Greenwood Village was first settled in the late 1800's as gold brought many hopeful settlers to the area. This area in particular has more moisture than the surrounding land and became an area full of fruit orchards such as pears, plumbs, apples and dairy farms. Greenwood Village is a home rule municipality and much of the ranch feel is still present throughout the neighborhoods. Today, the 8 square miles that make up Greenwood Village are a thriving suburban town, with a small town rural feel right in the heart of Arapahoe County.
The easter edge of Greenwood Village crosses the I25 corridor and wraps through the Denver Tech Center while the western edge ends just short of Broadway at Clarkson meeting up with Englewood. It is only about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, 30 minutes to Denver International Airport, 15 minutes to Cherry Creek and about 15 minutes to Park Meadows and has easy access to the mountains. It is home to many notable hot spots including the Denver Technological Center, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater (formerly Coors Amphitheater) which is a unique outdoor music venue and art gallery bringing many big names to the area and boasts countless upscale restaurants, wine and cocktail spots, unparalleled shopping areas, spas and park
Population of Greenwood Village
Just over 15,000 people currently live in Greenwood Village, although the city's population is much closer to 50,000 during the day as people commute to the area for work. Landmark Town Center located just a few blocks from Lexus of Greenwood Village, provides both dining and entertainment that draws guests from all around.
Greenwood Village provides many family-friendly amenities and services like parks, daycare centers, community safety programs and quiet residential neighborhoods making it a popular place to raise children. Depending on where in Greenwood Village you are located, you may be in either the Cherry Creek School District or Littleton Public Schools. Within its borders the city has 10 public school buildings, as well as two private school facilities, providing easy access to school programs for all ages.
Schools / Education
Greenwood Village is served by two school districts. Cherry Creek School District serves the educational needs of families living in the east of Holly Street and Littleton Public Schools serves families living in the area west of Holly Street.
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Medical Centers in Greenwood Village
Residents of Greenwood Village are served by two major medical centers nearby. The Littleton Adventist Hospital is six miles east of the city, about a 15 minute drive, and features a nationally acclaimed breast center, a level-three newborn intensive care unit and emergency services. The Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree is about 11 miles away, which takes about 20 minutes by car, and features state-of-the-art centers for women’s health, birth and newborn care and cancer treatments. A multitude of private practices, internal medicine and physical therapy and family care medical offices are located right in the city.
What Type of Lifestyle Suits Greenwood Village?
People who live in Greenwood Village are generally very active, healthy and engaged in the community. They greatly enjoy the outdoors, and “parks and recreation” is continually named as one of their favorite things about living here. Not only do citizens enjoy easy access to parks and trails, but the city is also surrounded by hundreds of acres of open space and is located near several major state parks.
Greenwood Village is also known for its array of high end restaurants, bars, boutiques and entertainment districts, many of which are centered in and around the DTC area where people often mix and mingle after work for happy hour, sports games, dates and corporate dinners.
Additional Restaurants and Dining in Greenwood Village
Greenwood Village has several main dining areas where residents and commuters will find everything from fast food chains and delis, to fine dining establishments to coffee shops and cafes. Many of these are located near the intersection of I-25 and Belleview Avenue, near the heart of DTC. The Tavern Tech Center and Bar Louie are popular for happy hour. Ya Ya’s European Bistro, Chianti and Del Frisco’s steakhouse are top choices for a quiet business lunch or dinner. The Landmark center is another popular nightlife hub with a movie theater, comedy club, restaurants and bars.
Shopping Precincts in Greenwood Village
Although not necessarily known as a destination shopping area, Greenwood Village has a ton of great shops from fashion boutiques to antique stores sprinkled throughout its neighborhoods. The Landmark Center near I-25 and Orchard Road is home to A Line Boutique, a women’s clothing store, and HW Home, a furniture store. A farmer’s market is also located here on summer weekends. The Belleview Promenade, located at I-25 and Belleview Avenue near the DTC, in an outdoor shopping center with several upscale restaurants, salons and day spas, coffee shops and women’s clothing boutiques and jewelry stores. Further south, near Arapahoe Road, is the Arapahoe Marketplace which houses a variety of conveniences like grocery stores, banks, nail salons, coffee shops and casual restaurants.
Recreation Centers in Greenwood Village
Greenwood Village residents value health and wellness as a lifestyle. Livability.com estimates that 84 percent of Greenwood Village residents pursue an active lifestyle and 74 percent maintain a healthy weight (BMI). The city is chock full of places where people can exercise and work on their wellness goals from outdoor parks and trails to fitness centers and personal training facilities.
The impressive 150,000-square-foot Greenwood Athletic Club and Tennis Center is the city’s premier health club featuring a full schedule of fitness classes, a weight room, outdoor aquatic center with a kid’s play area and both indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Additionally, the Colorado Athletic Club DTC is another full service fitness center with modern workout equipment, locker rooms and a day spa with sports programs for kids and teens. A variety of specialty gyms are also nearby including PureBarre, CrossFit, Orange Theory and yoga.
More adventurous types can utilize the city’s 280 acres of parks and 47 miles of trails for jogging, hiking, cycling and exercising pets, including the prominent High Line Canal trail network which extends into downtown Denver. The city also maintains a skate park, equestrian park and nature preserve for residents to enjoy. In addition to being home to approximately 20 neighborhood parks and picnic areas, Greenwood Village is just five miles from the expansive Cherry Creek State Park featuring a reservoir that accommodates boats and an off-leash dog park.