Greenwood VillageGreenwood Village is a small city situated in Arapahoe County just south of Denver and has a current population of just about 16,000 residents. Greenwood Village’s initial residents had moved south from Denver for the rural lifestyle the area provided. By 1950, the residents were becoming concerned with the pace of city developments moving their direction and decided to incorporate so they would have more control over their area’s growth. In 1951, 74 of the 138 residents who turned out to vote voted to become a city and the name Greenwood Village, named after the Greenwood Ranch in the area, was chosen. The city has made open space a priority since its inception. Today, it’s 8.3 square miles contains more than 300 acres of open space, 40 miles of trails and 180 acres of developed parks. Cherry Creek State Park and Cherry Creek Dam Regional Trail are on the east side of the city. The Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, 59 acres of open space along the High Line Canal can be found in the north-central part of the community. Although its beginnings were rural in nature, this city has grown into a dynamic blend of urban and residential areas and is home to the largest business park in the state, the Denver Tech Center. Commuters into the Tech Center raise Greenwood’s Village’s weekday population to more than 70,000. Centennial Airport, one of the national busiest general aviation airports for private planes, is in the city. Greenwood Village is also the proud home of Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, the largest outdoor concert and event facility in the metro area with a seating capacity of 18,000 (almost twice that of Red Rocks Amphitheater). The list of major musicians and group that have played at the venue include Jimmy Buffett, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Pitbull, Rhannna, Aerosmith and Def Leppard. Greenwood village is in the award-winning Cherry Creek School District. Although home values in the city are, on average, quite a bit higher than most metro area suburbs, values haven’t appreciated nearly as fast in 2021. In 2021, the median price for homes that closed at $1,070,000, up only 1% from the median priced home in 2020. Learn more about Greenwood Village here.
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