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Wheat Ridge

What to Love

  • Proximity and access to Denver
  • Home of the famous Carnation Festival
  • Various options for local cuisines

People & Lifestyle - Living in Wheat Ridge, CO

Wheat Ridge was voted one of the best places to retire in Colorado with a dense suburban feel. Many retired professionals choose to move a short distance away from city life to find a more laid-back lifestyle while maintaining connections to the city. Residents hold a mix of white and blue-collar jobs and tend to lean conservative. The area prides itself on well-maintained neighborhoods and a great sense of community with an almost even split between owners and renters. Young professionals flock to Wheat Ridge in the early stages of their careers due to its charming family-oriented vibe and lots of opportunities to rent instead of owning property.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Wheat Ridge, CO

With various shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Wheat Ridge offers residents plenty of activities. Residents can find all they need in the many shopping centers nearby and have access to unique and boutique shops in nearby Denver neighborhoods.
Downtown Wheat Ridge is home to Ridge at 38, which houses many stores for all of your day-to-day needs. There are many strip malls and grocery stores around town. Residents enjoy more boutique shopping in the nearby city. Found Antique & Artisan Mall is a local favorite for unique antiques, vintage goods and decor, and gifts.
Wheat Ridge is home to many local eateries, and residents enjoy not traveling far to find quality food. Check out Grammy's Goodies for homemade Italian treats or Pierogies Factory for the best pierogies around. If you’re in the mood for Italian, don’t miss out on Vinnola’s Italian Market & Deli.

Things to Do in Wheat Ridge, CO

With easy access to Denver, Wheat Ridge is near an incredible assortment of events and entertainment, but don't miss out on the stunning offerings of this suburban hub as well as the world's carnation capital.
Residents take pride in local events like the Carnation Festival—a longtime tradition based on Wheat Ridge’s storied history as the carnation capital of the world. The festival is held in Anderson Park and offers special events such as a circus, a car show, carnival rides, and a firework display.
Wheat Ridge Greenbelt is a lovely 300-acre open space with numerous hiking trails and opportunities to spot wildlife. The Clear Creek Trail is a great one to try! Also, check out Discovery Park, Anderson Park, and Baugh House in the Wheat Ridge Historical Society. Bird watchers enjoy Prospect Park.

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