A relatively young city, incorporated in 1969, Lakewood has grown rapidly thanks to its prime location near the Rocky Mountain, excellent schools and high yield of cultural offerings and other diverse things to do. The city’s top employer is the Denver Federal Center, but it’s also home to headquarters for Einstein Bros. Bagels, 1stBank and The Integer Group. A collection of lakes provides plenty of opportunities to swim, fish and boat.
- Our 5th annual ranking of the best places to live in America includes familiar names and deserving newcomers.
- Our fourth annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.
- Our third annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.