ABOUT LAKEWOOD, CO
Lakewood is located 7 miles / 15 minutes southwest from downtown Denver and it’s the third largest city in the metro area. Amazing views of the foothills along with quick access to downtown via the RTD Light Rail W Line make it a super popular place. Plus in the winter, this western suburb gives prime access to our great ski resorts through I-70 & 285.
Many Lakewood homes are close to the city’s more than 80 parks. At the top of the list is Bear Creek Lake Park which at 2,600 acres of open space offers up fishing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, boating, swimming, riding, water skiing and more. The city also operates two public golf courses. Green Mountain is also one of the closest spots to Downtown Denver where you can mountain bike. And in the foothills just to the west of Lakewood lies Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, one of the world’s most famous concert venues.
40 West Arts is Lakewood’s thriving creative district, lies on the historic West Colfax corridor and has over 120 creative businesses, including galleries, Casa Bonita, performing arts venues, public art installations, and bars and restaurants. Belmar is Lakewood’s newer downtown area with redevelopment offering 19+ blocks of mixed-use space with 80 shops, restaurants, residential units, and theatres. Music and arts festivals, as well as a seasonal farmers market, contribute to the lively street scene. Lakewood also boasts the 38,000-square-foot Lakewood Cultural Center featuring a 300-seat theater and gallery space, and the Lakewood Heritage Center includes historic structures and artifacts as well as an outdoor amphitheater.