​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
$775,000
MLS# 2505424
Active
3998 Garrison Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
5 BR | 3 BA | 3,670 Sqft | Residential
Backs to Clear Creek and open space! Amazing mountain views! Bring your toys! This is the location you and #x2019;ve been looking for! Features 5 bedrooms with a kitchen on each level. 2 bedrooms on the main level, one has a french door to (more...)
The Linear Group LLC
New To Site
$689,000
MLS# 6287919
Active
4795 Newland Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,606 Sqft | Residential
One of a kind renovated farmhouse situated on a 16, 000 sqft lot with beautiful mountain views and loads of privacy. This spacious home is a treasure marrying original details and modern updates. The sun drenched main level boasts an open k (more...)
USRealty.com, LLP
Open House Oct 4th
$409,900
MLS# 3355899
Active
4705 Dover Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,416 Sqft | Residential
Step inside and behold elegance! Boasting gorgeous hardwood floors, classic coved ceilings and pillars, a multitude of incredible and varied windows, stunning French Doors, lovely ceiling fans and space galore. The layout allows for e (more...)
Colorado Home Realty
New To Site
$230,000
MLS# 5533813
Active
4961 Garrison Street 201g, Unit 201G
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 1 BA | 858 Sqft | Residential
It and #x2019;s here! Whether you are looking for your next home or an investment opportunity, this elegantly updated condo is it. The main floor boasts a private balcony, plantation shutters, updated paint, hardwood floors and a comple (more...)
ZAKHEM REAL ESTATE GROUP
New To Site
$505,000
MLS# 3896656
Active
9750 W 36th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,469 Sqft | Residential
Come home to the popular and sought after Bel-Aire neighborhood near Discovery Park. Situated on an extra large lot, this home offers 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2469 total sq ft. The kitchen has updated counters, bright dining area, a (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group
Reduced
$579,000
MLS# 1586046
Active
3880 Allison Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,995 Sqft | Residential
Newly and completely remodeled home in this highly desirable Wheat Ridge neighborhood. Park in the 2 car detached garage or on driveway large enough for an RV. Large open floor plan. Wonderful, high-end wood-look laminate adds a beautiful (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
Reduced
$444,500
MLS# 3616466
Active
4693 Dudley Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,185 Sqft | Residential
Come visit this beautifully remodeled home! Everything you need and desire on one level and freshly updated! Beautiful wood laminate flooring, new carpet in the bedrooms, window blinds. Also, all new kitchen appliances, including a s (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
Reduced
$449,900
MLS# 8751992
Active
3335 Ingalls Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,341 Sqft | Residential
This private area solid brick home on a cul-de-sac is close to the highlands and library. This 2 bedroom and 2 bath home is 1079 square foot with a 262 square foot addition a total of 1341 square foot home The $30k solar system saves money (more...)
Philt Realty LLC
New To Site
$461,000
MLS# 9644653
Active
7535 W 35th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,140 Sqft | Residential
Mid Century charmer in "Sweet Ridge". This completely remodeled ranch home is situated on a huge 1 / 3 acre private lot in the heart of Wheat Ridge. The interior has been lovingly remodeled including a brand new kitchen with gorge (more...)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices RE of the Rockies
New To Site
$1,995,000
MLS# 3643627
Active
2800 Teller Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 5 BA | 3,548 Sqft | Residential
STUNNING NEW BUILD CONTEMPORARY COURTYARD HOME ON 1 / 2 ACRE 17 MINS FROM DOWNTOWN DENVER! THIS BEAUTIFUL MODERN HOUSE IS CONSTRUCTED OF CONCRETE WALLS and SURROUNDS A CENTRAL SPACIOUS COURTYARD WITH A FIREPIT and TONS OF PRIVATE SPACE (more...)
RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS
New To Site
$550,000
MLS# 9005961
Active
11635 W 37th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,196 Sqft | Residential
A beautiful home in the heart of Applewood! One level living at its best! Living room, family room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an attached 2 car garage! No Stairs in this house! The living room is large and open. The family ro (more...)
COOL DENVER HOMES INC
New To Site
$468,400
MLS# 1952852
Active
7821 W 42nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,566 Sqft | Residential
* Interior photos are of model and not actual house. * 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 (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
New To Site
$523,900
MLS# 7350968
Active
7817 W 42nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,737 Sqft | Residential
* Interior photos are of model and not actual house. * 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 s (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
New To Site
$427,900
MLS# 8064783
Active
7829 W 42nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,315 Sqft | Residential
* Interior photos are of model and not actual house. * Location! Easy to I-70, the Highlands, 44th and Tennyson. Gorgeous townhome with granite counter tops. Over-sized garage for all your camping gear, bikes and hobbies. Walk in close (more...)
MB TEAM LASSEN
$199,900
MLS# 4493367
Active
5061 Garrison Street 200c, Unit 200C
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
1 BR | 1 BA | 464 Sqft | Residential
Don and #x2019;t miss this rare opportunity to buy in sought after Garrison Lakes! This 1 bed / 1 bath condo has been well maintained. Vaulted ceilings and skylights fill the unit with tons of natural light. Enjoy your private balcony right (more...)
Keller Williams Realty LLC
Reduced
$184,900
MLS# 3000006
Active
7740 W 35th Avenue 208, Unit 208
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
1 BR | 1 BA | 676 Sqft | Residential
* * Seller will give credit to replace the carpet * * * Fantastic 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom unit in Hillside condos. This home features all new appliances, new paint, new countertops, new windows and new sliding glass door. The large p (more...)
8z Real Estate
$629,000
MLS# 7502457
Active
10050 W 29th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80215
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,243 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful classic red brick ranch on large corner lot in quiet Wheat Ridge neighborhood. Two sets of large bay windows in the living and dining rooms offer lots of natural light. Updated kitchen with hardwood floors, skylight, hardwood ca (more...)
Worth Clark, Inc.
Reduced
$685,000
MLS# 2683729
Active
7180 W 35th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,421 Sqft | Residential
This is a magical, whimsical, private oasis in the heart of Wheat Ridge. Known as The Everitt House and built in 1871 (although some records report 1864), seller, to the best of seller's knowledge, is 3rd owner. Property lot is jus (more...)
MB Your Legacy LLC
$534,900
MLS# 5772911
Active
7661 W 41st Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 4 BA | 1,700 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful new construction development located in Wheat Ridge close to restaurants and shopping. There are 6 units available for purchase, each unit is 3 Bed and 4 bath. Units are built eco-friendly with green construction and are 100% el (more...)
Signature Real Estate Corp.
$629,000
MLS# 3042120
Active
11333 W 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,166 Sqft | Residential
SELLER WILL CREDIT TO BUYER $5000 (Seller Concession).Farmhouse living in the city!! This 3000 plus square foot home gives you the feeling of country living while still being in the metro area . 4 bedrooms including a main floor master, (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
Reduced
$460,000
MLS# 6455995
Active
2615 Fenton Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
2 BR | 1 BA | 864 Sqft | Residential
Great project in nice area! The seller already applied to the city for the permit of an addition of 1, 600 sf, to have a total living area of and #xD; and #xA;2, 424 sqf. The seller can share the floor plans at buyer's request.
HomeSmart Cherry Creek
$188,900
MLS# 6304836
Active
3705 Quail Street 6, Unit 6
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2 BR | 1 BA | 720 Sqft | Residential
Owner Completely Remodeled this Nice 2 Bedroom 1 Full Bath unit with new floor coverings, light fixtures, doors, counter tops, appliances, kitchen cabinets, back splashes, paint and more! Quail Nest Condominiums are not FHA or VA app (more...)
Brokers Guild Real Estate
$450,000
MLS# 5305008
Active
9990 W 35th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 1 BA | 2,281 Sqft | Residential
Gorgeous Quarter Acre Yard with Amazing Views next to Discovery Park in popular Wheat Ridge. Three Bedroom One Bath Brick Ranch has been well cared for by Original Owners. Within walking distance of Lutheran Medical Center, Sprouts Market, (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group
$475,000
MLS# 9491802
Active
3398 Wadsworth Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2,592 Sqft | Residential Income
This RANCH style DUPLEX with seperate basements is a GREAT property for your investment portfolio. Units are 3 / 2 and 2 / 1. Is just a minute's walk from the Lutheran Medical Campus and the Wheat Ridge Plaza redevelopment. These two units (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
$645,000
MLS# 8809757
Active
3045 Xenon Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80215
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,604 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully update home in the heart of Applewood * This home is in pristine condition and features the newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms, gleaming hardwood floors, large windows that provide ample light, and an open and inviting f (more...)
DENVER HOMES
$180,000
MLS# 6269277
Active
7801 W 35th Avenue 3, Unit 3
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
1 BR | 1 BA | 798 Sqft | Residential
The Valencia Condos are an age restricted 55+ community. This updated condo is located in a secure building. It is rare that these ground floor units become available. Nice layout with a sliding glass door onto a patio that you can walk (more...)
WETHERILL REAL ESTATE
$466,158
MLS# 4861729
Active
11691 W 45th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,525 Sqft | Residential
RIVERSIDE TERRACE AT CLEAR CREEK TRAIL 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 enclos (more...)
HANOVER REALTY
$520,756
MLS# 7973362
Active
11683 W 45th Place
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
$875,000
MLS# 7297028
Active
4543 Everett Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
2,970 Sqft | Residential Income
Beautiful Updated 4 Plex in conveniently located Wheat Ridge close to I-70. All units are 2 Bed 1 Bath all units are rented avg $1300 rents with 3 out of 4 tenants living at the property for over 3+ years, property has been well maintained (more...)
Signature Real Estate Corp.
$815,600
MLS# 7088978
Active
6405-6409 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
0.45 Acres | Land
Price Reduction! 19, 680 SF Site Geared For Redevelopment. M-U-N Zoning = Medium-Density Mixed-Use Development Surrounded by New Residential and Retail Developments. Wheat Ridge Submarket Proven Alternative for Developers Priced Out of Cent (more...)
Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors
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