Welcome to Lakewood
Welcome to Lakewood, one of the Top 50 Healthiest Cities in America, a Best City for Outdoor Activities, and one of Colorado’s Best Suburbs! Lakewood is the 5th largest city in the Denver metro area, and arguably boasts some of its best Rocky Mountain views. With easy light rail access from Union Station, Lakewood is just a skip, hop, and a jump from all that big-city Denver has to offer, but with so many of its own attractions, amenities, and opportunities at your fingertips, you may never have to leave home. Come explore Lakewood… you just might discover the next great place you’ll call home.
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Spotlights of Lakewood
Community Events & Programs
Lakewood promotes wellbeing and community connection through numerous programs, including art classes, camps, park programs, fitness and wellness classes, adult sports, swimming, and more. Lakewood also features a number of public events, like First Thursdays on the Plaza, INSPIRE Arts Week, Big Boom Bash, and Lakewood Lights.
Parks & Rec
Get outside, enjoy some sunshine, and take in those breathtaking mountain views! Bear Creek Lake Park is a city favorite for its beautiful fishing lake, its miles of paved and unpaved trails, and its scenic picnic spots. Hayden Park on Green Mountain features steep terrain ideal for more aggressive hikers who don’t want to travel far from home.
Arts & Culture
Whether you’re an artist or an art appreciator, you’ll find plenty to love in Lakewood. The Lakewood Cultural Center and Lakewood Heritage Center are city-run and offer theaters, galleries, classes, and more. Named a Certified Colorado Creative District, 40 West Arts is a burgeoning arts district along historic West Colfax Avenue.
Lakewood at a Glance
Denver: 15 min
Boulder: 40 min
Rocky Mountain National Park: 1 hr 30 min
Major Roads: US-6, CO-121, CO-391, I-70
Median Home Price: $388,200
Living in Lakewood
Largely suburban, Lakewood offers a wide variety of single-family and townhomes from which to choose. Buyers have their pick of just about every kind of real estate—urban-feeling condos and townhomes, rural-feeling estates, luxury golf course homes, new homes, older homes, historic homes… and everything in between.
Located just outside of Denver, Lakewood is a popular home base for city commuters, but it’s also got several of its own major employers. It’s home to companies such as Einstein Bros Bagels, First Bank, and The Integer Group. Other major employers include Denver Federal Center, Jefferson County Schools, Terumo BCT, and St. Anthony Hospital.
Public school students in Lakewood belong to Jefferson County School District, which ranks among the best school districts in Colorado for athletics and overall academics. Lakewood’s own Lakewood High ranks as the #13 Best College Prep High School in Colorado.
Other school options include private schools such as Colorado Academy and Denver Street School.
You’ll find no shortage of shopping and dining in Lakewood! Though the city doesn’t have an official "downtown" area, a thriving mixed-use area called Belmar is fast becoming a local favorite hangout. Lakewood is also home to the Colorado Mills outlet mall, as well as several major shopping centers and commercial corridors throughout the city, including Fairfield Commons and Jewel Square Shopping Center.
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