Greeley

194 reviews
  1. Town in Colorado
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$764
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    358
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    76
    37
  • Robbery
    63
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    512
    1
  • Theft
    2,662
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    205
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,342
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

194 reviews
  • Excellent
    18
  • Very Good
    77
  • Average
    81
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    8
Greeley is a small town, but it has everything you would ever need, grocery stores, shopping centers, schools, close to Denver, it has a university, and a community college. It is a quiet town, not a lot of interesting things happen except the stampede every year. Everyone in the town is friendly and very helpful. The downside of this town is that the living cost is going way up and its expensive to rent even a small apartment! Also, the school district isn't the best either, I think they have some work to do to improve their curriculum. I grew up here my whole life, and I honestly would not move anywhere else. I love living in a small town, cities are not for me, the life in a city is too rushed, and here in Greeley life is more relaxed, and everything is close by so there is no need to make big commutes everyday. There are new stores and homes coming into Greeley so I think that in a few years, the population of Greeley, and the town of Greeley will grow, and that is a good thing, it means more employment opportunities for the residents of the town!
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago
For any city throughout the world, the roots of its greatness come directly from the communities. When it comes to the city of Greeley, Colorado, prosperous communities are not hard to come by. The diversity of the city creates a sense of welcomness to anyone who chooses to live here, and there is an open door policy practiced by every establishment. There is a large enough population to where we have multiple schools of all levels-preparatory and public-that are located throughout the city that emphasize the importance of involvement and education. The Greeley Police Department is strongly connected to the community, where they host annual picnics and fundraisers to give back to those they protect. There is a vast amount of things that I can say about the wonderful city of Greeley, Colorado; but in conclusion, a city is only as fine as its communities, making Greeley a magnificent place to live.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Greeley doesn't deserve its bad reputation. At one time, I wrinkled my nose at it, too- and not just because of the farm town smell. After living here, though, I'm convinced that Greeley is a diamond in the rough. With Colorado's rapidly growing population, more and more people from all walks of life call Greeley home. Now, the town is a decent mix of people in many different professions, whereas it was just an agricultural hub in the past. The community is diverse and friendly, and it's a joy to experience a small-town attitude in a larger town like this one. It's affordable, too, which is rare in Colorado these days. In summary, Greeley is a town with a ton of potential and a highly varied mix of residents. Despite the less-than-stellar reputation it holds, I feel that it is extremely underrated and I am glad to call it home.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago