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Thornton, CO

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<h2>Thornton, Colorado</h2><p>Thornton is a planned community which lies seven miles north of Denver, and has a population of 117,000. Originally sleepy farmland, the city is a smart and recent addition to the Denver area. It was established in 1954 with forward thinking plans such as a single tax that covered everything from parks to garbage pickup. Today, it is highly desirable area for both commuters and for business who located in Thornton.Although extensive public transportation links to Denver are planned for the future, life in Thornton requires a car. When starting the search for your Thornton apartment, keep in mind that you'll also want to be able to explore the surrounding areas too.</p><h2>Outdoor Paradise</h2><p>Thornton's situation gives its residents all the amenities of large city living. Culturally, the major museums, opera, and symphony of Denver are readily available, and nearby cities like Boulder, Fort Collins and Greeley also provide easy access. For the outdoor enthusiast, it is like a paradise. There is quick access to 28 major resorts in the Rocky Mountains where all outdoor sports from skiing to golfing to rafting are easily found. Likely to be near your Thornton apartment will be some of the 1000 acres of city maintained parklands too so you won't be far from great facilities and peaceful space.The Denver Broncos and Nuggets are major spectator attractions too.</p><h2>Lolito's Fare</h2><p>Once settled in your Thornton apartment, you'll want to get out and check some of the town's restaurants. There are several highly rated Chinese cuisine places. Start with Panda Garden and you may never try another one. It's highly thought of by the locals who give it the highest ratings. Lolito's Burritos is an institution which has loyal followers for its fantastic food in a hole in the wall sort of place. You'll find virtually every type food and it will be convenient. For splurge nights out, Denver is so easy and has everything.</p><h2>Singing, Anyone?</h2><p>Several of the local eateries also have good bars, and when you feel like having a drink locally, those are the best to try. Fuddrucker's or Papa Mazzotti's are both good choices, and each has karaoke or some entertainment. The north side of Denver has a number of great clubs, lounges and bars and with I-25 so accessible, they are as good as being right in your neighborhood. Your Thornton apartment will be a great springboard for the entire area.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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The average commuter time in Thornton is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 8.84%
  • 18.73%
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