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Golden Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Colorado
Golden is the gateway to Denver's mountain communities and is known as the "Gateway to the West" and home of Coors Beer's "brewed with Rocky Mountain spring water." Golden is also known for its award-winning historical district, Colorado School of Mines, Buffalo Bill's grave site, Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, and the Foothills Art Center. (more)
Just west of Golden are the foothill communities of Morrison, Lookout Mountain, Riva Chase, Mount Vernon and Genesee. In Genesee, for example, you will find 2,000 acres of open space and 12 miles of trails. The 840 houses in Genesee are covenant protected to maintain the spectacular natural setting. The community has 24-hour security patrol, three clubhouses, three playgrounds, two outdoor pools, four tennis courts and its own fire station.
Golden's real estate options consist of single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes. Homes come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from older Victorian-style houses to newer custom houses in Mesa Meadows and Mesa View Estates, Canyon View, Tablerock and two golf course communities, Fossil Trace and Applewood, which surrounds Rolling Hills Golf Course. There are also several new neighborhoods in Golden and on the slopes of Table Mountain. If you prefer more secluded, mountain living, Golden offers homes for sale with acreage and privacy in the foothills as well. The serenity of mountain living is combined with 10-minute easy access to Denver on I-70 east.
Whether you are looking for a museum, historical site, amusement park or recreational activity, the quaint community of Golden, Colorado, has it all! Museums such as the Golden Pioneer Museum and the Foothills Art Center provide exhibits from local and renowned artists for residents and visitors to enjoy. There are also numerous landmarks and sites around Golden that are dedicated to keeping the threads of history alive for all to see and remember. Most of these centers are private, non-profit foundations supported by public funding as well as private donations and endowments. All sites and facilities are open to the public.
The waterfront area of Clear Creek serves as a host for a wide variety of fun and entertainment for citizens. Kayaking, canoeing, tubing and dining are only a few of the many activities you can enjoy at the water's edge. One of Golden's most unique recreational attractions is the Clear Creek Whitewater Park, built for recreational canoeing and kayaking. Apex County Park and the mesas provide an abundance of trails for mountain biking and hiking. Also, Golden serves as the gateway to numerous ski resort destinations and mountain gaming communities.
There are a wide variety of events and activities that occur on a regular basis in the Golden area. These range from Buffalo Bill Days and art festivals to the farmers market and fireworks displays and are typically multi-day, multi-event extravaganzas for the whole community. Residents also enjoy the Golden Community Center, which is a 55,000-square-foot multifunction recreation facility offering a variety of recreation and leisure programs to all age groups from tots to older adults.
Golden, CO Real Estate Market: Price Range of Houses for Sale
Golden is home to a variety of beautiful and quaint homes with spectacular views. Homes in Golden, CO are priced starting around $150,000 and can go into the million dollar range. Luxurious homes complete with skylights, cathedral ceilings and indoor and outdoor swimming pools are usually priced in the higher end of the pricing spectrum. (more)
Many houses in Golden feature open space access and are situated among evergreens, aspens and rock outcroppings. Jefferson County condominiums and townhomes in Golden are also available starting at $120,000. Parents often invest in a condo or income property in Golden while their children attend the Colorado School of Mines.
Golden, Colorado Average Home Sizes and Asking Prices
Golden Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of December 16th, 2018: homes priced around $658,082 compared to $658,082 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Sunday, December 16th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.