The City of Wheat Ridge is a desirable destination with a variety of housing options, businesses, and demographic profiles. Wheat Ridge is surrounded by Denver, Arvada, Golden and Lakewood; all of which are strong communities expecting growth across all economic sectors. The city sits right along the I-70 corridor and provides easy commuter access to the Denver Metro area and easy mountain escapes. The strong sense of community and history in Wheat Ridge is unparalleled to anywhere else in the Denver Metro region.
Wheat Ridge resides in a more suburban setting, with a large amount of its housing consisting of single family detached units. While the economy in the Denver Metro area is booming to say the least, housing prices in Wheat Ridge are exceptionally affordable, with average home values between 300k-400k. This presents a very attractable market for those looking for inexpensive living options in an emergent community.
FUN FACTS ABOUT WHEAT RIDGE
During the gold rush in 1859, Wheat Ridge served as a rest stop for miners headed to mountain gold camps.
Wheat Ridge was once the largest producer of carnations in the world – and known as Carnation City.
The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government with an elected mayor and two Council members from each of the four districts.
Wheat Ridge is part of Jefferson County R-1 School system, which has some of the highest equivalency test scores in the nation for grades 1- 12.
The City maintains 24 parks, 274 acres of open space, four lakes and more than seven miles of nationally recognized trail along Clear Creek