As the largest city in Northeastern Colorado, Sterling is a hub of shopping, dining, and community activity. I like living in Sterling because of its small-town feel and the strong community vibe evident in its ardent support of its school teams. The town can be a little slow if you are looking for more action or an eclectic nightlife experience. However, because of its importance to the region, there are plentiful job opportunities. The Northeastern Junior College offers many options for educators looking for work, while Sykes Enterprises boasts career opportunities for those in the technology industry.
The best area in Sterling is the historic Overhead Trail Museum, replicating an old fort complete with the chance to pan for gold. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the North Sterling State Park with its miles of biking and hiking trails and the idyllic Cottonwood Cove Swim Beach. The unique City of Living Trees Walk showcases old cottonwood trees transformed into magical bronze sculptures.