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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Genesee is a town in Colorado with a population of 3,670. Genesee is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Genesee offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Genesee there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Genesee and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Genesee are highly rated.
About Genesee...
Population
3,670

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$646,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,894
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Genesee Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Genesee

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$150,284
National
$55,322

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Genesee Reviews

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Genesee is the best mountain community close to Denver. HOA dues are super low, especially for what you get: 2 clubhouses, 2 pools, 4 tennis courts, pickleball courts, playgrounds, fitness center, hiking trails, snow removal, slash pickup, on-site management, private patrol, community events and activities. All utilities are underground and we have our own water treatment plant and sewer treatment plant. There are fire hydrants everywhere and a fully-equipped fire station in the middle of the district. The roads are always plowed by the county because they are a school bus route. It is quiet, peaceful, and beautiful and clear nights are filled with stars due to dark-sky efforts.
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I looked at this site when we were trying to find a place to live a year ago so I really wanted to write a review for others. This community is a hidden gem. I am amazed by it’s beauty. I take pictures and send them to family but have a hard time catching it on camera. The community is recently turning very family friendly and we have been to many family events (music in the meadow, bluegrass by the pool ect). It has hiking trails throughout and they are all well marked. Two community pools bring the families together and our weekends have become almost too busy. We sit out on our deck at night in the dark ( it is a night sky community which means natural light only) and listen to the elk. The zoned elementary school is also amazing. It is a very tight knit community with an extremely active PTA . You will find many high performing kids here and the academic standard is much higher than what we have experienced living in other parts of the country. Skiing one hour away.
Genesee is a bedrooom community in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains west of Golden, Colorado. The area is picturesque with beautiful expansive views of the Denver or the Continental Divide. Denver Parks maintains a buffalo herd and elk, mule deer, and many other animals traverse the area. A bike/walking path has recently been added, but the entire area has light traffic making it amendable to walkers, runners, and cyclists.