Lakewood, the largest city in Jefferson county and the fourth most populous in the state, didn’t officially become a city until 1969, however, the community had been in place for over 80 years. Nestled close to the Rocky Mountains, Lakewood is a prime location for easy access to the city or a quick escape to the mountains. Currently, Lakewood’s economy is diverse but the largest employers are government either through the school district or the Denver Federal Center. Also, Lakewood is home to Lakewood High School, ranked number one in the state by Newsweek. In recent years, the new development called Belmar has flourished creating a prime mix of residential, retail and cultural opportunities. This new “downtown” area has ignited an energy into the community as it continues to grow and prosper.
Courtesy of the City of Lakewood