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Finding your Place Here

Greeley and UNC are places where you don’t have to fit a certain mold to fit in. Our hometown is an authentic, accepting and down-to-earth place where you’ll find a city vibe with a small-town feel – a creative hub between the mountains and Colorado’s wide-open grasslands.

Greeley: It’s our hometown, and we can’t wait for you to call it home, too.

Things You Might Not Know About Greeley

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According to the 2022 census data report, Greeley ranked number 8 in top 15 US cities with the best quality of life. 

Restaurants and eateries range in cuisine from Mexican to African, with local favorites like an authentic French bakery right next to campus and a pizza place that’s served Bears for more than 30 years.  

Enjoy eight award-winning microbreweries, two distilleries and several artisan coffeehouses.  

A Creative District draws artists, events and performers for hundreds of performances annually – and has close ties to UNC, helping our students find a creative home too. 

Skate or spectate at the Greeley Ice Haus. This ice rink is a short walk from campus for lessons and skate time, and it’s and a great place to watch the Bears play hockey.  

Greeley’s year-round Farmers' Market was voted #1 in Colorado and #7 in the Southwest as part of the 2021 America's Farmers Market Celebration. 

Our hometown offers more than 300 acres of neighborhood parks at 40-plus locations and a 21-mile Poudre Trail gives you plenty of space to bike, run or walk along the Cache la Poudre River. Add in the ranges and mountaintops of Rocky Mountain National Park and 200,000 acres of Pawnee National Grassland, and you’ll understand why the sky is the limit with outdoor opportunities. 

Friday Friday street performer

Still looking for ways to play? Greeley’s Family FunPlex offerings include an indoor waterpark, 18-hole mini golf course, fitness center, sport court for inline hockey, softball fields and an outdoor amphitheater. 

Denver’s world-class nightlife, arts scene and culture (as well as Denver International Airport) and the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre are all within an hour or two of drive time. 

For a more comprehensive list of things to see and do, check out the Visitor’s Guide at visitgreeley.org

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"What drew me to UNC was the small-town feeling, and it was an easy area to navigate. UNC’s downtown is about a five-minute walk, making it accessible when you want to take a break from campus or find a new hangout with friends."

Sophie Barker, 2022 

Business Administration, concentration in Finance 

Hometown Hot Spots

Our hometown is growing—its  (in fact, it’s the fastest growing town in Colorado and 4th fastest in the nation!). If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Greeley, you may not know about some of our town’s hidden gems, family friendly activities, art and the growth of breweries and distilleries around town.  

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