Looking for real Colorado mountain living? Evergreen, Colorado, Conifer, and Morrison are all suburbs and mountain towns with very desirable qualities. Each of these towns offer beautiful mountain scenery with a reasonably short commute to the happenings in the big city of Denver.
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Evergreen, Colorado is located just 45 minutes from downtown Denver in the Rocky Mountains. Its elevation is 7200 ft., but this charming area still benefits from Denver’s 300 days of sunshine and mild winters. Evergreen boasts that their charming community is where mountain and city living come together. Evergreen real estate is surrounded by thick pine forests, wildlife, and mountain vistas. Its close proximity to Denver gives their residents access to the entertainment and commerce of the big city. Evergreen is home to approximately 30,000 residents, most of which work in nearby Denver and escape to their peaceful mountain homes at the end of the day.
Evergreen has a lot to offer in the way of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The charming main street area is packed with artisan shops, unique restaurants, and bars featuring live music every night of the week! In fact, Evergreen is home to the famous Little Bear Nightclub which regularly features famous musicians just passing through. There are also popular local theater groups, and chorales for residents to see and join. Surrounding Evergreen are the nine Denver Mountain Parks – perfect for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. The town was developed around Evergreen Lake, which offers year-round family activities. The Evergreen Parks and Recreation Center is very proud of their new recreation center with a swimming pool, racquetball courts, and workout facilities.
The town of Morrison is located just 16 miles from downtown Denver at the mouth of the Bear Creek Canyon. The Bear Creek river runs through the center of town providing water for local communities, recreation, and beautiful scenery for its residents. Morrison was founded in 1874 as a result of settlers working in the many rock quarries nearby. This quaint, charming community has a small town feel with a historic downtown setting. However, it is close enough to Denver to provide a nearby retreat for people who wish to escape the busy city life at the end of the day. The town has top notch restaurants, and boutiques. It is even close to Bear Creek Lake Park, where you can tan on the beach, hop in a boat, horse back ride, shoot at the archery range, or even take a camping trip.
Since Morrison Colorado is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain, not only does this town have amazing views of mountain vistas, but it is also surrounded by Colorado’s famous Red Rocks Park. Red Rocks Park consists of huge red sandstone rock that dates back over 250 million years ago. These rocks form the world renown Red Rock Amphitheater, the world’s only geologically formed, open air amphitheater. Red Rocks Amphitheater was once named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Now, it is open for live performances by famous entertainers, and you can even dine at the top of the amphitheater in the underground restaurant!
Conifer is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just 15 miles outside of Denver. This area was first settled by the Ute and Cheyenne Indians who used the area of Conifer for hunting. As you can imagine, this area also offers ideal mountain scenery with its mountain views, dense forests, and abundance of wildlife. Explosions of wild flowers blossom throughout Conifer each spring.
Conifer has approximately 15,000 residents, over a third of which commute to Denver each day for work. A commercial commerce center may be built the near future.
Jefferson County Public Schools serves Evergreen, Colorado, Morrison and Conifer. This school district has over 97,000 students making it one of the larger districts in the state. Since it is so large, this district is able to provide its students with a variety of educational programs to meet their individual needs. The average district teacher has 12 years of experience and the student/teacher ratio is 17:1. In 2005, the high school’s graduating classes earned $75.7 million in college scholarships.
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