Golden Guide

Overview

Golden, which is situated along Clear Creek, is directly at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Green Mountain does landscaping design in Golden. It has 402 acres of open space and has a combined 253 acres of park land. It is also home to Jolly Rancher as well as Yeti Cycles.

Weather can be a bit extreme as summers can be pretty warm, and can reach well into the 90s, while winters are cold and dry. Mid-June to early September are the best months to visit Golden, though it’s known to have sunny skies the whole year round.

The population in Golden is currently at 22,270 according to the 2020 census, and it grows annually at a rate of 2.33%. Over 30% of the population have received higher education and the average income per family per household is $111,806 a year.

History

Golden was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L Golden. It was a mining camp that was founded during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1859. Because of its location, Golden City quickly became a hub of trade, and was the leading economic and political center in the Colorado region.

Golden lost much of its population during World War II, and that has continued on till today with a population of just over 22,000.

Today Golden has a population of over 18,000 and is home to more people and businesses of national and international influence than ever before, yet maintains a small-town historic identity.

Education

There are public, private, and even Catholic schools to choose from in Golden, Colorado. The city has 4 elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Below is a list of some of the top schools in and around Golden, in Jefferson County.

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High School

College

Housing in Golden

The median single family home cost in Golden is $633,000, but prices can mostly range from $500,000 to almost $700,000.

The most common rentals in Golden are 1-bedroom apartments and townhomes with a median rent of $1,794.

Summit View Village Apartments

17600 W 14th Ave, Golden, CO 80401
(888) 852 6318

The Summit At Red Rocks

12 S Holman Way, Golden, CO 80401
(844) 704 8380

Outlook Golden

544 Golden Ridge Rd, Golden, CO 80401
(844) 439 9987

Applewood Gables Townhomes

12858 W 26th Ave, Golden, CO 80401
(844) 618 1538

Epoque Golden

1175 Newstar Way, Golden, CO 80403
(833) 683 2476

Nearby Attractions

In downtown Golden, we see galleries, music clubs, distilleries and breweries, cafes and restaurants, and different specialty shops.

Whether it’s outdoor fun or indoor recreation you’re looking for, Golden has it. There are year-round events that celebrate and commemorate the town’s history, as well as events that cater to art and music lovers.

Here are a few fun places you can visit:

  • Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
  • Boettcher Mansion
  • Golden History Museum and Park
  • Clear Creek White Water Park
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park
  • Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve
  • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
  • Splash Water Park

Golf Clubs

Here are some of the golf clubs you will find in Golden, Colorado.

Dining

With a smorgasbord of food choices paired with bars and distilleries, dining in Golden is always a treat. It also boasts of 24-hour restaurants that will surely satisfy your 3am food cravings.

Higher Grounds Café

803 14th St B, Golden, CO 80401
(303) 271 0998

Bonfire Burritos

17025 South Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401
(720) 556 6269

Windy Saddle Café

1110 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279 1905

Bob's Atomic Burgers

1310 Ford Street, Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278 1601

Coors Brewery (Tours)

13th Street & Ford Street, Golden, CO 80401
(800) 642 6116

State 38 Distilling

400 Corporate Circle, Golden, CO 80401
(720) 242 7219

Golden Moon Distillery

412 Violet St, Golden, CO 80401
(303) 993 7174

Holidaily Brewing

801 Brickyard Circle, Unit B, Golden, CO 80403
(303) 278 2337

Visiting Golden

There are many lodging options in downtown Golden, but there are also good, quiet spots you can retreat right outside the city center.

Table Mountain Inn

11310 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1916
(720) 571 7298

Courtyard Denver Golden Red Rocks

14700 W 6th Ave, Golden, CO 80401-5251
(844) 631 0595

Origin Hotel Red Rocks

18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401-4840
(720) 677 8310

The Golden Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

800 11th St, Golden, CO 80401
(720) 619 8340

Hampton Inn Denver-West/Golden

17150 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401-4841
(855) 605 0317

TownePlace Suites Denver West/Federal Center

800 Tabor St, Golden, CO 80401-4700
(844) 631 0595

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