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Overview of Wheat Ridge

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Colorado, Wheat Ridge is a great place to live. With a relaxed atmosphere and the urban excitement of Denver close by, residents here have the best of both worlds. The city has a population of more than 30,000 people who are passionate about building relationships and have a strong local sense of community, making Wheat Ridge a great place to raise a family. With a plethora of nature trails, mountain-side attractions and camping opportunities, Wheat Ridge offers residents a very high quality of life. Look for Wheat Ridge apartments for rent, and find a unique city in Jefferson County.

Living in Wheat Ridge, CO

Wheat Ridge was first founded in the 1840s as a farming and mining community in the outskirts of Denver. Wheat Ridge was the largest producer of carnations in the world until the 20th century, which is still celebrated with the annual Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival. Today, the Wheat Ridge Historical Society works to preserve the city’s rural beginnings and bring together the local community for history-based events at the Historic Park. Local favorites include Cider Day, where residents are invited to bring apples to press into cider, eat lunch cooked on an old wood stove and enjoy acoustic music from whoever feels like playing. Residents here love being in touch with nature and take advantage of the scenic lakes and mountain ranges right in their backyard.

Wheat Ridge Work and Study

American Real Estate College is joined by a number of educational opportunities located 7 miles away in the metropolis of Denver. The University of Colorado and Colorado State University have campuses in town and join the University of Denver and Art Institute of Colorado in offering students in the area an unrivaled college education.

For those seeking work, Wheat Ridge is home to many thriving industries. The city has some of the top bio-medical and technology companies in the area, including UTI Starguide, Life-Loc Inc, McKinley Medical, Pasco Laboratory, Resource Development, The Industrial Laboratories, Feiger Health Research Center and the Rocky Mountain Heart Association, among others. Fifty-nine percent of Wheat Ridge residents work in management, sales and office occupations for local businesses. Wheat Ridge Cyclery, hailed as Colorado’s bike store, and Applejack Liquors, the largest liquor store in the Denver area, are nationally recognized businesses located in Wheat Ridge. Fourteen percent of the workforce work in the service industry to help support the local business and tourism sectors. Other top employers include Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Bottling Company, Terracon, Inland Container Corporation and M-E Engineering.

Rentals in Wheat Ridge, CO and Cost of Living

With the exceptional outdoor lifestyle of Colorado, residents in Wheat Ridge pay low rent prices. United States Census Bureau statistics indicate that the standard Wheat Ridge apartment costs $766 a month, which is $134 less than the Colorado state average. Despite the low rent prices, everyday living expenses are relatively costly in Wheat Ridge. The city received a cost of living index of 107.7, which is more than the United States average of 100.

Wheat Ridge Attractions and Special Events

Wheat Ridge hosts the annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, which helps celebrate the local Asian culture. In addition to the Dragon Boat races, the festival features a marketplace and Taste of Asia, an Obon Dance, beer garden and live dance and music performances. The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival is also here and features a spaghetti dinner, chili cook-off, food vendors, beer garden and large midway carnival. The two-day festival also includes an art show, classic car show and large carnation parade. 

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Arvada Station - Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
10

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

$1326 - $1878

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wheat Ridge, CO


$1326 - $1878

378 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newgate Apartments - Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4
(10)

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

$795 - $1150

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wheat Ridge, CO (Fruitdale)

(10)

$795 - $1150

265 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westend Apartments - Denver, CO 80202
25

Denver, CO 80202

$1480 - $3250

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest)


$1480 - $3250

390 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lumina apartments - Denver, CO 80211
20

Denver, CO 80211

$1480

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest)


$1480

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Point21 - Denver, CO 80205
3

Denver, CO 80205

$1650 - $3000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Curtis Park, Five Points)


$1650 - $3000

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

2785 Speer - Denver, CO 80211
29

Denver, CO 80211

$1585 - $3190

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Jefferson Park, Northwest)


$1585 - $3190

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Skye 2905 - Denver, CO 80202
22

Denver, CO 80202

$1388 - $2985

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Central Platte Valley, Five Points)


$1388 - $2985

400 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bank And Boston Lofts Apartments - Denver, CO 80202
22
(427)

Denver, CO 80202

$1279 - $3080

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Denver, CO (CBD, Downtown)

(427)

$1279 - $3080

125 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

7166 at Belmar Urban Flats - Lakewood, CO 80226
24

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1414 - $2326

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Lakewood Center, South Alameda)


$1414 - $2326

308 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Manhattan - Denver, CO 80202
7

Denver, CO 80202

$1290 - $3640

0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Denver, CO (Central Platte Valley, Five Points)


$1290 - $3640

265 Units 0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Elan Union Station - Denver, CO 80202
25

Denver, CO 80202

$1490 - $4305

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1490 - $4305

318 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Downtown Belmar Apartments - Lakewood, CO 80226
42

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1299 - $9352

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Lakewood Center, South Alameda)


$1299 - $9352

171 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Casey - Denver, CO 80202
9

Denver, CO 80202

$1465 - $2880

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Central Platte Valley, Five Points)


$1465 - $2880

186 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

2828 Zuni - Denver, CO 80211
33

Denver, CO 80211

$1330 - $3335

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest)


$1330 - $3335

105 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Element 47 Apartments - Denver, CO 80211
44

Denver, CO 80211

$1330 - $2700

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Jefferson Park, Northwest)


$1330 - $2700

265 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Commons Park West - Denver, CO 80202
31

Denver, CO 80202

$1182 - $17795

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest)


$1182 - $17795

338 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Silver Reef - Lakewood, CO 80228
64
(24)

Lakewood, CO 80228

$1100 - $1680

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO

(24)

$1100 - $1680

419 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Green Leaf at Regis - Denver, CO 80212
9
(5)

Denver, CO 80212

$1425 - $2945

2-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

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