Greeley is about 15 miles east of Interstate 25 and has approximately 85,000 people.
It has two small towns that form the Greeley-Evans area and include both Evans and Garden City to boost the area to over 100,000 people.
It is located on Highway 34 which runs from the mountains and Estes Park, Colorado out to the eastern plains. Collectively, the towns including Greeley just east of the mountain range are called the Colorado Front Range.
Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado. James Michener who once lived here and taught at UNC based his novel Centennial on his experiences here.
The most famous thing Greeley is known for is for its role as a major beef-producing area. Monfort became well-known for its beef and began the practice that is now the norm of confined feed lots. Now the company is called JBS Swift.
Major employers are JBS USA, Banner Health/North Colorado Medical Center, Noble Energy, DCP Midstream, Hensel Phelps, Leprino Foods, the University of Northern Colorado, State Farm Insurance, Xerox Business Services, and TeleTech.
The cost of living in Greeley is about 75% lower than in Boulder. The average home price in Greeley is under $400,000.
Greeley is a beautiful city filled with many parks and open spaces like the runner’s park Josephine Jones Park, the gardener’s paradise Houston Garden, the most enchanting Glenmere Parkand and so many more.
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