Colorado Recruiting Zone - Lakewood


Lakewood Highlights

  • Incorporated in 1969
  • RTD light-rail transit line will open in 2013, connecting Lakewood to Denver
  • The City of Lakewood was ranked #1 as the best mega-sized company to work for by the Denver Business Journal in 2010


  • Population: 144,000
  • Median Age: 36
  • Land Area: 42.5 square miles
  • County: Jefferson

Environmental Attractions

  • 85 parks span over 1200 acres
  • Lakewood offers many fine golf courses, including Fox Hollow and the Homestead Golf Courses
  • The City runs four full-service recreation centers with pools, climbing walls, tennis courts, and much more
  • 36 miles of trails for walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding

Fun Facts

  • Lakewood is home to Colorado’s #1 ranked high school, Lakewood High School.

Arts & Culture

  • The Lakewood Cultural Center presents regional, national and internationally recognized artists, and is host to community performances, presentations, exhibits and art classes.

Major Employers

  • Denver Federal Center
  • Caridian BCT
  • Moneygram International
  • National Renewable Energy Lab
  • Integer Group
  • First Bank

Economic Development

  • Lakewood businesses may participate in the Colorado Enterprise Zone and benefit from eligible tax credits
  • Lakewood’s sales tax at 3% is one of the lowest in the Denver area
  • Belmar is a nationally recognized and locally popular mixed-use project that includes retailers, boutiques, restaurants, offices and residences, and has won numerous awards for its design, innovation, and commitment to smart growth.
  • Construction has started on the new Solterra residential development, which will feature 1400 single family homes with stunning views of Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Rocky Mountains. This development marks the first time Lakewood was featured in the Parade of Homes.