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Overview of Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village is a small community with a rural background and relaxing atmosphere. Embracing nature, the area is known for its pristine parks and massive open spaces. The city of Greenwood Village is a suburb of Denver located within Arapahoe County. Spanning 8.3 square miles, the community blends urban development with residential areas.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population is just more than 14,200, although there is roughly double the population during the daytime hours. Since Greenwood Village has a prosperous business community, many people travel to the city for employment. Greenwood Village apartments for rent are near just about everything. From various dining and shopping options, to the abundance of wildlife, residents live like urbanites without the hustle and bustle.

Living in Greenwood Village, CO

The area now known as Greenwood Village was once rich with farms, gravel roads and dairies just fifty years ago. By the early 1900s, Greenwood Village was thriving with cherry, apple, apricot, plum and pear orchards. Colorado pioneer Rufus Clark bought 160 acres of land by the Platte River, which eventually turned into 20,000 acres, including much of Greenwood Village. Clark raised potatoes and over time acquired Clark Colony, east of Holly Street. At the same time, another immigrant was operating the Greenwood Ranch, which had eight reservoirs and spanned the area between Steele Street and Stanford Avenue.

During the 1930s and ‘40s, the area was home to farmers and was a destination for residents of Denver that would come to the area for the summer. In the 1950s, residents of Greenwood Village began to worry that development of the southern portion of Denver would creep into the laid-back, farming lifestyles of current residents. A group of residents voiced their concerns and proposed a new town called Greenwood Village after the historic ranch. The election was held on September 8, 1950, and the incorporation passed 74-64.

Greenwood Village Work and Study

There are many opportunities for employment in Greenwood Village, and many people travel from other cities to work in the area. Greenwood Village’s top employers include Fascore, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Great West Life and Annuity Insurance, Comcast MO Group and Time Warner Telecom. The insurance and telecom industries are among the top thriving sectors in Denver and the surrounding areas.

Students living in rentals in Greenwood Village often travel to Denver for school. There are many community colleges and universities nearby including, University of Denver, Community College of Denver, Aspen University, Colorado State University or Metropolitan State University.

Rentals in Greenwood Village, CO and Cost of Living

Because of the high quality of life in Greenwood Village, the overall cost of living is fairly expensive. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 71 points higher than the national average and food is 3 points. However, because of the fairly mild climate in the area, utilities are 12 points lower than the national average.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average cost of rentals in Greenwood Village is $1,147. Since the city is so close to downtown Denver, and amenities are seemingly endless, rent is priced accordingly.

Greenwood Village Attractions and Special Events

Many of the best attractions in Greenwood Village are dedicated to the great outdoors. There are several equestrian parks and trails, as well as nature preserves and public parks.

One of the most beloved events here is the Greenwood Village Arts Festival. The event features local vendors, live entertainment and artwork from various Colorado artists. However, since Greenwood Village is so close to Denver, residents often travel downtown for special events. Some of the top events are the Denver International Wine Festival, GenXYZ Awards Event and the Meanest Chili Cook-Off.

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Viridian - Greenwood Village, CO 80111
18

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

$1168 - $2667

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Greenwood Village, CO


$1168 - $2667

420 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Promenade Place - Greenwood Village, CO 80111
55
(3)

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

$1270 - $3225

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Greenwood Village, CO

(3)

$1270 - $3225

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bridgwater - Greenwood Village, CO 80111
27

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

$1399 - $1952

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Greenwood Village, CO


$1399 - $1952

292 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alara Greenwood Village - Greenwood Village, CO 80111
49

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

$1389 - $2320

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Greenwood Village, CO


$1389 - $2320

304 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Timber Creek - Greenwood Village, CO 80111
25
(4)

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

$1430 - $2770

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Greenwood Village, CO

(4)

$1430 - $2770

210 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Parc At Greenwood Village - Greenwood Village, CO 80111
41

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

$1466 - $2630

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Furnished Studio - Denver - Greenwood Village, CO 80111
12

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

$1440

1 Bed 0 Baths

Furnished Studio - Denver - Greenwood Village, CO 80112
11

Greenwood Village, CO 80112

$1860

1 Bed 0 Baths

Monaco Row - Denver, CO 80237
22

Denver, CO 80237

$1391 - $2138

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast, Southmoor Park)


$1391 - $2138

196 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Point21 - Denver, CO 80205
2

Denver, CO 80205

$1370 - $3025

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Curtis Park, Five Points)


$1370 - $3025

212 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alta City House - Denver, CO 80202
27

Denver, CO 80202

$1665 - $3600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Central Platte Valley, Five Points...)


$1665 - $3600

281 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Veranda Highpointe - Denver, CO 80222
41

Denver, CO 80222

$1350 - $2374

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Hampden, Southeast)


$1350 - $2374

362 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The District - Denver, CO 80222
22

Denver, CO 80222

$1210 - $2220

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Hampden, Southeast)


$1210 - $2220

276 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Copper Terrace - Centennial, CO 80111
9
(10)

Centennial, CO 80111

$1335 - $2260

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Centennial, CO

(10)

$1335 - $2260

168 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Breakers Resort - Denver, CO 80247
82
(30)

Denver, CO 80247

$1050 - $2495

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast, Windsor)

(30)

$1050 - $2495

1526 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Steele Creek Apartments - Denver, CO 80206
11

Denver, CO 80206

$1900 - $6225

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Cherry Creek, Southeast)


$1900 - $6225

218 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bank And Boston Lofts Apartments - Denver, CO 80202
17
(419)

Denver, CO 80202

$1345 - $6864

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Denver, CO (CBD, Downtown)

(419)

$1345 - $6864

125 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

4550 Cherry Creek - Denver, CO 80246
23

Denver, CO 80246

$1403 - $4381

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast, Washington Virginia Vale)


$1403 - $4381

288 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Creekside Apartments - Denver, CO 80246
20
(769)

Denver, CO 80246

$987 - $3727

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast, Washington Virginia Vale)

(769)

$987 - $3727

328 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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