Hundreds of single-family homes, more than 100 vacant lots and some multi-family buildings are for sale in Golden, Colorado, although only a few townhouses and condominiums are available. The median home price in this town of 20,000 residents is $447,000. Many of the homes in Golden are historic, with mature landscaping and charming details, but there are many modern buildings and even brand new construction. Some of the newer developments have meandering roads, paved walking trails and large yards.
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The city of Golden is rated "exceptionally livable" by livability.com due to its low crime rate, high graduation rate, local amenities and stable housing market. A few of Golden's neighborhoods are Coal Creek, Downtown and School of Mines Area and Applewood. Coal Creek is a rural neighborhood that includes White Ranch Open Space Park and part of Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The atmosphere is quiet and there is not much crime. Downtown near the School of Mines is where you'll find most of the town's historic architecture and an abundance of local businesses within walking distance. Applewood is a well-established neighborhood made up of medium to large single-family homes and some townhomes. It is mostly owner-occupied and contains the Applewood Golf Course.
Golden's motto is "Where the West Lives," and this can be felt in the historic downtown area, where it seems like you're in an old Western movie. Golden was the original state capital of Colorado, before Denver took over that role in 1867. Many of the old buildings, including the old capitol building, are still standing and house a great variety of specialty shops and high-quality restaurants. Clear Creek, the original source of water for brewing Coors beer, runs through downtown and has a very well-maintained running and bicycling trail along its banks. All summer long, residents and visitors ride inner tubes, kayaks and rafts down Clear Creek. The Clear Creek History Park, a living history setting, is also located in this area. The Park features original buildings from a ranch that operated nearby in the late 1800s. You can spend a day in Golden at the Coors Brewery, where factory tours are offered, at the School of Mines' picturesque campus or inspecting dinosaur remains a few miles away. Golden also has a large shopping mall with a number of outlet stores, a climbing gym and an abundance of public art. You're sure to find something you love here, so check out our listings today.