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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Evergreen, Colorado

As a Colorado town, Evergreen embodies typical mountain-community life. It is a wealthy  and very desirable (median HH income of about $90,000) suburb 15 miles west of Denver.  Photo of Evergreen Lake House, a popular spot with residents and tourists on Evergreen Lake, is courtesy of Wikipedia and Ace2209. Downtown Evergreen includes a mix of historic buildings and local businesses. Evergreen Golf Club is a popular spot for recreation.

Where to Retire in Evergreen and Home Prices

You can live in a neighborhood in town or one of the active adult or 55+ communities in the area (see link at top left).
The Home Value Index in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro (Evergreen) was $646,964 in mid-2022, up over 23% during the past year, according to Zillow.  

What Is Special about Evergreen

Evergreen Lake and Evergreen Lake House. Evergreen is surrounded by thousands of acres of land in the Denver Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space park systems, including Echo Mountain Park which offers skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating.

What Is Not Special about Evergreen

One drawback in Evergreen is the high cost of housing - this is a very hot market. Although the downtown is interesting it is pretty much confined to one long street, and it is very touristy. In Evergreen you have to drive to everything.

Climate and Physical Environment

Evergreen is 15 miles west of Denver in the mountains. The average July high is 81 and the average January low is 10.  May is the wettest month (2.6").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Evergreen Lake is a popular recreation area. It sits above downtown Evergreen includes a mix of historic buildings and local businesses, including the entertainment venue and restaurant The Little Bear.


Crime in Evergreen is slightly lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Orthocolorado at St. Anthony Med Center is 11 miles away in Lakewood, CO.


Marshdale Airport has one runway; Amtrak is 20 miles away in Denver; Evergreen is a little above average in walkability when compared to other communities.

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