COMMUNITIES FOR ALL
Denver is the heart of an energetic
metropolitan area that embraces both
newcomers and visitors. Known as the
Mile High City, the metro Denver area
consists of seven counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver,
Douglas and Jefferson. The region is
diverse, and ranges from a dynamic central
business district with a cosmopolitan
urban atmosphere to small communities
with a distinctly rural flavor and picturesque mountain towns nestled in the
foothills of the Rockies. Denver’s active
downtown area includes lofts and high-rise housing options, as well as tree-lined
neighborhoods with historic roots.
Jefferson County is the second-largest county
in the area and includes three cities: Arvada,
Lakewood and Westminster. Jefferson County’s cities each have populations greater than
100,000. In western part of the county, residents can live in mountain communities, yet
still work in a major metro area.
Arapahoe County, located just east of
Denver, is known as “Colorado’s First
County.” Its origins predate the Pike’s Peak
Gold Rush of 1858, and it has experienced
major residential growth in the last decade.
The largest city in the county is Aurora,
with a population of more than 361,710.
Adams County includes an interesting mix
of established cities, new master-planned
communities and rural farmsteads. Most
of the cities in Adams County offer a
small-town atmosphere with easy access
to businesses and attractions in nearby
Denver. The median age of Adams County
is a young 32. 4 years and a recent count of
population was just over 442,000.
Boulder County, situated where the eastern
slope of the Rocky Mountains meets the
Great Plains, features mountain communities, parks and trail systems that offer a
Colorado Convention Center. Photo by Scott Dresser-Martin & VISIT DENVER