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A+ Lakewood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lakewood Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Colorado
11313% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lakewood cost of living
F Lakewood Crime Total crime is 79% higher than Colorado
Total crime
5,503100% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 19100% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Lakewood crime
C Lakewood Employment Household income is 7% lower than Colorado
Median household income
$58,2275% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,06911% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%21% lower than the US average
Lakewood employment
C- Lakewood Housing Home value is 3% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$273,20048% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06712% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%8% lower than the US average
Lakewood real estate or Lakewood rentals
F Lakewood Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
34%32% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:110% higher than the US average
Lakewood K-12 schools or Lakewood colleges

Living in Lakewood, CO

Lakewood is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Colorado. The city has a population of 149,793 inhabitants. In Lakewood, there are 3,486 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 89%, the majority of the Lakewood population is White; this is followed by 3% Asian and 1% Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Lakewood might be a good fit as 73% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 66% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Lakewood can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Colorado, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Lakewood and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, education, employment and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 62 out of 100, Lakewood is ranked #21,056 in the United States and #278 in Colorado. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Lakewood has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Lakewood. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F), cost of living (F) and education (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lakewood, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Bear Creek Lake Park, Colorado Mills, and Lakewood Heritage Center at Belmar Park.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Lakewood. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Lakewood are affordable. Median real estate prices in Lakewood come in at $273,200, which is 3.3% higher than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lakewood, the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 11.9% higher than the Colorado average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Lakewood were 7.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.6%.

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Compare Lakewood, CO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lakewood, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lodo, Denver727.38,519
Alamo Placita, Denver717.411,380
Washington Park, Denver707.714,825
Cherry Creek, Denver7096,586
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
University, Denver708.717,164
Southeastern Denver, Denver6711.6123,683
Capitol Hill, Denver637.821,726
Golden Triangle, Denver6371,873

Best Cities Near Lakewood, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glendale CDP, CO869.778
Meridian, CO8518.13,327
Superior, CO8316.212,928
Seven Hills, CO8325.798
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pine Brook Hill, CO8225.51,091
Louisville, CO7918.719,972
Leyner, CO7924.327
Crisman, CO7827.4402
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Lakewood - Peek-a-Boo, I See... Green?

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, bustling 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.
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