Adams County, Colorado is one of the most populous counties in the state with over 500,000 residents in a small 72 miles long, and 17 miles wide area. It is home to an array of economic, social, industrial, and geographical environments. Despite its size, this county has a lot to offer to its abundance of residents.
There are a number of urbanized cities including Brighton, Thornton, and Westminster that provide a sense of community that may not be present in certain suburban areas. There are numerous museums, shopping centers, theaters, and other forms of entertainment that can be easily found in the western region of this county.
Brighton was founded in the 1870s as a farming and railroad community. Originally named Hughes stations, the city was eventually renamed after Brighton Beach in New York. The town was officially incorporated in 1887. It has since grown tremendously in terms of population and economic opportunity.
Only 10 miles north of the bustling state capital Denver, Thornton is a city with its own character. Its population has been steadily increasing since the 2000s making it the sixth most populous city I the entire state. Thornton was once solely farmland, but since then it has transformed into a city featuring major highways, city parks, community centers, and an abundance of shopping areas.
Westminster is just 9 miles northwest from Denver and the seventh most populous city I the state right after Thornton. Gold discovered in the South Platte River Valley would bring national attention to this area. Encouraged by The Homestead Act of 1862, many pioneers moved west in search of fortune eventually settling in Colorado. A 14-story bell tower which was conceptualized to honor the clock tower of Westminster Palace in England is known as the community landmark. This city has a great economy, education, and shopping areas.
Adams county is home to the Adams 12 Five Star School District. These schools offer unmatched levels of education for children of all ages. Many even offer special programs such as International Baccalaureate, Legacy 2000, SOAR Honors, and Before and After School and Summer Enrichments also known as BASE. It is one of the most diverse districts in the state and a great option for those who are into sports. With an average of only 20 students per teacher, there is an opportunity for each student to get a personalized learning experience. Along with the Adams 12 school district is the Brighton 27J and Westminster 50 public school districts. These districts also feature great education, diversity, and athletics.
When it comes to entertainment, Adams County has no shortage of events. There are fun, educational, and exciting activities to keep the entire family occupied. Some of the best forms of entertainment include the Adams county fair, water world an amusement park, and the bluffs. There are also museums including the Adams county historical museum, Adams county historical society, and the Blanche A. Wilson house. If you’re a nature lover, then I’m sure you’re aware of the endless natural attractions scattered throughout the state. For a few attractions close by look no further than the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Barr Lake State Park, and Historic South Platte Trail.
Adams County contains numerous state highways and interstates which makes travelling around incredibly easy. There are even light rails and different modes of public transport that can help you get around the county. Less than an hour away from Denver and Boulder, Adams County offers a less congested environment that is still close to the bustling city. Under two hours away from Rocky Mountain National Park, Adams County is in close proximity to one of nature’s greatest wonders.
There are a number of reasons why people move to Adams County, but it’s the sense of community that really makes then stay. Living in this versatile region gives you sense that there’s nowhere else you’d rather be and with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year there’s no reason to leave.
If you’d like to learn more about Adams County and its booming real estate market then contact Mike Gold, Adams County realtor.