Timnath was founded in 1882 as a small agricultural community, located southeast of Fort Collins, approximately one-half mile east of I-25 off Harmony Road. It sits on a small bluff just east of the Cache la Poudre River; the surrounding farmlands were used for growing potatoes, alfalfa, corn, sugar beets and cattle ranching.
The city government has taken a progressive posture in hopes of helping the town maintain its identity as it grows exponentially. Timnath grew 180% from 2000 to 2010, and approximately an additional 85% between 2010 and 2012!
Population: 1,157 (2012 estimate) 223 in the 2000 census and 625 in the 2010
Elevation: 4,867 Ft.
Climate: 300 days of sunshine each year
Timnath schools are a part of the Poudre School district, based in Fort Collins. There are two elementary schools, the historic Timnath Elementary and Bethke Elementary that opened in 2008. Elementary students advance to Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School or Preston Middle High and eventually attend Fossil Ridge High School located in south-eastern Fort Collins.
Timnath is in close proximity to several Northern Colorado institutes of higher learning including Colorado State University in Fort Collins, University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Aims Community College in Greeley, Regis University in Loveland and Front Range Community College in Fort Collins.
University of Colorado Health’s Award-winning Poudre Valley Health System's Harmony Campus is a 96-acre site with four buildings that combine physician offices, outpatient services, and cancer care. It is affiliated with Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospital.
Banner Health’s Medical Arts Centre of Windsor is affiliated with North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland. University of Colorado Health has hospitals in Fort Collins, Loveland and Childrens’ Hospital in Denver. Quality specialists in virtually all areas are available within a short drive.
In close proximity to Fort Collins and Windsor, many residents of Timnath work in those communities, though since Timnath affords easy access to I-25, numerous people commute to the Denver area, about 45 minutes to the south.