Livability Score

69
/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 D+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (20) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Village Roaster
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Village Roaster
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
House of Windsor
Coffee Shop
American Donut
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hello Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bubblelicious
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (26) F
Bowlero
Bowling Alley
Trailblazer Stadium
Stadium
Denver Federal Center Museum
Museum
National Ice Core Lab
Attraction
Jeffco Stadium
Stadium
Bonfils Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Gazebo
Theatre Arts
Lakewood's Heritage Center
Museum
Lakewood Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Century Lakewood Belmar 16
Cinema
Pleasures Adult Entertainment
Cinema
Old Stone House
Museum
Molly Brown Summer House
Museum
Washington Heights Arts Center
Museum
Regal UA Colorado Mills IMAX & RPX
Cinema
Coca-Cola All-Star Park
Stadium
Regal UA Denver West Village
Cinema
Bear Creek Swim and Tennis
Water Park
NEXT Gallery
Art Gallery
Casa Bonita
Attraction
Trek Through Time Exhibit Hall
Museum
Gift Shop
Attraction
Food and Drink (152) C+
House 3 girls & cazx
Beverages
Lochwood Square Liquors
Alcohol
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Pizza Hut Express
Fast Food
Dairy Queen - Orange Julius
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Papa Murphy's
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Bar
Unknown Name
Bar
Willows Liquor
Alcohol
McDonald's
Fast Food
Family Wine & Liquors
Alcohol
Papa John's
Fast Food
Wahoo's Fish Taco
Fast Food
Qdoba
Fast Food
Union Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Great Frontier Brewing
Alcohol
Kickin Chicken
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Bruegger's Bagels
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Taja Indian
Fast Food
Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Fitness (8) F
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Cross Fit Lakewood
Gym
CorePower Yoga
Gym
Student Recreation Center
Gym
Charles Whitlock Recreation Center
Community Centre
Meadow Creek Tennis and Fitness Club
Gym
Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, LLC
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (22) F
King Soopers
Grocery Store
Natural Grocers
Grocery Store
Taste of Denmark
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Gourmet Meat Shop
Butcher
King Soopers
Grocery Store
Carmine Lonardo's
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Cakes By Karen
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Natural Grocers
Grocery Store
King Soopers
Grocery Store
Viet Hoa Supermarket
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
King Soopers Grocery
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Won's Market
Grocery Store
Carcineria Guadalajara
Butcher
Parks (249) A+
Sutherland Shire Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Main Reservoir Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Lochwood Park
Park
Glennon Heights Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Glennon Dale Park (undeveloped)
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Green Mountain Village Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
South Simms Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Addenbrooke Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (204) C+
Conoco
Convenience Store
Safeway
Mall
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Mall
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Mall
Mobil Mart
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Loaf 'N Jug
Convenience Store
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
New York Hair & Nails
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Mall
1st Stop
Convenience Store
Fantastic Sams
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Mall
MythPlaced Treasures (MPT)
Gift Shop
Gas Express
Convenience Store
Security Storage
Home Improvement
Higher Shelf Bookstore
Books
12018
Mall
Circle K
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Mall
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 4.5% take public transportation in Lakewood.
Public Transit Stops (434)
Stops & Stations
A+
S Kipling Pkwy & W Mississippi Ave
Bus Stop
S Kipling Pkwy & W Mississippi Ave
Bus Stop
S Kipling Pkwy & W Kentucky Dr
Bus Stop
S Kipling Pkwy & W Kentucky Dr
Bus Stop
S Kipling St & W Exposition Ave
Bus Stop
Ebound Florida Ave @ Owens St
Bus Stop
S Kipling St & W Exposition Dr
Bus Stop
S Kipling Pkwy & W Florida Ave
Bus Stop
S Kipling Pkwy & W Florida Ave
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
S Union Blvd & S Simms St
Bus Stop
S Union Blvd & S Simms St
Bus Stop
S Union Blvd & W Arizona Ave
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
S Union Blvd & W Arizona Ave
Bus Stop
W Florida Ave & S Union Blvd
Bus Stop
S Union Blvd & W Florida Ave
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
West Alameda Avenue & South Oak Street
Bus Stop
West Alameda Avenue & South Moore Street
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
West Alameda Avenue & South Moore Street
Bus Stop
West Alameda Avenue & South Oak Street
Bus Stop
West Alameda Avenue & South Pierson Street
Bus Stop
S Kipling St & W Alameda Ave
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
4.5%
C
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cost of living D

The cost of living in Lakewood is 130/100 - which is 17% higher than Colorado.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C-
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crime F

Lakewood crime rates are 6,137 per 100k, which is 69% higher than Colorado
Property Crime
5,324 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
814 crimes per 100k
F
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employment A+

The median income in Lakewood is $71,233 - which is 14% higher than Colorado.
Med. Household Income
$71,233
B-
Unemployment Rate
2.8%
A-
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health D-

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (54)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
King Soopers Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Saint Anthony Medical Plaza 3
Hospital
AFC Urgent Care
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Safeway
Pharmacy
Saint Anthony Medical Campus
Hospital
Health Unit
Hospital
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Saint Anthony Medical Plaza 2
Hospital
Saint Anthony Hospital
Hospital
OrthoColorado Hospital
Hospital
Saint Anthony Medical Plaza 1
Hospital
Clover Basin Fire Protection
Fire Station
West Metro Fire Rescue Station 8
Fire Station
West Metro Fire Rescue Station 4
Fire Station
West Metro Fire Rescue Station 3
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Dentist
Peoples Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Lakewood Police Department
Police
King Soopers Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center
Doctor
Children's Medicaid Dental
Dentist
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Police
Lakewood Modern Dentistry
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Lakewood home prices are $398,200 - which is 50% higher than Colorado
Home Price
$398,200
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
31%
A+
Home Affordability
5.6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools D+

The Lakewood graduation rate is 88% - which is 1% higher than Colorado
School Test Scores
35%
F
High School Grad. Rates
88%
B
Elementary Schools (41) D-
Glennon Heights Elementary School
Green Mountain Elementary School
Augustine Classical Academy
Kendrick Lakes Elementary School
Belmar Elementary School
Patterson International School
Elevate Academy Elementary School
Astravo Online Academy Elementary School
Colorado Digital Academy - Elementary
Elevate Academy
Astravo Online Academy Middle School
Astravo Academy Middle School
Devinny Elementary School
Miller Special Education
Foothills Elementary School
Dennison Elementary School
Concordia Lutheran Preschool
Green Gables Elementary School
South Lakewood Elementary School
Hutchinson Elementary School
Emory Elementary School
Rooney Ranch Elementary School
Westgate Elementary School
Rose Stein International Elementary
Kyffin Elementary School
High Schools (18) F
Augustine Classical Academy
Elevate Academy
Colorado Virtual Academy (Cova)
Miller Special Education
Green Mountain High School
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School
Longview High School
Warren Tech Central
Mc Lain High School
Lakewood High School
Mc Lain Community High School
Bear Creek High School
Jefferson County Open Secondary
New America School
Brady Exploration School
Sobesky Academy
Summit Academy
Mile High Baptist School
John F Kennedy High School
Jeffco'S 21St Century Virtual Academy
Mountview Youth Service Center
Mount View Youth Services Center
D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School
Betty K Marler Youth Services Center
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
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ratings B-

Lakewood has an overall rating of 69% from 15 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
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User Surveys (14)
From AreaVibes
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Lakewood - Peek-a-Boo, I See... Green? 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 07, 2010) I moved to Colorado nearly four months ago and have enjoyed exploring various cities near my house. Today I traveled to the "city" of Lakewood, which I discovered to be an unfortunate misnomer. At first glance, Lakewood is your typical metropolitan suburb. Buses zip past, bustlin ...Read More g pedestrians hurrying to destinations occupy the sidewalks, and an overall sense of unrest hangs in the air. This is merely a mask for the true heart of Lakewood - nature. To think I nearly wrote this city off as just another product of downtown overflow saddens me.

Lakewood is teeming with outdoor activities, including over 36 miles of trails catering to any walking, biking, hiking, or even horseback riding enthusiast. All ages, even furry friends, can appreciate 99 parks and open space areas to run, play, picnic, and witness breathtaking views of mountains and blue skies. There are even three reservoirs in Lakewood that visitors can enjoy. I would never have imagined that nestled in a sleepy city on the outskirts of Denver lies a plethora of adventure. I can't wait to take my family out to play in Lakewood. Read Less
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Lakewood, CO

Lakewood Colorado is a short 20-minute trip from downtown Denver. Located directly west on an interstate highway, its location provides easy access not only to the metropolitan area, but to the mountains. Several lakes and hiking and biking trails have made Lakewood a desirable area. Lakewood is also home to the 2,400-acre Hayden Park and Green Mountain, which is 6800 feet in altitude.

Lakewood is the home of the Colorado Mills Shopping Center, a large regional center with over 150 stores and restaurants. Colorado Mills is truly a shopper’s paradise. While Lakewood itself boasts several breweries, brewpubs and food trucks, the most unusual restaurant is Casa Bonita. It is one of a kind to say the least. They have become a landmark and “must do” in the area. Ask yourself, when was the last time you watched indoor cliff divers while eating a Mexican dinner and listening to mariachi music?

If you’re interested in the history of the area, visit the Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. Here the history and heritage of the area is showcased and there are over a dozen buildings and displays that will capture your imagination. For those who are fans of trains from a bygone era, visit the Colorado Railroad Museum. This family friendly outdoor museum at the edge of Lakewood is the Colorado home of Thomas the Tank Engine and the Polar Express. Vintage cars and steam engines are on display in the railyard. If your interests lean more towards natural history and geology, make a trip to Dinosaur Ridge. There, you can walk where the dinosaurs once roamed. This is one of the largest surviving fields of outdoor fossil and footprints.

Lakewood is best known for the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, another natural geologic wonder nestled into an eons-old rock formation. The amphitheater there has been host to a variety of musical acts and superstars. It is also home to an Easter Sunday sunrise service that attracts hundreds of worshippers annually. For a more urban adventure or if you would prefer an activity that is less outdoor and physical, the Colorado Mills Shopping Center is home to a regional collection of stores, retail outlets, and restaurants.

Lakewood is above all a family-oriented community. The median home value is approximately $255,000. The cost of living in Lakewood is less than that of metropolitan Denver. In addition, it is the home of a highly rated school system for both the elementary schools and the high school. In addition, there are three institutions of higher learning - Red Rocks Community College, Colorado Christian University and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. There are also regional theaters based in Lakewood, along with the Lakewood Cultural Center.

D+ Amenities

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

Parks

Sutherland Shire Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Main Reservoir Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Lochwood Park

Entertainment

Bowlero
Trailblazer Stadium
Denver Federal Center Museum
National Ice Core Lab
Jeffco Stadium
Bonfils Amphitheatre
Gazebo
Lakewood's Heritage Center

Food & Drink

House 3 girls & cazx
Lochwood Square Liquors
Taco Bell
Pizza Hut Express
Dairy Queen - Orange Julius
Unknown Name
Papa Murphy's
Unknown Name

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Lakewood? Of all people who commute, 4.5% take public transportation in Lakewood.
Drive to Work
75%

1% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
5%

1% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

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

Hospitals

Denver West Surgery Center
Bonfils Blood Center
Health Unit
The Root Acupuncture
Saint Anthony Medical Campus
Saint Anthony Hospital
OrthoColorado Hospital
Saint Anthony Medical Plaza 1

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Walgreens
Peoples Pharmacy
King Soopers Pharmacy
King Soopers Pharmacy
Safeway
Rite Aid
King Soopers Pharmacy

Doctors

Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center
Eagle Eyecare
KidsFirst Pediatrics

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