Applewood is located in the Denver Metro area, just 13 miles west of downtown. With such a short proximity to the downtown area, the arts, theatre and a bustling nightlife are readily available to the residents of Applewood. Denver has one of the most highly educated populations in America and a great love of the arts. The Denver Art Museum is in the process of doubling with a new wing, while the Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second largest in the nation with ten theatres seating 10,000 people for theatre, symphony, opera and ballet.
A fantastic city to be a sports fan in, Denver's premier venues are home to the Denver Broncos Football Team, The Colorado Rockies Baseball Team, and The Avalanche hockey team.
With more than 2,000 restaurants in the metro area diners can choose from traditional favorites like great steaks and seafood to local specialties with a western flair. Denver is quickly gaining a reputation for its innovative, young chefs and eclectic, diverse cuisine.
Because it is the largest city in a 600-mile radius, Denver has the best shopping of the region. From the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center to the downtown excitement of Denver Pavilions, there are dozens of shopping venues.
The most impressive draw to the Applewood area is its natural beauty. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, nearby Denver is one of America's most beautiful cities. Blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, the Denver area is a lively city with a great love of the outdoors. Here you'll find the nation's largest city park system, 90 golf courses and an incredible 650 miles of paved bike trails. Outdoor lovers can find a multitude of offerings within the local national forests and state parks. The nationally recognized Open Space program within Jefferson County offers a variety of outdoor activities while preserving, protecting, and maintaining one of Colorado's most valuable assets.
The recreation benefits for its residents include dude ranches, biking, hiking, camping, fly fishing, golf, skiing and snowboarding. There are beautiful stretches of whitewater throughout Colorado, from mild float trips to wild Class V rapids, just minutes from Applewood. Spectacular hot air balloon flights, incredible Jeep tours, beautiful hot springs and excellent guided horseback trips round out the list of the many outdoor activities that make Applewood and its surrounding areas such a great place to call home. In addition, the nearby areas have a whole year’s worth of Mile High events. The Bolder Boulder in May where tens of thousands of runners take to the streets for the annual 10K in Boulder. In the summer, the Colorado Music Festival jams for its toe-tapping residents.
Whether it's the diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the beautiful natural scenery, Applewood and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The combination of small town charm within a short distance of a clean and lively downtown make Applewood a great place to call home.
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