Golden, Colorado. For most, living in a Colorado mountain town is more of a choice than a stroke of good fortune. Area local Leigh Hierholzer longtime local and Director of Marketing and Communications at Arapahoe Basin, tells us why she loves living in her Colorado mountain town community, one of the first – GOLDEN, Colorado.
Movie nights in Parfet Park, Buffalo Bill Days, Splash community pool, School of Mines, fireworks displays, community theater, block parties, festivals, Foothills Art Center and friendly neighbors all make up the warm vibe and welcoming nature of Golden.
Situated between Denver and the high country, Golden is in the perfect spot to enjoy everything the city (professional sports, culture, restaurants and bars) and mountains (skiing, riding, weekend escapes) have to offer within a short drive.
Laidback and friendly, Golden residents enjoy hanging out in town at Lions Park, shopping on Washington Street, drinking at one of the local brewpubs (several now) or dining at one of the local restaurants.
Golden is situated in a valley where dinosaurs used to roam, now the terrain is home to several hiking paths, natural climbing walls, a stream for tubing, fishing and kayaking, a golf course and plenty of on and off-road bike trails.
Named after the gold rush in the mid-19th century, Golden became the capital of the Colorado Territory in 1862, only to lose the capital designation to Denver when Colorado became a state in 1876. During the 1800s, miners, farmers and ranchers all settled around the city of Golden for supplies, community and entertainment.
by Leigh Hierholzer
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