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    12150 Washington Center Parkway, Thornton, CO 80241
    33 Units available
    • 1 BED
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    • $1,499+
    • $1,744+
    • $2,307+
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    5/5 Chris on Sep 12, 2022

    Great place to live. Clean well kept

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    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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    101 East 88Th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80229
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,198+
    • $1,263+
    • $1,553+
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    13214 Columbine Circle, Thornton, CO 80241
    • 3 BEDS
    • $2,600
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    475 Russell Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229
    • 1 BED
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,460+
    • $1,823+
    • $2,359+
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    10260 N. Washington Street, Thornton, CO 80229
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,544+
    • $1,819+
    • $2,479+
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    12150 Washington Center Parkway, Thornton, CO 80241
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,499+
    • $1,744+
    • $2,307+
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    8901 Huron Street, Thornton, CO 80260
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,319
    • $1,608
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    1882 East 104Th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,469+
    • $1,710+
    • $2,418+
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    9451 Welby Road, Thornton, CO 80229
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,412+
    • $1,761+
    • $2,975+
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    14310 Grant Street, Thornton, CO 80023
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,570+
    • $1,965
    • $2,385+
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    700 W 91ST AVE, Thornton, CO 80260
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,495+
    • $1,669+
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    3351 E 120Th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233
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    • $1,635+
    • $1,905+
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    3650 E 103Rd Cir, Thornton, CO 80229
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    • $1,520+
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    • $3,325+
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    501 E 102Nd Ave, Thornton, CO 80229
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,595+
    • $1,935+
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    12230 Washington Center Pkwy, Thornton, CO 80241
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,859+
    • $2,094+
    • $2,407+
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    13438 Oneida Lane, Thornton, CO 80602
    • 3 BEDS
    • 4 BEDS
    • $2,675+
    • $3,100+
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    1620 Carrol Court, Thornton, CO 80229
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    1661 E 95TH AVE, THORNTON, CO 80229
    • 3 BEDS
    • $2,295
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    13570 Albion Circle, Thornton, CO 80241
    • 4 BEDS
    • $2,895
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    1090 ELM PL, THORNTON, CO 80229
    • 3 BEDS
    • $2,445
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    4541 E 121St Place, Thornton, CO 80241
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    12749 Fairfax Street, Thornton, CO 80241
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    12857 Garfield Circle, Thornton, CO 80241
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    4415 E 122Nd Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241
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    13138 BELLAIRE CT, THORNTON, CO 80241
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    12198 Fairfax Street, Thornton, CO 80241
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    1278 E 97Th Place, Thornton, CO 80229
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    5205 E 130Th Way, Thornton, CO 80241
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    3398 E 136Th Place, Thornton, CO 80602
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    6014 E 113Th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80233
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    2520 E 98TH AVENUE, THORNTON, CO 80229
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    13349 Cherry Way, Thornton, CO 80241
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    13521 Clermont Street, Thornton, CO 80241
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    11029 Eudora Circle, Thornton, CO 80233
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    9261 Vine Street, Thornton, CO 80229
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Average rent in Thornton, CO

$1,851/mo Thornton, CO average rental price, November 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Thornton, CO is $1,851.

Thornton, CO apartment rent ranges

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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 7 Dec 2022.

What are the best apartments in Thornton, CO?

The best apartments in Thornton, CO are: Red Hawk Ranch, Park 88, 13214 Columbine Circle, Sunset Peak and Lambertson Farms Apartment Homes.

What is the average rent in Thornton, CO?

The average rent in Thornton, CO is $1,851. 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 $1,228 and $3,255. 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 $5,410. 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 $5,423. 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 $2,287 and $7,370. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Thornton, CO.

What type of rental buildings are in Thornton, CO?

In Thornton, 27% of the residents are renting compared to 73% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 9% of Thornton’s rentals, 64% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 23% 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 90% 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?

Rental apartments in Thornton come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0.8% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 46% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 44% of all rentals in Thornton. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing 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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Thornton, CO demographics

Thornton, CO has a population of 144,186 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 72,051 of Thornton’s residents are women and 72,135 are men. The median age of those who live in Thornton, CO is 33.5.

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.

Thornton, CO households

  • 33,632 Family
    13,236 Non-family
  • 19,124 Children
    27,744 No Children
  • 46,868Total Number of Households
  • 3.07Average People Per Household
  • $80,732Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 46,868 households in Thornton, CO. 33,632 are family households and 13,236 are non-family households. There are 19,124 households with children in Thornton and 27,744 households without children. On average, about 3.07 people live in a household in Thornton, CO.

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.

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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.

Thornton, CO education statistics

The level of education of the population of Thornton, CO is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 36% completed some high school, 27% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 18% have a Bachelor Degree, and 7% have a Graduate Degree.

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