and has dedicated more than 7,000 acres to
parks and open space, with approximately
80 miles of hiking and biking trails. The
community has a strong entrepreneurial
spirit with thriving small businesses: 87
percent of businesses have fewer than 20
employees. Lakewood is also home to more
than 7,000 federal employees and has the
largest concentration of federal agencies
outside of Washington D.C. Lakewood was
recently awarded the prestigious national
All-America City Award and the first-ever
All-America City Diversity award.
Westminster is a growing suburban community that offers a wide choice of housing, excellent
schools and public facilities. With direct access to major highways, Westminster’s central location between Denver and Boulder puts it within easy reach of major business centers, retail
centers and a variety of entertainment and recreational facilities. Activities in Denver or Boulder
are a 20-minute drive in either direction, and the drive from Westminster to Denver International Airport takes approximately 30 minutes. The city covers 34 square miles and every region
has interesting history and local historic landmarks, which are examples of the historic built
environment since the 1870s. Westminster is an award-winning community with an international reputation for livability, a tradition of excellence in parks and recreation, a leadership role
in technology and a reputation for sound financial management.
Wheat Ridge was first established during the Gold
Rush of 1859, when the City served as a rest stop for
miners headed to mountain gold camps. It was later
named Wheat Ridge for the golden ridges of wheat
noted by travelers passing along the Overland Trail.
Wheat Ridge embodies the deep roots of a City
with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Its central location provides shorts commutes
to major interstate highways, the majestic Rocky
Mountains, and Denver’s amenities. With easy
access from I- 70, you can be skiing, hiking or participating in a wide range of internationally-acclaimed
mountain sports in less than an hour.