For the last decade, the Front Range of Northern Colorado has been silently sneaking onto many national lists as one of the most desirable places to live in America. Situated on the plains near the base of the Rocky Mountains, Northern Colorado offers a quality of life like no other. Front Range communities offer high quality education and health care, shorter commutes than the national average and conveniences of big city living, all within a small town atmosphere.
More people are seeing themselves as “Citizens of Northern Colorado” – living in one city or town, working in another, shopping or recreating in a third, and periodically slipping into the mountains for some relaxation with nature. There is so much to do and so many places to do it – and all so close.
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- Population:1,555 (2012 estimate)
- Climate: Over 300 days of sunshine per year.
- Geography: 11 miles north of Greeley; 20 miles east of Fort Collins; 25 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and 70 miles north of Denver.
- Churches: There are four churches in town.
- Median Income: $49,792 (2010)
Ault’s Liberty Park is a pleasant place to picnic or get some exercise. The town is also within a short drive of larger recreational facilities in Eaton (five miles away) and Greeley (10 miles away). The foothills of the Front Range are just over 30 minutes away, and the Pawnee National Grasslands are only 23 miles to the east.
The elementary school is located in Pierce, five miles to the north, with the middle school and high school in Ault. Nearby higher education opportunities feature Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado – both in Greeley – and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Major regional hospitals in the area include North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Locally, the Ault Clinic provides physician services and Banner Health operates the Eaton Family Care clinic just five miles to the south.
Ault’s location makes for an easy commute to employment centers in Greeley, Fort Collins, Windsor and Cheyenne, Wyo. Significant employers include: JBS USA, Leprino Foods, Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy, Startek and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley; Vestas, Metal Container Corp. and OI in Windsor, and Woodward, Anheuser-Busch, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Ault’s largest employer is the Weld County School District Re-9, but the town also a center of commerce for surrounding northern Weld County agricultural region.