An outdoor oasis nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills.

Welcome to Golden

Settled in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Golden is a mountain paradise. The city is filled with ample hiking and walking trails that wind through rocky enclaves, rewarding adventurous residents with stunning views of both the Boulder Flatirons and the Denver city skyline. Although Golden is the perfect gateway to enjoying the famous adrenaline activities that Colorado is famous for, it’s also just a short commute into the city of Denver. 

Located on the light rail line, Golden is just a 20-minute commute to downtown Denver, making it easy to get to work, pop into the city for a date night or catch a Broncos game. If your version of nature is hitting a round of golf on the greens, Golden is the perfect location as home to the Fossil Trace Golf Course, one of the best in the state of Colorado.

Beautiful homes line the streets of Golden, with both expansive luxury mansions and cozy, comfortable cottages. One of the best parts of Golden is the great diversity in home architecture, making it easy to find something for every taste. Families also love Golden due to the great school systems, as well as green spaces and opportunities for spotting wildlife, such as the elk herds that wander the city. 

What to Love


Local Lifestyle

Golden is an active town with great opportunities to explore nature. It’s easy to head out for a hike with many trails starting right outside your door. There are also opportunities for climbing, mountain biking, swimming in the warmer months, and of course, easy access to the ski resorts that Colorado is famous for. It’s easy to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the stunning mountain views when you live in Golden.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Golden has an evolving dining scene filled with local and international fare. Abejas is known for its small plate and tapas menu with a creative spin on New American fare. Their menu is complemented by a unique cocktail list and curated wine choices. Run by the same owner, Nosu offers delicious Japanese fare with ramen dishes and house sake on tap. Nosu’s delicious cuisine is highlighted by its top-notch customer service. The owner will make you feel like a VIP every time you dine here. 

Warm and cozy comfort food can be found at the Golden staple, Bonfire Burritos. Residents should take advantage of their online ordering menu as this place is always hopping, and there will definitely be a wait. If you’re not sure what type of meal to choose, Golden Mill is a food hall that offers a great selection from the best chefs in Colorado. Delicious sushi, fried chicken, and tacos are all on the menu as well as delicious drinks that complement the views of North Table.

When the summer sun starts to soak Golden on warm days, Barrels and Bottles is the place to go. They have a beautiful outdoor patio and offer refreshing wine slushies, choice craft beers, and snacks for a great happy hour.

One of the best ways to enjoy Colorado is by exploring the mountains. If you’re in need of new gear, Bentgate Mountaineering has you covered. They offer unique and high-quality adventure clothing and gear for the explorer.

Things to Do

Goldens in Golden occurs every February and celebrates the golden retriever residents in Golden. The event features a pup meet and greet at the park, vendors, giveaways, and group photos.

Buffalo Bill Days started in the 1940s as a celebration of Buffalo Bill, a soldier and frontiersman in Colorado. Today, the celebration includes a parade, arts and crafts, a car show, and plenty of family fun as the largest festival in Golden.

When the snow starts to fall and the holiday season picks up, the Candlelight Walk is the perfect way to celebrate. The walk features caroling and hot drinks from local vendors with a stunning display of thousands of candles, creating the perfect small-town holiday atmosphere.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is one of the most iconic music venues in the world and only a ten-minute drive away from Golden. In the summer, the Golden Farmer’s Market lights up the town square with vendors offering the best of local produce, arts, crafts, and freshly made food and drink. The Clear Creek Historic Park Trail is another great way to enjoy the summer weather in Golden.


Golden is served by Jefferson County School District R-1 as well as many other post-secondary universities and research institutions.


Overview for Golden, CO

31,434 people live in Golden, where the median age is 35.3 and the average individual income is $51,175.8. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Golden, CO

Golden has 11,403 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Golden do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,434 people call Golden home. The population density is 389.48 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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54.5 / 45.5%

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Schools in Golden, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Golden. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Mitchell Elementary School
K - 5th
Shelton Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Cornerstone Montessori
PreK - K
No rating available
6th - 8th
Golden View Classical Academy
K - 12th
5th - 12th
No rating available
Free Horizon Montessori
PreK - 8th
Connections Learning Center on the Earle Johnson C
6th - 8th
No rating available
Golden High School
9th - 12th

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