Welcome to Westminster
A mature and accessible Denver suburb, Westminster is an excellent place for those seeking a quieter lifestyle while maintaining easy access to the city. Activities for all ages help make this city able to pride itself on upholding history, recreational offerings, and culture and arts.
Originally a land of nature, Westminster wasn’t held in high regard until gold was discovered on Little Dry Creek in 1858. Attracting people wanting to find fortune, the area quickly grew popular, and the Homestead Act of 1862 granted land to any U.S. citizen willing to move to the area— for at least five years—and help improve the land. The city was incorporated in 1911.
Westminster’s residents reside in many housing styles and neighborhoods. There are opportunities for renters, those in search of starter homes, and many luxury estates. Styles range from Prairie to Post Modern, and the median home price for a single-family home is $390,000. The average condo price is $246,000, and the average rent ranges from $1,250 to $2,250, depending on size.
What to Love
- Access to many parks and nearby hiking destinations
- Indoor and outdoor entertainment for all ages
- Incredible local cuisine
People & Lifestyle
Perfect for family living, this suburb is home to many Denver working professionals looking for a quieter and more relaxed home life. With a suburban feel and easy access to day-to-day needs, this is a great neighborhood for families to settle down in and enjoy all the amenities the city has to offer. A set away from the hustle and bustle of sitting life, this neighborhood gives residents a peaceful and safe haven within easy reach of the big city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Things to Do
Westminster residents have the perk of being close enough to take advantage of Denver events and attractions while also having an array of activities close to home.
Locals take pride in community summer programs like Live Theater, July’s “Reels on Wheels” drive-in movies in Downtown Westminster, and August’s “Hops and Bops” Beer crawls. Take the short trip to Denver for special events like Denver Restaurant Week or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
The Butterfly Pavilion
—a bountiful conservatory home to 1,600 free-flying butterflies, including the rare and endangered Australian blue morpho—is a local favorite. Kids love Adventure Golf & Raceway
, while Stanley Lake Regional Park is a great place for hiking, kayaking, and camping! For history buffs, Westminster History Center is a great place to learn more about the neighborhood.
Westminster is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Jefferson Academy Charter School, K-6, lots of community involvement
- Colorado Stem Academy, K-8, high rates of progress and high testing scores
- Woodrow Wilson Charter Academy, PK-8, test scores above the state average