Live the Best of Both Worlds in Lakewood, Near Denver

Get access to big city amenities and the charm of a small town with a strong sense of community

Lakewood, US

Welcome To Lakewood

We are excited to have you here and want to ensure that your experience in the city is everything you hoped for. To help make that happen, we've gathered some information about what to expect if you shift here.

Lakewood is a vibrant and welcoming community located just west of Denver. Our city is home to many businesses and attractions, making it the perfect place to work, live, and play.

You'll find everything from world-class museums and art galleries to outdoor recreation and family-friendly activities in Lakewood. We also have a thriving food scene, with locally owned restaurants serving delicious cuisine worldwide.

The Weather

Lakewood is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. The weather is one of the most important factors in making it such a great place to be. Here are a few things you should know about the weather in Lakewood: 

  • The average high temperature in Lakewood is about 85 degrees Fahrenheit

  • The average low temperature is about 45 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Lakewood generally has about 300 days of sunshine each year

  • Precipitation (rain and snow) averages about 15 inches per year

  • Lakewood experiences all four seasons - spring, summer, fall, and winter

  • The summers are typically hot and dry, with occasional thunderstorms

  • Winters are cold but not as extreme as in other parts of Colorado, snowfall averages around 60 inches per year

What To Love?

If you're looking for a city with stunning views, great outdoor recreation, and a thriving economy, Lakewood is the perfect place. Situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Lakewood is home to beautiful parks and trails and numerous businesses and cultural attractions. Here are just a few of the things that make Lakewood such a great place to live:

The Views: With the Rocky Mountains in its backyard, Lakewood boasts some of the most incredible views in Colorado. Whether hiking or biking through one of the many trails in Bear Creek Greenbelt Park or enjoying a sunset from Belmar Park, there's always something breathtaking. 

The Recreation: In addition to its lovely parks, Lakewood has two golf courses and an aquatic center. There are also plenty of opportunities for shopping and dining in the city's many retail districts. 

The Economy: Lakewood's economy is booming thanks to its diverse mix of businesses. The city is home to both small businesses and large corporations, as well as a vibrant arts scene.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

Lakewood is home to various shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Whether you're looking for a new outfit, a delicious meal, or a night out on the town, you'll find it all in Lakewood.

The Belmar Shopping Center is one of Lakewood's most popular shopping destinations. This open-air mall features over 100 stores, restaurants, a movie theater, and a bowling alley. For a different shopping experience, check out the Denver Outlets at Sheridan. This outlet mall offers great deals on name-brand clothing and accessories.

Lakewood has plenty of great options if you're looking for somewhere to eat. For casual dining, try One Stop Deli or Smashburger. Check out Guard and Grace or The Capital Grille for something a little more upscale. And for a night out on the town, visit one of Lakewood's many bars and clubs, such as Union Lodge No. 1 or The Roxy Theatre.

Things to Do

Looking for things to do in Lakewood, Colorado? Here are some of our favorite activities in the area:

  • Take a hike or bike ride through beautiful William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park

  • Visit the Lakewood Heritage Center to learn about the city's history

  • Explore the Rocky Mountains at Denver Zoo or Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

  • Grab a bite to eat at one of Lakewood's great restaurants, like The Kitchen Table, Humble Pie, or Linger

  • Catch a show at the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • Go shopping at Belmar, an outdoor shopping mall with over 150 stores


Lakewood is home to various schools, from early childhood education centers to colleges and universities. Families can find the right school for their children, whether they are looking for a public or private school, an online or brick-and-mortar institution.

Lakewood has several public school districts, the largest being the Jefferson County Public Schools, which includes over 80 schools. Other districts include the Denver Public Schools and the Rocky Mountain School District, and families can also choose from several charter and private schools.

Some colleges and universities in Lakewood include Colorado Christian University, Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, and Redstone College. These institutions offer a variety of programs that can lead to associate's, bachelor's, or master's degrees.

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