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What to Love

  • A strong tie to Western roots
  • Access to many outdoor recreation opportunities
  • A large variety of local shops and eateries

People & Lifestyle - Living in Golden, CO

Golden locals lead active and outdoorsy lifestyles. The area is great for people looking to make the most out of their surroundings and spend time in the great outdoors. With a strong focus on walkability, renewable energy, and sustainability, residents tend to be forward thinkers. Golden is a great place for established professionals to raise a family. The median age lies at 33.5, which is lower than surrounding areas due to the high number of students who attend the Colorado School of Mines located in the heart of Golden. The community is a well-rounded blend of students and more permanent residents.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Golden, CO

Golden’s quaint and charming downtown area offers an array of commercial opportunities. With mostly locally owned stores, residents take pride in being a self-sufficient city.
From outdoor gear and supply stores to boutique stores and high-end fashion, Downtown Golden has it all. Check out local favorites like Vital Outdoors—for all of your gear needs or Eggers Lapidary to get some of Golden’s famous rocks for gifts. Blue Moose Trading Co. is a great place for house decor and gifts!
With an array of different dining options, you’re sure to find something for everyone in Golden. Check out local favorites like Woody’s Wood Fired PizzaNew Terrain Brewing Co for some great brews and food trucks, Bob’s Atomic Burger for delicious burgers and American classics, Golden Sweets for your sweet tooth, and Pangea Coffee Roasters for a morning pick-me-up.

Things to Do in Golden, CO

Golden is never short on local events and activities. From summertime fun to Christmas festivals, there’s always something going on, and with no shortage of outdoor and indoor activities, there’s sure to be something for everyone!
During the warmer weather months, locals and visitors attend May’s Golden Games, July’s Buffalo Bill Days, the Golden Fine Arts Festival in August, and Christmas favorite, Olde Golden Christmas. These local charms are must-attends and a great way to immerse oneself in the community.
Ready for some adventure? Check out Golden Gate Canyon State Park for some incredible hiking, biking, camping, and fishing. Bike rentals are accessible at the Golden Bike Library. For those into theater, the Miners Alley Playhouse features award-winning professional theater. And History buffs? Don’t miss out on the Golden History Museum!

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