Lakewood, CO is one of the most attractive places to live in the entire state of Colorado. A relatively small community, Lakewood is spread out over 44 square miles, right up next to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The city has a population of approximately 140,000 residents, and is located approximately seven miles from Denver and is located in Jefferson County.
Lakewood started as a warm weather resort for the wealthiest citizens of Denver. The town continued to grow, and became home to Colorado Christian University in 1914. Years later the Remington Arms Company opened an ammunition manufacturing facility in the town. Lakewood was not actually incorporated until 1969, at which time the city's population was around 90,000.
Lakewood is a paradise for those who love the unique combination of the cultural advantages of big city life and small town charm. Lakewood residents can take a short drive and enjoy all that Denver has to offer, then retreat to the suburbs of Lakewood.
Lakewood has approximately 6,500 acres of land dedicated to parks, which ranks Lakewood among the highest ratios of park land per person in the United States.
Lakewood CO real estate is comparable to that of other Denver areas suburban communities, with an average single family home price of approximately $250,000, and property is appreciating at a rate of approximately 4% annually. The city's population size has been relatively stable in recent history.
Activities and events in Lakewood include:
- Annual Cider Days Harvest Festival
- Bear Creek Lake Park
- Belmar Park
- Belmar Entertainment, Shopping & Residential District
- Lakewood Cultural Center
- Lakewood Heritage Center
- Washington Heights Arts Center