Located just south of Denver, Greenwood Village was first settled around 1860, when farms and orchards sprang up after gold was discovered at the meeting point of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.
The town incorporated in 1950, but retained its open feel with more than 300 acres of parks and 100 acres of undeveloped open space. The trail system provides 40 miles of scenic walking and biking areas. Greenwood Village also houses the Denver Technological Center, a development of large buildings outside of Denver where many technology-oriented companies are based. Commuters into the Tech Center raise Greenwood Village's daytime population from around 13,000 to more than 70,000 people.
For an exciting dining experience, Greenwood Village delivers plenty of big-name chains as well as a few local favorites like Las Brisas and Zink Kitchen & Bar. Most Greenwood Village hotels are based near the Tech Center.
The Curtis Center for the Arts, housed in a restored 1914 schoolhouse, hosts concerts and exhibits. The Madden Museum of Art, operated by the University of Denver, holds special exhibitions from their collections.
Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve connects to local trail networks and is a haven for birds, raptors and people wanting to relax with Rocky Mountain views. The Denver-metro area's High Line Canal and Cherry Creek Trail systems both run through Greenwood Village and connect spectacular green spaces for locals and visitors.