Thornton provides a convenient balance of the best of city living and outdoor adventures. Located 10 miles north of downtown Denver, it's the closest city in the metropolitan area to the Denver International Airport. Thornton is also adjacent to Interstate 25, and about a two-hour drive to popular spots and breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.
As the sixth most populous city in Colorado, Thornton offers plenty of in-town entertainment opportunities. There are 81 city parks that encompass nearly 1,000 acres, as well as 230 acres of open space. The Carpenter Recreation Center provides residents with two leisure pools, as well as gymnastics, dance and racquetball facilities.
If you're renting in Thornton, you can also become part of the arts scene. The Thornton Arts & Culture Center not only features frequent art exhibits and concerts, but also offers classes. Culture aficionados might also enjoy the opera, symphony or museums of nearby Denver.
Denver Zoo (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons) Renting in Thornton, CO
Apartments for rent in Thornton are in high demand, as the rental market here is competitive. Availability is low, and average rental rates are slightly higher than the state average.
Thornton Nearby Attractions Water World ? One of the largest water parks in the country, with 46 water "adventures," Water World is just a few minutes away from Thornton, in Federal Heights.
Greeley "Go-Cup Entertainment District" ? Colorado's first "open consumption" district, where patrons may carry alcoholic beverages outside of bars and restaurants.
Denver Coliseum ? Just 9 miles south of downtown Thornton, this landmark hosts concerts and events throughout the year.
Denver Zoo ? This historic zoo is just 9 miles south of Thornton.
Boondocks Fun Center ? Located in Northglenn, the Center offers bowling, laser tag, arcade, kiddie play area, miniature golf, bumper boats and go-karts.