Severance Middle School, and two High Schools. Higher education options are ample in Northern Colorado, including the University of Northern Colorado, Aims Community College (both in Greeley) and Colorado State University and Front Range Community College (in Fort Collins).
Windsor boasts championship golf courses, an indoor ice rink and soccer complex, a beautiful outdoor pool in its city park, two indoor in-line skating/hockey rinks, water skiing on Windsor Reservoir and easy access to the Poudre River Trail that provide recreational opportunities for residents - not to mention its million-dollar views of Longs Peak and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Windsor is also the home of developing Future Legends Sports Park which will bring numerous athletic, recreation, and business opportunities to the region.
Banner Health’s Medical Arts Centre of Windsor provides care for the community. It is affiliated with North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland. University of Colorado Health and Colorado Health Medical Group have primary care doctors at the Windsor Medical Clinic. University of Colorado Health has hospitals in Fort Collins, Loveland and Children’s Hospital in Denver. Quality specialists in virtually all areas are available within a short drive.
Companies in Windsor provide employment to Northern Colorado residents including Front Range Energy, an ethanol producer processing approximately 40 million gallons of ethanol and 396,000 tons of wet distilled grain annually; Vestas, a wind turbines manufacturer and designer of wind power plants; Carestream, a manufacturer of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; Owens-Illinois, one of the world’s leading glass container manufacturers; and the Windsor School District.
Just a few minutes' drive south you'll also find ample employment opportunities with the shopping and dining at The Promenade Shops at Centerra. Just next door (at the intersection of I-25 and US Route 34) you'll find sporting goods/lifestyle giant Scheel's, Liberty Firearms Institute, Ethan Allen furniture, and a wide array of other shops and restaurants. You'll also find plenty of activity year round at the Budweiser Events Center - from the Larimer County Fair, Colorado Eagles Hockey games, major musical performances, comedians, Cirque du Soleil, and more.