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
$399,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$993
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    93
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    220
    525
  • Theft
    1,658
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    186
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,998
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Golden Reviews

88 reviews
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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!
Review Golden
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.
Golden is a great medium-sized town which is less of a suburb/urban sprawl of Denver, and more it's own town. It has a really nice, little downtown with a river, parks, stores, restaurants. And, it's only a 15 minute drive or so west of Denver. It's a college town, home to the Colorado School of Mines, a highly ranked engineering school. The biggest industry in town is the Coors Brewery (now MillerCoors), and there are several small microbreweries as well. It is surrounded on all sides by the Rocky Mountain foothills and the two Table Mountains, mesas to the east. Opportunities for hiking, mountain and road biking, kayaking abound, right within town. The downside is, because of the surrounding mountains, Golden has little room to expand, and because of its desirability, real estate prices have skyrocketed.