Lakewood, Colorado is located just minutes from Denver on the western edge of the metro area against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This Denver suburb has received such honors as the National Civic League's "Diversity Award" and the highly coveted 2011 All-America City Award. Offering a wide range of living accommodations, you can find every kind of housing option available in the city including townhomes, condos, patio homes, single family homes, golf communities, and newly constructed homes. The population of Lakewood is approximately 146,140 people, spread out over 44 square miles.
Lakewood is home to many talented individuals and artists. Several cultural organizations in the area help to engage this dynamic community in an effort to further interests in the arts and culture of the city. Lakewood's Heritage Center showcases the history of Lakewood and is located in Belmar Park. The museum has about 10 historic structures and 30,000 artifacts. Lakewood's Cultural Center and Washington Heights' Arts Center also offer many things to see and do as well. For the recreational outdoors-men and women, Bear Creek Lake Park is a fantastic choice for hiking, biking, camping and fishing. Furthermore the City of Lakewood is also home to two championship golf courses, Fox Hollow and Homestead.