Berthoud is growing rapidly, and has an active real estate industry to accommodate the population influx. With the repeal of a decade long growth cap, which had limited new home construction to four units per year, Berthoud is now expanding and encouraging residential development.
The types of homes available vary in price range and style. In 2004, the average sales price of single-family homes was $221,331, with the lowest being $110,000, and the highest $430,000.
The central part of town, known as Old Town, contains elegant two-story homes and charming cottages set among tree-lined streets and a number of parks. On the edges of the downtown area, newer subdivisions are springing up, which cater to families and new residents. Surrounding Berthoud, rural areas still dominate, with many working farms and ranches. In this area, there are many small acreage subdivisions, which offer a view of the mountains to the west and the plains to the east.