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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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1600 Glenarm Place
3

Denver, CO 80202

$1,610+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

1600 Glenarm Place

Denver, CO (Downtown)

(3)

$1,610+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
SkyHouse Denver

Denver, CO 80202

$1,305+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

SkyHouse Denver

Denver, CO (Downtown)


$1,305+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
27
EVIVA On Cherokee
7

Denver, CO 80204

$1,490+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

EVIVA On Cherokee

Denver, CO (Downtown)

(7)

$1,490+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Sloan's Lake

Lakewood, CO 80214

$1,012+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

6 Units Available

Sloan's Lake

Lakewood, CO (Edgewood)


$1,012+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
6 Units Available
9
Park 19

Lakewood, CO 80214

$1,275

2 Beds1 Bath

Park 19

Lakewood, CO (Edgewood)


$1,275

2 Beds1 Bath
14
Tennyson Place

Denver, CO 80212

$1,371+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

10+ Units Available

Tennyson Place

Denver, CO (Berkeley, Northwest Denver)


$1,371+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
10+ Units Available
Cottonwood Place

Lakewood, CO 80214

$985+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

5 Units Available

Cottonwood Place

Lakewood, CO (Morse Park)


$985+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
5 Units Available
52nd Marketplace
8

Arvada, CO 80002

$1,082+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

52nd Marketplace

Arvada, CO

(8)

$1,082+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available
Hilltop Park Apts

Lakewood, CO 80215

$1,195

2 Beds1 Bath

Hilltop Park Apts

Lakewood, CO (Morse Park)


$1,195

2 Beds1 Bath
The Reserve at Water Tower Village
7

Arvada, CO 80002

$950+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

3 Units Available

The Reserve at Water Tower Village

Arvada, CO

(7)

$950+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
3 Units Available
St. Moritz
120

Lakewood, CO 80215

$1,150+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

St. Moritz

Lakewood, CO (Applewood)

(120)

$1,150+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Panorama at Arvada Ridge
19

Arvada, CO 80002

$1,228+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Panorama at Arvada Ridge

Arvada, CO (Allendale Area)

(19)

$1,228+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
59
LoHi Gold Apartments

Denver, CO 80211

$1,404+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

LoHi Gold Apartments

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest Denver)


$1,404+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
25
Majestic Heights Apartments

Lakewood, CO 80215

$1,225+

2 Beds1 Bath

Majestic Heights Apartments

Lakewood, CO


$1,225+

2 Beds1 Bath
55
Commons Park West
108

Denver, CO 80202

$1,407+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Commons Park West

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest Denver)

(108)

$1,407+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
13
Centric LoHi

Denver, CO 80211

$1,489+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Centric LoHi

Denver, CO (Highland, Northwest Denver)


$1,489+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
54
Pine Tree Apartments

Lakewood, CO 80226

$965+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Pine Tree Apartments

Lakewood, CO (Belmar Park)


$965+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
10
Willow Rush

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1,225

2 Beds2 Baths

2 Units Available

Willow Rush

Lakewood, CO


$1,225

2 Beds2 Baths
2 Units Available
One Belmar Place

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1,333+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

One Belmar Place

Lakewood, CO


$1,333+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
17
Skyline 1801
1

Denver, CO 80202

$1,409+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Skyline 1801

Denver, CO (Downtown)

(1)

$1,409+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available