The beautiful city of Westminster, CO, is centrally located in the state as a northern suburb of Denver. It was ranked as one of the top 25 best places to live by Money magazine in 2006. The living accommodations available here range from affordable startups and apartment rentals to some really illustrious and sizeable properties. Many of the residential areas are situated around parks, golf courses, and open spaces, giving Westminster an open, natural setting that contrasts with the crowded buildings of the downtown metropolitan area nearby.
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One of the most obvious things about the city of Westminster, and something the community really takes pride in, is its open spaces. The trails and natural zones that stretch through the area are highlighted by the Big Dry Creek Trail, which extends from Standley Lake Regional Park at the west end, all the way to the city's eastern boundary. A project in 2015 has added about 14 miles of new trails, making it even easier to stay active by providing lots of options to bike or walk to your destinations. If you want to go shopping or just enjoy a walk in the town, Westminster Promenade is the perfect place to be. Considered the gathering place for the North Metro community, the Promenade is full of businesses, restaurants, and other entertainment, and is often the site of special events and performances.
Because Westminster has been around since the 1800s, there are a lot of opportunities to learn about the region's history. A trip to the Bowles House museum is a great idea if you're curious about how the community would have looked 100 years ago. The Pillar of Fire building, formerly Westminster Castle, towers atop a hill at 83rd and Federal, and was once the highest point around. There, you can learn about the failed attempt to start a university that would have been known as the "Princeton of the West." The Butterfly Pavilion is an educational center with something for people of all ages. It is well-known throughout the region to those who are interested in learning about science and nature. People travel there from across the state to learn about many different kinds of invertebrate life, and also to enjoy a close, personal encounter with over 1,000 butterflies of many different species. The Denver Regional Transportation District runs buses throughout Westminster, so those who need to commute will have no problems going back and forth. Westminster really does capture all of the great elements of living in Colorado. Browse our listings of homes in this beautiful city to find your perfect place.