Westminster Real Estate Information
One of the larger suburbs of Denver, located about 10 miles north of the capital city, Westminster, Colorado, is the seventh-most populated city in the state, with a population estimated at more than 105,000 as of 2006, enough to make it a top 250 city nationwide. Westminster is located within parts of Adams and Jefferson counties, and was ranked one of the top 25 places to live in the country by Money magazine in 2006. Westminster began as a city during the gold rush. It was settled in 1859 and incorporated in 1911.
The city is home to a 10-mile trail, Big Dry Creek Trail, and the Standley Lake Regional Park. Historic attraction include Westminster Castle, known as "The Princeton of the West," the Bowles House Museum and the Pillar of Fire building, a neo-Romanesque-style building constructed in 1892. There are three movie theater in town, two 18-hole championship golf courses, two theaters, a comedy club, Arabian Horse Center, and Adventure Golf and Raceway. At the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, visitors can view more than 1,000 butterflies in an indoor rainforest. Westminster Promenade is a retail and entertainment district, developed for business and with cafes, stores, play areas, trails and a lake in the vicinity to attract residents out to visit.
The city's school are broken up into three districts, two in Adams County and one in Jefferson County, and include in total nearly 10 high schools, a dozen middle schools and nearly 30 elementary schools. There are also more than a dozen private, religious and charter schools.
The Denver Regional Transportation District operates public transit throughout the Denver metropolitan area, including bus service to and from Westminster. The entity plans to build a new commuter-rail line that will runner from Denver into Westminster and then on into Boulder. For transportation out of the region, the city is located not far from Denver International Airport and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.