Why Greeley Unexpected?

Greeley Unexpected tells the city’s story with people, places, and things that exemplify what is unique and interesting about Greeley. The campaign springs, in part, from research that shows when people visit Greeley, they’re pleasantly surprised. They find that the community is much bigger, more diverse and more appealing than what they ever imagined.

In an effort, supported by Greeley city government, the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, University of Northern Colorado, Aims Community College and others, is focusing on the idea that Greeley and its residents have much to offer that is absolutely positive.

The people, the places, the businesses, the events and happenings; there is a lot more to Greeley than many people think. Greeley Unexpected gives people new and different things to think and say about the city.

Greeley’s population is now estimated to be over 105,000, a huge increase from the 1990 population of 60,536. Greeley has grown, but not just in population. We’re bigger, more interesting, and more diverse than ever before.

Greeley is One of the 15 Happiest Cities In America
There are a lot of happy people here. In fact, Greeley, Colorado was ranked as the 15th happiest city in the country by 24/7 Wall St. They compiled data and paired it with information from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index to find what they believe are the happiest cities in America. Learn more
Greeley is the 4th Fastest Growing Metro Statistical Area in the Country

The Northern Colorado population boom is continuing and the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Greeley is, once again, one of the fastest growing areas in the country! Learn more

Home to one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals, 2017™

Did you know that Greeley is home to one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation? Banner Health’s North Colorado Medical Center announced that they have received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. This places NCMC among the top 1% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades. Learn more

Where you can drink the Best-Tasting Water in the Rocky Mountain Region

If you’re looking for the best-tasting water in the Rocky Mountain Region, you don’t travel any further than Greeley, Colorado. This recognition comes from judges at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works (RMSAWWA) annual conference. Nine different municipalities in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico participated and were judged on taste, odor, and appearance. Learn more

The 2nd Best City in the Nation for First-Time Home Buyers in 2016
Another national list and another #1 raking for Greeley, Colorado! WalletHub just released their 2016 best and worst cities for first-time home buyers list and they ranked Greeley as the best small city in the country, and the number-two overall best city for first time home-buyers. Learn more
Top-10 Small City for Real Estate Markets in 2016

WalletHub has been releasing their annual “best lists” for 2016 and they named Greeley, Colorado, as the ninth best small city real-estate market in the nation, and 13th best overall. That’s a heck of a ranking out of more than over 300 cities studied. Learn more

Greeley was named one of the 10 Best Affordable Places to Live in 2016 by Livability.com

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