Discover the Vibrant West Side of Denver Metro: Your Guide to the Best Neighborhoods


Welcome to the dynamic west side of the Denver Metro Area, where a fusion of natural beauty, thriving communities, and exciting amenities await! Whether you're drawn to the historic charm of Golden, the laid-back vibes of Wheat Ridge, or the bustling energy of Lakewood, there's something here for everyone. Join us as we explore the top neighborhoods and all they have to offer for those looking to plant roots in this vibrant region.


Golden: Where History Meets Adventure

Nestled against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Golden offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure and small-town charm. Outdoor enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise with access to hiking, biking, and climbing in nearby Clear Creek Canyon and the iconic Red Rocks Park. After a day of exploration, unwind with a delicious breakfast at the charming Windy Saddle Café or indulge in craft brews at the renowned Golden City Brewery. With its historic downtown, vibrant arts scene, and proximity to outdoor adventures, Golden is the perfect place to call home. 


Applewood & Wheat Ridge: Quaint Communities with Big Heart

Just west of Denver, Applewood and Wheat Ridge boast a relaxed atmosphere and a strong sense of community. Spend your weekends exploring the numerous parks and trails, including the beloved Crown Hill Park with its expansive views, or enjoying a round of golf at the scenic Applewood Golf Course. For Bike riders, the renowned Wheat Ridge Cyclery will get you rolling! For breakfast aficionados, don't miss the mouthwatering dishes at the local favorite bakeries like, Get Rights or Mr. Biscuits. When it's time to unwind, gather with friends at the newly opened Moonrise Garden for cocktails and food trucks that is dog-friendly! Savor delicious cocktails at the oldest irish bar in the Denver Area, Clancy's Irish Pub. With its tree-lined streets, friendly neighborhoods, and convenient location, Applewood and Wheat Ridge offer a laid-back lifestyle with easy access to all the amenities of the city and the foothills.


Lakewood: Urban Living with a Splash of Nature

As one of the largest cities in the Denver Metro Area, Lakewood is a vibrant hub of activity with a diverse range of neighborhoods to explore. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the extensive trail system, including the scenic and accesible Bear Creek Lake Park and William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park, perfect for hiking, biking, and picnicking. Be close to Red Rocks and the foothills with quick access to Downtown Denver Arts and Music!  Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the popular Rise & Shine biscuits before hitting the trails or browsing the shops at Belmar, Lakewood's premier shopping destination. When the sun sets, experience the peak of dining with a view at Simms Steakhouse or craft cocktails at the trendy Belmar Peak Distillery. With its mix of urban amenities and natural beauty, Lakewood offers the best of both worlds for residents seeking an active and vibrant lifestyle. We explore Lakewood a little deeper in this blog post, Lakewood Colorado: A Neighborhood Guide


Morrison & Ken Caryl: Serenity in the Foothills

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the tranquil communities of Morrison and Ken Caryl. Surrounded by the majestic foothills, residents here enjoy unparalleled access to outdoor adventures, including hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing in nearby Red Rocks Park and Deer Creek Canyon Park. Fuel up for your outdoor excursions with a delicious breakfast at the historic Morrison Inn or sample local flavors at the eclectic Hogback BBQ Pit. For a taste of the local nightlife, head to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a concert under the stars or unwind with a cold beer at the rustic Morrison Holiday Bar. With its scenic beauty, tight-knit communities, and abundance of outdoor activities, Morrison and Ken Caryl offer a peaceful retreat for those seeking a slower pace of life.


Find Your Perfect Home on the West Denver Metro & the Foothills with Van Westenberg Partners

In your search for the ideal neighborhood on the west side of the Denver Metro Area, having the expertise and guidance of a local real estate company can make all the difference. With over 32 years of experience in the region, Van Westenberg Partners is here to help you navigate the diverse array of communities and find the perfect place to call home. Whether you're drawn to the historic charm of Golden, the laid-back vibes of Wheat Ridge, or the serene beauty of Morrison, our team is dedicated to helping you find the right fit for your lifestyle and preferences. Don't hesitate to reach out to Van Westenberg Partners today to schedule a tour of any of these vibrant neighborhoods and start your journey toward finding your dream home.

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