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Why Live in Greeley

Why live in Greeley? Its motto is, “Great. From the Ground Up” which is a very appropriate metaphor for this exceptional city. Greeley has often been classified as a simple, agricultural town – the gem of Weld County. But over the past few decades, Greeley has become an international powerhouse in business, agriculture and energy production. Strategically located at the intersection of the Poudre and South Platte rivers, Greeley was founded by visionary leaders, and rugged individuals. The University of Northern Colorado boasts some of the states best Music, Education, and Business programs. Once gradutes enter the work force, they often stay in Greeley due to its robust job market anchored by city’s largest employer, JBS Swift, the national headquarters for the world’s largest producer of fresh beef and pork. On top of that, Greeley residents are employed by Northern Colorado Medical Center, State Farm, Wal Mart and several state, county and city employers. Energy production has a strong presence in Greeley and Weld County as the natural gas recovery technology has progressed – giving the city a little ‘energy’ of its own. There isn’t enough one can say about Greeley, it’s a great place to be. Greeley is a strong and vibrant city, with a culture that reflects its agricultural roots – casual yet hard working. Current city leadership has an amazing vision, creating a great place to live and thrive for future generations.


  1. Strong Economic and Job Base – As mentioned above, Greeley is a business powerhouse and has a very diverse and stable economic base. Energy and agricultural sectors are typically the strongest, however, healthcare and education sectors will always be major employers.
  2. Downtown Greeley – If you haven’t visited downtown Greeley, you’re missing out. Full of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and galleries, downtown Greeley shines. A newly introduced ‘Go-Cup’ is available downtown during summer time to carry from one pub to the next during the weekly festivals.
  3. The Greeley Stampede – Every June and July, Greeley becomes home to “The Daddy of ‘Em All”. Based around the rodeo, the Greeley Stampede has become a full fledged carnival, concert venue full of food, games and music. Big name entertainers headline the event, with rodeo and music events nearly every night.


We’re not the only ones who love Greeley! For a complete list of all the awards, accolades, recognition and honors Greeley has received, please click here.

Don’t just take our word for it. To really be able to experience all that Greeley has to offer, you’ll need to visit. Once you do, we’re thinking you’ll want to call it home. We’d like the opportunity to talk to you about your Greeley relocation. We’ll make it easy to fall in love with this unique city. If you’re interested in making a move to Greeley, give us a call today.

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