ABOUT WHEAT RIDGE, CO
Located 10 minutes northwest of downtown Denver, Wheat Ridge is a community with a rich blend of history, culture and modern shopping centers and restaurants. Its proximity to downtown Denver provides for short commutes, and easy access to Coors Field and Empower Field at Mile High, Arvada’s Olde Town historic district, and it is the last station on the RTD Light Rail’s G Line.
For nature lovers, Wheat Ridge offers residents over 20 parks, equestrian trails and public open space. Bikers and pedestrians can enjoy the Wheat Ridge Green Belt trail system, with over 300 acres of open space including the Clear Creek Trail. There is also Bass Lake Boardwalk, a bird watcher’s paradise, which is home to over 100 different migratory bird species who reside in the area’s protected wetlands. Crown Hill Park is also an amazing place to take in a sunset walk with amazing views of the front range.
The city has seen a resurgence in community development in recent years which has enhanced its down-home feeling. The City Council has promoted urban agriculture, allowing local farms, community gardens and farmers to still thrive here. Those community development efforts also extend to retail as the city has established two shopping districts—Ridge at 38 (38th Avenue between Wadsworth & Sheridan) and Shop 44th (44th Avenue between Ward and Harlan), both of which promote an old school main street experience with local mom & pop shops, restaurants and boutiques. On the eastern edge of Wheat Ridge is Lakeside Amusement Park, a vintage amusement park created in the 1900s. The wooden roller coaster, ferris wheel and concessions offer visitors a unique historical entertainment experience.