The term small town perfectly fits Wellington here in Larimer County. There are 6,289 residents situated in an area of 1.8 square miles close to the Hamilton Reservoir and the Colorado/Wyoming border. Visitors and residents have been known to bring their telescopes out at night for an amazing glimpse at our universe. The clean air and lack of light pollution offers a stunning view of the stars. "You can't go further north in Colorado if you're in the town of Wellington".
Although this town may seem far away from the hustle and bustle of Metro life, Wellington is only an hour away from Denver. The temperature year round is generally mild, and the climate is dry and comfortable. An employee of the Colorado Southern railroad, C. L. Wellington lent his name to this town when it was incorporated in 1905. Although it enjoys all the 21st century conveniences, Wellington still retains a bit of its rustic pioneer spirit.
Wellington has maintained a steady but moderate growth since its inception. Its small-town atmosphere and wide-open spaces have attracted outdoor enthusiasts, but many of the new residents are commuters working in nearby metropolitan areas. Wellington has become a bedroom community of sorts especially for those who enjoy outdoor adventures on the weekends. Anyone who enjoys sunshine, fresh air, gorgeous scenery and small town living would find Wellington a satisfying experience.