Centrally located with the Denver metro area, Englewood offers the outdoor amenities found in many of the traditional suburban Colorado communities while retaining a metropolitan image. Englewood was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by prospectors on their way to California. When these prospectors stopped to pan streams they found gold in the South Platte and established a Placer Camp that would eventually become the city. This camp washed out more gold than the miners had previously found and triggered the beginning of the “Pikes Peak or Bust” gold rush of 1859 (1).
Incorporated as a city in 1903, Englewood grew steadily as not only a residential district, but a large hub for both commerce and healthcare. The famed Swedish Hospital was founded in the early 1900s, and in the 1970s Craig Hospital was also brought to the area. Swedish Hospital now contains a Level 1 Trauma center, and is the state’s premier treatment hospital for neurotrama and strokes. Craig Hospital has also been ranked as one of the top ten rehabilitation hospitals in the country, and has cared for many professional athletes (1).
Englewood has also been a strong business area and boasts a strong employee base. In 1968, Cinderella City, the largest mall west of the Mississippi opened for business in the city. It enjoyed tremendous success for over two decades but closed in 1997 after an economic downturn. Today this site hosts the CityCenter of Englewood which is a national model for mixed-use and transit-oriented developed (1). Located next to a light rail station (one of two in the city) and a bus transit hub, this area is still the heartbeat of the city.
Today Englewood also offers a range of recreational activities. After the city park was sold, the city of Englewood used federal grants to increase its open space to over 123 acres of park land, and spread the land throughout the community. A neighborhood park was built in every section of the city so that all residents would have a park close by. The city also boasts an award winning recreation center, an inline skating rink, a skate park, a first-class golf course, multiple athletic fields and the family favorite Pirates Cove Aquatics Center. Art, music, theater, and dance also have a strong emphasis in the community, and the refurbished historic Gothic Theater hosts a wide range of events and concerts every year.
Englewood – Suburban Denver Real Estate Snapshot
Small homes, typically two-bedroom and one bath, can be found in the western section of Englewood from the low $200,000′s, making them ideal for first-time home buyers. Prices increase substantially as they get closer east to the Denver Tech Center.
Zip Codes: 80110, 80111,80112,80113, 80150, 80155
Sub areas/Additions & Neighborhoods In Or Around Englewood: Centennial, Greenwood Village, Walnut Hills, Foxridge, Arapahoe Lake, Cherry Creek Farm, Cherry Creek Vista, Southmoor Vista, Orchard Gate, and Lakeview at the Hills to name a few.