East Denver

Welcome To A Community That Fits Your Lifestyle

If you’re looking for a place that offers a perfect blend of suburban charm and urban convenience, look no further. Our website is dedicated to showcasing the best that northeast metro Denver has to offer.

Aurora

Located just east of Denver, the culturally diverse city of Aurora is the second-largest city in the metro area and the third-largest in Colorado. With a population of 330,000 and hundreds of different neighborhoods, Aurora offers the best urban culture and suburban recreation. 
During the 1970s and early 1980s, Aurora was the fastest-growing city in the U.S. By 1997; the city ranked ninth in Rosenburg’s ’50 Fabulous Places’ to raise your family. Aurora attracts new residents yearly due to its appealing location, abundant recreational activities, strong business climate, and variety of housing options.

Aurora is only minutes from Denver International Airport, making it a perfect headquarters for some of the area’s best companies. The largest health center between Chicago and the West Coast is in Aurora. The Anschutz Medical Campus is a cutting-edge education, research, and patient facility that speaks volumes about the vision and power of this city.

Brighton

Brighton was founded in the 1870s as a stage/railroad depot and farming community. Originally named Hughes Station, it was later changed to Brighton after Brighton Beach. 
The town is located on the edge of the eastern plains, 20 miles northeast of Denver. It’s known for its small-town atmosphere, relaxed pace, and excellent quality of life. Often considered a suburb of Denver despite falling outside the official Denver metro area, Brighton is home to over 30,000 residents. 
Real estate options in Brighton range from multi-family housing to gorgeous estates on multi-acre land properties. The town manages over 1,000 acres of parks and open space, including Barr Lake State Park, just minutes from the city’s center. Brighton has 30 miles of trails, 20 sports fields, 19 playgrounds, and an excellent recreation center. It also offers a variety of dining and shopping experiences, including a new 396-acre shopping center home to many well-known retailers. 

Commerce City

Located just northeast of Denver, Commerce City is where industry and excellent quality of life go hand in hand. Having doubled in size in just a decade, Commerce City has previously ranked the second-fastest growing area in Colorado and the 16th fastest growing city in the country by Forbes. Thanks to the boom, the city is home to over 45,000 residents and the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team. 

Excellent schools, great parks, and a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment make Commerce City a great place to raise a family. You’ll find many attractive neighborhoods with residential housing ranging from single-family homes, lofts, and new construction – all within minutes of Denver. 

Commerce City has a historic downtown, and an Economic Development Division committed to developing local businesses and creating jobs. Part of what makes Commerce City such a hub for Denver metro commerce is the oil refinery that produces 90,000 barrels a day.

 Northglenn

Northglenn is a carefully planned community just seven miles north of Denver; it is an attractive suburb with 36,000 residents. Once named ‘the most perfectly planned community in America’ by LIFE magazine, its locals swear by smaller neighborhoods, excellent schools, and abundant outdoor activities here. Many original residents have lived here since the town was incorporated in 1969. 

Northglenn is conveniently located 15 minutes away from downtown Denver, and with the Rocky Mountains being to the west, it is in the perfect location to access everything the state offers. Northglenn’s public recreation center has many recreational, cultural, and educational activities featuring live theatre performances at the auditorium. There are also various parks, lakes, and open spaces to enjoy.

Thornton

A northern suburb of Denver, Thornton is one of Colorado’s largest cities and one of the closest to Denver International Airport—a big selling point for those who travel frequently. Thornton is a family-friendly community with good schools and a wide range of outdoor fun and adventure possibilities, including festivals, concerts, parks, exhibits, and public art displays throughout the year. Thornton also boasts some of the best indoor recreation centers around, including The Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, which was awarded LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for operating as a green building.

 

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A Place to Call Home

East of Denver provides residents convenient access to many recreational activities and entertainment options. Whether hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park or catching a Broncos game at Mile High Stadium, adventure awaits just beyond your doorstep.

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Vibrant Communities:

These cities are known for their tight-knit communities that embrace diversity and foster a sense of belonging. You’ll find friendly neighbors and an inclusive atmosphere wherever you go.

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Traffic Troubles:

Let’s face it – traffic can be a pain! These areas are known for their bustling roads and sometimes frustrating commute times. But hey, at least you can catch up on your favorite podcasts during rush hour!

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Natural Beauty:

Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, these areas offer breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and stunning sunsets that will leave you in awe.

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Weather Whims:

Living in Colorado means experiencing all four seasons in one day sometimes. From scorching heat to sudden snowstorms, Mother Nature definitely keeps things interesting here.

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Outdoor Recreation:

From hiking trails to neighborhood parks and golf courses, outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to stay active and enjoy nature’s wonders.

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Crowded Restaurants:

These cities have become culinary hotspots which is amazing for food lovers! However, it also means that popular restaurants can get pretty crowded during peak hours. But hey, good food is always worth the wait, right?

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Thriving Job Market:

With a booming economy and a wide range of industries thriving in the area, career opportunities abound. Whether you’re starting your own business or looking for employment, this region has something for everyone.

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Construction Chaos:

Growing cities mean ongoing construction projects to accommodate the increasing population. While it may feel like there’s always roadwork happening somewhere nearby, just remember that these improvements are ultimately for the betterment of the community.

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Cultural Richness:

Embrace diversity through various cultural events and festivals that celebrate different traditions throughout the year. Experience art galleries, live music venues, theaters – there’s never a dull moment!

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Noise Pollution: 

Being close to busy highways or industrial zones can result in higher levels of noise pollution in certain neighborhoods.

Neighborhoods to consider

 Some of the desirable neighborhoods in Northwest Metro Denver. From trendy and up-and-coming areas to established and family-friendly communities, you’ll find a range of options that suit your lifestyle and preferences.

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Lowry

Originally known as Lowry Field, this area served as a military base during World War II. Named after Francis B. Lowry, a Colorado-born World War I pilot, it played a pivotal role in training thousands of Army Air Corps members. Today, remnants of this storied past can still be found throughout the community.

Embrace tradition and modernity:

Lowry effortlessly combines its proud heritage with contemporary amenities to create an unparalleled living experience. Stroll along tree-lined streets and admire historic buildings alongside state-of-the-art facilities. From charming parks and open spaces to top-notch schools and recreational centers, everything you need is right at your fingertips.

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Thorton

Founded in 1954, Thornton is a vibrant and growing city nestled in the beautiful state of Colorado. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the state, Thornton offers a prime location for residents seeking a balanced lifestyle.

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Commerce City

This remarkable new neighborhood is nestled alongside the picturesque Buffalo Run Golf Course, offering a truly serene and scenic living experience.

What sets this neighborhood apart is its impressive selection of brand-new homes. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and modern aesthetics, these homes are designed to cater to your every need. From spacious layouts to top-notch finishes, you’ll find a variety of floor plans that suit your lifestyle perfectly.

But that’s not all! As a resident of this vibrant community, you’ll have access to resort-style amenities that will make everyday life feel like a vacation. Take a dip in the refreshing pool at our community rec center or stay fit and active at our state-of-the-art fitness facility. Plus, with easy access to popular schools, shopping centers, dining spots, as well as major highways like E-470 and I-76, everything you need is just moments away.

Schools

We strongly believe that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future. That’s why we’re dedicated to bringing quality educational opportunities to every corner of Adams County. Whether you’re a student, parent, or community member, we’ve got something exciting in store for you.

Explore a Diverse Curriculum from preschool to high school, our schools offer a diverse curriculum designed to meet every student’s unique needs and interests. Whether you’re passionate about arts and humanities, STEM subjects, or career and technical education, there’s a school that will cater to your passions and help you thrive.

Extended Education

Ranked 19th out of 64 counties in Colorado for colleges per capita and 7th for colleges per square mile, Adams County offers unparalleled accessibility to educational institutions. This means you can enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant college community while still being close to all the amenities Denver has to offer.

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Career and Technical Education  program is designed to offer districtwide opportunities for students to access a thriving global economy.  Building on skills, knowledge, and certifications that will make you stand out in today’s competitive job market.

The goal is to leverage workforce systems and educational resources, to provide nationally recognized certifications that align with industry standards. 

SWAP is a fantastic collaboration between the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the Adams County School District 14 (Adams 14), with support from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Designed to help young adults smoothly transition from school to post-secondary education or employment. We’re here to provide guidance, support, and resources to ensure successful outcomes for our participants.

ACEC, we’re all about bridging the gap between academia and the real world. We believe that students deserve an education that prepares them for success in today’s workplace. That’s why our programs are specifically designed to expose students to the skills that are crucial in the 21st century.

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Places of Interest

Adams County is filled with exciting places of interest that cater to all types of lifestyles. From beautiful parks and recreational areas to renowned restaurants and shopping centers, there’s something for everyone here.

Embark on a wildlife adventure at this expansive refuge, home to a diverse range of animal species. Explore the picturesque trails, spot majestic bald eagles and bison herds, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Nature enthusiasts, rejoice! Barr Lake State Park offers an idyllic setting for birdwatching, fishing, hiking, and even paddleboarding. Keep your eyes peeled for over 350 bird species that call this park their home.

Shopaholics and foodies unite at The Orchard Town Center! Indulge in some retail therapy as you explore an array of trendy boutiques or treat your taste buds to delectable dishes at the diverse selection of restaurants.

Step into a world filled with fluttering beauty at the Butterfly Pavilion. Get up close and personal with stunning butterflies from around the globe or marvel at fascinating invertebrates in their interactive exhibits.

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