Wheat Ridge is a city situated in the Denver - Aurora metropolitan area, which is part of Colorado, United States.
Wheat Ridge offers a relaxed environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. It is easy to get to green spaces in the city since there are approximately 20 of them nearby for residents to check out. Most areas in this part of the Denver - Aurora metropolitan area are reasonably quiet, as the streets are generally tranquil - however noise can be problematic close to Interstate 76, Interstate 70 or the railway line.
The population residing in Wheat Ridge is evenly split between renters and owners. In this city, about half of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. The median year of construction for buildings in this city is 1966. This part of the Denver - Aurora metropolitan area has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Property owners in Wheat Ridge will appreciate that a grocery store is always only a rather short walk away. A limited selection of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well. As far as education is concerned, in Wheat Ridge, residents will generally be able to get to both primary and secondary schools on foot. Home owners have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Wheat Ridge is very car friendly. Most real estate listings are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 76, and it is especially convenient to park. On the other hand, commuting by public transit is challenging in Wheat Ridge. Nonetheless, there are a few bus lines passing through the city, and it is especially convenient to find a nearby bus stop from most properties. Traveling by foot is not very popular in this part of the Denver - Aurora metropolitan area, despite the fact that many common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.