With its central location and three-mile proximity to I-25, Windsor has seen a rapid urban growth in the past 20 years. Interstate 25 is the main thoroughfare for the Front Range and runs north and south through the entire state of Colorado. Windsor is also four and a half miles away from the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport which serves all of northern Colorado. This smaller airport provides service for individually owned planes, commercial planes as well as helicopters, and is a busy hub for airplanes in this area.
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway is still active and viable, and maintains the only railway through Windsor. It remains an important stop in which to pick up shipments destined for other Colorado locations or locations across the United States as well as to off load equipment and supplies here for this community and the surrounding area.
The Town of Windsor has developed a Comprehensive Strategic Plan to support the future growth of Windsor and keep it a viable and action-oriented community. The town supports 25 developed and undeveloped parks including Main Park, Boardwalk Park, Chimney Park, Eastman Park, and Diamond Valley. Boardwalk Park (located within the Windsor DDA boundary) is home to many outdoor attractions including a summer concert series, October Fest, Fourth of July celebration, the Windsor Fine Arts Festival, Taste of Windsor, and other annual events sponsored by the Town of Windsor, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, and other private entities.
The Windsor Community Recreation Center offers classes, events, athletic leagues, senior recreation, and adaptive recreational activities for people with disabilities. The Firehouse Museum and the Arts & Heritage Center exhibit a wealth of historical information and artifacts from the past and are located within walking distance from the beautiful Windsor Lake and downtown area. Additionally, the Windsor Community Playhouse produces several theatrical productions each year ranging from Broadway hits to children’s shows.
The Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue has three fire stations, two located within the town of Windsor and one in the neighboring community of Severance. These two stations serve two communities in Larimer and Weld County along with outlining areas of Fort Collins and portions of Interstate 25. The third fire station just opened for service in December 2011, and is within one half mile to Interstate 25.
Education is an important element of the success of Windsor’s growing community. The Weld RE-4 School District headed by a five-person Board of Directors and Superintendent of Schools oversees one high school, two middle schools, five elementary schools and one charter school. Total enrollment for the schools is close to 4,600 students. Quality education has been nationally recognized along with national and state recognition and the success of athletic and other school programs.
Four major area hospitals are located within 20 minutes or less from anywhere in Windsor.