​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
$825,000
MLS# 3274007
Active
4515 Flower Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2,944 Sqft | Residential Income
Wheat Ridge 4-Unit Investment Opportunity! All four units are large 2Bed / 1Bath units. Three have recently remodeled kitchens. Newer high efficiency boiler and #x2013; to heat the entire property (utility room included) costs about $100 (more...)
Brokers Guild Homes
New To Site
$230,000
MLS# 2197643
Active
9380 W 49th Avenue 106, Unit2 106
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 2 BA | 787 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful Remodeled Ground Floor Condo in the heart of Wheat ridge and close to Arvada!! Updated kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tiled back splash, newer cabinets. Under mount cabinet lighting. Spacious di (more...)
eXp Realty, LLC
New To Site
$699,999
MLS# 7011570
Active
3705 Ames Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
2,013 Sqft | Residential Income
Fully permitted duplex remodel in a remarkable location! Practically new everything! Excellent location only a few minutes scooter ride to Tennyson st and Sloans Lake. New windows and doors, New eco friendly HVAC mini split system, new el (more...)
Buildings & Residences - Denver
New To Site
$699,999
MLS# 9022288
Active
3705 Ames Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
2 BR | 2 BA | 2,013 Sqft | Residential
Fully permitted duplex remodel in a remarkable location! Practically new everything! Excellent location only a few minutes scooter ride to Tennyson st and Sloans Lake. New windows and doors, New eco friendly HVAC mini split system, new el (more...)
Buildings & Residences - Denver
New To Site
$1,295,000
MLS# 5005306
Active
8776 W 46th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
6,372 Sqft | Commercial Sale
Aqyre Real Estate Advisors, LLC
New To Site
$719,000
MLS# 6306972
Active
6304 W 41st Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,266 Sqft | Residential
WELCOME HOME to your absolutely stunning ranch on a premier 10, 500 sqft corner lot just minutes to Berkeley, West Highlands and Sloan and #x2019;s Lake! You will fall in love with the custom finishes throughout that make this home trul (more...)
Madison & Company Properties
New To Site
$429,500
MLS# 2508491
Active
7858 W 43rd Circle
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 4 BA | 1,315 Sqft | Residential
Why rent? Zowie! This townhome has it all! Gorgeous white cabinets, quartz countertops, easy access to the foothills and the Highlands. Great walkable neighborhood. Bring those gardening skills, you are right by Happiness Garden, ope (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
New To Site
$473,900
MLS# 7878264
Active
7838 W 43rd Circle
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 4 BA | 1,577 Sqft | Residential
What!? Bring your cooking skills to new heights! This home features a gorgeous open floor plan on the main level with large windows and 10 and #x2019; ceilings, designed to maximize natural light. On the third level, you and #x2019;ll fin (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
New To Site
$293,000
MLS# 8093505
Active
5051 Garrison Street 7c, Unit2 7C
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,109 Sqft | Residential
Opportunity awaits at this townhome style condo in a great Wheat Ridge location. Welcome home to this lovingly cared for home with endless potential. Tucked away in the well-maintained Garrison Lakes Condos complex and across from a serene (more...)
Redfin Corporation
New To Site
$360,000
MLS# 5189015
Active
3515 Sheridan Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,238 Sqft | Residential
Perched on the top of Sheridan Boulevard, with all-season mountain views, is this beautiful 1941 ranch with gorgeous original hardwood floors, remodeled bathroom, 2 spacious bedrooms, and a 3rd non-conforming bedroom, office space, o (more...)
Compass - Denver
Reduced
$559,900
MLS# 6974117
Active
4605 Saulsbury Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,531 Sqft | Residential
Sprawling mid-century brick ranch with over 2500 sq. ft. all on one level! Fresh paint and gleaming real wood floors. The sun-filled living room boasts distinctive coved ceilings and brick fireplace. This floor plan is perfect for modern li (more...)
Porchlight Real Estate Group
New To Site
$464,900
MLS# 7060696
Active
10680 W 47th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,442 Sqft | Residential
Welcome to the little farm in the city! This lovely 3 bedroom, 1 bath horse property features a variety of amenities with peace of mind living. Comes with livestock / irrigation well plus, public water on nearly half an acre with plent (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
Reduced
$625,000
MLS# 1985022
Active
6190 W 39th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,274 Sqft | Residential
Hip brick quad-level in the heart of Wheat Ridge nestled between the foothills and downtown Denver. Plus, you and #x2019;re close to Edgewater, Berkeley and West Highlands. Upon entering this home, the gleaming hardwood floors and larg (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
Reduced
$620,000
MLS# 7582026
Active
4075 Carr Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 2 BA | 3,165 Sqft | Residential
Check out this beautiful Mid-Century Ranch in the heart Wheat Ridge! The exterior of this all-brick home boasts of professional landscaping, a newer roof, newer gutters and garage doors. Step inside and you and #x2019;re treated to traver (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Success
New To Site
$350,000
MLS# 8676034
Active
4732 Flower Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,487 Sqft | Residential
Terrific 2 Bedroom +Loft, 3 Bathroom, 2-story townhome in Wheat Ridge! Private, end-unit with attached 1-car garage and patio, which backs to beautiful mature trees, roses and lush landscape! Main level has open floor plan with Livin (more...)
TRELORA Colorado
New To Site
$570,000
MLS# 4896665
Active
12680 W 38 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
$550,000
MLS# 5299269
Active
9490 W 37th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,352 Sqft | Residential
Located in the heart of Wheat Ridge, this one-owner brick ranch sits on a double corner lot and has 960 square feet of garage space! The main floor features the living and dining rooms with large corner windows and coved ceilings, the kit (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
Reduced
$450,000
MLS# 2552039
Active
4645 Dudley Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,130 Sqft | Residential
Completely remodeled raised ranch in desirable Clearvale neighborhood. Located between Old Town Arvada and all that the Highlands has to offer with numerous options for shopping, dining and entertainment. The property also conveniently loc (more...)
MB Impressions Realty
$395,000
MLS# 7222844
Active
11450 W 45th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 1 BA | 992 Sqft | Residential
What a great home! Thoroughly and meticulously maintained with many very thoughtful updates and upgrades. Over time, the Seller added low maintenance and energy efficient Hardie Board siding, multi-dimensional shingle roofing, except (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
$400,000
MLS# 8405131
Active
4640 Otis Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,096 Sqft | Residential
Updated ranch home ideally situated on an over 1 / 4 acre lot in a quiet cul-de-sac. Bright and light interior boasts the original hardwood floors, modern neutral paint, updated Renewal By Anderson windows and elegant crown molding thro (more...)
Redfin Corporation
$469,500
MLS# 8544478
Active
4675 Webster Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,583 Sqft | Residential
This home has a little bit of vintage mixed with updated modern. Large ranch that is bright and open. New carpet, new paint, new siding and updated lighting. Family room could be converted into 3rd bedroom or a nice home office. Covered (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
$765,000
MLS# 8976837
Active
5500 W 29th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
5,015 Sqft | Commercial Sale
Unique Properties LLC
$159,000
MLS# 6297059
Active
9340 W 49th Avenue 214, Unit2 214
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
1 BR | 1 BA | 545 Sqft | Residential
Delightful, updated condo in highly sought after Wheat Ridge. Many updates including fresh paint, remodeled bathroom, new vinyl kitchen flooring, new kitchen counter tops, brand new stainless steel refrigerator, newer range, new sli (more...)
RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS
$600,000
MLS# 4546530
Active
10065 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
1,871 Sqft | Business Opportunity
The store is conveniently located on the corner of Kipling Avenue and 44th Avenue. and #xD; and #xA;This Liquor Store is your last option before driving into the Mountains. and #xD; and #xA;This a turnkey business with equipment and fixture (more...)
Brokers Guild Homes
$518,941
MLS# 5211336
Active
11669 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,774 Sqft | Residential
RIVERSIDE TERRACE AT CLEAR CREEK LAKE 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 enclose (more...)
HANOVER REALTY
$489,900
MLS# 6500697
Active
7830 W 43rd Circle
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 4 BA | 1,577 Sqft | Residential
What!? An end unit with gorgeous finishes! Move in with a washer / dryer, refrigerator already scheduled to go into this home! Enjoy easy indoor-outdoor living with a covered patio on the entry level and a large deck on the main living l (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
$469,900
MLS# 7933549
Active
5830 W 39th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,626 Sqft | Residential
Contemporary and spacious 2 bedroom / 3 bath town home, in a quiet enclave community. Main floor has large living room that flows into eat-in kitchen. Kitchen has all stainless steel appliances, white quartz counter tops, large cent (more...)
LAUREATE LTD
$457,000
MLS# 9030095
Active
3935 Miller Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,558 Sqft | Residential
Lovely one level patio home located in the Cambridge Park community. Featuring: 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2-car garage, large front river-rock patio and separate back deck. The open floor plan offers a lot of natural light, vaulte (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$434,150
MLS# 5610950
Active
4532 Tabor Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,525 Sqft | Residential
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 THE OUTSIDE IN! (more...)
HANOVER REALTY
$447,452
MLS# 3507150
Active
12315 Ridge Road
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,772 Sqft | Residential
The Ridge at Ward Station is centered around a tranquil neighborhood park and adjacent to RTD's Ward Station with direct access into downtown Denver, Denver International Airport, and Olde Town Arvada. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, study. 2-car (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
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