When people think of Colorado, most commonly they think of Denver, or perhaps skiing in the beloved mountains. These two items are what define Colorado living for many who are unfamiliar with what else the state has to offer. And while, yes, the City of Denver and skiing are fantastic facets of the state’s diverse offerings, visitors and those relocating to Colorado should accept the challenge of exploring other communities outside of skiing and city life.
Just a short 30-minute drive west of Denver’s high-rise buildings into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains lies Evergreen, Colorado. Evergreen, which is surrounded by other communities including Genesee and Conifer, is a place that people from all walks of life can call home. Here residents find a balance of nature and community, entertainment and adventure.
Originally settled in 1859, Evergreen has long been an idyllic escape set in the mountains. The community’s unique placement, with proximity to both the city and ski resorts, makes it a great home base for people looking for a balance of modern conveniences and outdoor offerings.
With stunning landscapes and scenic views, lovers of nature will feel right at home in Evergreen. Summer can be spent hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, and horseback riding among other activities. During the winters, take a quick trip in the snowcapped mountains to enjoy a day of skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or ice fishing. Evergreen, which is named for the many surrounding conifer trees, lives up to its name by providing plenty of fun things to do all year long.
Adventure seekers are in luck in Evergreen, giving residents and visitors unparalleled access to the mountains and Colorado’s wilderness. There are plenty of trails and open spaces. In fact, both in and surrounding Evergreen, the Jeffco Open Space system consists of 54,000 acres of protected land, 29 parks, and 236 miles of multi-use trails. Some residents may not have to travel far to get some fresh air vistas as many homes in the community have the privilege of Front Range views and even Mount Evans!
For those who prefer to spend their time exploring more artistic avenues, Evergreen has plenty to offer as well. This foothill community’s downtown neighborhood, commonly referred to as “The Heart of Evergreen,” is a hub for arts and culture. From galleries teeming with art from local craftsmen to frequent festivals of all varieties, Evergreen embraces an eclectic range of cultural happenings and art education programs. The Center for the Arts Evergreen provides quality art instruction, exhibitions, and events. Its main gallery showcases local and nationally acclaimed artists. For the musically inclined, the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, a group of local volunteer musicians, regularly performs weekend concerts featuring music from composers of all eras. Children can get involved too! The Evergreen Children’s Chorale is a program that inspires young singers to explore their talent through music. The youth choir has performed internationally in addition to the local productions put on throughout the year.
The walkable downtown district is also where you’ll find the best boutiques and restaurants Evergreen has to offer. Aspiring chefs can create their own gourmet dishes with fresh ingredients sourced from the weekend farmers’ markets.
Families fit right in, in Evergreen. Aside from an assortment of activities to keep kids entertained in every season, the schools in Evergreen provide a great atmosphere for learning and growing. All ages and grades can succeed in Evergreen with options for private and public educations. In fact, Evergreen spans sections of both Jefferson and Clear Creek County, which means there are two fantastic public school systems as well as an array of private schools to choose from. Evergreen High School won the College Success Award for its outstanding achievement in preparing students for college and ultimately careers for the past two years.
Evergreen is a wonderful place for all generations to live. The vibrant Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) is a local nonprofit that provides personal, coordinated services to enhance the lives of older adults and their caregivers. There is also the award-winning Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice facility. Here, compassionate and experienced care is provided to individuals and families, in need of home health, palliative care, and hospice services.
Evergreen residents live the epitome of the Colorado lifestyle. This community creates opportunities to indulge in every facet of this great state. It’s no wonder so many people want to call this community home. Learn more about Evergreen and for all of your real estate and relocation needs, contact one of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s real estate professionals by calling 303-674-3200 or by visiting livsothebysrealty.com.