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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Arts and culture
-Nearby mountains

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Commute times
-Air quality


What Bert Has To Say About Denver-Aurora Metro Area


Denver is the commercial, financial, industrial, and government center for Colorado and a seven-state region of Rocky Mountain and western Plains states. The city and its surrounding area continue to be one of our favorite large cities, and the list of reasons is large; however, crowding and growth is taking its toll.


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Quick Facts About Lakewood


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Lakewood is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakewood jobs have Increased by 2.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lakewood's cost of living is 13.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Lakewood's population is 143,496 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.93 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lakewood is $247,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Lakewood public schools spend $9,695 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16 students per teacher in Lakewood.

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Lovely Community Minutes from Downtown Denver
Lakewood, Colorado is a wonderful little community just minutes from Downtown Denver. Cities nearest to Lakewood are: Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Littleton. The... (read more)
Lakewood, Colorado
Excellent place to live if your desire is to explore the outdoors; skiing, hiking, mountain biking, canoe/kayak...and the list goes on. Easily accessible to major... (read more)
Lakewood as going down.
With the influx of Hispanics taking over, crime is increasing. How can you say that Lakewood is not becoming another West Denver? Graffiti, shacks, bums and gang members... (read more)
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