Greenwood Village is located just south of the Cherry Creek neighborhood and west of Cherry Creek State Park. 50 years ago, the Village was nothing more than land dotted with farms, dairies, gravel roads, and a population of just 500 people. Today, those rural elements have still managed to be preserved. The Village was named for the Greenwood Ranch and was developed during the 1860’s when settlers came looking for gold. What was once primarily a rural, farming community has developed into a dynamic blend of urban and residential areas.
By the early 1900’s, The Village was thriving with orchards of cherry, apple, apricot, plum, and pear trees. As time went on, the area became a mixture of farmers, suburbanites, and Denver residents who also owned “country homes”. By the 1950’s, many residents were concerned that creeping development was putting their pastoral lifestyle at risk. On September 8th, 1950, an election was held to incorporate the Village as a town. Nearly the entire population turned out and the vote was passed. The small rural community then became the Town of Greenwood Village.
Today, Greenwood Village offers some of the most diverse housing opportunities in metro Denver, from condominiums to magnificent luxury estates in gated enclaves showcasing outstanding amenities.
The community boasts a quality of life better than most of the rest of Colorado. A state with a quality of life already well above the rest of the nation. More than 70% of the people in Greenwood Village are permanent residents, a sign of a strong and stable community. The seven public and one private school in the area rank in the top 10% of Colorado schools. And the robbery and assault statistics are half the Colorado average.
People living affluent and progressive lifestyles dominate the Greenwood Village culture. The neighborhood offers residents the chance to take advantage of the outdoors, fine arts and theater shows, or spending time in high-class, contemporary dining and after-hours establishments. The area even has its own country club. The Glenmore Country Club is a high-end resort with a golf course, spa, fitness center, and three-star hotel. Several areas within Greenwood Village provide panoramic views of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
Residents of Greenwood Village enjoy access to numerous parks, in addition to an open space with miles of trails, and the High Line Canal. The area is just minutes from The Denver Tech Center, one of the finest and most expansive business campuses in the nation. Some of the nation’s largest companies are headquartered near the Greenwood Village area. And almost 25,000 people commute here every day for work.
Despite being a hub for business, Greenwood Village remains a small community with its own identity. And is one of the most desirable places to live in metro Denver’s southern corridor.