Thornton Colorado

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Thornton Colorado

Thornton is a city on the North side of Denver Colorado.  Population growth in Thornton has rocketed Thornton into one of the bigger North Denver cities with over 140,000 residents. Thornton is made up of residential neighborhoods with parkland, trails and recreation centers that are great for all ages.

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Location of Thornton

Thornton is located around 15 minutes from Downtown Denver.  It also allows for easy access to DIA, Boulder and surrounding areas.  You can easily get on to Intestate 25, Interstate 70 and Highway 36.  It is popular with those working in Denver.

Why You'll LOVE it:

Why You'll HATE it:

Reason 1

Parks and Trails are in abundance.

Reason 1

Larger City on the North Denver Side.

Reason 2

Great Rec Centers for all ages.

Reason 2

Lot’s of Traffic Throughout the City.

Reason 3

Easy Access to Downtown Denver.

Reason 3

Safety Varies Throughout Different Areas.

Reason 4

Fun Events Throughout the Year.

Reason 4

Lacks a Small Downtown or Central Area.

Reason 5

There is Plenty to do for All Ages.

Reason 5

Open Space Being Taken Up with New Houses.

Home Styles In Thornton Colorado

From 1-bedroom condos to brand new spanking neighborhoods, Thornton has a range of home styles to choose from.  If you are looking for older homes, most of the older homes in Thornton were built in the 1950’s.  These are original one-story brick ranches just over 1000 sq ft.


Townhouses in Thornton

Buying a home in Thornton that is low maintenance.  Maybe you are looking to stay in a certain budget.  There are plenty of townhouses for sale in Thornton. The options include townhomes on green spaces, with a more urban feel or imbedded in pretty residential neighborhoods.


homes with Pools Thornton

Looking for homes for sale in Thornton with pools?  While inground backyard pools are not so popular, Thornton has plenty of neighborhoods with pools built into the HOA’s. These pools provide a way to feel a part of your neighborhood community and cool off in Summer.


Thornton Homes on Open Space

Looking for homes for sale in Thornton with wide open spaces?  Thornton has homes that back up to trails, look over green spaces or back up to green belts.  There are even golf course homes available.  If you are looking for Thornton homes for sale on acreages, something like this might work!


Thornton has three school districts. Adams 12, Mapleton and 27 J.  It has a wide variety of schools, here are just a few choices when it comes to Thornton schools.

Serving Kindergarten through to grade 5, Silver Creek Elementary in Thornton is on the East side of Town. Silver Creek is part of the Adams 12 school District. You can check out their website here!

Stargate is a charter school in Thornton focusing on gifted and talented children. They have expanded and you can now go from kindergarten all the way through high school.  Click here for their website.

Focusing on 6th – 8th grade, Rocky Top Middle is located in North Thornton.  Rocky Top has programs to cover many different learning types. Click Here for their website.

Mapleton Early College High School Thornton is located in South Thornton. It has a Learning Through Interest Program and also offers college prep classes. Click Here for their website.

Riverdale Ridge High School is in 27J school district which is a 4 day a week curriculum. Well-rounded and rigorous course loads is one of their focuses.  Click Here for more information.

Places of Interest

Looking for Things to Do in Thornton. You May Want to Check These Places Out.

The Factory Outlets Doesn’t Just Provide Great Shopping. It Also Has anAmazing Playground!

From a Bike Park to a Lake with Fun Boats for Hire. Carpenter Park is the Heart of Thornton.

Thornton CO has Two Anythink Libraries. These Libraries are a Great Place to Hang Out with Play Areas, Concerts and Summer Activities.

Love Golf? The ThornCreek Golf Course is a great place to play a few rounds.

Large Pools, Fun Slides, Workout Areas and Great Places for the Kids to Hang Out

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Homes For Sale & Sold in Thornton Colorado

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