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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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The Overlook At Mile High - Denver, CO 80204
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(11)

Denver, CO 80204

$900 - $1600

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southwest, West Colfax)

(11)

$900 - $1600

476 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Place Olde Town - Arvada, CO 80002
8

Arvada, CO 80002

$1199 - $2205

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Commons Park West - Denver, CO 80202
21

Denver, CO 80202

$1231 - $8775

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest)


$1231 - $8775

338 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hillside Pointe - Lakewood, CO 80226
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(21)

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1085 - $1470

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Lakewood Center, South Alameda)

(21)

$1085 - $1470

198 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

TwentyOne 01 on Market - Denver, CO 80205
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Denver, CO 80205

$1260 - $3725

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Curtis Park, Five Points)


$1260 - $3725

226 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Skyline 1801 - Denver, CO 80202
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Denver, CO 80202

$1426 - $2300

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Denver, CO (CBD, Downtown)


$1426 - $2300

144 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chamber Lofts - Denver, CO 80202
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Denver, CO 80202

$1200 - $1450

1 Bed 1 Bath

Denver, CO (CBD, Downtown)


$1200 - $1450

39 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

The Douglas - Denver, CO 80205
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Denver, CO 80205

$1331 - $3183

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Curtis Park, Five Points)


$1331 - $3183

310 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Montrachet - Lakewood, CO 80401
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(5)

Lakewood, CO 80401

$1415 - $18958

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO

(5)

$1415 - $18958

252 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Camden Denver West - Golden, CO 80401
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Golden, CO 80401

$1499 - $1989

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

1600 Glenarm Place - Denver, CO 80202
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(3)

Denver, CO 80202

$1675 - $6750

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Marquis at Parkway - Denver, CO 80204
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(12)

Denver, CO 80204

$1356 - $1939

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Lincoln Park, Southwest)

(12)

$1356 - $1939

460 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

One Belmar Place - Lakewood, CO 80226
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Lakewood, CO 80226

$1305 - $2068

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Lakewood Center, South Alameda)


$1305 - $2068

208 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lamar Station Apartments - Lakewood, CO 80214
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(2)

Lakewood, CO 80214

$759 - $1403

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Two Creeks)

(2)

$759 - $1403

130 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakeview Towers At Belmar - Lakewood, CO 80226
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Lakewood, CO 80226

$1069 - $1687

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Lakewood Center, South Alameda)


$1069 - $1687

290 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Applewoods - Lakewood, CO 80215
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(5)

Lakewood, CO 80215

$795 - $1250

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Concordia Apartments - Lakewood, CO 80214
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(3)

Lakewood, CO 80214

$1060 - $1645

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Edgewood)

(3)

$1060 - $1645

168 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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