Englewood is a full-service city centrally located in the Denver Metropolitan area. With outstanding access, Englewood real estate is ideally situated for residents, businesses, and visitors. Englewood boasts a strong employee base and business-friendly government. It has long been the location of choice for many large businesses.
Like many Denver area cities, Englewood's beginnings are in the gold rush. In the mid-1800s, prospectors on their way to California stopped in Colorado to pan its streams. One prospector named William Green Russell stopped with 12 other miners and found gold in the South Platte River. There they established a Placer Camp near the confluence of Little Dry Creek and the South Platte River in an area that would eventually become Englewood. This Placer Camp washed out more gold than they had found in all their previous prospecting, and triggered the beginning of the "Pikes Peak or Bust" gold rush of 1859.
Among the many settlers coming to the area was an Irish immigrant named Thomas Skerritt who laid claim in 1864 to a 640-acre homestead that encompassed most of present-day Englewood. Thomas Skerritt is now referred to as the "Father of Englewood".
The 1930s brought Depression Days to Englewood, but there was a spirit of hometown friendliness among the people, and the community looked after its own.. In the 1940s, Englewood joined the nation in supporting the World War II effort. There were victory gardens in each backyard. After World War II, Englewood underwent a vast change -- there was a new high school, and industries began choosing Englewood as a place to locate new manufacturing plants.
On March 7, 1968, the largest shopping mall west of the Mississippi, Cinderella City, opened for business in Englewood. and it gained nationwide attention. It enjoyed tremendous success until the early 1980s. In the 1990s, the mall suffered from the area's economic downturn and nearby competition and Cinderella City closed in 1997.
When Cinderella City was built on Englewood's only city park, the 23.4 acre City Park, City officials took advantage of federal funding and purchased open space to bring its total to 124 acres of park land throughout the community. All Englewood residents had a nearby park neighborhood park. CityCenter Englewood was built on the old Cinderella City site and is a national model for mixed-use transit-oriented development.
Today, Englewood boasts more jobs and businesses per square mile than any other city in the Rocky Mountain region.
Englewood's many beautiful city parks lend their beauty to every part of the Englewood real estate area. Englewood homes shine in this environment, offering buyers a variety of options from newly developed townhomes to the most extravagant of estate sized homes, and everything in between.
Median Household Income: $69,435
30 % of residents have college degrees