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    our spacious kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and a large sink a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and white counter tops
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    3650 E 103Rd Cir, Thornton, CO 80229
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    1 BED $1,710+
    2 BEDS $2,015+
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    5/5 Emanuel on Dec 12, 2023

    Es maravilloso me encanta el personal siempre resuelve tus dudad

    5/5 Lisa K. on Jul 13, 2023

    We have only lived here since May, we love the size of the apartment, so far it's been very peaceful and a fairly quite community. Maintenance guys are wonderful and personable. When we can find the time we would like to take advantage of the convenience of the light rail being so close and get out and explore. So far no complaints and we are happily settling in.

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    a living room and kitchen with a couch and a table at Apartments at Denver Place, Denver, CO full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops and a sink at Apartments at Denver Place, Denver, CO 80202
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    1420 W 116Th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234
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    1 BED $1,432+
    2 BEDS $1,578+
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    4.5/5 Anonymous on May 27, 2022

    Good experience so far, neighbors are a little too noisy late at night or really in the morning.

    4/5 Anonymous on Dec 27, 2023

    I enjoy this complex except for my noisy neighbor

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    Swimming Pool and Clubhouse at Red Hawk Ranch, Louisville, KY 40241 Resident Lounge at Red Hawk Ranch, Louisville, KY 40241
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    12150 Washington Center Parkway, Thornton, CO 80241
    34 Units available
    1 BED $1,589+
    2 BEDS $1,842+
    3 BEDS $2,386+
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    5/5 Chris on Sep 12, 2022

    Great place to live. Clean well kept

    5/5 Anonymous on Mar 23, 2022

    Red Hawk Ranch was the easiest complex to work with. From start to finish. The ladies in the front office made everything so easy. Would highly recommend.

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    11625 Community Center Dr., Northglenn, CO 80233
    23 Units available
    1 BED $1,527+
    2 BEDS $1,751+
    Overview

    Heritage at Stone Mountain Apartments offers an idyllic life marked by amazing leisure areas, iconic views, and an ideal location just moments away from your favorite spots in town. Immerse yourself in our apartments in Northglenn, CO, and enjoy a carefree living experience in a spacious one or two-bedroom home full of thoughtful amenities and contemporary conveniences. You will enjoy relaxing moments everywhere on our grounds. Cool off in the resort-inspired heated pool, sunbathe on the sundeck, and stroll through the beautifully landscaped surroundings. You have access to a fitness center where you can crush your workout goals, as well as a hot tub, clubhouse, and a nine-hole putting green. Gather your friends by the grilling stations or enjoy tasty smores by the firepit. When you live in our Northglenn, Colorado apartments, your furry friends are welcome, and you can pamper them at the pet wash station or let them play with other four-legged friends in the dog park. (+ view more) Your home will give you everything you need to live a relaxing life. Dazzle friends with delicious meals made in the fully-equipped kitchen. After indulging in all these, let the dishwasher do the heavy work, while you unwind on the private balcony or patio. You will also love the spacious walk-in closets with plenty of room for your belongings, as well as the air conditioner and central heating. Our Adams County apartments for rent come with features such as spectacular mountain views, plank-wood style flooring, and a cozy fireplace, available in select units. The excellent location in the heart of Northglenn seals the deal. Our community is minutes away from The Orchard Town Center, Walmart Neighborhood Market, and E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park. Get in touch with us today and let us show you around!

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    • Air Conditioner
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Patio/Balcony
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    3351 E 120Th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233
    Studio $1,530+
    1 BED $1,730+
    2+ BEDS $2,175+
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    14310 Grant St Apt 3-108, Thornton, CO 80023
    1 BED $1,765
    2 BEDS $1,970+
    3 BEDS $2,405+
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    14081 Grant Street, Thornton, CO 80023
    1 BED $1,835+
    2 BEDS $2,345+
    3 BEDS $2,715+
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    101 East 88Th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80229
    Studio $1,293+
    1 BED $1,393+
    2 BEDS $1,563+
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    3650 E 103Rd Cir, Thornton, CO 80229
    1 BED $1,710+
    2 BEDS $2,015+
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    475 Russell Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229
    1 BED $1,504+
    2 BEDS $1,675+
    3 BEDS $2,271+
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    700 W 91ST AVE, Thornton, CO 80260
    1 BED $1,719+
    2 BEDS $1,885+
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    10260 N. Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229
    1 BED $1,569+
    2 BEDS $1,938+
    3 BEDS $2,539+
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    501 E 102Nd Ave, Thornton, CO 80229
    1 BED $1,487+
    2 BEDS $1,797+
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    1420 W 116Th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234
    1 BED $1,432+
    2 BEDS $1,578+
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    8901 Huron Street, Thornton, CO 80260
    1 BED $1,346+
    2 BEDS $1,574
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    9451 Welby Road, Thornton, CO 80229
    1 BED $1,469+
    2 BEDS $1,774+
    3 BEDS $2,526+
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    1882 East 104Th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233
    1 BED $1,567+
    2 BEDS $2,099+
    3 BEDS $2,499+
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    12230 Washington Center Pkwy, Thornton, CO 80241
    1 BED $1,913+
    2 BEDS $2,339+
    3 BEDS $3,177+
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    12150 Washington Center Parkway, Thornton, CO 80241
    1 BED $1,589+
    2 BEDS $1,842+
    3 BEDS $2,386+
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    12150 Race St., Northglenn, CO 80241
    1 BED $1,654+
    2 BEDS $1,710+
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    11801 Washington Street, Northglenn, CO 80233
    1 BED $1,099+
    2 BEDS $1,494+
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    11701 N. Washington Street, Northglenn, CO 80233
    1 BED $1,441+
    2 BEDS $1,844+
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    301 E Malley Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233
    1 BED $1,307+
    2 BEDS $1,449+
    3 BEDS $2,028+
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    11625 Community Center Dr., Northglenn, CO 80233
    1 BED $1,527+
    2 BEDS $1,751+
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    11525 Community Center Dr., Northglenn, CO 80233
    1 BED $1,528+
    2 BEDS $1,822+
    3 BEDS $2,261+
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Average rent in Thornton, CO

$1,828/mo Thornton, CO average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Thornton, CO is $1,828.

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Getting around in Thornton, CO

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Car-Dependent
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Bikeable
Walk Score®: 50, Transit Score®: 23, Bike Score®: 61

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Thornton, CO last updated?

Prices and availability in Thornton, CO were last updated on 25 Feb 2024.

What are the best apartments in Thornton, CO?

The best apartments in Thornton, CO are: The Ridge at Thornton Station, Red Hawk Ranch, Madison Park, Parkhouse Apartment Homes and Grant Row Lofts.

What is the average rent in Thornton, CO?

The average rent in Thornton, CO is $1,828. Start your search for apartments in Thornton, CO now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Thornton, CO?

The price range for a studio apartment in Thornton, CO is between $1,293 and $1,825. View all studio apartments in Thornton, CO.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Thornton, CO?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Thornton, CO is between $725 and $5,687. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Thornton, CO now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Thornton, CO?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Thornton, CO is between $890 and $6,239. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Thornton, CO.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Thornton, CO?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Thornton, CO is between $1,710 and $8,715. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Thornton, CO.

What type of rental buildings are in Thornton, CO?

In Thornton 27% of the housing is rented out compared to 73% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 8% of Thornton’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 64% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 24% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Thornton, CO?

The average age of rental buildings in Thornton is 28 years old, with 48% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 2 stories, of which all are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Thornton, CO?

Studio apartments in Thornton are around 0.8% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 46% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 44% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Renter's guide to Thornton, CO

Thornton is located in Adams and Weld counties, Colorado, and is a suburb of Denver. It ranks as the number one place to live in Adams County, the 8th most diverse suburb in Colorado, and the 37th best suburb for young professionals. With moderate crime rates and decent schools, it’s also popular with families.

With a population of 132, 310, Thornton is one of the largest of Denver’s suburbs, and the 6th most populous city in Colorado. It stretches out across an area of almost 37 sq. miles, sprawling almost 15 miles from south to north. It’s around 5 and a half times smaller than Denver proper, and despite its size, manages to retain something of a community spirit, due to a number of close-knit neighborhoods.

The center of Thornton is around 12 miles from downtown Denver, which can be reached by taking interstate 25 south, with journey times averaging out at around 23 minutes. Thornton is well-connected, with access to the northern Denver beltway in the north of the city providing travel in all directions.

Thornton enjoys a milder climate compared to other suburbs of Denver, with warmer summers and less snow in winter. July is typically the hottest month with highs of 90 °F, while January sees lows of around 18°F. Overall, there are around 245 sunny days per year in Thornton, more than the U.S. average of 205. The city also sees less rainfall, with around 16 inches of rain a year, and May being the wettest month. Snow is common between November and April, with annual snowfall of 46 inches — higher than the U.S. average, but much lower than other cities in the area, particularly to the south.

Tips for renting in Thornton, CO

When planning a move to Thornton, picking the right neighborhood for your needs is essential. For example, those commuting to downtown Denver or other areas to the south, such as the DTC will find commute times drastically reduced if they choose to live in southwest neighborhoods. Various apartment complexes are located close to the Thornton Park ‘n Ride station, providing easy access to public transit options, as well as the Thornton Shopping Center.

Many people move from California to Colorado, and it’s worth being prepared for the higher altitude, as well as the colder winters. You may find yourself short of breath at first, but it’s normal! Regarding the snow, it’s a good idea to take a winter driving course.

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Living in Thornton, CO

Thornton offers a balance of urban and suburban living, with many residential neighborhoods that feel a long way from the big city. You’ll find almost everything you need within the city limits and can enjoy the facilities and amenities of a larger city, without the hustle and bustle. The city is also home to a number of parks and green spaces, providing a wealth of trails.

With recent expansion however, congestion has increased within and around the city, which can lead to long commute times, especially to more southern parts of the metropolitan area, such as the DTC (Denver Tech Center). On the other hand, public transit options are well maintained. Due to the size of Thornton, many neighborhoods require the use of a private vehicle to make getting around easier.

Things to do in Thornton, CO

Thornton has almost 2,000 acres of green space, including 81 city parks, plus 80 miles of trails, making it great for hikers, cyclists, and dog walkers. Carpenter park is popular among people from all walks of life, and offers fishing in the lake, kids’ playgrounds, trails, a carousel, paddle boats, picnic areas, various recreation and community centers, and sports facilities.

Things to do

There are several shopping malls and districts in and around Thornton. In the south of the city, Thornton Shopping Center provides everything you need in one place, from the post office to groceries, as well as numerous restaurants and bars. Larkridge Outdoor Shopping Center is great for big box stores and restaurants, situated at the northern tip of the city just off the freeway, and is home to the largest liquor store in the world. Colorado Marketplace is centrally located, offering all you need in one convenient spot. For the freshest local fruit, veg, and much more check out Hill’s Harvest, a seasonal farm market located on East 124th Avenue.

Maize in the City is a great place to take the kids to learn about country living in a fun and exciting way. They offer a corn field maze, pick your own pumpkin fields, a haunted house, and a wealth of other seasonal treats, as well as fresh produce to take home. Alternatively, take in a play at the Prairie Playhouse, a community theater that showcases the productions of Broadway in a small-town setting.

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Thornton, CO employment & economy

Households in Thornton have a median household income of $73,517, well above county, state, and national averages. The most common industry for those living in Thornton is health care and social assistance, which employs 8,243 people or 11.8% of the workforce. Other common industries include retail trade and construction. The highest paying industry is mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, which employs 2 times more workers compared to other areas in the country.

Over 15.4% of Thornton’s workforce work in office and administrative support roles, making it the most common occupation in the city. Other common jobs include management occupations, and sales and related occupations. The highest paid residents work in architecture and engineering occupations.

Education in Thornton, CO

Three different school districts serve Thornton; Adams County School District 12, Mapleton Public Schools, and Brighton School District 27J. Between them, they offer around 8 high schools, 11 middle schools, and 20 elementary schools. The Stargate Charter School accepts gifted students from grades K through 11 and requires an intelligence test to enter. It outperforms all other public schools in the area in terms of test scores, student progress, and college readiness.

Other notable schools include Horizon High School, ranked the 6th best public high school in the country, and rates consistently above average in terms of college readiness, test scores, and student progress. Rocky Top Middle School is ranked the 6th best public middle school in the county, and the 91st best in Colorado. Silver Creek Elementary School ranks as the 8th best elementary school in the county and performs above average in all areas.

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