Plenty of Housing
I like Denver metro, but some cities aren’t too great. Thornton being one of them. Moved here because of highway access, and convenience to DIA for business travel. Am anxious to move out of this suburb! The only thing holding me back is my house, which I love. Thank goodness we have convenient enough access to shopping, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment in surrounding cities and areas. Thornton is just housing, lacking in the above, unless you go way north. Even then Thornton’s offerings are few and not impressive at all.
Property tax is outrageous for this city that offers very little. What are they doing with our tax dollars? City planning and zoning is terrible. They just keep building more housing. It’s the 6th largest city in CO and doesn’t even have a movie theater. Just about everything south of Thornton Pkwy looks dirty, is run down, outdated, and not well maintained, including the old shopping center which is a vacant, hazardous dump the city won’t do anything about. They’d like to turn it into apartments and more housing. How about a city center with some nice stores, good restaurants, and movie theater, which would improve the immediate area, Thornton as a whole, and increase the value of those homes? The sales tax is higher than many nicer surrounding cities too.
The crime rate is high and just saw a stat that Thornton is only safer than 10% of US cities. According to the US Census Bureau, less than 29% of population have a Bachelors degree or higher.
On the upside, Thornton has the great climate of Colorado. Because it’s more east, we tend to get less rain, hail, and snow.
Alli | Thornton, CO