Commerce City Real Estate

Ideally situated between the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and the Denver International Airport, Commerce City, Colorado, is about 20 miles northeast of Denver. A suburban city in Adams County, Commerce City is home to a population of around 35,000, as of 2005 estimates, and is growing by leaps and bounds. The city saw a population increase of more than 60 percent between 2000 and 2005, and is expected to continue growing as residents discover all Commerce City has to offer.

The city was incorporated in 1952 as a town and 10 years later as a city. Its size is about 34 square miles in area, and has a mild climate, with an average rainfall of about 16 inches per year and and approximately 300 days annually of sunshine. Winter temperatures generally range from about 15 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and summer temperatures tend to range from about 60 to 88 degrees.

Commerce City is possibly best known regionally for its greyhound racing held at the Mile High Greyhound Park. It is also notable as the home to a large oil refinery operated by Sunoco, with a production capacity of 90,000 barrels a day. The refinery is the largest of its kind in the region. Other attractions in Commerce City include Buffalo Run Golf Course, a 18-hole links-style public course, and Second Creek Raceway. The city also is recently home to Dick's Sporting Goods Park, a soccer stadium where the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer call home. Commerce City Recreation Center is a popular place for children and adults to relax and have fun, and is popular for its pool.

The schools in Commerce City include two high schools, two middle schools and nine elementary schools, in addition to a charter school and a leadership academy. Regional Transportation District, operator of public transit in much of the Denver region, offers two routes that pass through Commere City, Route 88, at 60th and Dahlia streets, and Route 48, at East 48th Avenue.