About 9 miles northwest of the city of Denver, the suburb of Westminster is where more than 100,000 residents enjoy beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and access to everything Colorado has to offer. Centrally located along U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder, Westminster's residents have easy access to nearby business and shopping centers, restaurants and lots of open space.
Westminster was named by Money magazine as the 24th best place to live in the USA is 2006 and is the ninth biggest city in Colorado. With a well-educated work force, good schools, and some of the best recreation around, it is no wonder so many call Westminster home. Whether you're single, raising a family, or simply just looking to retire and relax, the city of Westminster is a great place to live and play.
Source: City of Westminster
Westminster's residential communities include many options from apartments to dream houses in well-defined neighborhoods. The city has recently developed many urban neighborhoods, but what really makes Westminster stand out is the city's use of open space. Many neighborhoods here are surrounded by golf courses, parks, and open space.
Westminster has made the preservation of open space a top priority since 1985. The city purchased 2,850 acres of land for its residents to enjoy recreational opportunities and provide homes to local plant and wildlife. The Big Dry Creek Trails are a popular destination for the locals and many other lakes and ponds, like Ketner Lake Open Space, Hidden Lake Open Space and McKay Lake Open Space, showcase the tremendous beauty of this conserved land.
An attraction the kids will love is The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, where visitors interact with over 1,000 butterflies in a rainforest setting. The truly brave can even hold a tarantula! Educational classes are held to teach children about the importance of each critter and an insect exhibit is hands-on for both adults and children.
The Westminster Promenade is also a great place to spend time with family or friends on a weekend. Outdoor restaurants and cafes surround a lake and areas for small performances. The Promenade feels like a resort and provides some of the city's best entertainment.