Not so many years ago, people lived in Lakewood, Colo. and commuted to work in nearby Denver. These days, they’re just as likely to work, play and stay in Lakewood, which has become one of Colorado’s most attractive communities.
Lakewood, population 144,530, is among American cities that proactively planned how to manage inevitable growth. As a result, residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a dramatically beautiful location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains – an amenity all by itself.
“We’re 10 minutes from downtown Denver and 10 minutes from the mountains,” says Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy. “That’s something that attracts people, that proximity to both the mountains and the urban core.”