Located just west of Denver where the Great Plains meets the Rocky Mountains, Jefferson County is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. The county has 774 square miles of rolling grasslands, craggy rock formation, and rugged mountains with tumbling mountain streams and lofts pines. The region is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts whether one's pursuit is fishing, hunting, cycling, boating, kayaking, river rafting, or hiking. Additionally, a diverse mix of museums, theatres, historical properties, performance centers and sports venues serve to provide a recreation outlet to satisfy almost any desire.
Business in the area includes both mom and pop shops and Fortune 500 companies. The famed 38th Avenue is the business hub for Wheat Ridge and is lined with a vast array of privately-owned shops and stores, retail outlets and office space for national corporations. Employment opportunities in the region abound, with Wheat Ridge residents finding work both in Wheat Ridge and its surrounding communities, or in Denver itself. For those commuting to Denver, public transportation, including the highly anticipated light rail, is available. However, many find the less than twenty-minute drive into the metropolis just as easy.
Schools in Wheat Ridge are abundant and include the highly desired Jefferson County public schools, private, parochial and technical institutions in addition to several community and state colleges and universities. Colorado Catholic Academy, Front Range Christian School, The Manning School, Kullerstrand Elementary, Prospect Valley Elementary, Everitt Middle School, Wheat Ridge High School and St. Peter's and Paul's Schools, to name a few, adequately prepare their students to pursue higher degrees of learning. To this end, the region is home to Arapahoe, Front Range, Metropolitan and Red Rocks Community Colleges, the Colorado School of Mines, Regis College, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Denver and the Warren Occupational/Technical Center.
Wheat Ridge's focus on education, combined with its commitment to the enhancement of both residential and retail development, make this city an outstanding place to live and raise a family. Opportunity is everywhere as is natural beauty. If you are seeking a quiet place to call home that possesses the best of the outdoors along with modern amenities then there is no better place to reside than within the friendly neighborhoods of Wheat Ridge.
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