- Elevation: 5,280 feet
- Population: 538,556
Jefferson County is west of Denver. Over 70% of the county lies in the foothills of the Rockies. Major towns that lie partially within its boundaries are Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada and Westminster. Some of the towns are highlighted below. The county has extensive parks and opens space recreational areas such as Golden Gate Canyon State Park and Chatfield Reservoir. The mountain towns of Evergreen and Genessee are in the western portion of the county and are popular for residents wanting to live in the mountains and commute to Denver or Boulder.
Arvada, CO - ci.arvada.co.us. Quiet neighborhoods, a diverse business mix and the restoration of historic landmarks, such as Historic Olde Town Arvada, keep this 100,000 + population city northwest of Denver vibrant and healthy.
Westminster, CO - ci.westminster.co.us. is a full-service city centrally located in the Denver-Boulder metro area, with outstanding access to transportation and higher education. Itís the city of choice for more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an award-winning community with diverse housing, excellent schools, mountain views, open space and trails, public recreation facilities, golf courses, entertainment venues, restaurants and retail stores.
Lakewood, CO - www.lakewood.org. Lakewood, Colorado is ideally situated between downtown Denver and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Just minutes from downtown Denver and 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, Lakewood is close to the mountains and right in the middle of some of the metro areaís most popular attractions. Local attractions include Bandimere Speedway, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver Federal Center, Colorado Mills, Dinosaur Ridge and Coors Brewery. Lakewood has over 1200 acres of parks and open space that provide abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Golden, CO - www.ci.golden.co.us and www.ingolden.com. Golden, Colorado with a population of nearly 20,000 is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, only fifteen minutes from Denver. With nine museums and cultural facilities, Golden offers some of the most interesting experiences youíll find in all of Colorado, most within a short walking distance from each other. The Golden community is committed to making Golden, Colorado the best place to live and do business in the state of Colorado. People from all over the world come to Golden to explore the hiking trails, kayaking course on Clear Creek, parasailing, and renowned Mountaineering Center.
Conifer, CO - www.coniferchamber.org. Nestled in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, 15 miles southwest of Denver, Conifer has a population of 13,700. Residents enjoy the explosion of wild flowers each spring and summer and the groves of aspen trees, trademarks of the high country, with their brilliant displays of gold and blazing orange in the autumn. Also easily accessible via Hwy 285, many Conifer residents commute to the metro area.
Evergreen, CO - www.evergreenchamber.org. Nestled in the mountains just outside of Denver, Evergreen is both beautiful and vibrant. The center of Evergreen is just 45 minutes from downtown Denver, 50 minutes from the Denver Tech Center, 70 minutes from Denver International Airport, 60-70 minutes to ski country. At an elevation of 7,200 feet, the climate offers relief from the hot summers, with temperatures ranging from the high 70ís to the low 80ís. Winters are surprisingly mild, in the mid 40ís to 50 degrees. The population is approximately 9200 residents.
Genesee, CO - www.city-data.com/city/Genesee-Colorado.html. Up in the foothills outside of Golden, Colorado is the town of Genesee, easily accessible from I-70. The year Ďround population is nearly 3,700 in this small town that encompasses 6.7 square miles. An easy 30 minute commute to downtown Denver, many residents work in the city and enjoy living in the mountains.
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