​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

$4,000,000
MLS# 2070055
Active
6595 W 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
11,300 Sqft | Commercial Sale
Wheat Ridge Lanes, a classic 5 decade old establishment in the community. Many regulars come for social, recreation, bowling, shuffle board, classic car shows in the summer. Mixed use zoning has many redevelopment opportunities, 35 ft (more...)
Lang Realty And Investments
$1,998,000
MLS# 3971034
Active
5904 W 37th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
4 BR | 5 BA | 4,480 Sqft | Residential
4 bed, 5 bath luxury single family home on * * huge 1 / 4 acre lot * * in a quiet neighborhood 10 minutes from downtown Denver. Large 4480 sq. ft single family home. Entertainment ready with luxury kitchen with 48" professional ra (more...)
Modus Real Estate
$1,950,000
MLS# 1974599
Active
5220 Swadley Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4.99 Acres | Land
Two parcels of land that equal 4.994 Acres in the heart of the redevelopment zone in North Wheat Ridge within close proximity to the new light rail hub.
Re/max Alliance - Olde Town
$1,950,000
MLS# 8774400
Active
5225 Swadley Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80002
1,530 Sqft | Residential
Two parcels of land that equal 4.994 Acres in the heart of the redevelopment zone in North Wheat Ridge within close proximity to the new light rail hub.
Re/max Alliance - Olde Town
$1,900,000
MLS# 1975535
Active
9625 W 32nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
5 BR | 5 BA | 8,476 Sqft | Residential
This rare Architectural Gem is now on the market! Architect, Clifford Wiens post-modern residential masterpiece (Wheatridge). Clifford Wiens has been hailed as one of the most important and revered Canadian architects of the modern era. Hi (more...)
The Devonshire Company
New
$1,897,500
MLS# 2368481
Active
6301 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
0.73 Acres | Land
4415 Jay St., Wheat Ridge, CO is also included in the Sale - this is a .45 acres vacant land. Total acreage is 1.18 Acres for 6301 W. 44th Ave. 7 and 4415 Jay St., Wheat Ridge, CO. 6301 W. 44th Ave. currently has a commercial / office (more...)
Antonoff & Co. Brokerage, Inc.
$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
$903,000
MLS# 3962835
Active
4285 Everett Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
5 BR | 3 BA | 4,478 Sqft | Residential
OH. MY. MID-MOD. This amazingly preserved midcentury modern masterpiece is a huge (dare I say sprawling) single story home with a full basement! Spectacular Views of the snow caped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Clear Creek runs through the (more...)
Re/max Professionals
$795,000
MLS# 6514265
Active
9910 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 1 BA | 2,218 Sqft | Residential Income
Great investment property with endless uses. This commercially zoned 2-unit property has a 2 bed / 2 bath unit upfront with 4 parking spaces and the back unit has 1 bedroom 1 bath a one car attached garage and a large storage yard with she (more...)
Basham Investments
New
$725,000
MLS# 9123782
Active
3580 Ward Road
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,048 Sqft | Residential
This mid-century modern style home has been remodeled top to bottom and feels like a brand new build! Upgrades include but are not limted to a brand new kitchen with waterfall quartz, new stainless steel Frigidaire Gallery appliance packag (more...)
West Rock Realty, LLC
$720,000
MLS# 5477876
Active
4645 Swadley Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 4 BA | 2,046 Sqft | Residential
Welcome to this perfect home in Wheat Ridge! This bright and open home has 3 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a huge Lot of 18634 Sqft. It also features with Huge 4 car Detached Garage and a Huge Work shops in the Back yard. 600AMP Electrical po (more...)
Homesmart
$699,000
MLS# 5166853
Active
4275 Wadsworth Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
1,560 Sqft | Commercial Sale
Great location on Wadsworth Blvd. High traffic volume for better visibility for your business or future venture.Current use is a Dental office with partially finished lower level for office, storage or other uses. Buyer should investigate (more...)
Jamison Mountain Properties
$649,000
MLS# 4837359
Active
10945 W 45th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,240 Sqft | Residential
Live in one side on this Duplex and rent the other side!Great Duplex in Wheat Ridge. Amazing Location. Minutes to Downtown or the Mountains! This Duplex comes with a huge lot and is on well water! Grow a huge Garden with well water? or Buil (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Urban Elite
$649,000
MLS# 8885509
Active
10935 W 45th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,240 Sqft | Residential Income
Great Duplex in Wheat Ridge. Amazing Location. Minutes to Downtown or the Mountains! This Duplex comes with an extra lot and is on well water! Grow a huge Garden with well water? or Build on using the almos half acre lot!large lot, each si (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Urban Elite
$575,000
MLS# 1637760
Active
12215 W 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,671 Sqft | Residential
Welcome to this beautifully remodeled 4 bed 3 bath + bonus room home with an excellent location! The gorgeous updated home will allow you to live and entertain in style! Take in the mountain view through new windows, cook in your newly ope (more...)
Keller Williams Avenues Realty
$565,000
MLS# 4402665
Active
5965 W 39th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,398 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully maintained duplex, 5965 and 5975 W 39th Place. Each unit has a large living area, bedroom and very efficient kitchen. Laundry facility is in the basement with separate washer / dryer hookups so each occupant / tenant can d (more...)
Enlighten Real Estate Group
New
$550,000
MLS# 5674334
Active
3795 Depew Street D, Unit D
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,646 Sqft | Residential
Come see this bright corner unit townhome just blocks away from Tennyson Street, Sloans Lake, Edgewater Market and everything that Northwest Denver has to offer. This townhome offers 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car attached garage and a (more...)
Re/max Alliance
New
$520,000
MLS# 2539539
Active
6305 W 46th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,484 Sqft | Residential
Great opportunity to own an East Wheat Ridge home so close to it all! This is a 1950 one owner home that has been meticulously cared for and loved by the same family for 71 years. Easy one level living in this 2 Bed / 2 Bath home. Big livin (more...)
Mb Mckendry Real Estate
New
$444,900
MLS# 2186912
Active
4425 Yarrow Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,287 Sqft | Residential
Looking for a home with updated systems and just in need of a cosmetic makeover? This is it! Furnace and water heater are less than 5 years old. New roof installed in 2018. Dual-pane windows and hardwood floors under the carpet. A bonus roo (more...)
Fresco Real Estate
New
$415,000
MLS# 7749316
Active
4745 Dudley Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,072 Sqft | Residential
Updated and bright brick ranch with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 car attached garage * Wood laminate flooring throughout * Kitchen features tile backsplash, all stainless steel appliances including gas stove and white cabinets (more...)
Re/max Alliance
New
$290,000
MLS# 6934264
Active
3656 Kline Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 1 BA | 819 Sqft | Residential
Located close to I-70 and the Golden foothills, this unique end unit Town-Home features a yard and attached garage. Great view of the city and mountains. This Wheat Ridge property is walking distance to Sprouts and Crown Hill Park, and is (more...)
Century 21 Golden West Realty
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