Lakewood : Colorado

 

What it's Like to Retire in Lakewood

The city of Lakewood is located just 7 miles west of Denver with an elevation of 5,518 feet above sea level. The town was incorporated in 1969, and in 2016 had a population of 154,368. It is home to a community college, art and cultural facilities and prides itself on its Veteran population within the community. picture of The Lakewood, Colorado Civic Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Jeffrey Beall; picture of the Lakewood Heritage Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Jared Winkler.
 

Where to Retire in Lakewood and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value to be $407,600 in mid-2019.
 

What is special about Lakewood

Lakewood has over 102 parks with more than 7,000 acres of open spaces and miles of trails, and offers environmental education and programs, along with camping and fishing lakes. The town is also home to recreation centers, golf courses and hots several community events.
 

What is not special about Lakewood

Lakewood has a higher than average crime rate, and gets about 65" of snow each winter.
 

Who will like retirement in Lakewood

Retirees who want to live close to the city of Denver, with a lot of outdoor activity would like Lakewood. There is a library, hospital, and a very active senior organization called Older Adult Services which offers classes trips, recreation, meals and many activities. Lakewood Rides offers door-to-door transportation for residents over 60 for grocery shopping and medical appointments.
 

Local economy is driven by

The economy is diverse and is driven by construction, professional services, and retail.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 32 degrees and July's average is 73 degrees. Lakewood gets an average annual snowfall of 65 inches.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Lakewood has several restaurants, and it's cultural scene consists of an active cultural center, arts centers which offers classes, exhibits and tours. Denver is just minutes away for many more choices in restaurants and cultural events.
 

Crime

The crime rate here is quite a bit higher than the national average
 

Medical facilities

St. Anthony Hospital is located here.
 

Transportation

Lakewood is considered to be somewhat walkable and bikeable. The nearest airport is just about 30 miles away in Denver.
 

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What people are saying about Lakewood

Very high taxes on seniors in nearby retirement community
Wrong hospital listed here - Monmouth Medical Center is located in West Long Branch near the ocean. Taxes very high for seniors in the nearby communities due to tax exemptions for others. This is an ongoing issue in Lakewood.
Posted by JoannL on November 15, 2017

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