The Queen City of the Platte
The city of Evans is the oldest and second-largest city in Weld County, bordering the town of Greeley. With authentic roots harkening back to the Wild West, Evans is now a flourishing community. The city boasts a wide range of recreational activities, affordable housing, sustainable employment opportunities and easy access to major metros and a top-tier university.
Major Industries & Employers
In line with its Northern Colorado neighbors, Evans is an important community for businesses that education, energy and technology.
Major employers include the Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6, Anadarko and AFNI. Because of its location and excellent highway access, employees commute throughout the area, no doubt contributing to additional regional industries such as manufacturing, healthcare and agriculture.
Quality of Life
Evans is known for its laid-back lifestyle. Residents enjoy spectacular open spaces with mountain views and affordable living. The area features 300 acres of parks and open spaces, including bike and hiking trails that flank the Platte River. Every September, EvansFest is a chance to celebrate hometown pride with fireworks, a parade and other festivities. The newly-built Riverside Library and Cultural Center provides a space for curious minds to thrive and groups of all kinds to convene. As a growing metro with rural roots, Evans provides the best of both city and country living.
Universities & Colleges
Evans benefits from its close proximity to Greeley with access to two premier Colorado schools. The University of Northern Colorado is less than one mile from downtown Evans, including its internationally recognized Monfort School of Business. Catering to more than 12,000 students, UNC offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs as well as word-class research facilities. Additionally, the Aims Community College main campus is a 15-minute drive away and offers 160 two-year degree and certificate programs in a progressive and affordable learning environment.
Located at the intersection of highways 85 and 24, Evans benefits from easy access to all Northern Colorado communities as well as Metro Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park and Denver International Airport, all under an hour’s drive. The Greeley-Evans transit offers a convenient six-route bus service that provides service throughout the city as well as neighboring Greeley and the University of Northern Colorado.
Nearby Greeley-Weld County Airport serves as an overflow airport in the region with a full-service jet center and more than 30 private and corporate hangers. For rail, the Union Pacific Railroad offers shipping support for many industries with several spurs that run through town.