Community >> Windsor & Severance
The towns of Windsor and Severance are centrally located in the heart of Northern Colorado. In 2000, the neighboring towns created a Cooperative Planning Area (CPA) to address growth and commercial development and the demand for municipal services in areas located immediately beyond the jurisdictional boundaries of the towns. As a result, these communities are served by shared entities like the Windsor Severance Fire Rescue and the Windsor-Severance Library.
The Town of Windsor is situated in both Weld County and Larimer County, just 16 miles east of Fort Collins, 15 miles east of Loveland and 15 miles west of Greeley. The 2013 estimated population was 20,422, approximately double the town’s population in 2000.
Residents enjoy access to over 40 miles of trails and approximately 25 parks. Windsor is also home to three championship quality golf courses, including Pelican Lakes which has more shoreline than any other golf course in America.
In the summertime, you can enjoy the Summer Concert Series at Boardwalk Park and a fun-filled 4th of July festival! Additional events like the annual Family Camp Out, Community Bicycle Rodeo, Taste of Windsor Now!, Windsor Harvest Festival and Windsor Wonderland make this community a great place to be year-round.
The Town of Severance, located in Weld County just 7 miles north of Windsor, is home to approximately 3,560 people. The intended name for this community was Tailholt. In 1894, the unincorporated community was comprised of approximately 50 families and David E. Severance applied for a post office. Because Mr. Severance submitted the application the community was erroneously named Severance, and it stuck!
The town maintains five parks and a trail system is being developed that will hook into regional trail systems.
Severance Days is the signature community event. Held annually, this event features a parade, car show, tractor pull, kids games, vendor booths and more! The annual community Easter Egg Hunt is another event not-to-be-missed.