Timnath, a small agricultural/farming community southeast of Fort Collins, was established in 1882. It is situated about half a mile east of I-25 at Harmony Road, on a small bluff east of the Cache la Poudre River. The surrounding farmlands have been primarily used for cultivating potatoes, alfalfa, corn, sugar beets, and raising cattle. With a proactive approach, the city government aims to preserve Timnath's identity as it experiences rapid growth. The population of Timnath increased by 180% between 2000 and 2010, and an additional 85% between 2010 and 2012. New neighborhoods have sprung up around the town, including one with an 18-hole golf course that serves as the home course for the Colorado State University golf team. The community also has a second elementary school.
Education in Timnath is provided by the Poudre School district, which includes two elementary schools: the historic Timnath Elementary and Bethke Elementary, established in 2008. Students from these elementary schools typically move on to Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School or Preston Middle School and eventually attend Fossil Ridge High School in southeast Fort Collins.
Timnath residents have access to various institutions of higher learning in Northern Colorado, such as 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.
For healthcare needs, the University of Colorado Health's Poudre Valley Health System's Harmony Campus offers services through its physician offices, outpatient facilities, and cancer care on a 96-acre site. Additionally, there are hospitals affiliated with Banner Health and the University of Colorado Health in nearby locations.
Employment opportunities in Timnath are abundant due to its proximity to Fort Collins and Windsor. Many residents work in these communities, while others commute to Denver, about 45 minutes to the south, thanks to easy access to I-25. The area has various major employers, including Colorado State University, Poudre School District, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Anheuser-Busch. Other companies in Windsor employ Northern Colorado residents. Timnath is also close to Loveland's Wal-Mart Distribution Center and Centerra shopping district.