Greenwood Village Real Estate Information
A prominent suburb of the Denver-Aurora region, Greenwood Village, Colorado, is located within the borders of Arapahoe County and takes up an area of approximately 8 square miles. The estimates of 2005 put the city's total population at around 13,000. Despite this, the city has a much larger daytime population -- at 36,000 -- because of the many residents from surrounding areas who commute into the city for work. Among these are employees of some of the larger companies located here: American Medical Response, CIBER, Inc., eBags.com, First Data, Red Robin, RE/MAX, Western Union WildBlue and Xanterra Parks and Resorts.
The city was begun in the 1860s, when settlers moved out west to cash in on the gold rush overtaking the region. In the early part of the 20th century, the area's agriculture industry blossomed, with cherry and apple orchards, apricots, plums and pear trees. During the mid-point of the century, the city's makeup began to shift a bit away from wholly agricultural to more suburban as Denver residents began buying "country homes" in the city that they would use during the summers. In 1950, the an election passed to incorporate Greenwood Village as a town, and it received its home-rule charter in 1968.
Greenwood Village is now home to a mix of agriculture and industry, more of a suburban city. Its land includes over 180 acres of parks and more than 250 acres of open space, including several equestrian parks. There are six schools in the city and a light rail provides public transit access to nearby points. Attractions include the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, a renovated schoolhouse from around 1914, and the Crescent Amphitheater, at which Concerts at the Crescent are held during the summer.
The Parks, Trails and Recreation Department provides a number of children's programs, from T-Ball to sailing, soccer and basketball to golf and inline hockey. There are also a few similar programs offered for adults, with basketball, softball and volleyball leagues. Annual events in the city include the Arbor Day celebration, a fishing derby, Greenwood Village Day, a youth triathlon, FallFest and the mayor’s Holiday Lighting.