Lakewood, Colorado

Full of Possibilities



Sunny Days: 247
56100 Affordability
90100 Schools
48100 Diversity
60100 Safety

Colorado is an oasis, an otherworldly mountain place.
-Brandi Carlile

Best Part About Lakewood

Outdoor paradise!

Sitting just eight miles west of Denver, Lakewood is an outdoorsman’s paradise. It’s just east of the Rocky Mountains and plays host to activities like hiking, biking, and more! Within the city limits there are almost 100 parks and over 7,000 acres of green space and trails.

One local notes a particular neighborhood being a good spot for the outdoor lovers:
just realized Green Mountain is actually just a neighborhood in Lakewood! In any event, Green Mountain has fantastic views and hiking trails, and the houses near there are nice and have good views. If you decide to move to Lakewood, recommend taking a look at houses there.

Worst Part About Lakewood

It’s expensive

Lakewood is an expensive city. The cost of living in the city is about 6% higher than the Colorado average and 28% higher than the national average. Keep in mind it might seem cheaper if you’re used to neighboring Denver, but it’ll be sticker shock to anyone moving here from a smaller, less expensive place.

A note from a local about the lifestyle of living here:
But it's boring! It's your all American typical suburbia. Lots of chain restaurants and stores to dump your money into. You'll always be within walking distance of a Walmart, Starbucks, and McDonalds. Belmar is full of Jr. High kids. The lakes and hills and things are pretty to walk around. If that's your thing, then yes, Lakewood is perfect.

Lifestyle of Lakewood

The city of Lakewood is an older, more affluent city in general. The median age is about 39 years old and the cost of living is quite a bit higher than the national average. While clubbing and nightlife may be lacking, it’s still an active city and locals enjoy hiking, biking, and spending a lot of time outside when the weather permits. And when it doesn’t? It’s time to hit the slopes!

Workstyle of Lakewood

Lakewood’s unemployment rate is about 6% lower than the national average, making it a great place to work and live. Some who live in the city choose to commute to nearby Denver, but why commit to the headache of commuting if you don’t have to? The largest employers in the area are local government, Jefferson County Public Schools, and Terumo BCT. Companies with a large presence in Lakewood include Einstein Bros. Bagels, FirstBank, and The Integer Group.

Why You Should Move Here Now?

Work/Life Balance

Lakewood is the perfect place to move if you’re getting sick of overcrowded larger cities or recently went remote and want to add a little life to your work life balance! Families will love the amount of activities and green space for weekend adventures, as well as the amazing schools.

Neighborhoods in Lakewood

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Young Families

Anyone looking to raise a family is going to flock to the beauty of Lakewood. There are great schools, plenty of amenities, and is big enough not to miss skyscrapers. Check out these neighborhoods if you’re a young family looking to settle down!

  • Eiber
  • Green Mountainside
  • West Gate

Bear Creek

Established Families

Families with older kids will love the amount of activities to keep everyone busy, while being close enough to Denver and Red Rocks for a killer date night, when time permits! Check out these neighborhoods that keep you close to the amazing schools, with just as amazing homes:

  • Eiber
  • Bear Creek
  • Applewood


Empty Nesters

If you’re looking for an outdoorsy, friendly city full of activities and adventure, look no further than Lakewood. Stay close to restaurants, shopping and more with these neighborhoods.

  • Belmar
  • Belmar Park