from urban lofts and downtown high-rise
buildings to horse properties and rural
acreage. There is a Denver-area property
suitable for any lifestyle: it all depends
on your unique preferences for your new
home, as well as your priority amenities.
One example is Jefferson County. Located
in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains,
Jeffco offers several mountain communities,
including Evergreen, Morrison, Conifer,
Aspen Park, Kittredge and Bergen Park.
The charming mountain town of Evergreen,
located just 30 miles west of Denver, is at
about 7,500 feet elevation and encompasses
about 130 square miles of pine and aspen-
laden hills. It’s close enough to Denver that
many people commute daily. Evergreen
sprawls from the 14,260- foot Mount Evans
on the west, to the edge of the high plains
on the east, Conifer and Aspen Park on the
south, and Genesee and Lookout Mountain
on the north. Many Evergreen residents
choose to live here to take advantage of
numerous recreational activities.
Another enviably located mountain town is
Morrison. The small town is located along
U.S. 285 and has only about 500 residents.
Tourism is the town’s major industry. Visitors stop by on their way back from Red
Rocks to enjoy its restaurants, outdoor recreation and rock concerts. Nearby attractions
include Bandimere Speedway, a multi-use
speedway, and Dinosaur Ridge, a world-renowned outdoor paleontology museum.
Another scenic mountain community is
the City of Boulder in Boulder County,
located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Boulder is sometimes humorously
described as “the city nestled between the
mountains and reality.” Boulder’s elevation reaches 5,430 feet and has acres of
vast open space for residents to play in. Its
location, 35 miles northwest of downtown
Denver, makes it a good place for business
but with outdoor amenities Coloradans
love. Boulder is one of Colorado’s centers
of commerce, education, research and
recreation, and home to the University
of Colorado. The pedestrian-only Pearl
Street Mall features sidewalk cafes, galleries,
boutiques and street performers, attracting
visitors and locals alike.
Photo courtesy of Shea Homes featuring BackCountry
Photo courtesy of Adams County Public Information Office