Applewood is generally defined by these boundaries: on the north by West 32nd Avenue, on the east by Kipling Street, on the south by West Colfax Avenue, and on the west by Youngfield Street.
Nestled at the bottom of the foothills and straddling three cities—Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge— Applewood traces its roots back 140 years when homesteaders found fertile land for farming and decided to stay. Even in the ‘60s, notes one longtime resident,
“there was a lot of cattails, water, open land and nothing else.” While the cattails aren’t as prevalent today, the rural feeling remains, with gentle hills, plentiful mature trees, expansive lots, and homes that are unique and individual rather than suburban-tract style. In this peaceful neighborhood, families predominate. Applewood’s population is wealthier than the state average and more educated, with 57.7% of its working citizens employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. When the work day is over, recreational amenities abound. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which hosts memorable music events, is just a short drive away, as are several golf courses and the popular walking/biking trails at Crown Hill Park. Residents also enjoy easy access to I-70 and its fast-track to the mountains. In all,homebuyers are sure to agree with the Denver Post, which recently called Applewood “one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the west side of town.”