​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

New To Site
$235,000
MLS# 5783953
Active
4602 Everett Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 2 BA | 826 Sqft | Residential
Charming updated unit in small, private complex built around a well-maintained courtyard! You'll fall in love with this light and bright townhome-style condo. The main floor features an open floor plan with a living room, remodeled kitche (more...)
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL 54
New To Site
$515,400
MLS# 1957606
Active
7854 W 43rd Circle
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 4 BA | 1,737 Sqft | Residential
* * Interior photos are of model, not actual home * * Still time to select your design package! This open and bright Solar-Powered rowhome boasts a premium location with both outdoor living areas facing a tree-lined walk with plenty of (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
New To Site
$200,000
MLS# 5079780
Active
7780 W 38th Avenue 304, Unit 304
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 2 BA | 954 Sqft | Residential
FRESH PAINT - NEW CARPET and #x2013; ACCENT PAINTED WALL IN THE DINING AREA - UNDER COUNTER LIGHTING and STAINLESS BACKSPLASH IN THE KITCHEN. UPDATED FIXTURES IN THE BATHROOMS. LOCATED IN THE HEART OF WHEAT RIDGE. EASY ACCESS TO COFFEE, (more...)
Adams Real Estate Associates
New To Site
$450,000
MLS# 6544251
Active
2810 Fenton Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,820 Sqft | Residential
OPPORTUNITY NEAR SLOAN'S LAKE to fix up and resell! CLICK ON ATTACHED VIDEO. Huge upside potential in a fast growing area where prices continue to soar. Home is gutted to drywall in basement, and all fixtures / cabinets / tile removed! (more...)
Prestige Real Estate Auction LLC
New To Site
$899,999
MLS# 2088027
Active
10390 W 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
0.60 Acres | Land
Redevelopement opportunity! Commercial garage currently rents for $5600 a month. City of Wheat Ridge is open to rezone the property to Residential. Build 12 Townhomes?
Keller Williams Realty Urban Elite
New To Site
$649,900
MLS# 6171296
Active
3623 Benton Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,063 Sqft | Residential
Fully remodeled! Upon entering this lovely home you'll fall in love with the original re-finished oak floors. Bright living room with a charm of the original fireplace. Main level futures the spacious master bedroom and a second bedroom wit (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
New To Site
$550,000
MLS# 7091923
Active
8790 W 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,239 Sqft | Residential
Potential duplex site.
Evergreen Commercial Group LLC
New To Site
$497,000
MLS# 9723812
Active
8000 W 45th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,441 Sqft | Residential
Don't miss out on this completely renovated 3 bed, 2 bath house on a large corner lot with a 3 car garage that includes a car lift, an enthusiast DREAM! Upgrades include; new carpet, paint, blinds, light fixtures and fans, new refr (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
$428,050
MLS# 8920390
Active
7805 W 42nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,315 Sqft | Residential
This open and bright Solar-Powered rowhome boasts a premium location with both outdoor living areas facing a tree-lined walk with plenty of south-facing windows to let the light in! The open floor plan on the main level features 10 and #x20 (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
New To Site
$165,000
MLS# 5006801
Active
7780 W 38th Avenue 203, Unit 203
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
1 BR | 1 BA | 625 Sqft | Residential
Extraordinary interior; upgraded in every way and spotless, too. Where do I start? Crown molding, granite counter tops, newer cabinets, newer stainless appliances, carpet, tile floor, designer paint, updated tub surround, stone w (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
New To Site
$995,000
MLS# 5149306
Active
10590 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
0.51 Acres | Land
Amazing 22, 013 sqft development opportunity in Wheat Ridge! Larger corner lot with high visibility on 44th Avenue. Nearby amenities include; Wheat Ridge recreation Center, Crown Hill Park, and New Sprouts Grocery. 10 minutes to Olde Town (more...)
Calibrate Real Estate LLC
New To Site
$524,999
MLS# 5331486
Active
4765 Saulsbury Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,620 Sqft | Residential
Hard to find 5 bedroom, 3 bath home in Denver for under $525k! Interior recently renovated with new cabinets, all new appliances, hard wood floors, tile, etc. New electrical panel and rood replaced in 2018. Main floor has 3 bedrooms an (more...)
Brokers Guild Homes
New To Site
$255,000
MLS# 8479187
Active
10251 W 44th Avenue 6-104, Unit 6-104
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 1 BA | 954 Sqft | Residential
Freshly updated, with new flooring, new heating and air conditioning, new sliding patio door, new bathroom vanity, new paint, new stove and microwave, and newer fridge. Gorgeous black counter-tops with white kitchen cabinets. Great l (more...)
HomeSmart Cherry Creek Properties
New To Site
$599,000
MLS# 7587991
Active
4075 Holland Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,112 Sqft | Residential
THE LOCATION YOUR WHEAT RIDGE BUYER HAS BEEN WAITING FOR! BACKS TO THE GREENBELT, OVERLOOKS CLEAR CREEK WITH MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS! HOUSE HAS BEEN LOVINGLY MAINTAINED AND NOW AWAITS ITS NEW OWNERS AND THEIR OWN UPDATES. IT'S ALL COSMETIC (more...)
RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS
New To Site
$595,000
MLS# 2989594
Active
3692 Garland Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,502 Sqft | Residential
This home is the perfect blend of fresh feel newness and established warm home and hearth. Nestled within mature trees, quality land-scaping and a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, this home has all the special places you need to settle in (more...)
CASTLEGATE REALTY LLC
New To Site
$444,000
MLS# 9093626
Active
7867 W 46th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,220 Sqft | Residential
Tranquil urban cottage retreat close to Downtown Denver and smack dab in the middle of everything the new Wheat Ridge has to offer. 3 large bedrooms and 2 baths completely updated and remodeled. Amazing 1 / 4 acre lot with gardens, lots of (more...)
RE/MAX NORTHWEST INC
New To Site
$550,000
MLS# 3953143
Active
3075 Quay Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,112 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully updated four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on an amazing cul-de-sac street in coveted Wheat Ridge. 3D Matterport Tour: 3075QuaySt.com Newly updated kitchen includes brand-new stainless appliances, countertops, flooring, backsp (more...)
Porchlight Real Estate Group
$359,000
MLS# 5173011
Active
10925 W 39th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 1 BA | 864 Sqft | Residential
Everything is Brand New!!! This Home Was Stripped to the Studs!! New Drywall!! New Entire Electrical System!! New Plumbing!! New Water Heater!! New Furnace!! New Cabinets!! New Quartz Counter-Tops!! New Tile Surround!! New Vanity!! New Pain (more...)
MB Colorado Home Sales Inc
$1,499,000
MLS# 3793025
Active
3333 Routt Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
7 BR | 9 BA | 6,744 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular estate with more than 6500 square feet of fine craftsmanship located on .65 acres. Features include a large custom gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances and light fixtures. New har (more...)
HomeSmart Cherry Creek
$929,900
MLS# 8249173
Active
3809 Taft Court
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
5 BR | 5 BA | 5,072 Sqft | Residential
Dramatic 2-story entrance, cozy 2-sided fireplace in family room and formal dining, spacious kitchen with island and walk-in pantry, gourmet appliances including double ovens, fume hood and French door fridge. Light-filled loft, cove (more...)
Resident Realty North Metro LLC
$574,900
MLS# 3628699
Active
12680 W 38th Drive
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,469 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to the coveted community of Applewood! This completely remodeled home has everything you have been looking for. The family room has unobstructed view of the mountains you will love every morning and evening! New custom modern (more...)
Compass - Denver
$559,000
MLS# 4202923
Active
3232 Fenton Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,223 Sqft | Residential
INCREDIBLE single-family, ranch-style home in desirable Wheat Ridge location! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home sits on a rare, spacious lot (nearly 1 / 4 acre) and backs to field. Main level has stunning hardwood floors throughout: Living Room (more...)
TRELORA Colorado
$525,000
MLS# 3768412
Active
10340 W 34th Avenue W
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,562 Sqft | Residential
Welcome Home to Wonderful Wheat Ridge Living! Don and #x2019;t miss your opportunity to own this beautiful ranch style home! Pride of ownership throughout! Open, bright, spacious kitchen with eat-in dining area sits adjacent to the light (more...)
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL 54
$525,000
MLS# 6062064
Active
8400 W 46th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,226 Sqft | Residential
Here's the little piece of country heaven you've been looking for! This unique two-story is nestled in a quiet neighborhood backing to trails, but close to Olde Town Arvada, the "G" line light rail, and tons of other amenities. (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
$450,000
MLS# 6384996
Active
3880 Allison Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,995 Sqft | Residential
Perfect home ready for your family to enjoy. You will love the open floor plan and spacious rooms. Formal entry adjacent to generous living room with coved ceiling and formal dining room attached. Floor plan flows from one room to another (more...)
The Carlton Company
$469,973
MLS# 9375478
Active
3655 Ames Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,512 Sqft | Residential
Fantastic Burchdale home ready today! This home is hot and ready! WOW! Updates galore! All new fresh exterior paint and step inside and find all new wide plank laminate floors throughout the main level. The living room greets you with 2 bed (more...)
Buy-Out Company Realty, LLC
$535,000
MLS# 1573478
Active
3560 Ward Road
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,275 Sqft | Residential
Back on market, Buyer's job terminated. Highly desirable Applewood Village tri-level home fully remodeled in 2017. Kitchen and main room have vaulted ceilings and exposed beams with track lighting above a large kitchen island. Appliances a (more...)
Realty One Group Premier Colorado
$640,000
MLS# 1773434
Active
3941 Routt Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,464 Sqft | Residential
Perched up on a hill, this light, open and fully renovated ranch is located in a fantastic spot in Wheat Ridge. The entire house has been remodeled offering a fresh redesign with 4 bedrooms (plus a non-conforming 5th bedroom!), 3 bathroo (more...)
8z Real Estate
$423,450
MLS# 3678035
Active
7842 W 43rd Circle 9, Unit 9
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,315 Sqft | Residential
This open and bright Solar-Powered rowhome boasts a premium location with both outdoor living areas facing a tree-lined walk with plenty of south-facing windows to let the light in! The open floor plan on the main level features 10 and #x20 (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
$480,000
MLS# 3846176
Active
11919 I 70 Frontage Road 102, Unit 102
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3,404 Sqft | Commercial Sale
Rare west side office condo in Lakemont Landing. 100% office / lab build-out. 3, 404 sf finished with 5 offices, reception area, conference room a 1 / 2 and 3 / 4 baths, storage area and misc office furniture included. Approximately 7 (more...)
WETHERILL REAL ESTATE
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