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Lakewood Estates

8585 West Dakota Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226

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Lakewood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on gorgeous, landscaped grounds in the thriving town of Lakewood, you'll love our tastefully elegant facilities and all the conveniences of the nearby community. We're just minutes from shopping,...

Village at Belmar

7825 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226

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Lakewood Reserve, A Juniper Senior Living Community

555 South Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226

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A community in the mountainside city of Lakewood, Colorado, in Jefferson County.

Just For Seniors Living Center II

1180 Brentwood St, Denver, CO 80214

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Just for Seniors Living Center II is a beautiful assisted living community located in Lakewood, Colorado. The community houses hundreds of seniors who have found home in this gorgeous setting. The assisted living community is located in the heart of town right off Kipling Street and West Colfax...

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The Summit

323 S Eaton St, Lakewood, CO 80226

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The Summit offers beautiful, newly renovated apartments for people ages 62 and older. The studio and one-bedroom apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows with various comfortable lay-outs. Centrally located in the Denver-Metro area, our community is situated one-mile from the heart of Lakewood’s...

The Courtyard At Lakewood

7100 West 13th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214

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The Courtyard at Lakewood provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently situated in a quiet suburb of Denver, you'll enjoy the benefits of living near a big city with all the peace and quiet of a secluded home tucked away in the hills. We're close to...

Brookdale Meridian Lakewood

1805 South Balsam Street, Lakewood, CO 80232

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How does a retirement with fewer chores and more adventures sound? We’ll take care of the chores while you focus on what you want to do.  Here at our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with both independent living and skilled nursing, if you or your spouse need more care later, you’ll...

Westhaven Apartment Homes

1430 Nelson Street, Lakewood, CO 80215

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Something special has arrived... Lakewood's best kept secret for ages 55 and better! Nestled in the heart of Lakewood... Located in a quiet friendly residential neighborhood with a wealth of amenities, The Westhaven Apartment Homes place you within minutes of everything the Greater Metro area...

Brookdale Meridian Westland

10695 West 17th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215

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The Luxury of IndependenceNestled within the charming city of Lakewood, Colorado, you’ll discover an independent living community that feels more like a resort. Brimming with luxury services and amenities like an on-campus bistro, putting green, billiards room, and more, you can soak up the best...

Montage Ridge

12791 West Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80228

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Holistic LivingLiving a holistic live encompasses more than your physical well-being. Whether you are part of our assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing and rehabilitation community in Lakewood, Colorado, you will enjoy programs and activities designed to cultivate wellness in your body,...

Cadence Lakewood

3151 S Wadsworth Blvd, Denver, CO 80227

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Welcome to Cadence LakewoodDiscover a new independence at our beautiful assisted living and memory care community in Lakewood, Colorado. Here you will experience the tranquility of a boutique-style campus with smaller buildings for a cozy home like setting. Enjoy time in your spacious studio or...

Golden Orchard III

3510 Holland Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Golden Orchard III located at 3510 Holland Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 aims to offer the best in care for those who are in search of quality assisted living. Finding an assisted living facility to fit your needs can be extremely difficult at times and many people find themselves committing to...

Lakeview Senior Living

7390 W. Eastman Pl, Lakewood, CO 80227

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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. Welcome to Lakeview Senior...

Applewood Place, A Juniper Senior Living Community

2800 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215

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Applewood Place, A Juniper Senior Living Community, provides assisted living and award winning Wellspring Memory Care. Located in a charming neighborhood just south of Golden and ten minutes from downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountain foothills, Applewood Place is a community where older adults...

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Wheat Ridge

10100 W. 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Retreat at Highlands

3315 Sheridan Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80212

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The Ridge Pinehurst

7205 W Quincy Ave, Denver, CO 80235

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Heather Grove

3289 Grove St, Denver, CO 80211

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Heather Grove is an assisted living community located in the northwest section of downtown Denver, CO. Denver is known as the 'mile high' city as it is literally one mile above sea level. It is surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains and the High Plains. Denver is a bustling city with plenty...

The Gardens at St. Elizabeth

2835 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

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The Gardens at St. Elizabeth Senior Living Community is located in historic northwest Denver, convenient to many of Denver's cultural attractions. The Gardens' on-site Christ the King Chapel was built in 1897, and offers daily Mass and Rosary plus a weekly non-denominational service. Many of...

Verandas at Wheat Ridge

9495 W 49th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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About Us The Verandas offers 'board and care' or 'family style' assisted living. Unlike 'apartment style' assisted living, board and care can offer round the clock personal care. Folks who stay at The Verandas are typically able to make their own transfers, assist in their own dressing, enjoy...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Lakewood, CO

Lakewood, west of Denver, offers residents all the resources and attractions of a modern, metropolitan city while being surrounded by a picturesque natural setting. Residents of Lakewood have easy access to shopping centers, healthcare facilities, and dining options to meet their daily needs, and can live an active lifestyle or celebrate an appreciation for nature in numerous nearby parks, like William Frederick Hayden Park or North Table Mountain Park.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Lakewood are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Lakewood retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Lakewood, CO

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $2,900 in Lakewood and within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of Colorado was around $2,500.


Learn More About Lakewood, CO

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Lakewood are rated 12 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing889984819083

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$67,889 per year$48,402 per year$60,521 per year$33,809 per year$46,480 per year$2,514 per year$1,031 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Lakewood include:

OrthoColorado Hospital

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 40+
  • Specialties: Joint replacement, spine surgery, inpatient surgery

Saint Anthony Hospital

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 230+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

Lutheran Medical Center

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 280+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Weather and Climate

Lakewood’s climate is classified as semi-arid continental, consisting of four distinct seasons, with most precipitation falling between April and August. The area is also subject to rapid changes in weather due to its inland location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The average humidity level is 51%, and humidity levels are often highest during February at about 55%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum28°F44°F13°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum70°F86°F55°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 114

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 17″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size4016.3%152,4843,566 per square mile2.3

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.8%3.6%1.4%23.0%<0.1%3.4%69.0%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Lakewood: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 58/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Jefferson County

DemocraticRepublicanOther49.1%42.1%8.6%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Lakewood include:

  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Molly Brown House Museum
  • The Stone House

Outdoor attractions in Lakewood:

  • Sister City Park, Belmar Park
  • Addenbrooke Park
  • William Frederick Hayden Park
  • Red Rocks Park
  • North Table Mountain Park

Lakewood’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Lakewood Cultural Center
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • The Artists Choice
  • Holiday Arts and Pottery Sale
  • Belmar
  • Colorado Mills

Transportation

Lakewood Rides offers door-to-door transportation for residents at and over the age of 60 for grocery shopping, dining needs, medical appointments, and other personal errands. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Lakewood.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Colorado

There are 20 independent living facilities near Lakewood, Colorado. See the full list.

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