Evergreen, Colorado – Close to Denver
Evergreen, CO is one of the most desirable mountain towns in Colorado. With its location being so close to Denver (but far enough away) makes it easy for the convenience of the city but the luxury of mountain lifestyle. If you would like to go “down the hill” to Denver for dinner or a show it is about 25 to 35 minutes from most of the Denver Foothills and Evergreen.
Evergreen is close to the ski resorts
One of the other things that make Evergreen, CO such a high demand market is how close it is to world class skiing. The ski resorts that people from all over the world come to ski is close enough for a day trip for you in Evergreen. Depending on road conditions and traffice the ski resorts are between an hour and 2 hours away on most days.
Evergreen, CO Elk and hiking
It is no secret that most people live in Evergreen, CO because of the quality of life. The clean air and open spaces. The low population density and hiking trails throughout the town are why people love Evergreen. It is so nice to just walk around Evergreen Lake then maybe 3 sisters open space park and see how many elk you can see.
Almost every morning someone is posting on a local social media page about where the elk are that day.
Evergreen has many properties with fantastic views of the divide and many of it’s majestic 14ers (that’s what locals call any mountain in the Rockies over 14,000′ in elevation). We have tons of open spaces in Evergreen and many properties that back up to these public lands. That means many homes and lots in Evergreen come adjacent to your own little public park bordering your home. Most of these parks you can hike, mountain bike, walk your dogs or just let your kiddos explore all they want. You can find a nice small cabin or a huge luxury retreat.
Many people that live in Evergreen work down the hill (the term locals use to refer to Denver and the rest of the flat lands). It is an easy commute to Denver, Lakewood, Arvada and even Boulder. You can get “down the hill” via I70 or route 285 in a matter of minutes. You can also get to the mountains in just an hour or two.
Evergreen, Colorado is part of unincorporated Jefferson County. It is plush with great shops and restaurants through north and south Evergreen. Downtown Evergreen is the venue for many festivals and parades throughout the year. Although we have 25,000 people it is a great community feel here. It has a nice and safe small town atmosphere. From the Evergreen Rodeo to the winter holiday walk it is always fun to be in downtown evergreen to eat drink and shop.
Evergreen Lake is also a huge draw for people of the community and surrounding areas. The lake has the summer lake concerts in the summer time with fantastic local and regional bands. The summer concerts are always free and happen every other Wednesday. Evergreen Lake rents boats, kayaks and paddle boards all summer long for a reasonable price. If you own your own kayak or paddle boards you can bring them out for a small daily or annual fee. In the winter time Evergreen Lake is just as fun with their ice skating, skate rentals, ice fishing and hockey. It is the largest outdoor maintained rink in the country. Every new years they have skate the lake with skating and fireworks for the entire family.
If you have a family and kids at school age Evergreen has some of the highest rated schools in the area as well as Colorado. I am lucky enough to have 3 kids in the Evergreen, CO school system and I couldn’t be happier. If you ask around the community you will find that there is a great parental and community involvement in the Evergreen school system. As everyone knows that shows a strong community when parents are involved in the schools and the development of the children in the community.
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