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Evans, Colorado, was named in honor of Colorado's second territorial governor, John Evans. John Evans was a physician, real estate investor, founder of universities, railroad builder, and politician. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln offered him the territorial governorship of Colorado; by 1865, the legislature chose him as a senator.
Before his death on July 3, 1897, Dr. Evans left a lasting mark on the State of Colorado when he found that Denver was not going to be a part of the Transcontinental Railroad. He was very instrumental in obtaining a land grant and starting construction of the Denver Pacific Railroad linking Denver with the Transcontinental Railroad in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
On November 22, 1869, our settlement midway between Denver and Cheyenne was the first town to be platted and filed with the clerk of Weld County. Evans also marks the site of the completion of the railroad.
Due to the declining economy of a railroad boomtown, the early 1900s brought hardships to Evans. As a result, the town's economic base shifted to agriculture. This shift helped Evans endure the Great Depression that crippled many small towns across the United States. Agriculture also saw Evans through the rapidly rising inflationary times of the 1960s and '70s.
The City of Evans is a highly diversified and stable community experiencing significant growth and development. After experiencing unprecendented but well planned growth for several years, the current population of Evans is estimated at 17, 900 residents. As a result, Evans' philosophy of planned, responsible and sustained growth consistently aimed at improving our community's quality of life brings us great economic potential.
Our residents and business owners benefit from a thriving economy in Evans which inculdes a Sam;s Club, high quality restaurants, and many local businesses. Today Evans is a community where our residents have a wide choice of housing, good schools, all the shopping and amenities of a large town and a great quality of life. With over 300 days of sunshine each year and a full four seasons, many people relocate to Evans to experience the best of Northern Colorado.
We enjoy over 300 acres of parks and open space (including a dog park), several hiking and biking trails along the river and within town, easy access to the Denver International Airport and quick drives south to Denver or west to the Rocky Mountains. A local airport has flights around the country leaving daily, the access to I-25, US 85 and US 34 are only minutes away and the conveniently located Union Pacific Railroad offers opportunities for shipping and receiving materials.
Evans is a wwonderful place to raise a famiy, start a business and buy a home. Come see us or give us a call and we'll be happy to help you get to know Evans.
Approximately 35 East of Loveland on HY 34 and 40 miles north of Denver on I25, Evans is strongly tied to its more-developed metropolitan neighbor Greeley. Rocky Mountain National Park and the Town of Estes is just 40 West. In Evans you have a great mix of urban, rural, and mountain lifestyles and scenery.
In 2004, Evans received the Gold Medal for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, the highest honor of this type. City Park features a playground, pavilion, horseshoe pits, softball arena and lots of shade for picnics. Riverside Park contains a seven-acre fishing lake with over two miles of scenic trails along the Platte River as well as ball fields and open lands. Village Park offers tennis and basketball facilities. Prairie View Park offers both soccer fields and a skateboard park.
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