Englewood, Colorado, is located in the Denver Metropolitan area, in northeast Colorado. A part of Arapahoe County, it covers 6.6 square miles and is home to about 32,000 people. Englewood is located just south of the city of Denver.
By living in Englewood, residents can take advantage of both living in a small city and being close to the many opportunities in the greater Denver area, from shopping centers to sports teams, such as the Denver Broncos.
Originally founded as the Orchard Place Settlement in 1875, Englewood had an economy that for many years centered on dairy and agriculture. As part of the Denver Metropolitan area, though, Englewood's economy has diversified. It now encompasses a variety of industrial, manufacturing, health care and service industries, including precision machines, metal products, tools and dies, stainless steel products, oil seals, control panels, and travel trailers. The city today has more than 1,800 businesses and employs some 23,000 people.
Englewood's largest employer is Swedish Medical Center, which employs about 2,000 people. Other major employers in Englewood include Craig Hospital, Sports Authority and Burt Automotive Network. Liberty Media, a major investor in media corporations, is headquartered in Englewood.
Many visitors to the Greater Denver metropolitan area are drawn by outdoor sports, such as skiing. Englewood offers several local options:
Even though it is a small city, Englewood supports the arts and offers a number of cultural opportunities.
Englewood also hosts a number of holiday events every year, including Englewood Shines, a musical tree-lighting ceremony; Celtic Yuletide Celebrations, presenting a musical holiday play; and Breakfast with Santa, a community pancake breakfast.
The South Broadway Business District has more than 125 stores, selling everything from clothing to flowers to computers. The area also offers numerous restaurants and a movie theater. Englewood's former enclosed shopping mall, which had declined in popularity, was replaced by CityCenter Englewood, a mixed use center of apartments, retail and office space, a public library, and other facilities.
Englewood has two highways, US 285 (Hampden Avenue) and US 85 (Sante Fe Drive), which serve as the main axes for its business life. Buses are provided by the Regional Transportation District, and the city is served by Greyhound. Since 2004 a free shuttle, with 19 stops, has run through downtown and to CityCenter Englewood. The city also has two light rail stops. Englewood is convenient to Denver International Airport as well, located a mere 30 miles away.
Englewood Public Schools provides education to most of Englewood's school children. The district has two high schools, two middle schools, and five elementary schools. Englewood also has several private schools, including All Souls Catholic School and Humanex Academy.
The only institution of higher learning located within the city of Englewood is Denver Seminary, a private, not-for-profit institution with an enrollment of 402 students. Though Englewood does not have any other higher education institutions, residents have access to a number of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree-granting colleges and universities within the greater Denver metropolitan area, including Arapahoe Community College, Colorado State University, Regis University, University of Colorado (Denver), University of Denver, and the University of Northern Colorado.
The city of Englewood is served both by the Englewood Herald, a local newspaper, and by the Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News, a regional newspaper. Englewood also receives a number of radio and television stations from the Greater Denver metropolitan area.
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