We Love the Greeley Community!
You’ll find Greeley to be a small city with big-time amenities. Visitors and newcomers to the area comment that we still feel like a small town — even though we’ve grown to more than 108,000 citizens! We existed on paper in New York City long before Nathan Meeker brought his Union Colonists to the confluence of the Cache La Poudre (pronounced cash-la-pooder) and South Platte Rivers, making us one of the first planned communities in the nation.
A city rich in economic, educational, recreational and cultural resources, you might be surprised to know that Greeley was the first community in the nation to have a Department of Culture! Or that you can access a trail along the Poudre River that extends 21 miles for non-motorized recreation.
Our unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation — with plenty of jobs to go around. Our balanced economy is a key reason we emerged from the great recession earlier than the rest of the country. Check out the variety of openings among our largest employers.
Visit the other pages in this section of our website and you’ll discover why we Greeley is a great place to call home. Come to visit, come to stay. You’ll find a warm welcome here.
Parks, Culture, and More
We are a city with more than 40 parks and open spaces, filled with public art and treasures to discover. A section of Greeley is a state-designated Creative District, where the arts thrive and people find great places to play. Our Community Calendar shows the variety of entertainment and activities going on right here.
Those of us who call Greeley “home” think we’re some of the luckiest folks around. We encourage you to discover why!