Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Westminster is a northwest suburb of Denver. Westminster is located 9 miles (14 km) north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol. In July 2006, it was ranked as the 24th best place to live in the USA by Money magazine. Gold discovered in the South Platte River Valley in 1858 brought national attention to the area that would become Westminster, Colorado. By 1911, the town had incorporated and was renamed one final time to Westminster, in honor of Westminster University.
Situated on the growing Denver–Boulder corridor, Westminster is easily accessed from either metropolitan area, making the commutes short and simple. Also, making those weekend escapes to the mountains effortless. While new structures have made over Westminster, the town's history is carefully preserved at the Bowles House Museum. Westminster's Pillar of Fire building, a majestic neo-Romanesque-style building built in 1892, is another interesting tribute to the past. Many other structures are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
What's most visible in Westminster, however, is a sea of new shopping districts. Visitors will find conveniences ranging from popular chain stores to family-style restaurants located immediately off of U.S. 36. In addition, for the residence of Westminster, the Westminster Promenade which is an outdoor pedestrian village and contains restaurants and cafes, a movie theater, sculptures, hotel facilities, performance areas, interactive water features, walking trails and a three-rink ice arena gives a never ending fun experience.
High schools in or near Westminster include the Academy of Charter Schools, Hidden Lake High School, Jefferson Academy High School, Legacy High School, Mountain Range High School, Northglenn High School, Pomona High School, Standley Lake High School, and Westminster High School.
Westminster has an extensive trail network and open space system. The highlight of the trail system is the Big Dry Creek Trail which extends approximately 12 miles (19 km) from the eastern boundary of the city to Standley Lake. Other trails parallel the Farmers' High Line Canal, Walnut Creek, and Little Dry Creek. In addition, the city has preserved large expanses of land in the Standley Lake Regional Park
Westminster's diverse economic base, highly educated workforce, low crime rate and superb quality of life have helped shape the city into one of the most attractive and competitive cities in Colorado.
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