Westminster

City of Westminster, Colorado

 

Westminster is a Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Westminster is a suburb of Denver on the Northwest side of the city and is located 9 miles north-northwest of the Colorado State Capital. As of 2010 census the population of Westminster was 106,114, and as of 2016 the estimated population was 113,875. Westminster is the seventh most populous city in Colorado and the 237th most populous city in the United States. Westminster is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. In July 2006, it was ranked as the 24th best place to live in the USA by Money magazine.

Gold discovered in the South Platte River Valley in 1858 brought national attention to the area that would become Westminster, Colorado. The promise of fortune and the Land Act of 1862 encouraged many settlers from the east to make Colorado their home instead of heading on to California. Before the settlements came, wildlife like antelope and buffalo made their homes in this area. There is also evidence of Arapaho Indians near the Crown Point (Gregory Hill) area. In 1891, construction began on the Westminster Castle, which can still be seen as of today at West 83rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard. By 1911, the town had incorporated and was renamed one final time to Westminster, in honor of Westminster University.

With its proximity to US-36 (Boulder Turnpike) getting to and from the mountains, shopping, and more beer and restaurants than you could ever experience a breeze. With access to the toll lanes and roads, you’ll be able to communicate quickly to and from anywhere in the metro area. You’ll find a combination of new meets old in Westminster, where the growing town has preserved much of it’s historic roots but also invests in the future of the town. And with a minimum of 33% of town being open space, you can sure bet that there is a park somewhere near you in Westminster. Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities, proximity to restaurants and fun, or indoor activities like shopping, you’re sure to find it in Westminster.


High Schools in the Westminster area:
Academy of Charter Schools
Hidden Lake High School
Jefferson Academy High School
Legacy High School
Mountain Range High School
Northglenn High School
Pomona High School
Standley Lake High School
Westminster High School