Introduction to Edgewater, Colorado
Edgewater, located in Jefferson County, was established in 1861. Commonly nicknamed as ‘Jeffco’, it is also called the ‘Gateway to the Rocky Mountains’. Jefferson County, which was one of the twelve counties to be organized by the Jefferson Territorial Legislature in 1959, was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, who was the country’s third president and authored the Declaration of Independence. The community of Edgewater, which was named after Sloan’s Lake, was created by Thomas Sloan by digging a well.
Edgewater and nearby Attractions
- Black American West Museum
- Golden Gate Canyon State Park
- Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
- Cherry Creek State Park
- Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for the Visual Arts
- Chatfield State Park
Things To Do In Edgewater
The historic sites in the community include the Denver Mint, the Colorado State Capitol, and the Colorado Governor’s Mansion. There are a number of golf courses in the area such as the Applewood Golf Course, Memorial Park Disc Golf, Willis Case Golf Course, and City Park Golf Course, all of which offer ample opportunities to the golf enthusiasts. Some of the other notable attractions include the Denver Zoo, the Island Kingdom Water Park, Elitch Gardens Theme Park, the Downtown Aquarium, Lakeside Amusement Park, and The Children's Museum of Denver.
The closest major international airport is Denver International Airport.
Edgewater Higher Education
The students can pursue higher education at Regis University, Colorado School of Mines, and Red Rocks Community College.