The Town of Windsor is a Home Rule Municipality in Larimer and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Windsor is located in the region known as Northern Colorado. Windsor is situated 59 miles north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The Cache la Poudre River runs through the west and south sides of town. It is approximately halfway between Fort Collins and Greeley on the BNSF Railway, and somewhat near the midpoint of a triangle formed by those two cities and Loveland. The town is bordered on the east by Greeley, on the northeast by Severance, on the northwest by Timnath, on the west by Fort Collins, the southwest by Loveland, and on the south by Johnstown. The town has a scenic view of Longs Peak and other Front Range mountain available throughout most all the town when looking to the west.
The main business district of town is east-west, along State Highway 392, which also serves as Windsor’s Main Street. The historic early grid of the town extends for roughly six blocks north and south of Main, and less than 10 blocks east and west, with a vibrant square green, called Main Park southeast of downtown. The park is surrounded by residences, and by the Town Hall (formerly Park School), at the north end.
The town has several museums. The Windsor Museum at Boardwalk Park is a multi-building living history display. The town has 25 developed and undeveloped parks, totaling over 200 acres. The Windsor Community Recreation Center, adjacent to the police station and high school, offers classes, events, athletic leagues, senior recreation, and adaptive recreation for people with disabilities of all ages. The Windsor Community Playhouse, founded in 1981, produces several theatrical productions each year. The Playhouse, located on the east side of town, is primarily a volunteer organization that produces shows ranging from Broadway blockbusters to children’s shows. Due to its close proximity to Fort Collins and Greeley, residents have easy access to productions and shows at the Union Colony Civic Center, the Lincoln Center, as well as local dinner theaters.
The town is served by three school districts, Windsor-Severance School District, Thompson Valley School District, and Poudre School District.