Lakewood

Lakewood offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, and convenient access to Denver

Welcome to Lakewood

Lakewood is known for its stunning views of the Rocky Mountain foothills.
 

What to Love About This Town

Lakewood is a thriving suburb located to the west of Denver and holds the distinction of being the fifth-largest city in the Denver metropolitan area. It is known for its stunning views of the Rocky Mountain foothills, which provide a picturesque backdrop to the city's vibrant communities and outdoor spaces. With a population that values both nature and urban amenities, Lakewood offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty, convenient access to Denver, and a range of communities to suit various preferences.
 
One of the standout features of Lakewood is its abundance of parks and open spaces. The city is home to nearly 1,500 acres of parks and open space, providing ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. These parks offer a diverse range of activities for residents and visitors alike, making Lakewood a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking and biking to picnicking and wildlife spotting, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
 
Bear Creek Lake Park is one of the most popular parks in Lakewood, spanning 2,600 acres. It features a large fishing lake, paved and dirt biking and hiking trails, picnic areas, and even a concessionaire for water skiing during the summer. This park truly offers something for everyone, whether you're looking for a peaceful day by the lake or an active adventure on the trails.
 
Soda Lakes is another natural gem in Lakewood, providing a serene setting for relaxation and recreation. Visitors can enjoy picnics, birdwatching, or simply take in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. It's a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
 
Carson Nature Center and South Platte Park are additional highlights, offering miles of trails for hiking, biking, and wildlife observation. South Platte Park also provides opportunities for tubing and kayaking along the South Platte River, adding a fun and adventurous element to the park experience.
 
Lakewood's commitment to preserving its history is evident in the Lakewood Heritage Center. This center showcases 15 historic structures and over 40,000 artifacts, providing a glimpse into the area's past. The center's outdoor amphitheater is also a popular venue for cultural events.
 
In addition to these specific parks, Lakewood's park system includes a network of trails that span over 200 miles, providing ample opportunities for outdoor exploration. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, Lakewood's parks offer diverse landscapes and breathtaking views.
 
Overall, Lakewood's parks and open spaces contribute to the city's high quality of life. They provide residents with opportunities to connect with nature, engage in outdoor activities, and create lasting memories. With its stunning natural surroundings and access to a wide range of amenities, Lakewood truly offers the best of both worlds—combining the beauty of Colorado's landscapes with the convenience and vibrancy of a suburban setting.
 

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Schools

Lakewood is within the Jeffco Public Schools District. Jeffco Public Schools is #5 on the Best School Districts in the Denver Area according to Niche. You can find more information here.
 

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More About Lakewood

Overview for Lakewood, CO

155,608 people live in Lakewood, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $43,755. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

155,608

Total Population

38.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,755

Average individual Income

Around Lakewood, CO

There's plenty to do around Lakewood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
60
Bikeable
Bike Score
14
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Parfait Co., La Reyna Del Sur, and Little Red's Kitchen.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.36 miles 40 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.39 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.28 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lakewood, CO

Lakewood has 67,598 households, with an average household size of 2.27. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lakewood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 155,608 people call Lakewood home. The population density is 3,579.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

155,608

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.4

Median Age

49.71 / 50.29%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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65-74 Years

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Education Level

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  • High School Degree
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67,598

Total Households

2.27

Average Household Size

$43,755

Average individual Income

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Schools in Lakewood, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Lakewood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Rooney Ranch Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
McLain Community High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Concordia Lutheran Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Devinny Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Hutchinson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Foothills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Kendrick Lakes Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Jefferson County Open Secondary
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Denver Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Green Gables Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Bethlehem Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Mile High Baptist School
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
Augustine Classical Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
Creighton Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Dennison Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Lasley Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
South Lakewood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Addenbrooke Classical Grammar School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Emory Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Colorado Virtual Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Astravo Online Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Astravo Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Astravo Online Academy Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Mountview Youth Service Center
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
St Bernadette Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Astravo Online Academy Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Belmar School of Integrated Arts
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Molholm Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Deane Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Vivian Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Westgate Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Jefferson County Open Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
Colorado Virtual Academy Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
Colorado Virtual Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Astravo Academy Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
Eiber Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Glennon Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Green Mountain Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Slater Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Brady Exploration School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Addenbrooke Classical Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Rose Stein International Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Miller Special Education
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Patterson International School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Stober Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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