Thornton CO Real Estate, Thornton Area and Community Information

Thornton,_CO,_welcome_signThe city of Thornton is approximately 12 miles north of Denver. People interested in Thornton CO real estate can purchase houses or condos. There are some large houses with five or six bedrooms. Prospective homeowners can also find houses with three or four bedrooms. Those who do not need much space may be interested in houses or condos with two bedrooms. Some Thornton homes for sale have amenities such as gourmet kitchens, balconies and theater rooms. Neelam Shrestha can help buyers find a home that is the right size in the right neighborhood.


History

Thornton was established as a community of homes outside Denver in the early 1950s. The community was named after the current governor of the state. Work on Thornton homes began in 1953. People began moving into Thornton early in 1954. The city was incorporated in 1956. The community acquired more property and gained more residents during the 1960s and 1970s. Thornton had almost 80,000 residents by 2000.  You can learn more about the city's history by visiting the Thornton City website.


Parks and Recreation

Thornton Colorado.jpgA Neelam Shrestha can help Thornton home buyers who enjoy the outdoors find homes near the city's parks. Some of the city's parks have basketball courts or softball fields. Other parks have playgrounds and picnic areas. There is a swimming pool at Community Park.

The Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center offers a variety of programs and classes for residents of Thornton CO homes. People can play volleyball or basketball. Thornton residents can take gymnastics classes and music classes here.

More information about Thornton's parks is available in the Parks & Forestry website. Interested parties can also call 303-255-7833 or send an email to parks@cityofthornton.net.


Events

People who have purchased Thornton CO homes can take part in several annual events. The Easter Egg Scramble and Thorntonfest are held in the spring. Fall events include the Harvest Fest in September and Trunk or Treat in October. Thornton residents can enjoy an ice skating rink and fireworks during the WinterFest in December. Fireworks and music are part of the city's Fourth of July celebration.

Neelam Shrestha
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