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Severance, CO Real Estate

Severance is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 597 at the 2000 census. The town is located on the Colorado Eastern Plains, northwest of Greeley, a crossroads of county roads. Founded in the late 19th century as an agricultural community, the town remained primarily a small rural farming community based on the raising of cattle, sugar beets, potatoes, and onions. In the 1990s it began to grow aggressively by the construction of new residential subdivisions in the nearby rural areas of Weld County, especially as growth spilled over from nearby Windsor. The construction of new residential communities near the town has left the original agricultural community surrounded by modern construction and contributed to an upsurge in population. The town limits, extended through flagpole annexations, reach in tendrils nearly to Windsor and Fort Collins. Since the economic base of the town is quite limited, many of the new residents commute to jobs in Greeley, Fort Collins, Windsor, and even to Denver. Like many communities in western Weld County, the town afford a panoramic scenic view of the Front Range to the west.

Severance is famous within the region as the location of Bruce's Bar, a local watering hole founded in the 1950s. Located on the northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Weld County Road 23, Bruce's was well known for its offering of Rocky Mountain oysters (deep-fried bull testicles). The bar was particularly popular as a gathering place for recreational motorcyclists within the region. This included the Two-Wheelers Motorcycle Club Nut Run in the fall of each year. Members from Cheyenne, WY and Denver would converge with thousands of other bikers in the region in a traditional end of riding season ride to Bruce's for music, beer and bikes.

Owner Bruce Ruth died in August 2006, and the bar's survival had been in question after Ruth's death. It was thought that the bar went to his son, Steve Ruth, and two longtime employees, Dennis Guffy and Linda Winter, who together had more than 65 years experience at the bar. However, the transfer of ownership stumbled because the Severance Town Council denied a liquor license due to building code and safety issues with the structure. Steve Ruth sent a fax from London on January 31, 2007 to bar manager Bary Brim telling the staff to close the bar. Apparently the younger Ruth could not justify the cost of making the necessary changes.

In February 2008, Jairo Landeros of Berthoud, Colorado purchased the building. He and building contractor Bruce Carron made substantial repairs to the building and upgraded the kitchen. Bruce's Bar reopened in October 2008. The new ownership has engaged the services of former employees Linda Winter and Dennis Guffy, who was the long-time cook and prepared the Rocky Mountain Oysters. The new management has upgraded the facility, while attempting to maintain the atmosphere and much of the menu of the former Bruce's Bar. The "Nut Run", started by the owner of 2 Wheelers Motorcycle shop in Denver will once again have their annual festivities in September 2009.

Severance is also the home of KYEN radio, a commercial-free classic-rock station with a far-reaching signal which can be heard as far away as Denver.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Severance, Co

37012 Soaring Eagle Circle
$739,000 
37012 Soaring Eagle Circle
Severance, CO

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,778 sqft
Courtesy of C3 Real Estate Solutions LLCListing #8371910
468 Mt. Sherman
$400,964 
468 Mt. Sherman
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,184 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #4493571
1069 Mt. Columbia Drive
$389,699 
1069 Mt. Columbia Drive
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,184 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #3667560
507 Ellingwood Pointe Drive
$376,800 
507 Ellingwood Pointe Drive
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,890 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #5075716
453 Kit Carson Avenue
$341,190 
453 Kit Carson Avenue
Severance, CO

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,334 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #5886975
558 Ellingwood Pointe Drive
$341,190 
558 Ellingwood Pointe Drive
Severance, CO

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,334 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #4859933
732 Elk Mountain Drive
$335,625 
732 Elk Mountain Drive
Severance, CO

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,242 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #4367912
457 Kit Carson Avenue
$324,250 
457 Kit Carson Avenue
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,738 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #3007594
461 Kit Carson Avenue
$312,450 
461 Kit Carson Avenue
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,804 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #6261943
455 Kit Carson Avenue
$310,100 
455 Kit Carson Avenue
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,712 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #2384949
448 Ptarmigan Street
$310,100 
448 Ptarmigan Street
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,712 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #5438966
370 Mt. Bross Avenue
$306,656 
370 Mt. Bross Avenue
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,401 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #1970551
621 Gore Range Drive
$305,100 
621 Gore Range Drive
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,712 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #5243892
718 Elk Mountain Drive
$305,100 
718 Elk Mountain Drive
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,712 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #9506366
449 Ptarmigan Street
$300,500 
449 Ptarmigan Street
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,444 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #1802086
729 Elk Mountain Drive
$295,500 
729 Elk Mountain Drive
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,444 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #5396825
371 Mt. Bross Avenue
$290,941 
371 Mt. Bross Avenue
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,288 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #2219049
720 Elk Mountain Drive
$289,840 
720 Elk Mountain Drive
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,288 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #5718788
723 Elk Mountain Drive
$275,000 
723 Elk Mountain Drive
Severance, CO

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,208 sqft
Courtesy of Mountain Vista Real EstateListing #7386623
2673 Cutter Drive
Courtesy of Porchlight Real Estate GroupListing #6660592

Severance, Co Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 669 $365,200 $334,012

Severance, Co School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
WELD COUNTY REORGANIZED NO. RE-4 K-12 80550 3

Severance, Co School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

SEVERANCE 3 out of 5
COLORADO 2 out of 5

Severance, Co School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

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SEVERANCE
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Severance, Co Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 3,592
Households: 1,261
Median Age: 38

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