Fort Collins is made up of many unique neighborhoods. Over the course of the next few months, we will be featuring different Fort Collins neighborhoods so that you can learn about them. Bucking Horse is a midtown neighborhood that is wonderful for many reasons. The neighborhood is located East of Timberline between Drake and the railroad tracks near Prospect. It is made of varied housing options, offering everything from apartments, condos, townhomes, patio homes and single family homes from 2,500 square feet to nearly 6,000 square feet. Construction is not complete. It is still possible to purchase one the last remaining lots and have a new home in the neighborhood.
Did you know that Bucking Horse neighborhood was not always called Bucking Horse? The neighborhood began development during 2005 and 2006 with the condo project on the corner of Drake and Timberline, followed by the colorful, two story, single family Bungalows that were built just north and east of the condos. A local builder Bartan built single family homes along Drake Rd. After that construction and the development of the neighborhood slowed to a standstill. Later the development name was changed to Bucking Horse and Bellisimo Construction, a local construction company, continued the development. Jessup Farm came to fruition as a part of the neighborhood. The farm includes restaurants, ice cream shop, coffee shop, brewery and boutique. Chickens, onsite, provide eggs for the restaurants. The plan was to have additional farm animals and a working farm as a part of the neighborhood. This idea was later abandoned.
The midtown location of Bucking Horse puts it close to shopping and many other restaurants. The neighborhood is also close to the Power trail and only one mile from both the Spring Creek Trail and the Poudre River Trail. This makes it a nice location to take off and enjoy a dog walk, bike ride or a run. The core of the neighborhood is the pool, club house and park. It is the gathering spot for activities including movie night and all sorts of fun. Many of the homes offer front porches which become great evening sitting spots. The friendly neighborhood means you will be greeted with waves and hellos, as you pass by. Why not make Bucking Horse your neighborhood?