A northern suburb of Denver, Thornton is one of the largest cities in Colorado and also one of the closest to Denver International Airport. A big selling point for those who travel frequently. Thornton is a family-friendly community with good schools and wide range of possibilities for outdoor fun and adventure, including festivals, concerts, parks, exhibits and public art displays throughout the year. Thornton also boasts some of the best indoor recreation centers around, including The Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center that was awarded LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for operating as a green building.
Come to Thornton if you love to shop! Thornton is home to Denver Premium Outlets which houses hundreds of stores and dining options. Thornton is a city that is bursting with activity, from shopping to community events you'll have no trouble finding a fun way to pass the time.
On it's own, Thornton has a variety of restaurants and dining establishments that can satisy any appetite. But Thornton is a short drive to downtown Denver which provides even more dining and nightlife options.
What once was vast farmland is now recreation areas and openspace. Thornton has approximately 2000 acres of recreation area, 25 major parks and several other community spots to enjoy.
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