Broomfield was recently voted the 18th Best Place to Live in the US by Money.com. It is a wonderful community for its strong local economy, outdoor living amenities, and access to the nearby metropolitan areas.
Broomfield sits just south of Boulder, near major highways I-25 and US-36. For this reason, Broomfield’s convenient location is home to many people seeking a suburban-town feel with an easy commute to Denver to the south or Boulder just to the north, with an average drive time of just 26 minutes.
The town was planned with a balance of residential and commercial land use, with tons of open space, parks and natural areas. Broomfield is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with over 8,000 acres of open space, 280 miles of trails, three golf courses, and it’s about an hour drive to numerous ski resorts to the west and Rocky Mountain National Park to the north.
Fun venues in Broomfield include the Paul Derda Recreation Center, which is complete with a climbing wall and an indoor water park that has a swimming pool, kiddie pool, slides, and tube rides. Also, the 1st Bank Center is a local, state-of-the-art entertainment venue that can seat 6,500 concert goers, and has hosted top national performing artists, UFC Fight Nights, circuses, rodeos, conventions, truck races, and so much more.
The Broomfield area is home to well-known local breweries too like 4 Noses Brewing Company, Rails End Beer Company, Big Choice Brewing, and Westminster Brewing Company. Also, FlatIron Crossing is the area’s largest shopping center with over 200 retail shops.
In terms of industry, several large tech companies including Vail Resorts and Level 3 Communications are headquartered in Broomfield, and the community has a healthy mix of local businesses and smaller start-ups that lead to its economic vitality.