A Little About Lakewood, Colorado
Lakewood is located just west of Denver at the base of the foothills. It is the fifth-largest city in the state with a population of over 156,000 people. One of the most popular outdoor attractions is Bear Creek Lake Park. It has 2,600-acres of land providing plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain and road biking, camping, boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The city is home to several other parks, trails, and natural areas, including William F. Hayden Park at Green Mountain, Belmar Park, and Kendrick Lake Park.
The city is a hub for a vibrant arts scene, including outdoor murals, sculptures, concerts, and more. The Lakewood Cultural Center is a performing and visual arts venue that hosts a variety of live shows, events, and classes throughout the year. Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park (formerly the Lakewood Heritage Center) is a history park and provides an interesting glimpse into the history of Lakewood, with several preserved buildings moved onto the property. It also has an amphitheater that hosts concerts and festivals.
In terms of education, Lakewood is served by Jefferson County Public Schools, the second largest school district in Colorado. The city also hosts Colorado Christian University, Red Rocks Community College and the Colorado School of Trades.
Lakewood has over 240 miles of multi-use trails and walkways, as well as 180 miles of bike paths.
What about the real estate scene in Lakewood?
Like most of the Denver metro area, Lakewood is similar to Colorado as a whole. Much of Lakewood is close to downtown Denver and most area attractions, so would be a good location for someone that wants access to all the city has to offer. 6th Avenue, C-470 and I-70 highways are very close and accessible for trips to downtown Denver, the airport, the mountains, or south metro area. The West Line of RTD’s light rail system passes through Lakewood with 5 stops, mostly paralleling US-6 and Colfax Avenue.
Lakewood has a selection of both new, modern style homes and houses with older architecture. Like many of the suburbs, you can also find homes with acreage, condominiums, senior living and horse properties.
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