Wheat Ridge

Welcome to Wheat Ridge

An idyllic and family-friendly suburb at the base of the Rocky Mountains and just a stone's throw away from Downtown Denver 
Wheat Ridge is a residential suburb close to Denver and one of the last stops before the Rocky Mountains. In the late 1850s, it started as a rest stop for travelers during the Gold Rush, then later became known as “Carnation City” in the mid-1900s. Its convenient location offers easy access to natural attractions, landmarks, and downtown Denver. It is a family-friendly community with its downtown area on West 38th Avenue with a good mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

What to Love

  • Quiet and relaxed neighborhoods
  • Family-friendly 
  • Close to Denver
  • A lot of green spaces

Local Lifestyle

Wheat Ridge is a wholesome and welcoming suburb west of Denver that is perfect for people looking to get away from the noise of downtown and appreciate a strong sense of community. It is also ideal for people with families as there are plenty of parks and outdoor recreational opportunities for children to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Vinnola’s is a cozy local market with the friendliest atmosphere that serves all your Italian favorites. They have a deli and bakery where scrumptious pastries and cuts of meat can be ordered for take-out or to enjoy in-store.
Lechuga’s Italian Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant that’s served home-style Italian food since 1961. Located in North Denver, this restaurant started as Carbone’s Bakery and evolved into what it is today. They are known statewide for their food and traditional cuisine. They take pride in staying in business for over 50 years and baking their food fresh daily.
Another great restaurant that entices your taste buds is Luke’s, a Steak Place. They offer juicy cuts of meat and tasty sides that make every plate you order as visually satisfying as it is to eat. The service and ambiance are impeccable, with many customers returning each time for more. 
Clancy’s Irish Pub is the oldest and longest-running Irish Pub in Colorado. They offer a spacious venue with two patios and four live music bars. The menu is curated by two executive chefs and serves traditional Irish food with style. Open seven days a week, anytime is a good time to stop by and enjoy one of their draft beers or cocktails.
Wheat Ridge has a unique shopping experience waiting for you at The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. After more than a decade in the business, they elevate antique shopping to a new scale. It is a massive store with so many fantastic and curious finds. Whether you're browsing, redecorating your home, or searching for collectible items, all is possible at The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. The best way to fully experience this antique shop would be to set aside enough time in your day to leisurely browse and discover new and old items.
Ridge at 38 is one of Wheat Ride’s emerging commercial and cultural districts. This is the best place for all your shopping and food cravings as restaurants are all around downtown. Ridge at 38 also hosts events and is home to an eclectic mix of local businesses that give you that taste of small-town life without being too far from Denver.
Things to Do
For outdoors enthusiasts, you can take advantage of multiple parks, trails, and campgrounds. One of these is Clear Creek Trail. This trail is incredibly popular for bird watching, hiking, or biking and is considered an easy trail to complete. A remarkable aspect of this trail is that it is a long stretch that connects several cities along the way, from Golden to Commerce City. There are also resting stops along the way, like benches or picnic tables. It is common to find people walking their dogs along these trails or having a picnic and enjoying nature.
Anderson Park is a serene expanse in the heart of Wheat Ridge that stands out as a community stomping ground. The park has a pool, basketball court, multi-purpose field, picnic area, public art display, and grills for your weekend barbecues. Parks and open spaces allow residents to interact with nature while increasing community ties in Wheat Ridge.


Wheat Ridge is served by Jefferson Public School District, which has some of the highest-rated schools in the country. Students may attend:



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