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Buying a Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado?

Although commercial wheat production is a thing of the past, the ridges remain which provide expansive views of the front range. Wheat Ridge occupies approximately 10 square miles of rolling land in the northwest area of metropolitan Denver and is adjacent to the Interstate 70 transportation corridor between Denver and the Rocky Mountains.

In 1859 a small group of farmers, some who came to Colorado in search of gold and silver began a rural village in this location. By the late 1800's, good soils and plentiful water led to the development of a small farming community. Until World War II, the Wheat Ridge community was a major supplier of fresh produce to Denver. During the 40's and 50's as the city evolved, carnation production became a major growth industry. Today several carnation greenhouses survive in the northwest metropolitan area. Each year in August the City celebrates this heritage with the Carnation Festival. Initiated in 1970, the festival draws thousands of people to this premier civic event.

The City was incorporated in 1969 as a statutory city. In 1977 the residents of Wheat Ridge adopted a home rule charter. The charter was amended in 1996 to provide for a council-manager form of government. The Mayor, City Clerk, and City Treasurer are elected to four year terms. There are eight City Council members, two from each of the four districts, also elected for four year terms. The City Council is the legislative body of the City and has all legislative powers and functions of municipal government. The City Council also appoints a City Manager to run the City's daily affairs, implement council decisions, and oversee the administration of the City. The City Council meets in regular session the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 7pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 7500 West 29th Avenue.

Even before incorporation as a City, the Wheat Ridge Recreation District identified Clear Creek, which runs through the City, as a tremendous community resource and an ideal area for a system of parks and greenbelt trails. Over time, and using City funds and Jefferson County Open Space funds, Wheat Ridge acquired large tracts along the creek to be preserved as greenbelts. The value of open space and recreational opportunities continues to be a priority for the City. Overall, there are 140 acres of developed parks, and an additional 250 acres of open space in the City. Additionally in November 1998, the City began construction of its 71,000 square foot recreation center, and it opened in early 2000.

The City has a 68 member Police Force, and Fire Protection is covered by three districts, run largely by and with volunteers. The Jefferson County R-1 School District operates six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one charter school in Wheat Ridge. There are also several private schools in Wheat Ridge including Foothills Academy, Colorado Catholic Academy, Saint Peter & Paul Elementary, and Beth Eden Baptist School.

Larger businesses include Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Jolly Rancher Candies (Leaf), Rocky Mountain Bottling, Volant Skis & Aggression Snowboards, and Star Guide Corporation. Today, Wheat Ridge is a mature city with a strong sense of community and history. The City's individuality, manageable scale and tree lined streets, combined with its convenient location adjacent to Interstate 70 and between downtown Denver and the mountains, make the City a desirable place to live and do business. Over 30,000 people make this 9 square miles of property "home." Over 3200 businesses are licensed in the City; about one half of those are locally owned and operated.

For more information on Arts, Housing, Government, Economic Development, Jobs & Employment, Volunteer Opportunities, Golf Courses, Libraries, Parks and Recreation, Trails, Police & Fire Protection, Senior Assistance, Transportation, Maps and Data, visit the City of Wheat Ridge website.

  WHEAT RIDGE SCHOOLS
For the most current information & reports on Wheat Ridge, Colorado schools - visit GreatSchools.net.  You can browse Wheat Ridge schools on a map or within list results and sort schools in Wheat Ridge by name, grade level, or school type. Refine your search by school level (Wheat Ridge elementary schools, middle schools, or high schools) or narrow by school type (Wheat Ridge public schools, private schools, or charter schools). View Wheat Ridge school information such as address, contact information, enrollment figures, student to teacher ratio, parent ratings and reviews of Wheat Ridge schools, as well as links to test scores for schools in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Wheat Ridge communities & subdivisions include: Applewood, Applewood Knolls, Applewood Ridge, Bandimere, Brookside, Cambridge Park, Columbia Heights, Crestview Park, Garrison Lakes, Garrison Village, Highland Gardens, Lutheran, Oak Ridge, Overlook Estates, Panorama Park, Paramount Heights, Parkside, Ptarmigan, Reed Street Condos, Rolling Hills, Valley Brook, Valley View, Westhaven, Wheat Ridge Manor, Willmore.


Wheat Ridge Zip Code:
  80033


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  Buying a Home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado?
Relocating to Wheat Ridge, Colorado or interested in purchasing real estate in the Denver metro area?  Now is the perfect time to purchase real estate in Colorado.  The selection of Wheat Ridge homes, condos, townhomes & investment properties is plentiful and prices have fallen by thousands of dollars due to the high number of foreclosed properties on the market.  Use my free Buyer's Toolbox to find out how much home you qualify for, plus other tips for new first-time home buyers, search for your next Wheat Ridge home, condo, townhome or investment property, information on the 9 Steps to buying Colorado real estate, understanding what buyer agency is and why you should be represented in a Colorado real estate transaction & other Wheat Ridge Community Resources and Volunteer Opportunities in Wheat Ridge, CO. You can also use my mortgage calculator to see how much home you can afford in the Wheat Ridge area and explore available mortgage & financing options, get a list of my Preferred Vendors and Reputable Service Providers and even have Wheat Ridge's hottest new home listings sent to you via e-mail.  My free weekly Real Estate and Economic News will help you understand how the changing real estate market conditions & interest rates affect your ability to purchase or sell a home in Wheat Ridge.

  Selling a Home In Wheat Ridge, Colorado?
Home appreciation rates in many Denver area communities have been sluggish the past two years, but if your home is updated, well-cared for and has good curb appeal, it will sell quickly and for a good price.  Offering full-service & limited-service brokerage options  both designed to help sellers maximize the equity in their homes so they can pursue other investment opportunities Use my free Seller's Toolbox to learn about things sellers should consider before listing your Denver area home for sale, frequently asked questions or to request a FREE comparative market analysis to determine how much your Wheat Ridge home is actually worth in Denver metro neighborhoods.  Use the website to learn about what factors influence your asking price and get tips on preparing and staging your home for sale.  Finally, make sure your real estate agent is a REALTOR.

Leverage my life-long knowledge of the Denver Metro area - from homes, condos, lofts or investment properties, new homes builders, schools & local amenities to reliable & trustworthy business partners like mortgage brokers & home contractors to maximize your investment, secure your future and realize the home of your dreams.

If you would like to sit down for coffee and discuss the Wheat Ridge, Colorado Real Estate market, just call me anytime at 303-520-3179Anthony Rael, RE/MAX Alliance offers professional & trustworthy real estate services to buyers & sellers throughout the Denver metro area including Arvada, Brighton, Broomfield, Denver, Golden, Highland/Sloan's Lake, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Louisville, Longmont, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat RidgeAdams County, Denver County, Douglas County & Jefferson County.

Leverage my life-long knowledge of the Denver Metro area - from homes, condos, lofts or investment properties, new homes builders, schools & local amenities to reliable & trustworthy business partners like mortgage brokers & home contractors to maximize your investment, secure your future and realize the home of your dreams.



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