Federal Heights, CO Homes for Sale
Federal Heights Real Estate
Back in the mid 1930s a handful of residents in Federal Heights, Colorado were forced to rely on only a small well, to provide water for their growing community. But times change, and water problems get solved.
In 1927, Colorado & Southern Railroad employee Harvey Larsen paid $1,000 for 2 1/2 acres of land north of Denver. The property overlooked Federal Boulevard, a two-lane dirt road, so Mr. Larsen named it Federal Heights. As Federal Boulevard became busier, he opened the North Federal Heights Grocery and Supply Station. Its location is now the intersection of W. 92nd Avenue and Federal.
Over the next decade the Federal Heights vicinity saw the arrival of 33 more residents. They relied on a mineral-saturated well on Mr. Larsen’s acreage to supply their water. So in 1940 they decided to incorporate, and then drilled a new, clean well. That well served the community’s needs until 1955.
Today Federal Heights’ best-known attraction, and largest employer is the Water World Theme Park. This 64-acre family focused facility is the mainstream of recreational offerings in the community, and has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Waterparks 2004” series.
Federal Heights is convenient to the recreational offerings of its neighboring community, Westminster. Westminster’s Standeley Lake Regional Park has boating, fishing, and overnight camping facilities. And the park’s Big Dry Creek Trail, a hiking and biking route, extends twelve miles from the shore of Standeley Lake to Federal Boulevard.
Located just 7 miles north of the shopping, dining, and world class sports venues known in Denver, City Fathers in Federal Heights have established a Master Plan to encourage development of an eight acre parcel along the I-25 corridor. The city has also undertaken a parks and neighborhood improvement initiative. Struggling only a few decades ago to find adequate well-water, and now the home of Water World, Federal Heights has come a very long way.