Mead is a charming close-knit community located nearly equidistant between Fort Collins and Denver (34- and 38-minute drives, respectively). The location of Meade at the junction of I-25 and Highway 66 means easy accessibility to both larger shopping/job districts and favorite Rocky Mountain playgrounds as well.
With a 2020 population of 4,865 people and just one neighborhood, Mead is the 97th largest community in Colorado. Recent new growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move here, and are putting down their money on brand new construction.
A statistic of note: telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce—11.24% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce, it is high relative to the nation.
The town is a good choice for families with children, as well, because of several factors. First, many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. Second, many residents own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Third, a large population of college-educated adults provide a good learning environment conducive to academic success.
The town school district is the acclaimed St Vrain Valley School District and the middle and high school are located right in the middle of the community. Multiple acclaimed colleges and universities are also easily accessed in both the nearby Fort Collins and Denver areas.
Finally, Mead’s overall crime rate is 52% lower than the national average for the country. Though the police department is located a distance away, when polled, 75% of residents felt they had a good response time to call requests.