Welcome to Golden
Western charm wrapped up in stately avenues and a tight-knit community.
A former gold rush town, Golden has maintained its historic appeal throughout the years. Its nickname itself makes that more than clear: Where the West Lives! Modern and classic at the same time, Golden is both a conveniently located suburb of Denver and a community unto itself of the gold rush and the American West.
Colorado’s territorial capital until 1867, you’re greeted by an old-fashioned archway upon entering the town that reads “Howdy Folks! Welcome to Golden!” That cheerful, welcoming energy is present throughout the neighborhood, from the modern amenities to the charming architecture.
Today, architecture is one of Golden’s defining features. From historic districts to new developments, there’s something to suit every dream home. The area is home to many highly-rated architects as well as already-built structures steeped in history and charm. Single-family homes, a whole range of architectural styles, bungalows, and even tiny homes can be found in the unique city.
Things to Love
Rich and deep history
Perfect for appreciating fall foliage
Highly involved community that cares
Situated at the base of the Colorado Mountains
Balanced blend of old west flair and contemporary amenities
Great educational opportunities for all ages
After spending decades as a vital stop of the Gold Rush, Golden has blossomed into a modern haven of old west culture and present-day conveniences. Between eight historic districts, a love of the outdoors, and some home-grown Coloradan spirit, Golden can be characterized as warm and welcoming, both boisterous and pleasantly peaceful. With over 20,000 residents, there’s no doubt that no matter your preferences, Golden can provide — with a healthy helping of historical charm and friendly attitude to boot!
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
Perched perfectly between high country and Denver, Golden is never more than a short drive from excitement — not that it needs to be made. The historic heart of Golden can be found in its downtown, which is lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques, eateries, retailers, and more.
The innovative beer garden found at New Terrain Brewing Company
is second only to the excellent atmosphere and company available there. Tucked in the Golden Hotel awaits Bridgewater Grill
, an upscale experience befitting of Golden. Look no further for delicious menu items as varied as craft burgers and perfectly-grilled salmon.
Serving exclusively Aspen-ridge beef, the finest USDA Prime Meat on the market, The Butchery
is a one-stop-shop for delectable, all-natural cuts of the best steak available. If the wardrobe and interior design need an update after moving to Golden, the best place to make that happen is Blue Moose Trading Co
Things to Do
A city accustomed to activity and excitement since the mid-late 1800s, it’s no wonder Golden is bursting at the seams with fun-filled opportunities. From historic museums to breathtaking natural escapes, the neighborhood is full of options.
Parkland and wooden cabins are supported by a striking living museum at this slice of history: the Golden History Museum and Park
. Any train buff will be thrilled to hear about the Colorado Railway Museum
, where you can take rides on bustling antique trains, meet Thomas the Train himself, and even see the Hogwarts Express!
Golden’s most popular group of trails, Clear Creek Trail,
connects many destinations by picturesque natural paths. On the other hand, what better way to experience the outdoors than at the self-proclaimed “backyard of Golden?” Offering rich history and outdoor dining, The Golden Mill
is an institution of the neighborhood.