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Jefferson County

With it's "Welcome to Golden" sign over Washington Avenue, the old west lives on in Golden, Colorado with its historic Victorian stores, bars and apartment buildings lining the road.


Home to the world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Coors Brewery, Jefferson County, commonly known as Jeffco, is affectionately known as “the gateway to the Rocky Mountains”. The location of JeffersonCounty, nestled up against the foothills, is the perfect location for those seekingan active Colorado lifestyle with easy access to Denver.

Jefferson County is named after the President Thomas Jefferson, the principleauthor of the Declaration of Independence. It was those gold miners who rushed to Colorado in 1850 who wanted to claim their new territory after feeling disconnected and seeking a level of independence from neighboring states. Jefferson County is served by Jefferson County School District.

Jefferson County is known for…

  • State Parks – Jefferson county is home to dedicated open space parks,three national forests and state park and recreation areas. Pike,Roosevelt and Arapahoe national forests fall within these boundariesalong with Golden State Canyon State Park and Chatfield StateRecreation Area. Residents and Jefferson County visitors have plenty ofchoices to enjoy the over 300 days of sunshine. Whether it is sailing at Chatfield Reservoir, hiking at Red Rocks or running trails in dedicatedopen space, there is an activity for everyone in this community.

Points of interest in Jefferson County

  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Opened in 1941, Red Rocks Amphitheatreoffers a music experience unlike any other. At over 6,400 feet above sealevel, this naturally formed, acoustically perfect amphitheater has beenthe main stage for popular bands from The Beatles to the local Coloradoband, The Fray. The amphitheater sits on over 700 acres of geologicalwonders including dinosaur bones, wildlife, and incredible views. Anoutdoor seating venue, Red Rocks features not only music, but movies, yoga and charity fundraisers.
  • Coors Brewery – Located on the same Golden, Colorado footprint as Mr.Coors established in 1873, Coors Brewery remains the largest single-sitebrewery in the world. Tourists and locals can take the popular free CoorsBrewery tour where visitors can explore the beer malting, brewing andpackaging experience. Don’t forget your ID; visitors over 21 can taste theice cold refreshing beer made from Colorado Rocky Mountain water.
  • Fossil Trace Golf Course – Experience Colorado golf at its finest at FossilTrace Golf Course. Located in Golden, Fossil Trace’s history is as old as thedinosaurs – literally Triceratops footprints are preserved on the course’s 12th green. Clay mining equipment line the course and all these relics serve as atestament to the land’s rich and majestic history. Known as one of the premierpublic golf courses in Colorado, golf enthusiasts will find no shortage of historypaired with challenging topography at Fossil Trace.

Jefferson County real estate and homes for sale

Golden, the county seat, is a secluded small town has a quaint, western feel that welcomes residents and visitors alike. It features a small downtown area filledwith local restaurants, shops, museums and outdoor activities such as hiking and white-water rafting, Golden is considered the “golden nugget” location of thefoothills.

The cities of Littleton and Lakewood feature idyllic homes in the valleysof the foothills, and Evergreen and Conifer offer rustic retreats secluded in theevergreens and pines trees along with traditional suburban neighborhoods.Jefferson county has plenty to offer for those seeking a true Colorado lifestyle.

For more information about homes for sale and Jefferson County’s home market, contact Mile High Living today at 303-906-7646 or info(at)milehighliving(dotted)com.

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