​Living in Wheat Ridge Colorado

Wheat Ridge embodies the deep roots of a city with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Its central location provides shorts commutes to the majestic Rocky Mountains and all the amenities of the large metropolitan City of Denver, Colorado. With easy access to I-70, you can be skiing, hiking or participating in a wide range of internationally-acclaimed mountain sports in less than an hour. The golden hills of wheat noted by travelers passing along the Overland Trail was how Wheat Ridge was named. As unsuccessful miners returned to the area and began farming the rich, fertile soil, the community began its growth.

Wheat fields were converted to fruit orchards and vegetable fields, attracting buyers from all across the Denver area. Eventually, the fruit and vegetable farming gave way to greenhouses and the largest production of carnations in the world, earning Wheat Ridge the designation of “Carnation City.” Wheat Ridge is a Denver West suburb. The city has a population of approximately 31,500. Wheat Ridge is a relatively young incorporated city with a history based on agriculture. It grew from a popular rest stop for travelers during the Gold Rush of 1859 to a thriving agricultural and suburban community. As real estate and homes for sale rose to provide housing for the Denver workforce, major transportation corridors extending from Denver are keeping pace.

You can view details, listing information and photos of available homes for sale in Wheat Ridge at the bottom of this page.

If you want to live close to the vibrant life Denver offers, but you want to live in a rural neighborhood, Wheat Ridge is your home. Wheat Ridge elevation is 5,459 feet, just a bit higher than Denver, the Mile High City.  As a suburb of Denver, Wheat Ridge is a vital part of the Denver metro area and Jefferson County Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are only minutes away and easily accessible. Wheat Ridge has experienced substantial population growth and development over the last 40 years and is mostly built out with a combination of residential, commercial and office uses.

Wheat Ridge neighborhoods are broad and diverse. Recent zoning changes have allowed for urban agriculture. There has been a resurgence in all parts of the city. City regulations allow homeowners to engage in a range of urban agricultural activities, including growing and selling produce and keeping animals such as bees and chickens. There are several neighborhoods rapidly appreciating; Lakeside, Kipling, Barths, Fruitdale and Bel Aire lead the pack. For more in-depth information on Wheat Ridge areas, click here

A Summary of the Three Uses Permitted in Each Zoning District are;

Urban Gardens – an urban garden is defined as an area of land formally managed, organized, and maintained by an individual or group of people to grow and harvest food crops and non-food ornamental crops, such as flowers. Typical examples of urban gardens include: • Community gardens, where plots of land are leased for a minimal cost and crops are usually consumed or donated • Market gardens, where crops are sold for profit • Community supported agriculture (CSA), where plants are sold or given for shareholder consumption. Urban gardens are allowed in all zone districts, including residential. Farmers’ Markets – farmers’ markets are allowed in any zone district, except in residential zone districts where the primary use is a single-or two-family home. Farmers’ markets require a business license. Produce Stands – a food stand is a temporary structure where agricultural products such as raw vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, plants, nuts, honey, and eggs are sold. The fresh farm products such as jams and jellies may also be sold from produce stands. Food stands require a business license. Local Farms in Wheat Ridge; Clear Creek Organics, Sweet Ridge Farm, True Roots, Circle Fresh Farms, Five Fridges Farm, Roost Farms, Community Development (CSA)

The City is a part of the Jefferson County School System, nationally recognized for having the highest equivalency test scores in the nation for grades one through twelve. Within the Jefferson County System, Wheat Ridge has one high school, two middle schools, six elementary schools, and six private schools. Families with children need to know what Wheat Ridge education opportunities are available. Wheat Ridge public schools spend $9,727 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18 students per teacher in Wheat Ridge. An excellent source for school ratings is GreatSchools click here. Wheat Ridge Elementary schools have stellar ratings. Prospect Valley scores an impressive 8-out of 10 with Great Schools. Willemore Davis scores a 7, Kullerstrand scores a 6, and Mountain Phoenix scores a 5. For more detailed info click here. Wheat Ridge High School ranks highest with Great Schools click here. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Wheat Ridge High School is 52 percent. The student body makeup is 49 percent male and 51 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 46 percent. Wheat Ridge High School is 1 of 35 high schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. Rating high schools in Wheat Ridge can be evaluated at click here   You can also check out click here 

Incorporated in 1969, the City continues to work in partnership with its citizens and business community and serves as the home of more than 1,500 companies. Wheat Ridge is dedicated to the promotion of quality business and land development. Wheat Ridge is proud to be the home of firms like Exempla Lutheran Hospital, Applejack Liquors, King Soopers, Safeway Stores, Integrated Resource Systems, Wheat Ridge Cyclery and other locally owned businesses. City staff and City Council are committed to helping residents “Find it and Buy it in Wheat Ridge.” Compared to the rest of the country, Wheat Ridge’s cost of living is 27.30% higher than the U.S. average. The cost of living is on par with the entire Denver Metro area. While the cost of living may be a bit above average, job growth has been exceptional.  Jobs have increased by 1.84% over the past year. The average salary in Wheat Ridge is $49,003. The unemployment rate in Wheat Ridge is 4.20 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%).

The average household size is 2.16 people. 23.29% of people are married, with children. 19.03% have children but are single. The median household income and the median family income is $59,275. The top employers are educational services, health care, and social assistance 21.4%; professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services 12.3%; retail trade (12.1%). The median cost of Wheat Ridge homes is $344,600. Home appreciation the last ten years has been 25.70%. For the last decade, the Denver Metro has significantly improved its infrastructure which has helped produce a tremendous increase of jobs and better traffic control. Average commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.

Wheat Ridge violent crime rates, on a scale from 1 to 100, is 33. The US average is 31.1. Property crime rates in Wheat Ridge, on a scale from 1 to 100, is 52. The US average is 38.1. The data may indicate a bit higher than average crime, but keep in mind, this is a densely populated metro area. When compared to other large cities, the numbers don’t look that bad. For more info click here

The City maintains 20 developed parks, four lakes and a 250-acre greenbelt and conservation area. A six-and-a-half mile, family-friendly, multi-purpose trail system runs through the greenbelt along Clear Creek and connects the regional trail system on the east and west, and a three-mile crusher trail runs through the conservation area. A 70,000 square-foot Recreation Center, indoor and outdoor leisure and lap pools, 18 ball fields, eight tennis courts and a fully outfitted playground for the physically challenged serves the needs of a diverse community. The Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center (formerly Senior/Community Center) offers a healthy and comfortable environment for the 50 and over crowd, providing classes, special activities and social opportunities.

Now Explore All the Latest Homes For Sale in Wheat Ridge CO

$1,560,000
MLS# 9620434
Active
3239 Robb Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
6 BR | 6 BA | 5,568 Sqft | Residential
Colorado's premier builder, Work Shop, is getting ready to break ground on this incredible 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom home. 3239 Robb Street is the last available property in the Merkwood Estates development. Exquisite design and custom fea (more...)
Work Shop Realty, LLC
$1,550,000
MLS# 6221533
Active
4535 Wadsworth Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
18,352 Sqft | Commercial Sale
Impeccably rare maintained attractive church in Wheat Ridge! Complete with an efficient solar system (seller owned equipment). Many allowable uses including schools, group home etc. The new alignment of Wadsworth will improve ingress and (more...)
Mb Marston And Blue
$1,395,000
MLS# 1649163
Active
3818 Everett Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,253 Sqft | Residential
Magnificent home located close to both Rolling Hills Country Club and Lakewood Country club that boasts a Stucco-Slate Exterior, Bamboo Floors, Alder Doors, a Main Floor Office, Vaulted Ceilings, Full Surround Sound, and Wired For Sec (more...)
Compass Colorado, LLC - Boulder
$1,150,000
MLS# 5822426
Active
11645 W 32nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,751 Sqft | Residential
Wheat Ridge and the Applewood area are deeply rooted as a community. Once scattered with patchwork farmlands, apple orchards and accompanying farmhouses - many of which stand today as iconic tributes to a simpler time - the area quickly gr (more...)
Re/max Alliance
Reduced
$1,099,900
MLS# 4828189
Active
4560 Everett Court
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
10 BR | 8 BA | 3,924 Sqft | Residential Income
Incredible opportunity for Investor / Owner-Occupant to purchase this turn-key fourplex with as little as a 3.5% down-payment (for owner-occupied FHA loans)! Leverage into a 4.5% CAP Rate with 30-year fixed sub 3.0% financing for exceptio (more...)
Income Property Realty
$780,000
MLS# 7081530
Active
3686 Teller Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
6 BR | 4 BA | 2,636 Sqft | Residential Income
Brand New Sewer LineOccupancy: Call broker for detailsLot Sq Ft: 10, 324Lot Acres: 0.21 AcresBuilding Sq Ft: 2, 636Year Built: 1960Zoning: R-3 City of Wheat RidgeApprox. 10+ Off Street Parking SpacesCurrent Use: Multi-Family QuadplexBuildin (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
$749,900
MLS# 1652355
Active
3785 Benton Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
3 BR | 4 BA | 1,873 Sqft | Residential
Enjoy luxury at its finest! Modern 3 story, San Francisco inspired townhome! NO HOA!! This townhouse is a 3 bedroom, 4 baths with an attached 2-car garage. Bright and open living space. You will fall in love with the kitchen, white quart (more...)
Swan Realtor Group Brokerage
$725,000
MLS# 7064604
Active
4325 Harlan Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2,615 Sqft | Commercial Sale
Unbelievable Owner Will Carry terms on this beautifully remodeled ranch style stand alone office space in a great location in Wheat Ridge. Current tenant is leased through August of 2022. New in the past two years: All new windows; two n (more...)
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Re Of The Rockies
New
$629,900
MLS# 2766181
Active
4140 Upham Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 3 BA | 1,950 Sqft | Residential
Fully permitted remodel in the heart of Wheat Ridge! Welcome home to your beautifully finished 4 bed / 3 bath home. The main living space features newly vaulted ceilings along with a bright, sunny open floor plan that is perfect for ente (more...)
Graham & Johnson Real Estate
$600,000
MLS# 4097942
Active
3101 Sheridan Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,044 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to this beautiful 1920s classic bungalow. Ideally located, you will be minutes to Downtown Denver, Sloans Lake, Berkley and the Highlands. This home has been lovingly remodeled top to bottom with over 120k in improvements (more...)
Homesmart Realty
Open House Jan 23rd
$575,000
MLS# 9609792
Active
5985 W 37th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,679 Sqft | Residential
Take a look at the virtual tours and concepts of what you could create with your own updates and the virtually staged floor plan. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to own this mid century modern ranch home. This home features a huge (more...)
Homesmart
Open House Jan 23rd
$575,000
MLS# IR930704
Active
5985 W 37th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,679 Sqft | Residential
Take a look at the virtual tours and concepts of what you could create with your own updates and the virtually staged floor plan. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to own this mid century modern ranch home. This home features a huge (more...)
Homesmart
New
$550,000
MLS# 7729759
Active
4785 Newland Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,376 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully updated ranch style home with an oversized two car garage on a massive lot! With a modern and inviting interior design, you'll effortlessly flow from the bright and open living room and dining room to a fully updated kitchen wi (more...)
Blackwell Real Estate LLC
New
$550,000
MLS# 7990675
Active
4390 Newland Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,938 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful, must see ranch style corner lot home that is completely remodeled just West of Berkeley. This home has a rare mother-in-law apartment with private access both interior and exterior, full kitchen(refrigerator, stove , microwa (more...)
Madlom Real Estate
New
$529,900
MLS# 4320167
Active
4445 Quay Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,840 Sqft | Residential
Welcome Home to this move-in-ready UPDATED brick ranch! Walk into beautifully refinished original hardwood floors! The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, flooring, quartz countertops and new stainless appliances! The bathrooms (more...)
Sage Choice Realty LLC
Reduced
$519,950
MLS# 3462093
Active
11719 W 45th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,774 Sqft | Residential
NOW SELLING! Terrace TownHomes are high quality, modern and contemporary - built GREENSIDE. ALL models include a unique roll-up insulated, all glass, window garage inside the great room that opens to the spacious enclosed patios - LET TH (more...)
Hanover Realty
$516,999
MLS# 6504814
Active
3790 Holland Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,818 Sqft | Residential
This mid century ranch in the highly sought after Wheat Ridge welcomes you home from the moment you enter. Hardwood floors guide the way to the large family room with the original wood burning brick fireplace. Custom windows flood this ro (more...)
Pieters Realty
New
$500,000
MLS# 5765161
Active
11221 W I-70 Frontage Road
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 1 BA | 624 Sqft | Residential
Rare 1.91 acre horse property in Wheat Ridge with plenty of shade from gorgeous, large cottonwoods and a sprawling meadow. Convenient access to I-70 (adjacent), public transportation (2 minute walk), and Light Rail (6 minute walk). For r (more...)
Century 21 Golden West Realty
Open House Jan 23rd
$499,800
MLS# 3270801
Active
7669 W 41st Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 4 BA | 1,619 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful new construction development located in Wheat Ridge close to restaurants and shopping. There are 2 units remaining in this project, each unit is 3 Bed and 4 bath. Units are built eco-friendly with green construction and are 100% (more...)
Signature Real Estate Corp.
$498,500
MLS# 4491899
Active
4325 Wright Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,146 Sqft | Residential
Situated on a private .25 acre lot, this ranch-style home is conveniently located near parks, recreational facilities, shopping, dining, schools, and Lutheran Hospital. Its close proximity to I-70 and public transit makes for easy ac (more...)
M J Boyd Enterprises
$482,445
MLS# 4771340
Active
11645 W 44th Avenue 6, Unit 6
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,774 Sqft | Residential
MOVE-IN READY! INCLUDES A TON OF BUILDER UPGRADES INCLUDING A / C AND EXTENSIVE TILE AND GRANITE THROUGHOUT! RIVERSIDE TERRACE AT CLEAR CREEK TRAIL Homes are high quality, modern and contemporary - built GREENSIDE. 2 Story models have Laun (more...)
Hanover Realty
$459,950
MLS# 2770436
Active
11713 W 45th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,525 Sqft | Residential
NOW SELLING! Terrace TownHomes are high quality, modern and contemporary - built GREENSIDE. ALL models include a unique roll-up insulated, all glass, window garage inside the great room that opens to the spacious enclosed patios - LET TH (more...)
Hanover Realty
$450,700
MLS# 7549502
Active
7832 W 43rd Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,315 Sqft | Residential
* Photos and virtual tour shown are not of the unit you will be purchasing. * Still time to personalize your finishes on this fall move-in home. Located in the heart of the growing Wheat Ridge community, just a 15-minute drive from Downt (more...)
Mb Team Lassen
$425,000
MLS# 4515769
Active
4095 Harlan Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,991 Sqft | Residential
Here is an excellent opportunity to create some Sweat equity! This is an 1890's Denver Square Style home with a Lot of Character that sits on an over 8000 Square Foot Lot that is Zoned C-1. Previously used as a Duplex, it is Surrounded by (more...)
Mb Haywood & Associates
Reduced
$405,000
MLS# 3388815
Active
5135 Swadley Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,900 Sqft | Residential
Great opportunity for a 3 bedroom 2 bath half duplex in Wheat Ridge. There is also a non-conforming fourth bedroom on the lower level. Comes with an attached 2 car garage and a large private backyard. Lives like a single family home. It is (more...)
Keller Williams Dtc
Reduced
$405,000
MLS# 6592316
Active
5137 Swadley Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,900 Sqft | Residential
Great opportunity for a 3 bedroom 2 bath half duplex in Wheat Ridge. There is also a non-conforming fourth bedroom on the lower level. Comes with an attached 2 car garage and a large private backyard. Lives like a single family home. It is (more...)
Keller Williams Dtc
New
$228,000
MLS# 2517220
Active
9340 W 49th Avenue 204, Unit 204
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,000 Sqft | Residential
* * * * * * SHOWINGS START SATURDAY JANUARY 23RD * * * * * * * Great opportunity to get your foot in the door with home ownership with this unit located in Le Marquis Condominiums. Nicely updated throughout, clean and bright (more...)
Jpar Modern Real Estate
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