Severance

Location

Located in the heart of Northern Colorado, approximately 10 miles east of Fort Collins, 7 miles north of Windsor, and 10 miles northwest of Greeley.  Severance’s central location allows for easy access to all of Northern Colorado’s larger cities for both work and play.

Transportation

Severance is served by two State Highways and numerous county roads, which offer easy motoring to Interstate 25 and all points beyond. Its internal roadways are well maintained and offer unbridled recreation access to other Northern communities. As development occurs a pedestrian and bicycle pathway will connect with Windsor’s trail network.

Population

Estimated at 7,300 friendly people.

Services

In addition to utility services (water and sewer), roadway maintenance, code enforcement, municipal court, and a full-time Town Hall staff, we added our own fully staffed police department in the first quarter of 2019.

Schools
  • Rangeview Elementary, 700 Ponderosa Drive (Website)
  • Severance Middle School, 1801 Avery Plaza Street (Website)
  • Severance High School, 1200 Hidden Valley Pkwy (Website)
Commercial

Severance offers numerous commercial options including bars/restaurants, personal service shops, and salons, retail, automotive repair, real estate services, a bank, self-storage, and child daycare.

Recreation

The Town currently maintains five (5) parks spread throughout many town neighborhoods. A trail system is being developed that will hook into regional trail systems in the future. The surrounding area is home to prime waterfowl hunting. The beautiful Rocky Mountains are only 45 minutes away and urban activities and sporting events in both Fort Collins (10 minutes) and Denver (50 minutes) can be easily experienced. There is also easy access to the events taking place at the Budweiser Event Center, Loveland, Crossroads, and Interstate Highway 25. Greeley is close enough for shopping and attending events there such as the Greeley Stampede.

History of the Town of Severance

SEVERANCE

In 1894, David E. Severance applied for a post office for a community of approximately 50 families to be named Tailholt. However, because Mr. Severance put in for the post office it was erroneously named Severance and just stayed that way. Mail for Severance was carried to and from Eaton, then later from Windsor, by horse and buggy.

A promotion began in the early 1900s to persuade farmers to raise sugar beets so a sugar factory would be built in neighboring Windsor. The necessary acreage was pledged and the Windsor factory was built in 1903, becoming the Great Western Sugar Company in 1905. Then Severance became a sugar beet receiving station and dump on the Great Western Railway, operating until 1985. Severance was founded by Bruce Eaton, the son of Governor Benjamin Eaton in 1906 and by 1920 the town  had enough  residents  to incorporate,  with 40 votes  for  and 0 against.

Community Events

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Good transit
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Updated: Aug 3, 2021 8:41:pm.

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