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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-Lakewood 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 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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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... (read more)
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)
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