Introduction to Commerce City, Colorado
Commerce City, Colorado, in Adams county, is 4 miles SE of Thornton, Colorado and 5 miles NE of Denver, Colorado. The city is considered part of the Denver metropolitan area. Commerce City has a population of 20,991.
Commerce City History
Cemeteries were the earliest establishments in the area now occupied by Commerce City. The Riverside Cemetery was established in 1876 and the Rose Hill Cemetery in 1892. The first single-room schoolhouse was built in the area in 1871. Commerce City was incorporated as a town in July of 1952, and a decade later it achieved the status of a city.
Commerce City and nearby Attractions
- Rocky mountain national wildlife refuge
- Buffalo run golf course
- Commerce City Recreation Center
- Adams Heights Park
- River Run Park
- The Sand Creek Regional Greenway
Things To Do In Commerce City
Commerce City has 17 public parks, all of which are equipped with a range of facilities that allow visitors to relax and participate in a wide variety of recreational activities. The city also has over 25 miles of trails which are suitable for hiking and biking. Commerce City also maintains recreational centers which plan and organize a variety of activities throughout the year.
Commerce City Transportation
Denver International Airport is nearby.
Commerce City Higher Education
Regis University, the Community College of Aurora and Front Range Community College are some of the nearby institutions of higher education.