University Acres, Fort Collins Neighborhood

Ryan Jenkins

University Acres Homes for SaleLocated southwest of the intersection at Lemay Avenue and Elizabeth Street, the central Fort Collins neighborhood of University Acres provides the convenience of Old Town Fort Collins at a lower price per square foot. The neighborhood site, originally an 122 acre experimental farm owned by Colorado State University, was sold to real estate entrepreneurs Lewis & Mae Tiley and their son Bill in 1957. The Tiley family together with Everitt Companies developed the University Acres subdivision between 1959-1973, naming the streets after former Colorado State University presidents Edwards, Ellis, Green, Lory, Morgan, and Newsom. In this neighborhood two story, split-level, and ranch style homes are all represented, most include an attached 1 or 2 car garage. University Acres’ towering trees and its large 0.2 to 0.3 acre lots add to the neighborhood’s appeal. Homes for sale in University Acres are typically listed between $200,000 and $360,000.

University Acres could not be placed in a more convenient location. Downtown Fort Collins and Colorado State University are just a quick bike ride away. Two of the neighborhood’s schools, Laurel Elementary and Lesher Middle School, are within walking distance, as is Poudre Valley Hospital which lies on the eastern border of the subdivision. Southeast of University Acres is the expansive 65 acre Edora Community Park which includes lighted ball fields, lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, sport fields, an 18 hole frisbee golf course, skate park, a playground, 3 picnic shelters, and the Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC) which offers ice skating and aquatics activities. The Spring Creek Trail passes through Edora Park and on to several other mid-Fort Collins parks.

As of 2013, the University Acres subdivision is 84% owner occupied and 16% tenant occupied. Twenty homes were sold in this neighborhood in 2013 with a median sale price of $257,000.

University Acres 2013 Sales Data

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Home Sales in 2013: 20, Median Sale Price: $257K
Highest Sale Price: $580K, Lowest Sale Price: $175K
Median Home Size: 1800 sq ft, Median Lot Size: 0.22 acres
Median Year Built: 1963, Median Beds/Baths: 3/2

Current University Acres Real Estate Listings

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University Acres Neighborhood Location Information

University Acres Homes for SaleUniversity Acres is bounded by Lemay Avenue to the east, Stover Street to the West, Elizabeth Street to the north, and Prospect Road to the South. The zip code for Univeristy Acres is 80524.

University Acres Neighborhood Schools*

Elementary School: Laurel Elementary
Middle School: Lesher Middle School
High School: Fort Collins High School
*To locate your neighborhood schools visit, use the Poudre School District Neighboorhood School Locator tool.

University Acres Links & Area Businesses

Poudre Valley Hospital · Fort Collins Club · Spring Creek Trail · Edora Pool Ice Center

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