With a population of 110,831 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Centennial is the tenth largest community in Colorado. Housing costs in Centennial are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado. Centennial is in Arapahoe County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Centennial offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Centennial, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Centennial and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Centennial are highly rated.
Popular Neighborhoods in Centennial
Community Highlight: Piney Creek
Piney Creek is located in the city of Centennial, CO. The boundaries of Piney Creek are the City of Aurora line just north of The Hilltop on the North, E. Orchard Rd. on the South, Buckley Rd. on the East and includes the Glen subdivision on the West. Expansive views of the Front Range and a commitment to excellence in planning and construction are not the only elements that make Piney Creek a distinctive community. Located within the highly acclaimed Cherry Creek School System and adjacent to Cherry Creek Reservoir, a Colorado State Park and one of Colorado's finest water-oriented recreation areas, Piney Creek also boasts rapid access to Denver International Airport, and major business centers such as the Denver Tech Center, and Inverness Business Park. Even the central business district and the cultural amenities of metropolitan Denver are no more than a quick 30-minute drive from your home!
Centennial has many hills, gullies, and ravines, and its open spaces are usually accompanied by recreational trails and parks, including Dry Creek Dam, DeKoevend Park, the Highline Canal Trail, Willow Creek Trail, as well as Big Dry Creek and Little Dry Creek Trails. Centennial hosts most native wildlife and is a good reflection of Colorado's front range ecosystem.
Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek State Park
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Centennial Center Park - A popular destination in the summer months, this park features a huge splash pad, sandboxes, climbing walls, and several picnic areas
South Suburban Family Sports Center - featuring ice rinks, batting cages, an executive golf course, an indoor amusement park and more
South Suburban Golf - A regional public golf course that caters to professionals and amateurs alike. It features a full 18-hole regulation par 72 course for avid players and a 9-hole par 3 course for beginners.
Family Sports Golf Course – A very accessible course for those on the go, Family Sports Golf Course is located just next to the Centennial Airport. It has a 9-hole executive 31 par course and a two-tiered driving range.
The Club at Inverness
Working in Centennial
Centennial has been rated higher than communities across the nation and the Front Range for overall economic health and employment opportunities. Roughly 58,000 jobs are based in the City, including high-income positions in industries such as aerospace and technology, and Centennial’s median household income is nearly $100,000. In 2017, Zippia Inc. named Centennial as the 4th most successful city in the nation. Click here to learn more about working in Centennial.
Commuting from Centennial
From Centennial, it is easy to access any part of the metro area via I-25 and the E-470 toll road (which circles the perimeter of the metro area).
Enjoy a commute free of stress and traffic jams and ride the RTD Light Rail.
The RTD rail system operates 365 days a year. Eight rail lines service 53 stations along the Denver's Southeast, Southwest, West and East rail corridors.
The RTD bus system operates 365 days a year, offering service at more than 10,000 bus stops across eight counties in the Denver metro area.
Call-n-Ride is a personalized bus service that travels within select RTD service areas.
Schools in Centennial
Most of Centennial is within the territory of the Cherry Creek Public Schools while the western portion of the city in the territory of Littleton Public Schools. Centennial is also served by a few private schools.
Public High Schools
- Arapahoe High School
- Littleton High School
- Heritage High School
- Eaglecrest High School
- Cherry Creek High School
- Cherokee Trail High School
- Smoky Hill High School
- Grandview High School
Public Middle Schools
- Campus Middle School
- Cherry Creek Academy Charter (Elementary and Middle—6-8)
- Euclid Middle School
- Isaac Newton Middle School
- Laredo Middle School
- John Wesley Powell Middle School
- West Middle School
- Horizon Middle School
Public Elementary Schools - West Centennial
- Franklin Elementary School
- Highland Elementary School
- Highlands Baptist Academy
- Hopkins Elementary School
- Lenski Elementary School
- Peabody Elementary School
- Sandburg Elementary School
- Twain Elementary School
- Dry Creek Elementary School
- Heritage Elementary School
- Homestead Elementary School
- Walnut Hills Community Elementary School
- Willow Creek Elementary School
- Greenwood Elementary School
Public Elementary Schools - East Centennial
- Cherry Creek Academy Charter (K-8)
- Creekside Elementary School
- Peakview Elementary School
- Timberline Elementary School
- Indian Ridge Elementary School
- Trails West Elementary School
- Buffalo Trail Elementary School (located outside the city in neighboring Aurora)
Private Elementary and Middle Schools
- St. Thomas More Parish School
- Highlands Baptist Academy
- Shepherd of the Hills Christian School
- Centennial Christian Academy
- C.A.R.E. Middle School
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