Real Estate and Horse Properties for Sale in Larimer County
If you love the open country, you will love living in Larimer County. Not only will you get the blissful tranquility of a rural environment, you will also have excellent access to the first-rate urban amenities found in the area.
Larimer’s 2,640 square miles also include some of the best-irrigated farmland in Colorado, as well as expansive ranches for horses, cattle, and others – all in the vicinity of majestic mountains, alpine lakes, forests, and other features that make for some of the most breathtaking vistas in the US.
Yet, Larimer is not just about a rustic country lifestyle. Fort Collins and Loveland, the county’s two cities, offer their own brand of vibrant urban living, plus all the latest conveniences you will ever need.
Real Estate in Larimer County
Larimer County features properties with large acreages and irrigated land perfect for farms and ranches, with fantastic access to the many outdoor opportunities the region has to offer.
All around the county, you will find developed or raw agricultural properties measuring anywhere from one acre to 40 acres or more. The mountains and rolling hills are more than just scenic backdrops – they make up the land that residents call home. The abundant rivers, creeks, and other bodies of water in the area not only make the land fertile and provide watering holes for horses and cattle but also offer hours of recreation, including fly-fishing, kayaking, rafting, and other activities.
Horse keeping is regulated according to the use of the animal and property. Among the basic regulations are:
- Personal horses for the use of owners and their guests are permitted on the Estes Valley Plan area and outside city or town limits, except on lots zoned for business or commercial use. Owners are allowed one horse per one-half acre, but not exceeding 20 horses.
- Equestrian operations, where horses are kept for training or boarding, may be allowed more than one horse per one-half acre if approved in a special review.
You will find properties with gorgeous homes and amenities like swimming pools and spas, as well as outhouses, stables, and other farming or horsekeeping structures. Others are raw land just waiting for you to harness its potential to conform to your vision.
The cities of Loveland and Fort Collins offer accessible and vibrant urban amenities that make the farming and ranching lifestyle highly convenient and more enjoyable.
Attractions and Activities in Larimer County
Parks, trails, and open spaces
Larimer County offers a wealth of outdoor activities in its numerous parks, trails and open spaces. Among the places to explore are:
- Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area in southeast Fort Collins
- The Big Thompson parks
- Carter Lake, southwest of Loveland
- Devil’s Backbone Open Space, west of Loveland
- Red Mountain Open Space, north of Fort Collins
The Larimer County Fair and Rodeo
This annual event features several attractions and activities that celebrate the county’s agricultural lifestyle, including a Dog & Pony Show, an Americana carnival, rodeo events, and a Draft Horse Show.
Arts and culture
Larimer County features plenty of art, cultural, and historical destinations, including:
- The Chapungu Sculpture Park in Loveland
- Old Town Fort Collins
- Rialto Theater in Loveland
- Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park
If you want to explore your real estate options in Larimer County, I am the Realtor to call. Get in touch with me, Claudia Hewell, here. You can also call me 970-672-6976, or email Claudia(at)HorsePropertyDeals(dotted)com.