Introduction to Greenwood Village, Colorado
Greenwood Village, Colorado, in Arapahoe county, is 8 miles S of Denver, Colorado. The people of the city are in the Denver metropolitan area.
Greenwood Village History
In the early years of the 20th century, what is now known as Greenwood Village was occupied primarily by farms and dairies. Native Americans were the first settlers in this region. In the 1860s, settlers came to this area in search of gold. There were orchards of cherry, apple, plum, apricot, and pear trees in the area in the early 1900s. Cyrus G. Richardson operated the Greenwood Ranch here, after which the town was named.
Greenwood Village and nearby Attractions
- Colorado Governor's Mansion
- Littleton Historical Museum
- Denver Mint
- Colorado State Capitol
- Cherry Creek State Park
Things To Do In Greenwood Village
Greenwood Village offers visitors easy access to a number of nearby historic sites and museums. The Colorado State Capitol, Colorado Governor's Mansion and the Denver Mint are all within a radius of 10 miles of the city. The Wildlife Experience Museum has an excellent collection of wildlife art. One can also plan a day trip to the Chatfield State Park, Cheesman Park, Cherry Creek State Park, City Park or Washington Park.
Greenwood Village Transportation
Buckley AFB Airport is nearby.
Greenwood Village Higher Education
For higher studies, one can enroll at the local Colorado Technical University or the College for Financial Planning. Other institutes nearby include the Emily Griffith Opportunity School and the Community College of Aurora.