Some of the larger cities and communities in the Northern Colorado area sometimes steal the spotlight from surrounding smaller towns. So we want to make sure we pay special attention to these communities, highlighting their unique qualities,...
Ault's name provides a fitting acronym for "A Unique Little Town." Located along U.S. Highway 85 as it intersects with Colorado Highway 14, Ault residents enjoy an inspirational vantage point to view the Front Range of the Rockies. The town also sits near the edge of the vast short-grass prairie lands of eastern Colorado and is knows as the Gateway to Pawnee Buttes. Highland High School in Ault is named for the town's position on the high plains.
Ault is small enough to provide a friendly, country feel with beauty in the tree-lined streets and well-maintained parks. It features multiple antique stores and restaurants and boasts a senior center, library, dental office, chiropractic office, veterinary clinic, insurance offices, small shops, auto shops, beauty shops and a bank. It’s a great place to visit, raise a family or to spend your retirement years.
The town celebrates two annual community events, the Fall Festival in August and the International Food Fest in October, which features the ethnic roots of the local residents. About 30% of the residents have German ancestors, 11% are Irish with English, Swedish, Norwegian and Mexican immigrants also contributing to the fabric of the community.
Population: 1,555 (2012 estimate) Climate: Over 300 days of sunshine per year. Geography: 11 miles north of Greeley; 20 miles east of Fort Collins; 25 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and 70 miles north of Denver. Churches: There are four churches in town. Median Income: $49,792 (2010)
Ault's Liberty Park is a pleasant place to picnic or get some exercise. The town is also within a short drive of larger recreational facilities in Eaton (five miles away) and Greeley (10 miles away). The foothills of the Front Range are just over 30 minutes away, and the Pawnee National Grasslands are only 23 miles to the east.
The elementary school is located in Pierce, five miles to the north, with the middle school and high school in Ault. Nearby higher education opportunities feature Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado – both in Greeley – and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Major regional hospitals in the area include North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Locally, the Ault Clinic provides physician services and Banner Health operates the Eaton Family Care clinic just five miles to the south.
Ault’s location makes for an easy commute to employment centers in Greeley, Fort Collins, Windsor and Cheyenne, Wyo. Significant employers include: JBS USA, Leprino Foods, Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy, Startek and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley; Vestas, Metal Container Corp. and OI in Windsor, and Woodward, Anheuser-Busch, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Ault’s largest employer is the Weld County School District Re-9, but the town also a center of commerce for surrounding northern Weld County agricultural region.