Situated among the Rocky Mountains and just west of Denver, the city of Lakewood, CO offers scenic views, convenient access to the Denver metro area, and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Whether you enjoy relaxing weekends in the mountains or a night out in the big city of Denver, Lakewood apartments are perfect if you enjoy the peace of the suburbs with accessibility to the city. There are a number of small and close-knit neighborhoods in Lakewood. Some of the more popular ones include Green Mountain Village, Edgemont and West Yale Avenue/South Kipling Street.
The cost of living in Lakewood is fairly close the national average; however, apartments in Lakewood average lower in rent than the rest of Colorado. If you're looking for an affordable suburb in the Denver metro area, Lakewood is just the place for you. While studio and one bedrooms range from between $700 and $1,200 a month, Lakewood provides housing that is harder to find within the city: 3 bedroom apartments. For those looking to house their families spaciously and affordably, Lakewood CO apartments offer more square footage and bedrooms for a much lower price than you'd get in Denver.
Lakewood's top employer is the Jefferson County School district. Other top employers for residents in the city include the Denver Federal Center and Gambro, a global medical technology company. Those interested in pursuing a degree in higher educations will be glad to know that the Colorado Christian University and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design are both located in Lakewood. If you're up for traveling into Denver for classes, you could also attend the University of Colorado, Denver.