Livability Score

80
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (16) C-
Happy Lemon
Coffee Shop
Milano's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Esmè Café
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
My Favorite Muffin
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
303 Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Coffee Mountain Cafe
Coffee Shop
Cafe De Paris
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Espresso Americano
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Kneaders Bakery and Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Greenwood Village Cafe
Coffee Shop
Tea+
Coffee Shop
The French Press
Coffee Shop
Black Rock Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (4) F
Arapahoe Bowling Center
Bowling Alley
Greenwood Plaza 12
Cinema
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre
Theatre Arts
Centennial Center Park - Water Park
Water Park
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Wings Over The Rockies Exploration of Flight
Museum
Regal UA Meadows
Cinema
Robert V. Tartaglia Pavilion
Theatre Arts
Landmark Movie Theater
Cinema
Curtis Ballroom
Nightclub
Comedy Works
Theatre Arts
Bowlero
Bowling Alley
Stutler Bowl
Stadium
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Stadium
AMC Arapahoe Crossing 16
Cinema
Food and Drink (69) A+
Culver's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Qdoba
Fast Food
InVINtions, A Creative Winery
Bar
Schlotzsky's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
KFC; A&W
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Chicago Mike's Beef & Dogs
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Marco's Pizza
Fast Food
Resolute Brewing Company
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Good Times
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Fitness (7) A+
Six Zero Strength
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Sumits Yoga DTC/Inverness
Gym
MJFit
Gym
Crunch
Gym
Blacklist Strongman + Athletics
Gym
HalfHourPower
Gym
Randy Ross Tennis Center
Gym
Colorado Athletic Club
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Fit 36
Gym
ONE Yoga
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Log Hop
Gym
T Bar
Gym
Step Up
Gym
Hurdle
Gym
High Jump
Gym
Push-Up
Gym
Balance Beam
Gym
Vault Bar
Gym
Bench Dip
Gym
Joint Use Pull-Up Bar
Gym
Knee Lift
Gym
Body Curl Station
Gym
Groceries (17) F
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Natural Grocers
Grocery Store
Ana’s Norwegian Bakeri
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
La Belle French Bakery
Bakery
Bakers Way Gourmet Bakery
Bakery
La Petite France Bakery
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
Konark Grocers
Grocery Store
Woody Creek Bakery & Cafe
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Tony's Meat Market
Butcher
Makery
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Europa
Grocery Store
Parks (189) B
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Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Peakview Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Walnut Hills
Playground
Walnut Hills Park
Park
Huntington Acres Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Hunters Hill Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Silo Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Tommy Davis Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (76) C+
MeH Games
Toys
Murphy Express
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Target
Department Store
Snappy Nails
Beauty
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Spray Tan Beauty Botique
Beauty
Solera Spa
Hairdresser
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
Monkey Sports
Clothing
Jenny's Market
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Bicycle
Stinker
Convenience Store
Bentley's Pets
Pets
IKEA
Furniture
AT&T
Electronics
WOW!
Furniture
Alpha Bicycle Company
Bicycle
Ross
Department Store
ABC Bicycles
Bicycle
World Market
Interior Decoration
Paint Center
Home Improvement
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.6% take public transportation in Centennial.
Public Transit Stops (74)
Stops & Stations
A+
Arapahoe & Havana
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Arapahoe Rd & S Lima St
Bus Stop
Arapahoe Rd & S Lima St
Bus Stop
Dry Creek
Transit Station
S Boston St & Caley Ave
Bus Stop
S Boston St & Caley Ave
Bus Stop
Caley Ave & S Boston St
Bus Stop
S Yosemite St & Arapahoe Rd
Bus Stop
Arapahoe Rd & S Yosemite St
Bus Stop
Arapahoe & Peoria
Bus Stop
S Yosemite St & S Yosemite Cir
Bus Stop
S Yosemite St & S Yosemite Cir
Bus Stop
S Yosemite St & Peakview Ave
Bus Stop
Arapahoe at Village Center Gate A
Bus Stop
Arapahoe at Village Center Gate B
Bus Stop
Arapahoe at Village Center Gate C
Bus Stop
Arapahoe at Village Center
Transit Station
Arapahoe at Village Center Gate D
Bus Stop
Peakview Ave & S Yosemite St
Bus Stop
8500 Block Arapahoe Rd
Bus Stop
Peakview Ave & S Yosemite St
Bus Stop
Arapahoe at Village Center Gate E
Bus Stop
Arapahoe at Village Center Gate F
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.6%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Centennial is 140/100 - which is 26% higher than Colorado.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C-
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crime B

Centennial crime rates are 2,307 per 100k, which is 37% lower than Colorado
Property Crime
2,110 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
197 crimes per 100k
A-
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employment A+

The median income in Centennial is $109,767 - which is 76% higher than Colorado.
Med. Household Income
$109,767
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.5%
A
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health D+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (37)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
DaVita Dialysis
Clinic
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Kids Mile High Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist
Heritage Plaza
Nursing Home
Child First Pediatrics
Hospital
Walgreens
Pharmacy
South Metro Fire Rescue Station 35
Fire Station
Centennial Medical Center
Clinic
South Metro Fire Rescue Station 31
Fire Station
Children's Hospital Colorado Orthopedic Care
Clinic
AFC Urgent Care
Clinic
First Care Primary Clinic
Clinic
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Headquarters
Police
South Metro Fire Rescue Station 33
Fire Station
Greenwood Village Police Department
Police
South Metro Fire Rescue No. 32
Fire Station
Centennial Medical Plaza
Hospital
DTC Family Health
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Pacific Dental Services LLC
Dentist
South Metro Fire Resue Station 34
Fire Station
King Soopers Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Nouvelle Dentistry
Dentist
Comfort Dental
Dentist
Century Cancer Centers - Denver
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Centennial home prices are $458,300 - which is 73% higher than Colorado
Home Price
$458,300
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
26%
A+
Home Affordability
4.2x (home price to income ratio)
D
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schools B-

The Centennial graduation rate is 95% - which is 10% higher than Colorado
School Test Scores
50%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
95%
A+
Elementary Schools (29) F
Cherry Creek Charter Academy
High Plains Elementary School
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Walnut Hills Community Elementary School
Willow Creek Elementary School
Colorado Connections Academy
Dry Creek Elementary School
Willows Child Learning Center
Primrose School Of Centennial
Marvin W Foote Youth Services
Hope Online Learning Academy Elementary
Hope Online Learning Academy Middle School
Montessori At Greenwood Plaza
Heritage Elementary School
Homestead Elementary School
Village Child Learning Center
Colorado Skies Academy
Belleview Elementary School
Acres Green Elementary School
Creme De La Creme Colorado
Campus Middle School
Rocky Mountain Digital Academy
Mountain View Virtual
Montessori At The Marina
Skyview Academy
High Schools (5) F
Colorado Connections Academy
Marvin W Foote Youth Services
Hope Online Learning Academy High School
Endeavor Academy
Cherry Creek Elevation
Cherry Creek High School
Skyview Academy
Regis Jesuit High School
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ratings B-

Centennial has an overall rating of 69% from 21 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
C-
User Surveys (20)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Centennial Area Facts

  • Centennial has a Livability Score of 80/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Centennial crime rates are 37% lower than the Colorado average
  • Cost of living in Centennial is 26% higher than the Colorado average
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Centennial Reviews

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I Miss Centennial! 3 rating By Anonymous ( Feb 17, 2015) I have lived in nearly a dozen cities around the US and Centennial, CO is one of those cities that I miss. Most of the cities that I have spent my time in were amazing but, this city stands out among them pulling at my heartstrings all the time.

Centennial CO is majestic with i
...Read More ts clean streets and buildings. I love to walk down the downtown that are adorned with uniform trees, enticing cafes, stores and cuisines. I am quite attracted to the cool attitude of people living here. Some of the residential communities are great and affordable. One of the first things I do every weekend is head straight to shopping malls that hold farmers market.

Besides the opportunity to participate in various recreational sports, this city is home to some incredible and mouth-watering foods. The Asian cuisines are top notch and great to sit in a cool ambience. Jabb's BBQ has some delicious meat and the visit would not be complete without Abbo's pizza. You are seated in a comfortable setting in this medium sized cuisine. The menu along with water and condiments are served with a smile. It has the diversity that you are longing for in a pizza place. Many dishes in this place fuse American and European influences as well.

This city during the three years I have been has always made me feel so welcome. I have met some of the nicest people and have truly made great friends here. To get to know centennial CO you have to actual travel to this city. It has the charm that will offer a unique experience. If you don't have the time to explore other places in CO, do not worry, because you are in touch with the best part of your trip. Read Less
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Centennial, CO

Centennial, Colorado, is one of the fastest growing areas in the Rocky Mountain West, and it was the largest city to be incorporated ever when it made the decision to do so in the early 2000s. Located less than 30 miles to the south of Denver, Centennial is a smart option for those who are looking to avoid the downtown area while enjoying a high quality of life. Centennial provides easy access to all of the ski resorts along I-70 since it is a short two hour drive to the first powder.

Centennial is home to over 100,000 people who enjoy a high quality of life that is based around family, friends, and fitness. The area is also one that promotes outdoor living due to the natural beauty and trail system that the city has constructed. Technology plays a very important role in the area's economic development. Sierra Nevada Corporation, United Launch Alliance, and Arrow Electronics are just a few of the employers in this sector that provide jobs to a large percentage of the city's residents. Comcast and United Health Group round out the top five for large employers in Centennial.

Colorado is known for their 14,000 foot peaks, and while there are not any located in Centennial, you have beautiful views of the mountain ranges that flank the eastern half of the city. Cherry Creek State Park is a beautiful place to go for a run or a bike ride on a crystal clear summer day. Feeding the ducks is a favorite past-time for many of the children who call the area home. Chatfield State Park is another area with a lake that can be fun for a quick dip when the summer heat starts to be unbearable. The reservoir is also popular with boaters who like to take advantage of the calm waters.

Willow Creek, Cherry Knolls, Algonquin Acres, and Parkborough are some of the most sought after neighborhoods in the area. While home prices are not cheap in Centennial, the quality of construction in the area is second-to-none since many of the homes have been built within the last 20 years. Lois Lenski Elementary School, Arapahoe High School, and Heritage Elementary School are all very highly rated public schools.

The city has a light rail system with transportation into Denver. There are also a number of busses that transport riders around Centennial. Getting into Denver or heading south to Colorado Springs is convenient as it is a quick ride up or down Interstate 25. Even in the winter months when the area can get a lot of snow in a short period of time, crews do a good job keeping the roads relatively clean for travel.

B+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Centennial? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Peakview Park
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Entertainment

Arapahoe Bowling Center
Greenwood Plaza 12
Unknown Name
Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre
Centennial Center Park - Water Park
Unknown Name
Wings Over The Rockies Exploration of Flight
Regal UA Meadows

Food & Drink

Culver's
McDonald's
Jimmy John's
Domino's
Qdoba
InVINtions, A Creative Winery
Schlotzsky's
Dunkin'

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Centennial? Of all people who commute, 2.6% take public transportation in Centennial.
Drive to Work
75%

1% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Centennial a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Child First Pediatrics
Cherry Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care
Centennial Medical Plaza

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid
Walgreens
King Soopers Pharmacy
Walgreens
Walmart Pharmacy
Walgreens
Walmart Pharmacy

Doctors

Advanced Pediatric Associates

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