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A Guide to the Denver Suburbs

Welcome to the Denver suburbs! Get the best of both worlds with close proximity to the city but enough room to spread out and be minutes from a mountain trailhead. Deciding which beautiful and spacious suburb to live in can be tough. Consider commute times and highway access when choosing a location. All around, you really can’t go wrong! The Denver suburbs are all wonderful and each has its own personality. Discover your new home in the Denver suburbs. Denver skyline with orange sunset

Suburbs List

Arvada 

Arvada is located northwest of Denver. It’s a commuter town for Denver and it has family-friendly amenities, amazing parks, and a great quality of life. Arvada covers about 40 square miles of land with easy access to the Denver metro area. View listings in Arvada here.  
Population: 115,000
Distance from Denver: 9.2 miles, 25 minutes 
Nearby highways/routes: I-70, US-287, I-25 N

Aurora

Just 10 miles from the Denver Tech Center is the suburb of Aurora. Residents enjoy an urban suburban mix feel with access to over 100 parks and plenty of restaurants and shops to explore. View listings in Aurora here.  
Population: 369,111
Distance from Denver: 16 miles, 25 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: I-70, I-225, E-470

Broomfield

Located northwest of Denver, Broomfield is a quiet and clean suburb to raise a family. The suburb has a strong sense of community. View listings in Broomfield here.  
Population: 67,886
Distance from Denver: 17.5 miles, 26 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: I-25, US-36 W

Castle Pines

Castle Pines is one of Denver’s more popular suburbs. The area is popular for families and is well developed with well-maintained trees, sidewalks, and parks. View listings in Castle Pines here
Population: 10,591
Distance from Denver: 22.7 miles, 27 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: I-25, US-85

Centennial

Centennial is one of the larger suburbs around the Denver metro area. It’s located just south of the city. The suburb is rated to be one of the safest communities in Colorado and is full of singles and families. View listings in Centennial here
Population: 110,218
Distance from Denver: 14.4 miles, 25 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: I-25

Cherry Creek

Living in Cherry Creek gives residents a suburban feel while being extremely close to the city. For this reason, Cherry Creek is one of Denver’s top-rated suburbs. The area has highly rated public schools. View listings in Cherry Creek here
Population: 7,140
Distance from Denver: 3.7 miles, 11 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: N Broadway, E 6th Ave

Columbine

Columbine offers residents a rural feel with beautiful parks and trails. The area has everything you need shopping and entertainment-wise. Columbine is the place to be for privacy and easy access to the city.
Population: 25,332
Distance from Denver: 15 miles, 28 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: US-85

Golden

Golden is a popular spot for young professionals. The area is a former gold rush town located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. There are trail networks, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to enjoy. View listings in Golden here
Population: 20,693
Distance from Denver: 15.2 miles, 26 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: I-70, US-6

Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Located south of the city, Greenwood has a strong school system, beautiful parks, and well-maintained grounds by the city. View listings in Greenwood Village here
Population: 15,738
Distance from Denver: 13.5 miles, 24 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: I-25, CO-88

Highlands Ranch

Located south of Denver, Highlands Ranch is known as being a safe community with a low crime rate. The school system is highly rated and Highlands Ranch is a popular spot to raise a family. View listings in Highlands Ranch here
Population: 105,631
Distance from Denver: 15.1 miles, 36 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: N Broadway, US-85, I-25

Holly Hills

Holly Hills is one of the top-rated Denver suburbs and was recently named as one of the best places to live in the United States. Its high ratings are due to reviews of Holly Hillis being a great place to raise a family or retire. The homes are older, spacious, and easily accessible to Denver by light rail. 
Population: 2,835
Distance from Denver: 10.2 miles, 18 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: N Broadway, I-25,

Inverness

Living in Inverness offers an urban environment and is full of young professionals. The community is friendly and the area has lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.
Population: 1,567
Distance from Denver: 17.6 miles, 24 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: I-25

Ken Caryl

Ken Caryl is a clean and peaceful suburb of Denver. The area is full of fresh mountain air and nearby hiking trails. 
Population: 34,040
Distance from Denver: 19.1 miles, 32 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: CO-391, US-85, CO-121

Lakewood

Residents of all ages enjoy Lakewood due to the light rail stop and Belmar, a lively central plaza with over 80 retailers and restaurants, art galleries, a movie theater, and contemporary apartments. View listings in Lakewood here
Population: 155,146
Distance from Denver: 7.9 miles, 16 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: US-6

Littleton

Littleton is a great safe, family-friendly suburb of Denver. Young professionals enjoy all the area has to offer as well. Littleton has a historic downtown and a stunning view of the mountains. View listings in Littleton here.
Population: 47,989
Distance from Denver: 9.6 miles, 21 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: US-85, I-25

Lone Tree

Lone Tree is set right between the city and the mountains. The Light Rail runs through town, making Denver an easy trip. Families and young professionals enjoy Bluffs Regional Park’s well-maintained trails right in town. Lone Tree has good restaurants and plenty to keep you entertained. View listings in Lone Tree here
Population: 12,923
Distance from Denver: 20.4 miles, 25 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: I-25, US-85

Louisville

Residents of Louisville enjoy the town’s quiet suburban nature. The town is full of young parents and the community hosts many small events that are open to the public.
Population: 20,860
Distance from Denver: 20.1 miles, 37 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: US-36, US-287

Superior

Known as one of the best Denver suburbs, Superior is perfect for those who love open spaces. The town is equal distance from the mountains and the city. There are lots of mountain biking trails within 10 minutes of the town. Superior is also only 15 minutes from Boulder, so you could easily see two cities in one day.
Population: 13,077
Distance from Denver: 20 miles, 33 minutes
Nearby highways/routes: US-36, US-287

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