Incorporated in 1903, Englewood is a full-service city 20 minutes south of downtown Denver, where residents and businesses benefit from major transportation corridors and a central location. The city is known for its small-town charm and its proximity to a major metropolitan area.
For an example of why many people move to Colorado, come to Englewood's CityCenter. Here residential, commercial and cultural facilities blend to form a civic patchwork, connected by grassy walkways and accessible by car, bus, bike and light rail.
The private University of Denver is located here, responsible for the city's funky, college-town character and Condoleezza Rice's bachelor of arts degree. At the Magness Arena watch the DU Pioneers compete for yet another NCAA hockey championship. An area must-see is the newly restored Gothic Theatre, a beautiful art-deco venue dating back to the 1920s. Meanwhile, the Museum of Outdoor Arts at the Englewood Civic Center boasts a collection of public art and an amphitheater that hosts the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and a variety of other musical and dramatic performances.
There’s plenty to do in and near Englewood for families. In the summer, make a splash at Pirates Cove Water Park, featuring three waterslides, a lazy river and perfect-for-kids water playground, or scale the towering walls at Earth Treks Climbing Gym.
The city sits adjacent to Cherry Creek Reservoir, where visitors enjoy swimming, sailing, boating and water skiing. Englewood is also home to a well-designed recreation center, a skateboard park and several athletic fields. Meanwhile, hiking, skiing, camping and other forms of alpine recreation are just an hour's drive west.