than doubled, but the city has maintained
its small town atmosphere. According to the
2010 Census data, more than 45,913 people
call Commerce City home, with individuals of Hispanic descent comprising 47%
of the city’s population. More than 65% of
residents are homeowners, with a median
home price of $205,000. Residents enjoy the
facilities and beauty of 14 city parks and two
major trail systems.
The nearly 36,000 residents of Northglenn enjoy small neighborhoods with accessible schools, convenient shopping centers, parks, lakes, open spaces and outdoor
recreation facilities. Northglenn has a distinctive sense of community; many of the
original residents who lived in Northglenn when it incorporated in 1969 still live here.
The community is connected by the well-planned Greenway Trail System. The 28
miles of off-street walking and biking paths connect with larger trail systems that lead
throughout the Denver metro area. Northglenn is only 15 minutes north of downtown Denver. Northglenn has been named Tree City USA 11 times.
Thornton is closer to the Denver International Airport than any other community
in the metro area. Residents have beautiful, breathtaking views and easy access
to the more than 25 major resort areas
found in the nearby Rocky Mountains
for skiing, hiking, rafting and camping.
Thornton has a rich collection of public
parks, including athletic fields and courts,
swimming pools, recreation centers and
gymnasiums. The city also enjoys the
cultural amenities and educational opportunities offered in nearby Denver.
The City of Federal Heights is located
roughly 12 miles northwest of downtown
Denver. Federal Heights was incorporated in 1940, encompasses 1. 78 square
miles, and is home to more than 12,000
residents. The City is also home to Water
World, one of the largest water parks in
the country, and is part of the Hyland
Hills Recreational District.