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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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Verona Apartment Homes - Littleton, CO 80123
14

Littleton, CO 80123

$1005 - $1695

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Littleton, CO (Southwest)


$1005 - $1695

276 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Escape at Ken Caryl - Littleton, CO 80127
1

Littleton, CO 80127

$1149 - $1945

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Littleton, CO (Columbine Hills)


$1149 - $1945

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The French Quarter At Nine Mile Station - Denver, CO 80014
30

Denver, CO 80014

$960 - $1285

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Kennedy, The Dam East-West)


$960 - $1285

436 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stone Canyon - Parker, CO 80138
20
(8)

Parker, CO 80138

$1010 - $1660

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parker, CO (Cottonwood)

(8)

$1010 - $1660

660 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cypress Point - Denver, CO 80231
33

Denver, CO 80231

$918 - $1256

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Indian Creek, Southeast)


$918 - $1256

292 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cherry Creek Club Apartments - Denver, CO 80246
24

Denver, CO 80246

$855 - $1150

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Denver, CO (Southeast, Virginia Village)


$855 - $1150

561 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Denizen - Denver, CO 80223
8

Denver, CO 80223

$875 - $2285

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Baker, Southwest)


$875 - $2285

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Station at Riverfront Park - Denver, CO 80202
21

Denver, CO 80202

$1375 - $2840

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Central Platte Valley, Five Points)


$1375 - $2840

273 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Trifecta - Lakewood, CO 80226
18

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1070 - $2185

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Belmar District, Lakewood Center...)


$1070 - $2185

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Elan Union Station - Denver, CO 80202
25

Denver, CO 80202

$1410 - $4250

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1410 - $4250

318 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Residences at University - Denver, CO 80222
3

Denver, CO 80222

$1250 - $2675

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast)


$1250 - $2675

101 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lucent Blvd Apartments - Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
17

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

$1314 - $2171

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Highlands Ranch, CO (Westridge)


$1314 - $2171

224 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Presidio - Denver, CO 80237
11

Denver, CO 80237

$1170 - $2270

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southmoor Park)


$1170 - $2270

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colorado Pointe - Denver, CO 80206
23

Denver, CO 80206

$1421 - $2556

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Congress Park, Southeast)


$1421 - $2556

193 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Verve Apartments - Denver, CO 80202
23

Denver, CO 80202

$1700 - $4325

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Outlook Littleton - Littleton, CO 80128
18

Littleton, CO 80128

$1365 - $2146

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sonata At Cherry Creek - Denver, CO 80246
11

Denver, CO 80246

$1245 - $2271

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast, Washington Virginia Vale)


$1245 - $2271

183 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Downtown Belmar Apartments - Lakewood, CO 80226
42

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1239 - $8585

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Belmar District, Lakewood Center...)


$1239 - $8585

171 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

16M Residences - Denver, CO 80202
30

Denver, CO 80202

$2545 - $5052

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Lower Downtown, Union Station)


$2545 - $5052

36 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Zenith Meridian - Englewood, CO 80112
19
(2)

Englewood, CO 80112

$1209 - $2043

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Englewood, CO

(2)

$1209 - $2043

288 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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