Voted as one of the nation’s ten ‘2011 All-America City’ given by the National Civic League each year recognizing a city’s ability to bring residents, organizations and government together to solve the challenges in their communities, Lakewood is Denver’s immediate next door neighbor to the west. The award reflects Lakewood culture from its early days of incorporation in 1969 to the present. Lakewood was founded on the ability of its eclectic neighborhoods to work together in making one diverse, community supporting its citizens and its commerce.
Aside from the many diverse and eclectic neighborhood communities, Lakewood is home to more than 99 parks, playground, and open space areas throughout the City including over 36 miles of trails for walking, biking and horseback riding. There are 4 large, full-complex, recreation centers, eight swimming pools, two municipal golf courses and hundreds of tennis courts, ball diamonds, athletic fields and basketball courts.
Lakewood offers a rich cultural environments housing the Lakewood Cultural Center, Washington Heights Arts Center and Lakewood’s Heritage Center, a 20th Century Museum, offering a wide array of arts, culture, and history-related programming.
And don’t forget the shopping in Lakewood. Visit beautiful Belmar complete with shops, restaurants, a Whole Foods, entertainment and many, many other service oriented businesses. Go a little further west to the fabulous Colorado Mills Outlet Mall for even more shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Try some of the more established restaurants along West Colfax Avenue along with a number of specialty shops that have served that corridor for several decades. Coffee shops, bakeries, eateries and more can be found in every area of the City of Lakewood.
Offering full City services, Jefferson County schools, a host of restaurants and entertainment options and housing that ranges from the hip and contemporary condo in Belmar to the beautiful, grand homes found off Fox Hollow golf course, Lakewood has something for everyone looking to live and play in this lovely suburban community running along the foothills.