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Overview of Westminster
A growing suburb conveniently located between Boulder and Denver, Westminster is a community that is perfect for those who want all of the perks of city life yet prefer a quaint setting to raise a family in. Those looking for Westminster apartments for rent can take comfort in the fact that this small city has a bright future. With a 5.1 percent increase in population growth from 2000 to 2010 and only a little over 10 percent of its residents living below the poverty line, it is no surprise that Westminster is a very attractive place for families.
Living in Westminster, CO
The story of Westminster's formation is similar to many stories of the Old West. After gold was discovered in Little Dry Creek in 1858 enticed many to venture west, and the Homestead Act of 1862 provided further incentive for many settlers to make their home in Colorado. Soon, a small community, known as DeSpain Junction, began to form. After a Presbyterian university was formed in 1908 named after the famous London institution, Westminster became incorporated and eventually changed its name. Because of the university's academic reputation, the small community was soon dubbed the "Princeton of the West."
Despite years of drought and arid conditions, the city of Westminster created several stable water fountains and continued steady growth, especially along the main stretch of road called Bradburn Boulevard. To this day, Bradburn remains the main thoroughfare in the city.
Since the city has its ties to the famous London neighborhood, a bell tower was built near city hall that resembles Big Ben, surrounded by English Oak trees. This landmark has become a symbol of the city, inspiring the city's logo and slogans, and has been a sought-after challenge for many adventurous climbers who have traversed the tower.
Westminster Work and Study
There are over 3,000 businesses, including high-tech manufacturers and small, family-owned companies in the city of Westminster, the largest being Avaya, a communications systems firm. However, there are several other prominent healthcare companies in the area as well, including Centura Health/ St. Anthony North, Kaiser Permanente and McKesson Information Solutions.
Although Westminster University was forced to close its doors in 1917 after all of the male student body was shipped off to World War I, there are several universities that are nearby, including the University of Colorado locations in Denver and Boulder, both of which are within driving distance. One popular school with local students from all walks of life is Front Range Community College, a school that offers two-year public degrees that can be attained in a formal class setting or online.
Rentals in Westminster, CO and Cost of Living
There are many neighborhoods within the city, and since the community is showing continued signs of growth, finding Westminster rentals should be an easy task. Westminster enjoys a cost of living that is similar to the national average. According to city-data.com, the 2009 median gross rent was $921 per month, with a median household income over $60,662, making this community a very affordable place to live.
Westminster Attractions and Special Events
Westminster is known for its open spaces and nearby biking and hiking trails, so outdoor activities are a major attraction in the area. One of the most popular trails is the Sand Creek Regional Greenway, a beautiful route that runs through industrial, residential and scenic mountainous terrain.
One of the most popular parks in the area is Standley Lake Regional Park, a picturesque lake that is frequented by nearby boating enthusiasts and water skiers. There is boating access seven days a week from May to October and off-season picnicking and fishing opportunities abound here as well.
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