Get To Know The Area
The fifth-largest city in the Denver metro area, this suburb to the west of the city has one of the best views of the Rocky Mountain foothills and is easily reached by light rail service from Union Station. Lakewood’s downtown Belmar area, complete with shops, restaurants, a movie theater, and pedestrian-friendly spots, has emerged as a local hangout that attracts visitors from surrounding areas.
Recently named a Certified Colorado Creative District, 40 West Arts along the West Colfax Corridor in the heart of Lakewood has more than 20 public art installations, multiple performing arts venues, and a dozen galleries.
Lakewood is also one of Denver’s top places for outside activities. Bear Creek Lake Park is filled with a large fishing lake, paved and dirt biking and hiking trails, picnic areas and a summer water-skiing concessionaire.
What To Do For Fun
Lakewood features extensive cultural programming and recreation areas. The 38,000-square-foot Lakewood Cultural Center boasts a more than 300-seat theater and gallery space, while the Lakewood Heritage Center includes 15 historic structures and more than 40,000 artifacts, plus a popular outdoor amphitheater.
Suburban living is easy in Lakewood, single-family homes, big and small can be found around town. With friendly neighborhoods and access to great public schools, Lakewood is an awesome place to raise a family. Locals love the small community feel and gorgeous views of the mountains in Lakewood!
Time to Mountain Fun
It takes 55 minutes to get to the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels from Downtown Lakewood.