Adams County offers the best of suburban and rural life with vibrant cities, quiet towns, and miles of outdoor recreation.
Denver's neighbor to the north, Adams County is centrally located along the Front Range with easy commutes to Fort Collins and Boulder. And, since the eastern portion of the county surrounds Denver International Airport, there is quick access for business and personal travel.
Adams County offers an affordable lifestyle with the lowest housing and living costs among the nine Metro Denver counties. Diverse neighborhoods offer a vibrant feeling of community. The county includes the cities of Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, and Northglenn, as well as portions of Arvada, Aurora, Lochbuie, and Westminster.
Another reason people are attracted to the county is the schools. Adams County's 12 school districts and Charter Schools offer unparalleled opportunities from International Baccalaureate, STEM, and the popular Before and After School and Summer Enrichments (or BASE). Front Range Community College supports the county's skilled workforce and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs.
With just over 520,000 residents, Adams County is a place where passion and engagement are on par with growth. County residents overwhelmingly approved ballot measures 1A and 1B in 2020 to preserve parks and open space, improve roads and infrastructure, and protect water in perpetuity for future generations.
Adams County residents live the Colorado lifestyle by taking advantage of multiple golf courses, beautiful lakes, and miles of bike trails. Exciting new projects include a tubing park on Clear Creek, several new parks in the county's expanding neighboorhoods, and a master plan that will invest millions into Riverdale Regional Park. Plus, Adams County features marvelous wineries, brewpubs, coffee houses, shopping at the Denver Premium Outlets, and the ability to catch a Major League Soccer match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.