LIVING IN Lakewood

Lakewood is Colorado’s fifth largest city and the largest in Jefferson County. It is located on the west side of the Denver metroplex and nestled up to the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The population is diverse and growing, attracted by more than 75,000 jobs and a deep selection of housing choices from urban lifestyle flats along the light rail, to expansive large lot executive homes.

Surrounded by several leading universities and research facilities, Lakewood has one of the most highly educated workforces in the country, with 36 percent of our residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Lakewood is home to the Denver Federal Center with 26 different Federal agencies and 8,000 employees on-site, making it the largest concentration of Federal agencies outside of Washington, D.C. The city has dedicated more than 7,000 acres to parks and open space, with more than 100 miles of hiking and biking trails. A State Certified 40West Arts District is here. The thoughtful planning and inclusive spirit of Lakewood has led to the city being awarded the prestigious national All-America City Award in both 2016 and 2011.














Belmar School of Integrated Arts • Creighton Middle • Eiber Elementary • Glennon Heights Elementary • Lakewood High • Slater Elementary • South Lakewood Elementary


Alameda International • Deane Elementary • Emory Elementary • Lasley Elementary • Patterson International • Rose Stein International Elementary

Bear Creek

Bear Creek High School • Bear Creek K-8 • Carmody Middle • Green Gables Elementary • Kendallvue Elementary • Kendrick Lakes Elementary • Peiffer Elementary • Red Rocks Elementary • Westgate Elementary

Green Mountain

Devinny Elementary • Dunstan Middle • Foothills Elementary • Green Mountain Elementary • Green Mountain High • Hutchinson Elementary • Irwin Preschool • Rooney Ranch Elementary

Rec Centers

The city of Lakewood offers a variety of recreation facilities and programs to those of all ages and abilities. Lakewood Recreation is home to four recreation centers, a community center and hundreds of classes, programs and events.


The city of Lakewood has two outstanding municipal golf courses, Fox Hollow and Homestead, that offer golfers of every level an exciting golfing experience.

Parks and Open Spaces

Lakewood is proud to offer 113 parks totaling over 7,200 acres of open space, including the crowd favorite Bear Creek Lake Park. Park goers are encouraged to utilize 240 miles of trails for biking, walking, hiking and horseback riding.

Water Activities

The city is home to a variety of indoor and outdoor pools and splash pads. Indoor pools are located at each of the city’s recreation centers. Outdoor pool and splash locations are open in the summertime.