Thornton Guide

Overview

Spanning the counties of Adams and Weld, Thornton is located northeast of Denver and is the 6th largest city in Colorado. The current population is 143,890 with a median age of 33.6 years old.
With over 200 days of sunshine per year, the climate here is relatively mild compared to other areas in the state with June, August and September being the most pleasant months. Temperatures throughout the year vary from 22 degrees Fahrenheit to 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The average household income as of 2020 is approximately $90,680. The average monthly rental price is $1,398 and the median home value is $290,100.
With over 25 city parks, many acres of open space, close proximity to downtown Denver and an abundance of sunshine, Thornton has a lot to offer residents and visitors to the Front Range of Colorado.

History

Named in honor of former Colorado Governor Dan Thornton, this city was the first full municipality in Adams County. Prior to 1953, the area located seven miles north of Denver consisted strictly of farms until a parcel of land was purchased and developed by Sam Hoffman.
Just two years later, the population had grown to 5,500 residents and over 1,200 homes. Thornton was incorporated as a city in 1956.

Education

Public schools cross over into three different school districts – Adams County 12, Mapleton Public Schools and Brighten School Districts. Here is a list of some of the nearby schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Housing in Thornton

Single Family Homes

There is a wide variety of single-family homes, townhomes, condos and mobile and manufactured homes throughout the community.

Apartments

There are also many apartment complexes that offer desirable amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers and clubhouses. Here is a list of some with location and contact information:

Northcreek Apartments

700 W. 91st Avenue
(833) 890-7171

Covington Ridge

10571 Colorado Boulevard
(720) 773-5389

Parkhouse Apartments

14310 Grant Street
(303) 222-4492

Reserve at Thornton Apartments

9700 Welby Road
(303) 255-0700

Promenade at Hunter’s Glen Apartments

12801 Lafayette Street
(720) 689-0359

Red Hawk Ranch

12150 Washington Center Parkway
(720) 507-9819

Creekside Place Apartment Homes

9189 Gale Boulevard
(720) 504-9372

Nearby Attractions

In addition to the many area attractions, there is also an annual event called “Thorntonfest” that usually draws a huge crowd and features a 5k fun run, live music with a local competition and a classic car show. Below are several options for additional local entertainment:
  • Thornton Veteran’s Memorial
  • Mid-Air Adventures
  • Denver Premium Outlets
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal
  • Hammond’s Candies Factory
  • Water World

Golf Clubs

There are many superb golf clubs in and around Thornton. Here are a few within the city limits:

Dining

Whether it is Cajun, steak, pizza, tacos, vegetarian or old-fashioned diner fare, cuisine choices abound in this area leaving no palate unfulfilled.

Visiting Thornton

There are a multitude of hotels and other lodging options which allow visitors close proximity to the area attractions, as well as downtown Denver, hiking & biking in the foothills and Nordic and x-country skiing. Below is a list of a few lodging options:

Double Tree by Hilton

83 E. 120th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80233
(303) 920-8000

Home Towne Studios Denver-Thornton

8750 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229
(303) 430-4474

Hilton Garden Inn

14275 Lincoln Street
(303) 255-1000

Staybridge Suites Denver North - Thornton

13719 Lincoln Street
Thornton, CO 80023
(303) 255-6180
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