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Thornton, Colorado

Thornton, Colorado Real Estate, Thornton Area and Community Information

Thornton is a Colorado city located in both Adams and Weld Counties. Close to nearby Denver Thornton is a great option for those who like to maintain a quiet lifestyle with close proximity to larger city amenities.

Thornton is served by three school districts and includes Adams County School District 12, Mapleton Public Schools and Brighton School District 27J. The school districts operate a total of 14 elementary schools, five middle schools and four high schools and educate children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. There are four Charter Schools in Thornton and the surrounding area. There are also several private schools in Thornton and the surrounding area offering an alternative to public school education. The variety of educational opportunities helps to make Thornton real estate attractive for families with school age children. 

Thornton homes include single and multi-family homes and condominiums in family friendly subdivisions. Homes are a combination of new and existing construction. Thornton properties also includes undeveloped residential properties ideal for the ambitious home builder. Thornton real estate varies in price, but is affordable for the first time home buyer. For residents who do not wish to invest in Thornton CO real estate will find a variety of apartments for rent at moderate rental rates. 

Residents searching for real estate in Thornton should secure the services of a Thornton real estate agent. A Thornton Realtor will know the available properties to help home buyers find just the right Thornton homes. 


The area of Thornton was farmland until the late 1950’s. A land developer named Sam Hoffman purchased a parcel of land about seven miles to the north of Denver. Hoffman laid out a town that became the first planned community development in Adams County. The community offered municipal services from a single tax levy. The services included trash pickup and recreation accommodations. Thornton was incorporated in 1956 and the residents elected their first ever Mayor. 

Parks and Recreation

Residents seeking Thornton homes for sale will find a wide variety of recreational amenities and opportunities available in the city. The city operates 25 major parks and a number of smaller, neighborhood parks and recreational facilities and community centers as well as two golf courses. Families will also find a variety of neighborhood parks with playgrounds and picnic areas and more than 80 miles of trails ideal for bicycling, walking and hiking. The city offers many programs for children, adults and seniors. 


Attractions and Activities

Thornton and the surrounding area offer a variety of things to do and include zipline adventures, museums, theater, movies, swimming, family fun centers and a wildlife refuge. Family members of all ages are sure to find something that catches their interest or tests their skill. 



Events are designed to help bring the community together and home seekers looking for homes for sale in Thornton will find a variety of events and include holiday festivals and celebrations, charitable events, food festivals and music and the circus. 


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