Why is Lakewood becoming one of the top relocation destinations for people looking for a new home in Colorado? There are a lot of advantages to living in Lakewood CO that make it an ideal community for all kinds of home shoppers.
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Reasons to Move to Lakewood Colorado
Lakewood is located in Jefferson County. It’s just 15 minutes to downtown Denver on US-6.
The commute to the city got even more convenient in 2013 with the opening of the West Rail light rail line connecting Lakewood to Denver. Balancing working in the city with living in Lakewood has never been easier.
Of course, Lakewood is much more than a suburban crash pad for people that work downtown. This city has its own unique character and culture that appeals to young professionals, growing families, and empty nesters alike. There’s a long list of fun things to do in Lakewood.
Red Rocks is an internationally-acclaimed venue that attracts the top musical acts in the world. It’s located just outside Lakewood. Within the city you have West Arts, the center of a sprawling creative district located in the West Colfax Corridor. The local craft breweries are also helping to define the unique culture in Lakewood.
You can’t talk about location and character without mentioning the rocky mountain foothill views that the entire metro area is known for. But Lakewood doesn’t just give you views, it also gives you uniquely quick access to year-round outdoor activities.
From Lakewood you don’t just get to see the rocky mountains, you get to experience them. World class hiking, skiing, snowboarding, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and more are all within a short drive of your doorstep.
Lakewood schools are a part of Jeffco Public Schools, a district with above average test scores and a recent track record of making bold moves to attract top teaching talent.
Dennison Elementary, Devinny Elementary, and Rooney Ranch Elementary are a few of the highly rated schools in the area. Get the full list of the top elementary and preschools in Lakewood CO to help you find the perfect neighborhood for your relocation.
The unemployment rate in Lakewood is at 3.9% (national average is 5.2%). That’s no surprise with excellent job growth throughout the metro area.
The average commute time for local residents is less than 15 minutes, which is much better than the national average.
Median home value here in Lakewood is roughly $333,000, and home appreciation has been 25% over the last 10 years.
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