Welcome to Timnath – Future Crossroads
Timnath was established in 1882 as a busy hub of fur trading and farming. Its location on the Cache la Poudre River initially attracted people to the fertile land; and over time its proximity to larger communities – Fort Collins to the west, Windsor to the south, and Loveland and Greeley nearby – brought in residents who wanted to get away, but not too far away.
Only a short time ago, Timnath was the size of a small neighborhood, with a quaint Main Street and a population of 230. It became clear to the citizens of Timnath, however, that Northern Colorado offered a highly desirable quality of life. In order to preserve Timnath and not be absorbed into surrounding communities, the residents chose to proactively plan for people and families looking for a genuine small town with access to I-25, CSU, Budweiser Events Center, Centerra Mall and other regional amenities, a historic core, good schools and good neighbors. In the next 20 years, Timnath will grow 27 square miles adding 20,000 new residents.
Yet, even present changes have a link to Timnath’s past. Historic farms that once defined Timnath are now becoming vibrant neighborhoods that continue to value the connection to the land, emphasizing views and access to open space and trails. Likewise, Timnath has vested itself in continuing to build strong connections between Old Town Timnath and new developments. Today, Timnath finds itself once again at a busy crossroads as it becomes a community that prides itself on its connection to its past as it progressively plans and builds for a sustainable future.
We are proud to be a vibrant, historic community whose many trails are:
- Connected to our history with over 125 years of serving as an historical crossroads for fur traders, farmers and residents looking to get away, but not too far away;
- Connected to our land with our first settlers attracted to the fertile soil and where our current residents capitalize on Timnath’s geological bounty with over 20 percent of new developments focused planned open space, parks and recreation and a goal of never being more than a quarter-mile walk from a park;
- Connected to sustainable planning with recently opened Bethke Elementary, the first ever school awarded the LEED gold standard, where historic farms are now becoming thoughtfully planned neighborhoods, where we are focused on uniting Old and New Timnath;
- Connected to our community by our progressive partnerships with developers and retailers, our plan for a thriving commercial/retail/dining district that will reflect Timnath’s dedication to great living;
- Connected to each other by our single zip code, by our open, not gated, welcoming neighborhoods attracting professionals looking to call Northern Colorado home;
- Connected by our identity as one Timnath.