With a population of 113,919 (as of 2020), Westminster is the 8th largest city, and one of the best places to live in Colorado. This suburb just north of the metro Denver area is an urban gem with many facets—unique shopping districts, diverse neighborhoods, excellent open spaces, and charming historical center—to name only a few. Westminster’s vision is to become the the next urban center of the Colorado Front Range, while still maintaining its more than 30% land for open space, parks and recreation.
With 60+ parks located throughout the city, each Westminster resident has a park located within a half mile of their home. Dog parks, community gardens, playgrounds—there is space and a place for everyone. For those who wish to play in higher and wilder altitudes, they can escape to places just beyond Boulder in well under an hour.
Westminster is making strides to become more convenient, accessible and connected. With the arrival of commuter rail, the Westminster Station area is quickly growing as an urban core of the community, and RTD’s B Line connects Westminster Station to Denver Union Station in a mere 15 minutes. An exciting alternative form of transportation lies in the city’s trails system, with bike share stations popping up throughout the city. There’s no excuse to not explore more of Westminster.
The list of areas to explore is diverse: the developing downtown area boasts conveniences ranging from popular chain stores to family-style restaurants; the Westminster Promenade (an outdoor pedestrian village) contains restaurants and cafes, a movie theater, sculptures, hotel facilities, performance areas, interactive water features, walking trails, and a three-rink ice arena; the Butterfly Pavilion is a lush conservatory home to 1,600 free-flying butterflies; and families with kids can play a round at Adventure Golf & Raceway; or discover excellent hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing and wildlife watching at the city’s Stanley Lake Regional Park. There are so many places to go, with yet more to come in this exciting suburb.
Westminster contains 47 public schools, and 43 private schools. Most of these schools are rated above average in comparison to state averages, and there is a different style of teaching for most every student. Multiple acclaimed colleges and universities are also easily accessed in the nearby Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Greeley areas.