Fort Collins has an average of 300 sunny days a year. The mild weather and dry climate make Fort Collins an ideal place to live year-round. The average frost period is 137 days, and brilliant sunshine encourages abundant growth for plants, foliage and vegetables.
While Fort Collins is a great place to live and do business, it is also nationally recognized as one of the best cities in the country to retire. Rankings have been based on cost of living, crime, climate, senior services, health care, job opportunities and leisure living.