Colorado Recruiting Zone - Evergreen

 

Evergreen Highlights

  • Historic downtown area
  • Surrounded by thousands of acres of parks and open space, but only 30 miles west of Denver

Demographics

  • Population: 9,216
  • Median Age: 41
  • Land Area: 11.6 square miles
  • County: Jefferson
     

Environmental Attractions

  • Evergreen Lake is fed by tributaries from Mt. Evans and is known for its all-season recreational activities such as boating, fishing, birding, ice-skating, weddings and concerts, and is bordered by mountain parks with miles of trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.
  • On May 3rd, 2010, Lariat Loop celebrated its new designation as a "National Byway." Evergreen is at the heart of this 40-mile scenic circle that connects the communities within the foothills of Colorado's Front Range.

Fun Facts

  • Troutdale-in-the-Pines, now a luxury residential area, was once a resort that hosted the rich and powerful, including Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt.

Arts & Culture

  • The Evergreen Chorale, made up of 75 members, has performed locally for more than two decades. The chorale stages conventional and holiday concerts as well as two musical productions each year. Additionally, the 45 member Evergreen Chamber Orchestra performs to standing-room-only crowds at four concerts each year. The orchestra also breaks into ensembles to stage intimate musical events hosted in local homes.
  • The Evergreen Artists Association is the largest and best known arts group in the area. The association consists of painters, sculptors, photographers, and craftspeople from throughout the area. The association also sponsors the ever popular annual Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Fair, in addition to small exhibitions, and arts and crafts classes.

Economic Development

  • Evergreen offers tax exemptions such as no sales or use tax on research & development or manufacturing equipment, and no occupational head tax
  • The Jefferson County Airport is just 35 miles from Evergreen. It is the 4th busiest airport in Colorado with a US Customs Office, 7000' and 9000' runways, and a 75,000 lb. cargo capacity.
  • The Village atmosphere of downtown "Main Street" is now in the process of being updated. After 40 years of abandoning the Heart of Evergreen, an eclectic mix of restaurants, retail shops, galleries and offices are moving back to the historic town in unincorporated Jefferson County.