The Fort Collins-Loveland metropolitan area is a great place to live. Loveland houses a number of artists together with three foundries and an art museum. The city of Loveland is also a major business hub for northern Colorado.
Tourist attraction sites like Longs Peak as well as other mountains of the Front Range can be viewed from the city. Lake Loveland also provides recreational facilities for the inhabitants of the city. The lake is an early irrigation system of the region found in the city limits.
Loveland also receives a huge amount of tourist traffic, especially during summer, since it is located along one of the main access routes to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Loveland is often referred to as the Home Rule Municipality. It is the second most populous municipality found in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The city of Loveland is situated 46 miles north of the Colorado State Capitol, Denver. It is the 14th most populous city in Colorado. According to the United States Census Bureau, it was estimated that the population of the city in 2014 was 72,651. The public schools found in the city are part of the Thompson R2-J School District.
The city is located south of Fort Collins which happens to be its larger neighbor. Both have expanded toward each other and are considered as a single metropolitan area. The city of Loveland has expanded its limits eastwards to embrace the interchange of Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 34.
Geography and Climate
Based on data drawn from the United States Census Bureau, Loveland city has a total area of 66 square kilometers. Out of this, 64 square kilometers is land while 2.3 square kilometers is water. The city has an annual snowfall of 54 inches.
Law and Government
Loveland operates a home-rule, council-manager form of government. The Council comprises a nine-member policy-which is led by the Mayor. The Mayor, chosen through election, rules for a two-year term. He presides over the council meetings. The position held by the Mayor is recognized as the City government leader for all ceremonial purposes. The city also maintains a police department.
The corporate and general aviation needs in Loveland is served by the Fort Collins/ Loveland Airport. The closest commercial airport is Denver International Airport which is located miles to the south. Loveland can be assessed from Denver by road through Interstate 25. The bus system used in Loveland is City of Loveland Transit (COLT).
The FLEX regional bus route connects Loveland to Fort Collins while the city is connected to Denver by Bustang interregional express bus.
The city of Loveland has just below 300 pieces of art in its public arts collection. Majority of these collections comprise sculpture. More than 100 pieces of the city’s sculpture are located in Loveland’s Benson Sculpture Garden.
The Sculpture in the Park show takes place in August every year. The show features artwork from artists in the U.S and around the world.