Wheat Ridge, CO


Sandwiched between Denver proper and the wide-open wilderness to the West, Wheat Ridge gives folks a good mix of small-town and big-city atmosphere. Urban agriculture is quite popular in Wheat Ridge, with residents maintaining several community gardens and even raising chickens. Any apartment on the east side of Wheat Ridge will be about as close as you can get to Mile High Field, the Pepsi Center, Coors Field, and the trendy LoDo district without actually being inside the Denver city limits. Farther west, folks have easy access to several nearby golf courses and nature preserves. Nowhere in town is more than a few short minutes from the Interstate, making it easy to reach anywhere in the greater Denver area and beyond.

5 Neighborhoods in Wheat Ridge, CO

  • Arvada Plaza Area

    The city of Arvada, Colorado continues to grow, and the Arvada Plaza neighborhood — which partially straddles the city of Wheat Ridge — grows with it. Arvada Plaza locals enjoy a 21-minute short jaunt east to Denver, but they don’t have to go far for shopping and entertainment. The small-town feel of Arvada coupled with its proximity to big-city entertainment in Denver draws in many prospective Coloradans.

  • Barths

    Located seven miles from downtown Denver, the Barths neighborhood features single-family homes along quiet streets, as well as large apartment blocks and lots of commercial zones. The area attracts families, professionals, and others who want to live close to downtown Denver without facing the super-high rents of the big city.

  • Bel Aire

    The Wheat Ridge neighborhood of Bel Aire, Colorado lies seven miles northwest of downtown Denver via easy access to I-70. This former agricultural area retains much of the laid-back charm of years past while providing residents of its homes and apartments access to big-city amenities. The nearby recreation center includes a swimming pool, indoor track, and dance and yoga classes.

  • Fruitdale

    A small town out in the country with a peaceful vibe and plenty of natural beauty, Fruitdale sits about three miles northwest of downtown Wheat Ridge. Residents enjoy spending time outdoors to take in their surroundings, which they can do with a day relaxing at Fruitdale Park or fishing at either Lake Tabor or Prospect Lake. Head west on nearby Interstate 70 for quick access to the Rockies.

  • Lakeside

    One of the smallest and most locally beloved areas in the greater Denver area, Lakeside constitutes the least populous town in the entire state of Colorado. Lying next to Wheat Ridge, just on the edge of Denver County and Jefferson County, the tiny municipality of Lakeside centers almost entirely around a century-old amusement park.