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Featured Apartments in Lakewood, CO
Conveniently Located 1/2 Block South of Colfax Avenue...Close to Walgreens...
Lakewood CO, 80214
Convenient Access to Malls and Schools...Close to Mountains...Walking Distance to Grocery Stores...
Lakewood CO, 80232
Carmel Waterfront is a beautiful community with extraordinary amenities!
Lakewood CO, 80232
Newly Remodeled Apartments...Park-Like Setting...Convenient to Downtown and Mountains...
Lakewood CO, 80228
Location is Everything... Gorgeous Views of the Rockies and the City... Moments from the Recreation of the Mountains...
Lakewood CO, 80228
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Overview of Lakewood
Lakewood is a laid-back city west of Denver, big on parkland. It's not a bustling place, but it prides itself on its scenic location, friendly atmosphere, and ample opportunity. A Lakewood apartment may be just the place to blend your need for city living with access to all the outdoor excitement of the Rocky Mountains.
Living in Lakewood
Back in 1889, Charles Welch and W.A.H. Loveland started building in this part of Colorado, west of Denver. Lakewood wasn't incorporated until 1969, but by then it already had over 90,000 residents. The city doesn't really have a traditional downtown district but the award-winning Belmar Shopping Center is full of shopping and entertainment options. West Colfax Avenue is another area in which one can find a concentration of businesses-groceries, pharmacies, eateries, motels, and entertainment venues. There are other shopping centers around town as well.
Work & Study in Lakewood
Lakewood supports a diverse economy, but the city's largest employers are the government, the school district, and CaridianBCT, a manufacturer of medical devices. Local technology and new energy sectors are also growing vigorously.
There are a few institutes of higher education in in Lakewood. Prospective students can look into Colorado Christian University, Red Rocks Community College, and the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.
Cost of Living in Lakewood
Living in Lakewood will cost you a bit more than the national average. In terms of rent, a middle-of-the-road, one-bedroom Lakewood apartment goes for around $900 a month. The vacancy rate in the city is about five percent.
Lakewood Attractions & Entertainment
To get the most out of Lakewood, head over to the Lakewood Heritage Center. This museum includes several historic buildings and exhibits on 20th century life and innovations. The Lakewood Cultural Center provides residents with a theater, a gallery, and art classrooms. You can also go sailing, camping, or fishing in Bear Creek Lake Park and enjoy the mile-long trail in Kendrick Lake Park.
Lakewood Special Events
The Lakewood calendar makes plenty of room for community gatherings and celebrations. Cider Days in October is good family fun-there's a mule-drawn wagon, barrel train rides, live entertainment, and a petting zoo. Earth Day Expo in April showcases sustainable companies, services, and products. In June, INSPIRE Arts Week Lakewood encourages everyone to experience Lakewood's art scene with discounts and special events. Then there's the Sounds Exciting Summer Concert Series to look forward to, as well.
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