Indian Hills Real Estate Information
A small enclave of a city about 30 miles southwest of Denver, Indian Hills, Colorado, is located in the north-central region of the state, just off I-285. It is situated entirely within the confines of Jefferson County, and is a small town, home to just around 1,200 residents as of 2000 census figures.
Indian Hills is located near the city of Denver and all the suburbs and urban areas, but is itself much more rural. It is situated among park space, just west of Mt Falcon Canyon Park and east of Pence Park and Offallon Municipal Park. The town sits at a relatively high elevation among the mountainous area, with its forests and flower-covered fields sitting at elevations ranging between 6,800 feet and 8,500 feet.
The town was founded in the late 1800s, but was first named the North Fork of Turkey Creek, and later named Parmalee Gulch before finally settling as Indian Hills. At its founding, ranching, farming and lumbering were the drivers of the town, with wood being transported to nearby Morrison to fulfill the needs of Denver. There were large amounts of potatoes grown and sheep raised in the fields.
Today the town maintains its close-knit environment but is also located within easy reach of Denver and the surrounding cities and suburbs. It is home to its own post office and a couple of children's camps: Geneva Glen and Messiah Mountain, a summer camp run by the Messiah Community Church. Foss Chapel is a notable spot for weddings to be held. Children of grade-school age living in the community attend public school at West Jefferson Elementary, at Evergreen Middle School, West Jefferson Middle School or Evergreen High School and at Conifer High School.