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Prices and availability in Lakewood, CO were last updated on 30 Jul 2021.
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The average rent in Lakewood, CO is $1,646. Start your search for apartments in Lakewood, CO now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Lakewood, CO?
The price range for a studio apartment in Lakewood, CO is between $945 and $5,691. View all studio apartments in Lakewood, CO.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lakewood, CO?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lakewood, CO is between $1,035 and $4,736. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Lakewood, CO now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Lakewood, CO?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Lakewood, CO is between $1,275 and $5,751. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Lakewood, CO.
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The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Lakewood, CO is between $1,275 and $5,582. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Lakewood, CO.
Renter’s Guide to Lakewood, CO
Lakewood is ranked as one of the 25 safest cities in Colorado by SafeHome.org, which measures crime trends compared to population, as well as citizen to police officer ratios.
Lakewood’s population is about 22% of the population of Denver, and the city has about 4.5 times the population of the nearby community of Englewood. Lakewood is located about 8 miles from Denver, and there are about 27 miles between Lakewood and Boulder.
The climate in Lakewood is semi-arid, with warm to hot summers, and mild winters with plenty of snow. Daytime temperatures can be vastly different from nighttime temperatures. Summer temperatures in Lakewood average around 86ºF, although they can get as high as 104ºF. Winter temperatures in Lakewood average about 13ºF, though temperatures can get as low as -26ºF. The average annual rainfall in Lakewood is around 17 inches, and this mostly falls in the spring and summer months. Flooding and winter blizzards with heavy snowfall can affect Lakewood.
Lakewood, CO Demographics
- Total Population155,146
Female 76,522Male 78,624
- Median Age38.6
Cost of Living in Lakewood, CO
Bus service and commuter rail service in Lakewood are provided by Denver Regional Transportation District. Regular adult cash fare is $3.00, seniors pay $1.50, and children 5 and under ride for free. Daily and monthly passes are also available, ranging in price from $6.00 to $114.00.
Some of the taxi services available in Lakewood include Lakewood Taxi Services, Valley Taxi, Green Taxi Cooperative, and Colorado Luxury Ride. The average fare price is $2.85 for 1 mile, with a $2.55 starting cost. The average commute time in Lakewood is about 25 minutes, which is about on par with the national average of 26.1 minutes. Those who use a personal vehicle can expect to pay around $2.56 for 1 gallon of gasoline.
A three-course meal for two people at a mid-priced restaurant costs about $60.00 in Lakewood. The average price of a regular cappuccino in the city is around $4.31. In Lakewood, the price of utilities such as electricity, heating, water, and garbage for a 915 sq. ft. apartment is about $135.92, which is less than the national average of $152.45.
Average Rent in Lakewood, CO
- Lakewood, CO Average Rental Price, June 2021 $1,646 /mo
Lakewood, CO Apartment Rent Ranges
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Living in Lakewood, CO
An attractive downtown area, breathtaking scenery surrounding the city, proximity to both Denver and Boulder, and a vibrant arts and culture scene are some of the pros of living in Lakewood.
Some of the cons of living here include a longer commute if working in Denver or Boulder, a tendency towards urban sprawl, and fewer entertainment options compared to larger cities.
Things to Do in Lakewood, CO
Playing a round of golf at the Fox Hollow Golf Course is just one of the many fun things to do in Lakewood. The course offers 27 holes surrounded by beautiful scenery, and is great for players of all abilities. There is also an on-site pro shop and clubhouse, as well as a driving range.
A fun activity for kids in Lakewood is going to William F. Hayden Park, which spans 2,400 acres. The park features many walking trails, bicycle paths, and horse trails. With plenty of open space, there are incredible views of meadows and mountain peaks, and the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
A great activity for couples to do in Lakewood is attending a concert at the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. The venue hosts artists of all genres in a unique open-air amphitheater that was created naturally out of red sandstone. Geologic and historical points of interest can be found in the park surrounding the amphitheater.
Some of the best places to shop in Lakewood include Colorado Mills, Belmar, Denver West Village, Lakewood City Commons, Foothills Shopping Center, Fairfield Commons, Alameda Village Shopping Center, Lochwood Square Shopping Center, and Woodlake Center.
240 Union Restaurant, Café Jordano, Frijoles Colorado, The Yabby Hut, Gaby’s German Eatery, Thai Diamond Café, and Abe’s Bar & Grill are some of the best restaurants in Lakewood.
Every fall, Lakewood holds Cider Days, a two-day agricultural festival that features numerous children’s activities, tractor pulls, a baking competition, wagon rides, historic demonstrations, and plenty of apple cider. Live music and kid-friendly performances are also on offer.
Employment & Economy in Lakewood, CO
The main industries in Lakewood include retail trade, educational services, health care and social assistance, waste management services, and public administration. Many residents also commute to Denver or Boulder for work.
Some of the top employers in Lakewood include Denver Federal Center, St. Anthony Hospital, Colorado Christian University, Jefferson County Public Schools, The Integer Group, State of Colorado, Terumo BCT, City of Lakewood, First Bank, and HomeAdvisor.
Lakewood’s unemployment rate is about 2.8 percent, which is lower than the national rate of 3.6 percent.
Lakewood, CO Households
- Total Number of Households66,274
Family 37,707Non-family 28,567
Children 16,296No Children 49,978
- Average People Per Household2.31
- Median Household Income$66,740
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,355
Education in Lakewood, CO
Public schools in Lakewood are operated by Jefferson County Public Schools. Some of the top schools in the city include Dennison Elementary School, Devinny Elementary School, Kendrick Lakes Elementary School, Green Mountain High School, Lakewood High School, and Bear Creek High School. There are also several private schools in the area.
Post-secondary institutions in the city include Colorado Christian University and Colorado School of Trades. Other college and university options can be found in nearby communities, including Denver and Boulder.
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Tips for Renting in Lakewood, CO
When looking for a rental unit in Lakewood, aside from the big details like cost, location, and number of bedrooms, pay attention to some of the smaller things, such as cell phone reception, water pressure, and whether there is a lot of noise coming from nearby units. While these things may seem less important overall, they could be more noticeable once you’ve moved in and gotten settled.
If you can, enlist the help of a close friend or family member to go with you to rental viewings to act as a second set of eyes and provide some additional feedback. Share with them specifics on what you’re looking for and let them know if they can ask questions during the viewing as well. Be open to their opinions and observations, but remember that you will be the one living in the unit you choose.
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