Nestled in the mountains just outside Denver, Evergreen is both beautiful and vibrant. There are mountain parks, hiking, biking, theater, musical performance, art and senior activities.
At an elevation of 7,200 feet, the climate of the Evergreen real estate area offers relief from the hot summers, while winters are surprisingly mild, with temperatures in the 40's to 50's.
Evergreen sprawls from the flanks of 14,260-foot Mount Evans on the west to the edge of the high plains on the east, and from its sister communities of Conifer and Aspen Park on the south to Genesee and Lookout Mountain on the north. Residents are artists, engineers, scientists, carpenters, retailers, homemakers and heads of corporations. Many work in nearby Denver and come home to the high country at the end of the hectic urban workday. Many residents live and work in the mountain community.
The heart of the community is a sparkling blue mountain lake that offers year-round fishing, summer boating and winter ice-skating. Evergreen Parks and Recreation District maintains the Evergreen Lake House and Park, a focal point for private and public celebrations, and music and arts festivals. The hiking path circling the Lake is one of the most used in the area.
In 1941, the WPA Colorado Guide Book described Evergreen as "the center of a region of hotels, resorts and summer residences. The town is built along the narrow, tree-fringed canyon, and the highway constitutes its only street."
As more people moved to Evergreen, shop owners and chains moved into new facilities at Meadow Drive and in North Evergreen. The U.S. Post Office and Evergreen's first Safeway Supermarket were built there in 1961. When Safeway and the Post Office relocated in north Evergreen in 1973, the supermarket was converted to two floors of offices and retail.
The unincorporated Evergreen area received the federal 80439 zip code in 1963. The downtown area on Main Street is the geographic center of the 140 square mile Evergreen Fire Protection District territory and 78 square mile Evergreen Parks and Recreation District. There is an eclectic mix of historic and remodeled retail, restaurant and office buildings. The town boasts a tradition of a hardworking community. Over 150 volunteer organizations exist to make the community a better place for all to live.
Evergreen real estate boasts some of the most exquisite properties in the entire Denver area. Evergreen homes range from beautifully built log homes in the upper $400ks, to English Manor style luxury homes of more than $1.5 million.
Median household income: $79,380 (year 2000)
For population 25 years and over in Evergreen
High school or higher: 97.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.8%
Graduate or professional degree: 23.5%