Amongst the ring of suburbs around the bustling activity of Denver, Westminster is emerging as a clear favorite for everything Colorado. Situated between Denver and Boulder on the city’s northwest border, the nearly 110,000 residents of “Westy” have discovered a brilliant blend of all the best of Downtown and a University village.
Residents of Westminster are educated, young, and diverse. The area is represented across many varied business and industry sectors, with banking and finance leading the pack. The largest employers maintain employee levels at or below 1,000 people, meaning that the economy receives strength from a well-rounded array of areas. Westminster is family central. The public schools, mixed between Adams and Douglass counties, rank well above national average, with nearly 20 elementary schools spaced throughout the town.
The city lies at the crossroads of several highways, meaning you’re never far from anything. Westminster shares one of the best public transport systems in the country, allowing residents to travel by bus and light rail in either direction, from Denver to Longmont. Even still, most residents own a car. The history of Westminster in on full display, including the famous Westminster Castle (often called “The Big Red Castle”) and sprawling homes that can be seen on a self-guided Historical Walking Tour. Take a few extra steps in the Mile High City to climb the Castle’s bell tower for the best view of the entire Front Range. Westminster is notoriously dog friendly. Fido is welcome inside many businesses (BYOD) and there is no shortage of shopping options to pamper your pet.
If outdoor activity is essential for you, look no further than Westminster. Aside from surfing, this town has it all. Among all the mountain favorites, check out their extensive trail network that covers nearly 75 miles. After a morning of exercising outdoors, grab an organic breakfast at local favorite, Early Bird. Professional sports are just down Highway 36, with the Denver Broncos (NFL), Denver Nuggets (NBA) and Colorado Rockies (MLB) tapping into the local fan base. The city of Westminster is also the unofficial golf capital of Colorado, with excellent courses including Hyland Hills, Heritage Golf at Westmoor, and Legacy Ridge. Arts and leisure are also represented with the Westminster Jazz and Arts Fest, Westy Craft Beer Fest, and the highly popular Westy Fest, an annual community event that features rock climbing, a 10K fun run, multiple stages featuring live music, and regional food and beer.