Englewood is a tight-knit community with a small-town atmosphere,
yet it has all the benefits associated with the larger metropolitan area
nearby. The City is served by light rail and bus transit system linking
the community to downtown Denver and other locations, including
DIA. Englewood’s location, access to transit and transportation
corridors, and relative affordability has made it ripe for investment
and new development over the past few years.
Englewood’s Rich History
The City of Englewood has a rich and colorful history that dates
back to the Gold Rush. In the mid-1800s, prospectors on their way
to California stopped in Colorado to pan its streams. Settlers soon
followed and the area’s first permanent settler, Thomas Skerritt,
arrived in 1864.
Legend has it that Skerritt grew tired of traveling the old Santa Fe
Trail to Denver to sell his produce, so he plowed two furrows, one on
each side of the road, from Englewood to Cherry Creek. He drove
down the center of the furrows, pulling a heavy log behind the wagon
to create a broad roadway. Because the road was the widest street in
the area, it was referred to as “Broadway,” and is still one of the main
thoroughfares in the metro area.
In 1903, a large number of scattered settlements in the area banded
together to form the City of EnglewoodOver the years, Englewood
has clearly valued innovation and mobility, as demonstrated in the
construction of the Cherrelyn Trolley, the Alexander Eaglerock
airplane, and Cinderella City Mall, which was the largest mall west
of the Mississippi River when it was built in 1968.
Englewood is at the heart of the Denver Metropolitan area. Located just south of
Denver with a current population of approximately 32,000 residents and 1,600
businesses, which employ 24,800 workers; Englewood is ideally situated for
citizens, business people, and visitors alike.