Located in Arapahoe County, south of Denver, Greenwood Village, Colorado, was only a sparsely populated farming town in the 1950s. Greenwood Village has developed into a vibrant town of both urban and residential neighborhoods and is one of suburban Denver's major business districts. The village is home to more than 14,000 residents.
Almost 95 percent of the workforce is employed in professional, management or office jobs. Greenwood Village also has a very high percentage of employees who telecommute or work from home. Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services are major industries in Greenwood Village. Other prominent industries in the city are educational services and health care, finance, insurance, real estate and rental and leasing.
Greenwood Village is home to the corporate headquarters of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Quovadx Inc., and First Data Corp.
Greenwood Village is typically known for its highly educated enclave of urban sophisticates, and the organization of the area neighborhoods is characterized by programs that encourage the development of lively urban districts and quiet residential areas.
The eastern side of Greenwood Village comprises several covenant-controlled communities. Western Greenwood Village is home to some of the most prestigious properties south of Metro Denver, which include horse pastures and farm houses.
Representatives of the Denver Technological Center area, Madden and Co. and the Plaza Tower Building have helped develop a distinct mixed-use structure. The 45-acre Village Center features office buildings, residential properties, shops and entertainment amenities. Future plans for the development include the erection of a bridge connecting the east and west sides of the Village Center.
The Brookside neighborhood was the site for a traffic-management program that encouraged motorists to reduce their speed in residential neighborhoods and maintain a traffic-calmed environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. In 2006, the Greenwood Village City Council approved the idea of making such a program available throughout the area's other residential neighborhoods. The campaign, in which residents place signs on their property reminding motorists to voluntarily reduce their speed to 20 miles per hour, generally runs for one week during the summer.
Greenwood Village is famous for its many greenbelts and open spaces:
Three-fourths of the inhabitants of Greenwood Village have earned a college degree or higher. The town is home to seven academic institutions or campuses:
Greenwood Village offers a number of arts-related venues:
Popular events in Greenwood Village include the Spring Fishing Derby at Tommy Davis Park, which happens in April; the Fourth of July Youth Parade at Westlands Park; Fallfest, which takes place every fall; and the Mayor's Holiday Lighting, which occurs in early December.
There are other activities held throughout the summer and fall months:
The weekly Greenwood Village Villager newspaper has been serving the area for more than 26 years.
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