One of the best places to live in the Denver area is in a little town west of the metro. Golden, as you can guess by its name, was a town of the gold rush days. It’s set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The town is rich in history, as it was once the capital of the Territory of Colorado. Buy a home in Golden CO to set down roots and enjoy the scenery.
Livability in Golden CO
If you’re thinking to buy a home in Golden CO, you’ll want to know the real estate market and economy. The unemployment rate in Golden is 2.5%, much lower than the national average of 4.9%. Healthcare and educational services are the biggest employers, but there are plenty of jobs available in multiple industries. The food scene is booming. Local restaurants serve up delicious offerings. Einstein Bros Bagels, Qdoba and Boston Market all call the area home. The median home value is just shy of $400,000. The median income is around $59,000. This should help you understand the cost of living.
Attractions in Golden CO
If you’re looking for homes for sale in Golden CO, you’ll want to know the local attractions that draw people to the community. First and foremost, Golden is home to Coors Beer. This probably started the local love of beer. The community now supports many craft breweries and beer festivals each year. Here are some other attractions you don’t want to miss:
- Colorado Railroad Museum
- Clear Creek White Water Park with canoeing, kayaking and beautiful scenery
- Buffalo Bill’s Museum and Grave
- Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum as part of the American Mountaineering Center
- Colorado School of Mines - the oldest public university in the state
- Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Golden hosts many arts and cultural events every year. It’s known for rock climbing, skiing and mountaineering. The sports scene thrives, from mountain biking, hiking, hang gliding and college athletic programs. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities, no matter what season and how cold or hot it gets. If you need professional sports, Denver offers seven different pro teams, hockey, football, baseball and more.
Ready to Buy a Home in Golden CO
Contact RE/MAX Professionals for homes for sale in Golden CO and resources to help you find the right neighborhood for your family’s needs. Call our office at 303-716-3635 or use our online form to send us a message. We’d love to show you around and make the home buying process easier.
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