Evergreen Information

EVERGREEN INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 40.7 years

Awards
CNNMoney.com Best Places to Live 2005 Contender

Business
Evergreen Chamber of Commerce www.evergreenchamber.org
Jefferson Economic Council www.jeffco.org
Jefferson County Business Resource Center www.jeffcobrc.org

County
Jefferson

Downtown
Evergreen is in unincorporated Jefferson County in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Downtown is a classic, quaint mountain village, and the many improvements going on play on that mountain-town feel.

Elevation
7,200 feet

Equestrian
A & A Historical Trails, Idaho Springs 303-567-4808
American Safari Ranch, Near Fairplay 719-836-2700
Bear Creek Lake Park Stables, Morrison 303-697-9666
Horseback riding is allowed on Open Space and many Denver Mountain Park Trails and horse property is prevalent in the Evergreen Mountain Area.

 

Government
Jefferson County Government

History
Before the 1859 gold rush, Evergreen was part of an immense wilderness that belonged by treaty to the Ute and Arapahoe peoples. The first white settlers were French fur traders and lumberjacks. The vicinity of Evergreen was named in 1875 by Dwight Wilmot.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Wheatridge, CO www.exempla.org
Centura Health - St. Anthony North Hospital, Westminster, CO www.stanthonyhosp.org
Rose Medical Center - HealthOne, Denver www.rosemed.com

Safety and Law Enforcement
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
200 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401-2697
jeffco.us/sheriff/index.htm

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Main Office Location
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood
303-205-5600
www.mv.state.co.us

Main Post Office
3649 Evergreen Pkwy
Evergreen, CO 80439-9998
www.usps.com

Major Employers
Jefferson County's largest employer, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, is located in South Jeffco. The manufacturer of aerospace and defense-related systems employs 5,500 people. South Jeffco's other major employers include Johns Manville Corporation, Gateway, GE Capital, and Qwest.

Newspapers
Canyon Courier
Colorado Serenity Magazine
High Timber Times
Mountain Living
Colorado City & Mountain Views

Library Facilities
Jefferson County Public Libraries
Evergreen Library
5000 Highway 73 (at Buffalo Park Rd.)
Evergreen CO 80439
303-674-0780
http://jefferson.lib.co.us/locations/ev.html

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver 
Evergreen is 26.2 miles west of Denver.

Places of Interest
Buffalo Bill Park Memorial Museum and Grave Dinosaur Ridge
Evergreen Arts Center
Hiwan Homestead Museum
Humphrey Memorial Park/Museum
Morrison Natural History Museum
Tiny Town Railroad and Museum

Population
Evergreen is unincorporated, with a population of over 40,000 people.

Recreation
Several Denver Mountain Parks are located in Evergreen 
http://198.202.202.66/Mountain_Parks/
Five Jefferson County Open Space Parks: 
Alderfer/Three Sisters, Elk Meadow, Meyer Ranch, Lair o' the Bear and Mt. Falcon Park in Indian Hills

Evergreen Golf Public Course -- Located on the southwest side of Evergreen Lake on Upper Bear Creek Road, owned and managed by Denver Parks and Recreation. The 18-hole, par 69 golf course is nestled among pine trees and rock outcroppings. The clubhouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hiwan Golf Club is a private golf and country club.

Recreation Centers
Evergreen Recreation Center
Buchanan Park Center

Sales Tax
4.65 %

Shopping Centers
Denver West
Colorado Mills
Southwest Plaza

Size
130 Sq. Miles

Schools/ Education Stats
Evergreen is in the Jefferson County School System. It has 6 public elementary schools; 1 public middle school; and 1 public high schools.

Transportation
The center of Evergreen is just 45 minutes from downtown Denver, 50 minutes from the Denver Tech Center and 70 minutes from Denver International Airport. Several major ski resorts are only 60 to 70 minutes away.

Utility Companies and contact info
Evergreen Metropolitan Water District
Xcel Energy

Information Sources
Evergreen Chamber of Commerce 
Jefferson Economic Council www.jeffco.org
Jefferson County Colorado www.co.jefferson.co.us

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