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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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Highland Place - Denver, CO 80211
16

Denver, CO 80211

$1540 - $2400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Berkeley, Northwest)


$1540 - $2400

68 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Panorama at Arvada Ridge - Arvada, CO 80002
29
(19)

Arvada, CO 80002

$1279 - $1779

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lumina apartments - Denver, CO 80211
24

Denver, CO 80211

$1450 - $3000

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest)


$1450 - $3000

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ballpark Lofts - Denver, CO 80205
14

Denver, CO 80205

$1325 - $2477

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Curtis Park, Five Points)


$1325 - $2477

354 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Water Tower Flats - Arvada, CO 80002
28

Arvada, CO 80002

$1105 - $2045

1-2 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

Skyline 1801 - Denver, CO 80202
30

Denver, CO 80202

$1369 - $1760

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Denver, CO (CBD, Downtown)


$1369 - $1760

144 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Apartments at Denver Place - Denver, CO 80202
16

Denver, CO 80202

$1295 - $3875

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (CBD, Downtown)


$1295 - $3875

193 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AMLI Riverfront Park - Denver, CO 80202
21

Denver, CO 80202

$1597 - $3370

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Central Platte Valley, Five Points)


$1597 - $3370

242 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Commons Park West - Denver, CO 80202
21

Denver, CO 80202

$1173 - $23048

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest)


$1173 - $23048

338 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Silver Reef - Lakewood, CO 80228
63
(24)

Lakewood, CO 80228

$985 - $1520

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO

(24)

$985 - $1520

419 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Belmar Villas - Lakewood, CO 80226
22

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1103 - $1928

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Lakewood Center, South Alameda)


$1103 - $1928

318 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Denver, CO 80212

$1270 - $2100

2-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

St. Moritz - Lakewood, CO 80215
25

Lakewood, CO 80215

$1000 - $1400

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO


$1000 - $1400

24 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Elevate at Red Rocks - Lakewood, CO 80228
28

Lakewood, CO 80228

$1095 - $1805

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Diamond At Prospect - Denver, CO 80202
12

Denver, CO 80202

$1239 - $2300

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Central Platte Valley, Five Points)


$1239 - $2300

140 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

52nd Marketplace - Arvada, CO 80002
23
(6)

Arvada, CO 80002

$839 - $1437

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westhills - Lakewood, CO 80228
39
(87)

Lakewood, CO 80228

$845 - $1575

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO

(87)

$845 - $1575

400 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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