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By : AJ Cibok    99 or more times read
A lot can be learned about a small town from the way the people who live there perceive themselves. Frequently, the local residents are ambivalent about their hometown. That certainly is not the case in Frederick, Colorado. The motto of Frederick goes a long way toward providing a glimpse of the make-up of the town:

"A dynamic, picturesque community that offers diverse opportunities while respecting its heritage and planning for its future."

Certainly the residents of Frederick would agree. Located north of Denver near Longmont, Frederick is not one of those places the locals don't want too many people to find out about. These people are friendly and welcoming. And, their efforts are paying off. The population of the town was 2467 as of the 2000 census. That number is expected to increase significantly this time around however, as estimates range upwards of 8500 residents currently.

The town is made up of a relatively young and affluent population. Originally a mining town, Frederick is poised to become part of an area of explosive growth over the coming decades. Within 30 years, expect Frederick's inhabitants to exceed 60,000 in number!

The employment base is largely centered within the high tech sector and the construction industry, two areas that should see considerable growth over the coming years. Yet, there is considerable diversity as well. Biomedical research, green technology, renewable energy, education and healthcare among others all play a pivotal role in the economy of Frederick CO.

The residents here enjoy small town security and privacy with the option to easily reach Denver (downtown is only 27 miles away), Longmont, Fort Collins and Boulder within only a 45-minute drive time. More and more those types of towns are becoming scarce. Since the town owns about 650 acres of parks and other recreational land, Frederick is wisely insulating itself against any possibility of excessive sprawl.

So, how is the job market? Unemployment at 7.4% is not bad, considering it is running at 10.2% for the U.S. as a whole. And, since employment within the town is largely based upon services and not manufacturing, the near future looks bright indeed.

Should you be nearing retirement age, Frederick is ideal. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, seldom are there long stretches of gray so prevalent in the Midwest. Daytime highs in the winter are generally into the 40's and summer temperatures above 90? are quite rare. Recreational opportunities abound with spectacular golf courses, incredible camping facilities and of course, Colorado ski resorts located nearby.

If this past decade is any indicator, now might be an excellent time to consider investing in a town such as Frederick. Frederick CO real estate is very reasonable, given all that it has to offer. The median single-family home value of $237,000 is still less than that for Colorado as a whole, but will not be for long. Since that number was only $163,000 in 2000, clearly demand is driving prices up irrespective of the recent economic downturn. The real estate market is obviously back on the upswing throughout all of Weld County. The mistake so many make is waiting too long to make that commitment.

If you are contemplating a move, consider Frederick real estate as one of your best investment opportunities.

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