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Lakewood, Colorado   Add Favorite    14 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Arts and culture
-Nearby mountains

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Commute times
-Air quality


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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 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakewood jobs have Increased by 1.84 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lakewood's cost of living is 25.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Lakewood's population is 152,597 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 20.65 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 11 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lakewood is $333,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 25.37 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Lakewood public schools spend $9,727 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18 students per teacher in Lakewood.

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  11/13/2016
Contemplating relocating to Lakewood, Co ...

I am a Federal employee contemplating relocating (Summer, 2017) to the Denver area, specifically Lakewood. I was told Lakewood, was a desirable area. I work remotely...

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  4/4/2015
Lived in Lakewood 14 years

Lakewood is a very nice town just east of the Foothills of the Rockies. Spring time is beautiful but a 75 degree day could easily turn into a blizzard with several...

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  9/22/2012
Great city if you enjoy the outdoors

Go west and in 30 minutes you're in ski country. Go east and in 20 minutes your in downtown Denver for a show or a professional sporting event. Great weather most of...

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