Introduction to Englewood, Colorado
Englewood, Colorado, in Arapahoe county, is 6 miles S of Denver, Colorado. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Denver metropolitan area with. Englewood contains a population of approximately 31,727.
Englewood was founded by William Green Russell, a prospector from Georgia, and 12 other miners in the mid 1800s. All of these men were on their way to California in search of gold when they stopped in Colorado to pan the local streams. They were successful in finding gold and built a Placer Camp in the area. More settlers were attracted to this area when they learned about the discovery of gold here. One of the earliest major landowners here was Thomas Skerritt, who arrived in 1864 and claimed a plot of 640 acres. He is now known as the ‘Father of Englewood.’
Englewood and nearby Attractions
- Belisle Reservoir
- Barde Park
- Merrill Wheel-Balancing System
- Museum of Outdoors Arts
- Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center
- Broken Tee Englewood
Things To Do In Englewood
The Gothic Theatre is a historically significant monument which still operates as a popular entertainment area. Public art displays are quite common in the city. There are also regular performances of theatre, music and dance in Englewood. Furthermore, the city has eleven parks, a golf course, nine athletic fields and a world class recreation center, which has fitness equipment along with facilities for playing basketball and racquetball.
Denver International is the nearest major airport.
Englewood Higher Education
Red Rocks Community College, Regis University and the Community College of Aurora offer programs for higher studies.