Lakewood Living: Five Reasons to Move to Lakewood, Colorado
There’s that sweet spot you look for when you’re buying a place. It has to be a place that feels like home, but allows you the freedom to explore. It needs to have a sense of community, yet also be a retreat. Just 10 minutes west of Denver, we found the sweet spot. Here are the five reasons to make Lakewood, Colorado your new home base.
Why to move to Lakewood, Colorado
Reasons to make Lakewood, Colorado your new community
A quick trek to the northwest corner of the city and you’ll find yourself in the 40 West Arts District—a 13-gallery cultural nook with something for every kind of creative. Mark the calendar for the Colfax Art Crawl, always on the first Friday of the month, for an art-focused street party with themes like New Orleans, circus, and Dia de los Muertos.
No more waiting in line to ensure a spot for your kiddos in a private school when you find your home district isn’t up to your standards. Lakewood students funnel into one of the state’s top public school systems, Jefferson County School District. Lakewood High School was recently named the number two ranked high school from JeffCo’s 38 high schools.
Cut Down Your Hours as a Road Warrior
In Lakewood, you immediately cut half the drive to the mountains compared to neighbors in Denver (read: a few extra minutes of shuteye of Saturday ski mornings)! Easy access from 6th Avenue to I-70 means more time exploring the trails and less second-guessing your itinerary from a traffic disaster. And if you work in Denver, opt for a no-stress morning on the RTD Light Rail from seven Lakewood stops on the West Line right into downtown.
The Wild Within
Outdoor enthusiasts can find themselves with 7,200 acres of local open space with 107 miles of trails to explore by foot, bike, or horseback. For starters, take a trek to the top of Green Mountain—the summit reaches 6,800 feet—for a 360-degree view of Denver, Red Rocks, and the Front Range. If you find yourself looking for a water destination, enjoy the 15 miles of trails around Bear Creek Lake Park before taking a paddleboard out (which are available for rent) out on Big Soda Lake.
More Dough for New Gear
If location is key, Lakewood’s cozy spot between the “big city” and the “big mountains” is only improved by the fact that homes run less expensive than the Denver market at $209 per square foot to the Mile High City’s $232 per square foot. If you find yourself with a little extra padding in your wallet … stop into locally-owned Green Mountain Sports and they’ll find you a new knobby-tired mountain bike or fat pair of skis to make use of your new adventure-filled surroundings.
Ready to make the move to Lakewood, Colorado?
Stop into the West Line Village townhomes and explore the variety of floorplans and spaces meant to be a perfect launchpad and landing place for all of your Colorado adventures.