Jefferson County is 775 square miles of beautiful foothills in the Rocky Mountains. Just west of Denver, the county has a population of 530,000, including 185,000 in unincorporated areas.

Jefferson County has a K-12 school district that has 185,000 children enrolled. Most residents are 30 minutes from downtown Denver and 60 minutes from some of the world’s best ski resorts. In addition to 12,000 acres of Denver Mountain Parks, Jefferson County has preserved 55,000 acres of Open Space with 135 miles of trails for hikers, bicycles, equestrians, and nature lovers. Nearly 40% of JeffCo is preserved as city, county, state, and national parks and wildlife habitat. In the central foothills, the Lariat Loop Historic & Scenic Byway enriches living in Greater Golden, the I-70 Corridor, Evergreen, and Bear Creek Canyon.

Other Attractions

Dinosaur Ridge
Butterfly Pavilion
Colorado Railroad Museum
Bandimere Speedway
Foothills Art Center
Heritage Square
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Evergreen Chamber Orchestra
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
Clear Creek Historic Park
Golden History Museum
Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities
Lakewood Cultural Center
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Evergreen Players Theatre Group
Evergreen Chorale
Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
Alpen Way Chalet Mountain Inn
Center for the Arts Evergreen
Conifer Chamber of Commerce
Evergreen Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Evergreen Recreation
Evergreen Mountain Village
Highland Haven Creekside Inn
Humphrey History Park and Museum
Shadow Mountain Gallery
The Evergreen Gallery

Benefits of living in Jefferson county:

The extraordinary views, excellent housing options and recreation opportunities. The highly educated workforce produces a median household effective buying income is $51,688. In the central foothills, the average gross household income is $140,000.