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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
About Golden...
Population
20,268

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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Golden 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
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
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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 has grown in to a trendy quaint little town nestled in the foothills. Great restaurants have popped up downtown, the re center is very nice, amd there is a paved bike path that runs along Clear Creek for all ages to enjoy. A good mix of new construction and old home charm. Easy commute to Denver or Boulder or the ski slopes! The comminity is a healthy out doors type with a good mix of young families and long time locals.
Golden is an amazing town that welcomes locals and tourists alike. With a rich history as the first capital of Colorado, Golden is a great way to learn about how Colorado came to be! The only downside is that Golden is very small, while they have a downtown area, there is not much to do once it’s been done.