Located just minutes from downtown Denver, Lakewood offers convenient access to the best of the city with plenty of culture and recreation. Whether you want to explore the bars and restaurants on the historic Colfax Avenue or take in the beautiful views of Green Mountain, Lakewood has it all. With thriving businesses, excellent schools, and plenty of outdoor activities to explore, Lakewood is an ideal destination for people of all ages looking for a little bit of everything! 

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Dining in Lakewood

There are plenty of great places to eat in Lakewood. Whether you're looking for a casual lunch spot or a more upscale dining experience, you'll be sure to find something to suit your taste. There are many excellent restaurants downtown, as well as in the surrounding neighborhoods. With popular restaurants like Tstreet, Simms Steakhouse, and Abrusci's Fire & Vine, you'll be sure to find a meal that satisfies any craving. For those on the go, food trucks provide a great variety of options throughout Lakewood with everything from tacos to burgers and stuffed chicken sandwiches! 

Shopping in Lakewood

Lakewood has some great shopping options, whether you're looking for a new outfit, home goods, or a memorable local gift. Downtown is home to many boutiques and unique shops, as well as the Belmar Shopping Center which is a mix of larger brand-name stores and local shops. You can also spend a full day at the 160-plus shops and restaurants within the Colorado Mills shopping center! 

Weather & Climate in Lakewood

Lakewood enjoys a semi-arid climate with warm summers and cold winters. The average high temperature in July is 87 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low in January is 19 degrees. It's not unusual for Lakewood to experience snow during winter months with an average of 65 inches annually. In summer months, occasional thunderstorms can be expected with typical rainfall ranging from 15 to 20 inches per year. With its moderate temperatures and ample sunshine, Lakewood is a great place for outdoor activities all year round.

Transportation in Lakewood

Getting around Lakewood is convenient and hassle-free. Public transportation is provided by RTD, the Regional Transportation District, which operates buses and light rail providing easy access to Denver and surrounding areas. For those who prefer to drive themselves, there are numerous highways and interstates that connect Lakewood to nearby cities like Denver and Boulder. Taxis, ride-sharing services, and bicycles are also options for getting around the city and neighborhoods. With so many transportation options available, Lakewood makes getting around easy and stress-free!

Education in Lakewood

Lakewood provides quality education for its residents. The city is served mainly by Jeffco Public Schools. There are also several private schools and charter schools available. Higher education opportunities are available at local universities such as Red Rocks Community College, Colorado Christian University, and Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. With a wide selection of educational options, Lakewood offers something for everyone from kindergarteners to graduate students.

Recreation in Lakewood

There are plenty of ways to stay active in Lakewood! Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of places to explore such as Bear Creek Lake Park and Belmar Park. Also along the city's border is William F. Hayden Park which offers acres of hiking and a view of the Denver area and mountains at the summit of Green Mountain. There are also several golf courses located around the city, as well as tennis courts, swimming pools, bike paths, and walking trails. For those looking for indoor entertainment, there are multiple options such as movie theaters and bowling alleys, to choose from. 

Arts & Culture in Lakewood 

The Lakewood Cultural Center offers a variety of performing arts events such as theater, music, dance, and more. There are also galleries featuring works from local artists throughout the city. Explore the 40 West Arts District along West Colfax Avenue for year-round events and galleries or walk along the Arltine which is a four-mile walking and biking art experience within the district. For those interested in local history and culture, Heritage Lakewood highlights the area's rich legacy with interactive exhibits and educational programming for all ages. With so much to do and see, Lakewood has something special for everyone when it comes to arts and culture! 

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