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Explore Johnstown's Local Favorites: A Guide to the Best Restaurants & Activities

April 1, 2023

Welcome to Johnstown!

Nestled in the picturesque mountains of northern Colorado, Johnstown is a delightful town with a population of more than 16,000. It boasts a unique blend of natural splendor and modern conveniences, making it an ideal destination for visitors and residents alike. The town offers easy access to Denver and Fort Collins, providing endless entertainment opportunities. Whether you are a lifelong resident or a newcomer, Johnstown promises to surprise you with something new and exciting at every turn.

One of the highlights of living in Johnstown is the abundance of great restaurants and shops in town. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Black Sheep Coffee & Crepes 

This cozy coffee shop is a beloved local spot offering a wide selection of coffee drinks, teas, pastries, and light bites, located across the street from Mountain View Community in Johnstown. It offers a cozy atmosphere for patrons to enjoy coffee, tea, and a variety of sweet and savory crepes. The cafe's menu features a wide range of crepe options, including classics like Nutella and banana, as well as unique combinations like brie and apple. It's a great spot for a quick bite or a Sunday brunch with friends.

Glenn A. Jones M.D. Memorial Library

A newly built public library located near our Mountain View community that offers a variety of resources, including books, audiobooks, computer access, and printing & scanning services. The library hosts various events and programs, including storytimes for children, book clubs for adults, and educational workshops. It's a great resource for residents of the Mountain View community and the surrounding area.

Little House

A locally-owned, authentic and delicious Chinese and Asian cuisines in Johnstown. Little House's convenient location and affordable prices make their restaurant a natural choice for dine-in and take-out meals in the community. Little house is best known for their variety of traditional Chinese dishes, including stir-fries, noodles, soups, and rice bowls. They use fresh ingredients and make all their dishes to order, ensuring that customers receive a high-quality and delicious meal. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming, making it a great spot for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner with family and friends.

The Johnstown Community YMCA

A non-profit organization that provides health and wellness programs for the local community. The YMCA offers a variety of fitness programs and classes for people of all ages and fitness levels, including group exercise classes, personal training, and youth sports programs. In addition to fitness programs, the YMCA also offers community outreach programs, including youth mentoring, summer camps, and social services for families in need. The facility includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness center, and community meeting rooms, making it the perfect spot for promoting healthy living and social responsibility.

Full List of Amenities :

  • Fitness Center With Cardio and Strength Training Equipment and Weights
  • Basketball Gym
  • Indoor Running Track
  • Classes Such as Zumba, Les Mills BODYPUMP & Yoga
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Indoor & Outdoor Group Exercise Spaces
  • Child Watch (Child Care While You Workout)
  • Lap Pool
  • Leisure Pool, Slides, Diving Boards & Splash Pad
  • Sauna & Steam Room
  • Multipurpose Fields
  • Preschool
  • Community Event Space With Catering Kitchen
  • Pickleball

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse

A unique and entertaining experience that combines live theatre performances with delicious dining. The spacious and elegant theatre is designed to provide an intimate and immersive experience, with comfortable seating and excellent views of the stage. Guests can enjoy a gourmet three-course meal before the the curtains rise for an evening of entertaining musicals, dramas, and comedies. The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is a great place to spend a night out with family and friends, offering a memorable and enjoyable experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Hay's Market

Hay's Market is a locally-owned grocery store located in the heart of Johnstown, Colorado. They offer a wide variety of fresh produce, high-quality meats, artisan bread, and a vast selection of other grocery items. Hay's Market prides itself on providing excellent customer service and strives to meet the needs of every shopper. Whether you're doing your weekly shopping or looking for something specific, Hay's Market is your go-to destination for all your grocery needs in Johnstown.

Parish Park

A public park located near our Mountain View community in Johnstown. The park offers a range of outdoor recreational activities and facilities, including picnic areas, playgrounds, basketball courts, and a baseball diamond. There are also several walking and biking paths, making it a great spot for exercise or leisurely strolls. Additionally, the park has a large open space area that can be used for community events, concerts, and other outdoor gatherings. The park is well-maintained and offers a peaceful, family-friendly environment for visitors to enjoy.

Full List of Parks in Johnstown

These are just a few of the many great restaurants and shops that make Johnstown such a wonderful place to live. Whether you're looking for a new favorite restaurant or a unique shopping experience, Johnstown has something for everyone. We hope you'll come and explore our vibrant community soon!

The entire process was smooth and stress free. Hank is awesome, thorough, and did a fantastic job throughout the building and closing process. Billy was awesome as well and was always there to help us. I would absolutely recommend Bessler, and have already. Appreciate you all, and thank you!

The Bennett Family | Johnstown, CO - Mountain View