5.6 out of 10


40.3381620014498 -104.909272999937
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A nice, family oriented town"

Johnstown is a small town with a population of just under 10,000. The town began in 1902 when Harvey Parish first learned of the railroad coming through the area. He plotted the town and businesses began springing up. While there are newer areas of the town which have bigger houses, the older houses in town are smaller but have a quiet charm about them. They are all individual looking, although in some areas they are packed together a bit close. The town itself is rather peaceful since it lies a bit off of I-25 to the east. This does make for a quick commute to the highway for those who may work in another town. There is a definite laid back feel to Johnstown which is refreshing when compared to the big cities. The estimated income here is about $16,000 more than the state average, although the average median home price here is about $15,000 less than the state average. This makes the cost of living here really good.

For families who have K-12th grade children, the schools here rate a bit over average compared to the rest of Colorado. Although I've only been in Roosevelt High School, it was a bit dated, but very clean. There does seem to be good school spirit throughout the town.

Another benefit for those living in Johnstown is that it is close enough to a big city so shopping and dining options aren't too far away. Although it's east of I-25 it is close to the mountains, which you can see from many parts of Johnstown.

Overall, this is a quiet, clean little community that seems as if it would be a good place to raise a family.
  • close to the mountains
  • close to Loveland and Front Range
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Johnstown is a good mix of rural and urban living in northern Colorado"

Johnstown is a small rural town of about 10,000 people out away from the Front Range southeast of the Loveland/Fort Collins metro area. The population in the last 10 years has doubled in Johnstown and it is no longer the small farming community it used to be. You could say it is a bedroom community of Loveland/Fort Collins. Just 40 miles north of downtown Denver, Johnstown for some is a bedroom community for folks who drive to work all up and down the Front Range cities of Colorado. The cost of living makes Johnstown a little more affordable than the cities and a lot quieter and slower living.

Johnstown has two school districts and a good reputation as far as education goes. The average household income is about $50,000, a little above Colorado's average. Sitting just east of I-25 Johnstown is tucked away in its own little world.Yet close enough to still have a great view of the mountains to the west! This would be a great community to check out for a family just moving to Colorado who want to live and work along the northern Front Range and who want a rural feel but close to the action of the Front Range and its cities and easy access to the canyons and mnts.
  • close to Loveland and Front Range
  • close to mountain
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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