Lakewood is one of the western suburbs of the metro Denver area. It is relatively large, so living in Lakewood could mean a fairly short or a long commute to work, play, shopping, etc. depending on your specific location. The unoffical downtown of Lakewood is the Belmar area, which is about 8 miles from downtown Denver. Lakewood has easy access to the I-70, C-470 and US 6/6th avenue freeways, providing plenty of options to get where you are going.
Population: Approximately 156,000
Elevation: 5,518 ft
Area: 43.5 square miles
Additional information: US Census Quick Facts for Lakewood