Lakewood has a lot to offer Colorado homeowners, including open spaces, small lakes, hiking, an established and more laid-back vibe than Denver, easy access to the mountains, and great views of the city.
Its location is positioned well for home values over the long term — between the foothills and Denver, with major east-west roads for easy commutes.
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Lakewood Home Prices
Median closed price chart for homes sold in Lakewood.
About Lakewood, Colorado
Located in Jefferson County, Lakewood is the fifth-largest city in metro Denver and is situated between Denver and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It covers an area of approximately 44 square miles and has an estimated population of 155,000 per the 2020 U.S. Census. Its elevation is about 5,520 feet above sea level, slightly making it one of the higher-elevation cities in the Denver metro area.
Lakewood has a range of real estate options, from single-family homes to apartments and condominiums. The median home value in Lakewood is around $550,000 (see Lakewood home value trend chart above), and the median rent is approximately $1,700 per month. The city has a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own character and amenities.
Lakewood has several parks and open spaces, including Bear Creek Lake Park, William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park (known as Green Mountain), and Addenbrooke Park, which offer opportunities for hiking, fishing, biking, boating, and other outdoor activities. The city is also home to several golf courses, including Fox Hollow Golf Course and Homestead Golf Course.
The Belmar area is a hub for large and boutique shops, restaurants, and a movie theater, making it a local hangout and drawing in visitors from other communities. This area has newer-built high-density housing options that appeal to people looking for walkability. Another popular shopping area in Lakewood is Colorado Mills, which has an indoor outlet mall.
There are several major employers in Lakewood, including the Denver Federal Center (several government agencies), St. Anthony Hospital, and Jefferson County Public Schools. The city also has a growing technology sector, with companies like Terumo BCT, Zayo Group, and FirstBank headquartered in Lakewood.
See above for the current MLS list of homes for sale in Lakewood CO.
Read more about Lakewood on my blog
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- Lakewood Parks are Enjoyable for All Ages
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