Lakewood Area and Community Information

Lakewood is a city near the western border of Denver. It is considered part of the Denver metropolitan area. Families will find some Lakewood CO homes with three or four bedrooms close to schools. A Lakewood real estate agent can help those who want spacious homes find six-bedroom homes for sale in Lakewood. Those who prefer smaller Lakewood homes can purchase two-bedroom houses. Some homes for sale in Lakewood have mountain views.

History

Lakewood was planned by William Loveland in 1889. Loveland was president of a railroad company in Colorado, and he wanted to make his home in a new community when he retired. He chose an area west of Denver for the new community, and Denver's wealthy residents spent their summers in the Lakewood area. An electric tramway was built in 1893 to connect Lakewood with Denver and the town of Golden. The Remington Arms Company was built in the area in 1941. Lakewood was incorporated in 1969. A Lakewood home buyer who wants to learn more about the city's history can visit u-s-history.com/pages/h2180.html.

Parks and Recreation

People who enjoy spending time outdoors can ask a Lakewood Realtor about Lakewood properties near parks. Belmont Park has paths for bicyclists and walkers. There are picnic tables, ball fields and a playground at Mountair Park. Owners of real estate in Lakewood can play tennis at Hodgson Park.

Those who enjoy spending time in the water may be interested in Lakewood homes for sale near Bear Creek Lake Park. Swimming, boating and fishing are permitted in the lake. There are miles of trails for walking, bicycling and horseback riding.

People who have purchased Lakewood homes for sale can learn more about the city's parks and recreation programs at Lakewood.org/Parks.

Attractions and Activities

History lovers who have purchased Lakewood CO real estate will enjoy visiting the Lakewood Heritage Center. Visitors to the center can see historic structures and artifacts.

Concerts and musicals are performed at the Lakewood Cultural Center. More information about these events is available at lakewood.org/tickets.

People who enjoy watching car races can attend National Hot Rod Association drag races at the Bandimere Speedway approximately nine miles away in Morrison. The speedway's website is bandimere.com.

Those who want to spend a day sightseeing in the area can take a drive on the Lariat Loop. This scenic road will take travelers past a number of attractions in the area. More information is available at lariatloop.org.

Real estate in Lakewood is near a number of places to shop. Shops in Lakewood's Belmar district sell clothing, footwear and furniture. There are outlet stores at Colorado Mills. Information about the stores at these locations is available at belmarcolorado.com/shopping.php and simon.com/mall/colorado-mills.

Events

Cider Days is held in the fall. Attendees at this festival can enjoy cider and live entertainment. A variety of music is played at the Sounds Exciting Summer Concert Series. These concerts are held weekly during the summer.

Owners of Lakewood real estate can learn more about events in the area at lakewood.org/tickets.

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