Wellington, located 10 miles north of Fort Collins, is the northernmost Colorado town along Interstate 25 before crossing into Wyoming. Offering a tight-knit community and small town feel, Wellington features a historic downtown, safe and relaxed environment, and diverse community programs. Wellington’s affordable housing, available work force and low development costs position the town for continued growth.
Major Industries & Employers
The largest industry sectors in Wellington include:
- Retail trade and services
The largest area employers include brewing giant Anheuser Busch, Hewlett Packard, the Rawhide Power Plant and Advance Tank, an industrial construction company that builds welded steel tanks and other plate structures.
Quality of Life
Known for its parades, Fourth of July celebration and outdoor recreation, Wellington boasts an abundance of community pride. For outdoor lovers, Smith Lake State Wildlife Area and Wellington State Wildlife Area are nearby spots for wildlife viewing, hiking and hunting. Close proximity to dozens of lakes and Roosevelt National Forest provide access to outdoor activities, and the vast spaces north of the town are ideal for biking and stargazing. Residents enjoy a disc golf course and nine parks including Wellington Community Park, which opened in the fall of 2015. Its award-winning school system has received state and national accolades, also making Wellington a great place to raise a family.
Universities & Colleges
Interstate 25 runs through the town of Wellington – connecting it to Interstate 80 in Cheyenne, less than 35 miles away, and Fort Collins and Denver to the south.
For air travel, Wellington is less than 20 miles from the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal airport or 35 minutes to Cheyenne Regional Airport.