Wheat Ridge, CO Homes for Sale
Wheat Ridge Real Estate
Interstate-70, as it curves west, into the heart of the Rocky Mountains, cradles a small progressive city of 30,000, Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The City of Wheat Ridge is located in Jefferson County.
Primarily a residential city, Wheat Ridge also has several retail centers, an Enterprise Zone and more than 20 parks, equestrian trails and open space public land. Incorporated as a city in 1970, its pioneer history stretches back to the early farmers and miners of the 1840's.
This is a place where quaint shops and upscale boutiques line city streets, and residents enjoy a slower pace. But this way of life seems to have come at a price, as neighboring communities like Littleton, and Belmar have seen much more rapid growth in recent years.
As a result, Wheat Ridge City Council has recently adopted what they call the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy. The plan calls for residents and other departments of local government working together to encourage swift and appropriate development in Wheat Ridge. The focus is on an increase in commerce, and higher-end commercial and residential real estate. As a result it’s probably fair to say that Wheat Ridge is once again a community on the move.