Broomfield is a smaller city located in the suburban area of Denver with a 2020 population of 71,337. It is conveniently located—14 miles to Denver, 13 miles to Boulder, 12 miles to Wheat Ridge, and 6 miles to Louisville—and has everything from walking trails and fishing, to concert halls and shopping malls … all set against an amazing backdrop of Rocky Mountains with Denver standing in the distance.
Current residents take pride in how clean their city is, and also how well-structured. It is rather unusual, in that there is no central downtown area; Broomfield actually never had a downtown area that the city developed around. The city’s longterm goal is to instead develop several downtown-like areas to be utilized and appreciated. A balance of residential and commercial areas, with generous open space, parks, and natural areas is planned as future residents continue to pour in and make this location their home.
As a natural paradise, Broomfield boasts more than 8,000 acres of public open space and over 280 miles of regional walking and biking trails. Other major attractions include the 1st Bank Center, which hosts concerts, sporting events, and rodeos throughout the year. Also scattered throughout the city are cozy cafes, brunch restaurants, and parks in which to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. No wonder Broomfield was ranked as the 23rd best place to live in Colorado, and one of the best places to live in America for 2019 (according to Niche).
Although the city is growing and becoming more popular, the crime rate is still fairly low. Based on 2019 FBI crime data, Broomfield’s overall crime rate is 20% higher than the national average, but violent crime is 72% below the national average.
Broomfield County’s six school districts encompass one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado (ranking overall in the top 5% of Colorado public schools), with both public and private offerings that combine the latest in creative and innovative teaching methods.
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