Once the living and entertainment capital for miners seeking gold in the canyon, aptly named Golden, Colorado is now a charming and trendy residential community and tourist destination. Just 30 minutes from downtown Denver or Boulder, but surrounded by foothills, bluffs and open spaces, Golden has become a desirable retreat for city-commuters and mountain-lovers alike.
True Western Flair
Most Golden residents live close to the small downtown area. As the first developed land in Golden, downtown residencies maintain authenticity and history with turn-of-the-century details, smaller living spaces and room-to-breath lot size. Outside of downtown, extensive development dots the hillside, offering buyers spacious and well appointed modern homes with vast mountain views.
Along with quaint homes, downtown Golden offers extensive shopping and entertainment, all with a true western flair. Antique enthusiasts will fall in love with Golden's many treasure-shops (Rocking Horse is a local favorite), history buffs feel satisfied with numerous western museums, outdoor lovers can rent bicycles at Peak Cycles or kayak and fish the in-town Clear Creek with Golden River Sports, and those with a need to unwind are taken care of at Asana Studio Yoga and Urban Escape Day Spa. For dining, sit creek-side at Rhapsody's, enjoy music, beer and burgers at Buffalo Rose, or stop in for all-you-can-eat pizza at the infamous Woody's Wood Fired Pizza.
There's a sense of tight-knit community in Golden, and if you live here, you'll end up seeing your neighbors everywhere you go. The Community Center offers swimming, exercise classes, a climbing wall, sports programs and a well-known senior social program. Bright colored playground equipment on almost every block, along with swimming holes in the creek and a user-friendly bike trail, bring out families any time the weather allows.
Outside of downtown, the land of Golden extends to encompass Fossil Trace, a highly-acclaimed public golf-course, Splash Aquatics (the best-ever outdoor pool and water-play area for kids), the most popular hiking and biking trails in the metro area, along with dozens of parks and lakes.
Far away from city life, yet right next door if you desire, Golden pleases those looking for a relaxed pace, a community feel and plenty of ways to enjoy Colorado.
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