Englewood, defined as a “wooded nook”, has been a major city just south of Denver since 1903. Named after its abundance of trees, Englewood was settled around the confluence of Little Dry Creek and the South Platte River. Since its conception, Englewood has placed emphasis on education, transportation and the arts. CityCenter Englewood, built on a struggling old shopping center site, is a national model for mixed-use transit-oriented development. Englewood Station (RTD’s light rail and bus transit hub) is an integral part of the development. Business development is happening at such a great rate that Englewood boasts more jobs and businesses per square mile than any other city in the Rocky Mountain region. Englewood also prides itself on its superior education and array of arts and entertainment opportunities. Multiple schools, including private and alternative give residents the best opportunity to receive quality education. And recently, the historic Gothic Theatre has been refurbished and operates as a successful entertainment venue. With such great growth in recent years Englewood has become a community with a small-town feel but big city amenities.
Courtesy of the City of Englewood