Centennial is a vibrant community that offers the benefits of city living and the pleasure of suburban and even semi-rural life in beautiful neighborhoods. Located in the southern Denver metropolitan area, entirely within Arapahoe County, Centennial is adjacent to the cities and towns of Aurora, Englewood, Foxfield, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, and Parker. Centennial encompasses about 28 square miles.
A flourishing economy, diverse and friendly business climate and an array of amenities offers visitors, residents and businesses a high quality of life experience. Named for the book by the same name, written by James Michener, Centennial is young, officially becoming a city on February 7, 2001, as the residents voted to incorporate the City of Centennial on September 12, 2000 and elected its first officials on February of 2001. Formation of the new city was approved by a 77 percent margin in the incorporation election. It was the largest city incorporation in U.S. history at that date.
Centennial is home to more than 100,000 residents with over 100 distinct neighborhoods within the city. Housing options in Centennial are quite vast. The community’s modest, traditional homes are perfect for young families and first-time buyers, and its expansive, custom luxury homes are ideally suited for those in search of a dream home. There are also a large number of condominium and townhouse neighborhoods with a wide variety of price points.
Leisure opportunities are plentiful, Cherry Creek State Park is situated to the east and offers boating, fishing and camping. To the west The Streets at SouthGlenn, a mixed-use development opened in the fall of 2009 and hosts generous shopping and dining options, as well as street festivals, outdoor concerts and other community activities. Centennial is city excited about the opportunities that lie ahead to shape the future and make Centennial a great place to visit, work, and play. We invite you to visit and watch the city’s growth.