A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$423,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    116
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    175
    500
  • Theft
    1,950
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,028
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Golden holds an eloquent charm. Through the heart of the town runs a very popular attraction, Clear Creek. The creek has walking and biking trails both paved and unpaved allowing for a large variety of recreational activities. I lived here for twenty one years and enjoyed every moment. The town is in a valley, with natural scenery and outdoor activities in every direction. What I enjoyed most about living in Golden Colorado was the many impressive hiking trails for all experience levels. As well as, the nearby attractions of downtown. Denver is accessible by car, light rail or bus within only fifteen minutes. The only thing that I would like to see improve about Golden is the traffic direction systems, main street alone has nine traffic circles which can feel very repetitive. Absolutely add Golden to your travel list, check out clear creek and local bike trails!
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Golden Colorado is nestled in the foothills of the front range. After living in Denver for a few years I mad the move to Golden and immediately fell in love! There is quick access to trails right outside your doorstep for running, hiking and biking. The people in the community are incredibly active and friendly. Its refreshing to be able to spend a day in the outdoors and top it off at a local brewery.
I have lived in Golden, CO for the past 15 years. It is only 15-20 minutes from skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, biking, and all sorts of outdoor activities. It is also only 15-20 minutes from downtown Denver, CO so it is the perfect location no matter what your lifestyle/hobbies may be!