Acres Green is a member city of Douglas County and is located at the I-25 and Route 470 Junction just southwest of downtown Denver. Resting at an elevation of over 5,000 feet, this city boasts an active outdoor lifestyle featuring breathtaking natural terrain filled with hiking and biking trails, flowing streams and rivers, vast lakes, lush forests and sloping hillsides ideal for a variety of sporting and/or leisure activities. Home to a little more than 4,000 people, Acres Green is still considered a small town. However, continued residential and commercial development on Denver’s growing west side is making cities such as Acres Green popular choices for younger families and active retirees. The city is a walking community where most shopping and retail centers, as well as entertainment centers with movie theatres and restaurants are all within footsteps of primary residential neighborhoods. By merging retail with residential, Acres Green accomplishes the task of making its city more modern, providing a big city atmosphere in a surreal setting not bogged down by overcrowding. Although Acres Green is self sufficient, its residents also benefit from the many exciting opportunities afforded them by living near Denver’s downtown district.
For Acres Green residents, their proximity to downtown Denver affords them a lifestyle that includes both the peace and intimacy of a small bedroom community and the world-class amenities associated with a thriving metropolis. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of America’s most beautiful cities. Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver is a lively city with a great love of the outdoors. Here you’ll find the nation’s largest city park system, 90 golf courses and an incredible 650 miles of paved bike trails. Still, Denver remains a very cultural and sophisticated city. It has the 10th largest downtown in the nation in addition to a bustling area centered on a mile-long pedestrian promenade that is lined with outdoor cafes, sprawling greenery and flower baskets. Affectionately known as Sports Town USA, Denver is one of only a few cities to offer seven professional sports teams, a list that includes the NFL Broncos, NHL Avalanche, NBA Nuggets and the MLB Rockies. Denver is also home to horse racing, dog racing, a Grand Prix and one of the world’s largest rodeos, the National Western.
Downtown Denver has three new sports stadiums, 300 restaurants, a restored historic district filled with 90 bars and brewpubs, a collection of museums, a variety of galleries and shopping malls, the second largest performing arts center in the nation, three uniquely different college campuses and even an elaborate amusement park, Six Flags Elitch Gardens. Denver also boasts one of the highest educated populations in America who have an appreciation for the arts. Academic institutions in Denver include the University of Colorado at Denver, The University of Denver, Regis University, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Colorado School of Trades, Denver Automotive and Diesel College, Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Westwood College of Technology. Other major universities within an hour’s drive include the Air Force Academy, University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State University.
The amenities and opportunities available to Acres Green residents are virtually endless. Whether they are recreational, educational, or employment related, locals are blessed with many choices. More importantly, these choices do not come with the sacrifice of residing in loud and busy, traffic-filled areas that are commonplace in large cities across the country. In Acres Green, residents can look out, upon and beyond their neighborhood to view the region’s natural beauty all the while enjoying short commutes in and out of larger cities in the greater Denver area. Subdivisions such as Acres Green are a hot commodity right now in the Denver market. So, if you are looking for attractive housing at an affordable price, look no further than the available homes in Acres Green.
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