Several people have asked us how we picked Fort Collins as a place to live so I thought I would share the story with all of you. Or rather, the Matrix. Because that is how we decided.
We called it the Prospective City Analysis and this is what it looked like (click to enlarge):
Once we were mostly done filling in the Matrix (we had a hard time finding some city data), we sat on it for awhile and "tried out" the front runners in our heads. That would be why we told some of you that we were going to live in Durango...or Prescott...or Seattle...or Manitou Springs (a late entry after the Matrix was completed). But each time, something didn't feel quite right to us so we would move on to the next place on our radar, hoping something would stick.
And Fort Collins did. It didn't wither under the intense scrutiny that I put it under and when we got here to do our final "walk through", it felt right.
And that feeling hasn't gone away. I love that I can get everywhere by bike or bus. Jon loves all the microbreweries. And we love the people who are incredibly nice and who seem to prioritize the same things we do (bikes and beer).
Oh, and another thing we like? Our house! Here's a video tour; just give us a day's notice and that guest room will be ready for your visit!