Historically, Westminster Colorado first received attention because settlers found gold along the South Platte River Valley. It’s interesting to note, that this northwestern suburb of Denver is now attracting families relocating from all over the US, looking for their own version of fortune: a simple and comfortable, yet interesting, suburban lifestyle.
Whether you are relocating from California, the Washington Metropolitan area or even just need a break from the hustle and bustle of a huge city like New York or Chicago; you won’t have a hard time adjusting to life in Westminster. It has all the big box stores and cosmopolitan offerings that any US suburb does. However, the cost of living is noticeably lower. In 2008, Westminster made CNN Money’s Best Places to Live List, and it’s still attracting interest in 2013.
So, Why Westminster?
There are lots of things to do here, and you will not want for a social life. Spend your off time enjoying local movie theaters, recreation centers, spacious public parks, hiking trails, golf courses, varying international restaurants and limitless shopping; or just sit back in one of dozens of picturesque places (including the top of the town hall stairs), and take in a stunning view of the Rocky Mountains, and the city scape. There are also many family friendly destinations and activities, that are specific to the community, like:
- Westminster’s Castle
- Bowles Museum, and
- The Historic Westminster Jazz Festival
Westminster also has a very low crime rate and a well-developed public transportation system. You are also so close to Denver and Boulder that you’ll likely be taking in some of the entertainment in those cities as well.
If you want to buy a home in Westminster, the range is about $200,000 on the low-end to $300,000 on average according to CNN Money in 2008 and Zillow in 2013. Decent one bedroom rentals range from $800 on the low-end to $1200 on the high-end. If you need a two or three bedroom unit, you should expect to pay over $1500 a month.
Because Wesminster, CO is a rapidly growing, family oriented suburb, there is a definite need for certain types of workers to service these types of residents, including:
- Bankers and people in the financial industry
- Real estate brokers
- Apartment maintenance techs
- Beauty workers, personal care workers, masseurs, barbers etc.
- Retail workers and
- Service providers like plumbers, electricians and yard workers
If you are planning a move to Westminster, don’t limit your job search to Westminster alone. Many residents live in Westminster and work in other towns like Denver, Boulder, Louisville and Longmont.
For longtime residents and locals, Westminster does sometimes blend in mentally for them with Northglenn, Thornton, Arvada and Broomfield as just another suburb of Denver; but for Westminster’s transplants and happy residents, it’s a unique community that’s just the right fit.
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