Golden, Colorado is more than just the home of the Coors brewing company. It is also the county seat for Jefferson County, Colorado. It is located at the lower end of the Denver Foothills and Rocky Mountains but it does come up to meet Evergreen, CO at a higher elevation on the north side of Evergreen. Golden got its start during the 1859 gold rush. It has a rich history of mining and precious metals. It is home to the Colorado School of Mines, a fantastic small school.
There are about 20,000 people living in Golden, Colorado and it is growing like much Colorado and the Denver Foothills. In many parts of Golden the population density is higher than most of the Denver Foothills but in many places you can still find property in Golden with a good deal of land. In January of 2018 the average sale value for a home in Golden, Colorado was $587,000.
Golden, Colorado has more than beer and gold. It actually has a great deal of museums. It has more museums per capita than any other city in Colorado. There is the Colorado Real Road Museum, the Astor House Hotel and the Foothills Art Center just to name a few. It also is the home of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. Golden is rich with history of the old west as well as culture.
Downtown Golden is a fantastic place to spend the day just walking around the shops or restaurants. There is also a fantastic park by the river walk that you can walk down or in the summer months jump on an tube and float down the river. There is a great celebration every fourth of July by the river with live music and fireworks.
Golden is a fantastic area to live or just visit. There are tons of restaurants to choose from and shops to buy any kind of Colorado swag you are looking for. So if you are just coming for a weekend or planning on moving to a slightly more populated area close to the ski resorts, the foothills and Denver, then you just might want to check out Golden, Colorado. Here are some more homes for sale in Golden, CO.