Englewood’s colorful history can be traced to the Gold Rush days when the precious metal was discovered in the South Platte River. Today, the city is among the most progressive in all of metro Denver. Located just south of Denver, Englewood is ideally situated for its citizens, business people and visitors. Englewood offers a small town atmosphere with all the benefits of a larger metropolitan area nearby.
Incorporated in 1903, the City Charter was adopted by residents in 1958. The majority of Englewood residents are served by Englewood Public Schools, with some areas of the city served by Cherry Creek, Littleton and Sheridan school districts. The city’s population is approximately 30,255, according to the 2010 census, and there are an estimated 15,478 residential housing units. The Community Development Department offers a number of housing programs, all with the goal of promoting a mix of Denver Real Estate and housing opportunities through the provision of affordable housing, expandable housing for different life-cycle stages, workforce housing opportunities, and housing for special needs.
Englewood boasts a variety of recreational opportunities, from recreation centers to parks and open space, to an award-winning aquatics facility and golf course. The Englewood Recreation Center offers classes, fitness equipment, racquetball and basketball courts, and an indoor running track. The Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center offers fun for the whole family with water slides, a competition pool, leisure pool and a lazy river. The city has more than 250 acres of parks and open space, including 12 neighborhood parks located throughout the community.
Englewood boasts a strong employee base and a business-friendly government. The city has long been the location of choice for successful business. Light rail transit and excellent access to the metro Denver area are among the many reasons that put Englewood at the crossroads to commerce.