Westminster Guide

Overview

A suburb located approximately 9 miles northwest of downtown Denver, Westminster straddles both western Adams County and northeastern Jefferson County. With a population of just under 114,000 people and covering 34 square miles, it is the 8th largest city in Colorado – it is intersected by several state highways making it a very active corridor with over 3,000 businesses ranging from high tech and aerospace to medical and energy companies. Named the recipient of the International Livable Communities Award, Westminster was also noted by Money Magazine as one of the “Hottest Towns” and best places to live in the United States.
Ice Centre in Westminster
Westminster's Ice Centre At the Promenade is a Beautiful Facility Featuring 3 Full Size Ice Rinks
The climate here is relatively mild with over 200 days of sunshine per year and average temperatures ranging from 23 degrees to 88 degrees Fahrenheit, with July being the hottest month.
The median age is 36.7 years and the average household income as of 2020 is approximately just over $92,000 per year. The average rental price is $1,364 per month for a one bedroom and the median home value is $307,600.
A good chunk of the work that we do is providing Landscaping Services in Westminster.

History

With the discovery of gold in the South Platte River Valley in 1858, national attention was directed toward the area that would eventually become the city of Westminster. Pioneers decided to settle here rather than continuing on to California hoping for fortune and prosperity.
The City Hall building features a 14-story bell tower with a 130-ft spire. Unveiled in 1986, the Bell Tower is known as a community landmark.

Education

Schools in Westminster belong to the Westminster Public School District and has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. Here is a list of nearby schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Housing in Westminster

Single family home prices range from approximately $235,000 on upwards depending on a number of variables. With a wide assortment of employment opportunities, excellent schools, miles of easily accessible open space and convenient location to a multitude of areas up and down the Front Range, this is a growing area that has become a very desirable place for single people as well as families to reside.

Apartments

There are a variety of one, two and three-bedroom apartments (both market rate and affordable housing units) within complexes that offer desirable amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers and clubhouses. Here is a list with location and contact information:

Canyon Reserve at The Ranch

2890 W. 166th Place
(303) 835-3344

Arbour Commons at Orchard

663 W. 148th Avenue
(720) 726-6740

Skyview Apartment Homes

1420 W. 116th Avenue
(833) 890-9177

Stratus Townhomes​

8300 Sheridan Boulevard
(720) 477-3057

Arbour Square Apartments

14770 Orchard Parkway
(833) 399-0535

Nearby Attractions

Butterfly Pavilion

A popular attraction for families that opened in 1995, the Butterfly Pavilion is a non-profit stand-alone zoo that is home to hundreds of insect species, including the popular Rosie-the-Tarantula. Hands-on interactive experiences offer visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to learn about and observe these beautiful invertebrate creatures.
In addition to the indoor exhibits, there are also outdoor gardens and nature trails to enjoy. The Pavilion is located at 6252 W. 104th Avenue.

Standley Lake Regional Park

This park is owned and operated by the City of Westminster and the lake is its largest body of water, covering over 1,000 acres of surface area. With miles of trails to explore, visitors can enjoy walking, hiking and bicycling for hours on end, as well as paddling, kayaking, fishing and camping.
For the nature lover, there are also many opportunities to spot some elusive wildlife such as bald eagles, raptors, coyotes, red foxes, mule deer and owls. Standley Lake is located at 100th Avenue and Simms Street.

Golf Clubs

Here is a list of some of the magnificent golfing opportunities throughout the community:
Hyland Hills Golf Course
Pro Shop and Restaurant at the Hyland Hills Golf Course in Westminster

Shopping

Orchard Town Center

An outdoor mall with more than 90 retail stores, as well as restaurants and a movie theatre complex.

The Westminster Promenade

Located off of US 36 and Church Ranch Boulevard, is an outdoor pedestrian village offering restaurants, hotels, movie theatres, an ice rink and a bowling center. The Promenade serves as an entertainment complex for the entire North Metro Denver area.

The Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Located 3.5 miles southeast of downtown Denver, is a short drive away and features a wide range of upscale specialty boutiques and stores that are exclusive to the area, including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Burberry. It also offers a variety of restaurants and an 8-screen movie theater.

Dining

Locals and visitors alike can enjoy a myriad of dining experiences. Southwestern cuisine is very prominent, however there is also a wide range of culinary choices ranging from seafood, steakhouses, ethnic, vegan, pubs and noodle houses.

Visiting Westminster

There are a multitude of hotels and other lodging options which allow visitors close proximity to downtown Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak and a variety of local ski areas. Rocky Mountain National Park is also within a little over an hour’s drive. Below is a list of a few lodging options:

Courtyard by Marriott Denver North Westminster

14355 Orchard Parkway
Westminster, CO 80023
(720) 639-7701

Denver Marriott Westminster

7000 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80021
(720) 550-4840

Double Tree Westminster

8773 Yates Drive
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 427-4000

Hampton Inn

5030 W. 88th Place
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 427-0700

Hyatt Place Westminster

6865 W. 103rd Avenue
Westminster, CO 80021
(303) 464-1997

Quality Inn & Suites Denver North - Westminster

12085 Delaware Street
Westminster, CO 80234
(303) 429-5900

Origin Hotel

125-room boutique hotel set to open in 2020
Downtown Westminster
(833) 674-4461
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