Another one of those long time established cities that began its history in 1953 when farmland was purchased and developed into a housing subdivision. Named after Former Colorado Governor Dan Thornton, this city was destined to become a development for families and businesses to flourish throughout its time.
Thornton has 81 city parks and nearly 2,000 acres of parks and open space. There are over 80 miles of trails throughout the city. Recreational facilities include the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center and the Thornton Community Center. Golf courses include Thorncreek Golf Course and Todd Creek Golf.
Countless community events, new major business developments makes the economy of this city the place to live and work. Amenities are always just a walk away and with the lightrail to be completed in just a few short months, you are able to get from north metro to downtown Denver and south in just a few short minutes.