Jefferson County also known as JeffCo is Colorado’s fourth largest county and one of the most diverse when it comes to landscapes. Scattered across its nearly 700 square miles in an array of parks and the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
The county contains vast amounts of unincorporated land including the foothill towns of Evergreen and Conifer to the southern suburbs near Chatfield State park as well as 12 cities. This means you can get the best of both worlds by having rural and urban areas within a single county. The living opportunities are endless in Jefferson County – from mountain cabins to urban high-rises to mid-century modern ranchers.
Some of the main cities in this beautiful county include Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, and Wheat Ridge. These cities provide a sense of community that may not be present in certain suburban areas. There are numerous museums, shopping centers, theaters, and other forms of entertainment that can be easily found throughout this county.
Jefferson County’s school district, Jefferson County R-1, is the second-largest district in the state and includes 17 high schools. With a four-star rating and a large number of schools to choose from, this district has everything needed for kids’ pre-K through high school. With only 18 students per teacher, students are guaranteed to get a personalized experience.
Located just under an hour from Boulder, under 30 minutes from Denver, and less than two hours from the Rocky Mountain National Park, this county has a central location. In addition to its proximity to a number of popular locations, Jefferson county also has great infrastructure. Major highways, public transportation and a light rail are just some of the convenient charms this county has to offer.
Jefferson County has a number of events scattered throughout the year including the Evergreen Rodeo, Summerfest, and Jazz festival. Not to mention a Chili cook-off and beer tasting held in Golden. Along with these events are museums, shopping centers, restaurants, and a number of educational activities for the entire family. If you’re a nature lover, then you’re in the right place. From Sloan’s Lake to the foothills of the Rocky’s and a number of parks and nature reserves, there’s never a shortage of outdoor activities.