5 Reasons to Move to Edgewater CO

Those who call Edgewater, Colorado home have already discovered the secrets of this hidden gem of a town. Read on to learn why Edgewater may just be the best place to put down roots and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle. 

Edgewater is tucked in between the cities of Denver, Wheat Ridge, and Lakewood. This lakeside town is less than 1 square mile in size and has a population of only 5,410 (as of 2020). Here are five reasons to move to Edgewater:

Sloan’s Lake

The number one and most obvious reason to move to Edgewater is its proximity to Sloan’s Lake. In fact, that is how it got its name, since it sits at the edge of the water. Sloan’s Lake (also known as Sloan Lake or Sloans Lake) is Denver’s largest man-made body of water at 177 acres and offers incredible opportunities for all kinds of outdoor recreation, including trails, biking, kayaking and more. If lake life is your thing, you might consider making Edgewater your home. 

Gyms & Fitness Centers 

If working out inside a gym is more your speed, you have plenty of options in Edgewater, including the beautiful Edgewater Fitness Center, featuring brand new equipment, full gym with basketball court, volleyball net, Pickleball, and more, as well as a track above the gym with great views of the city. Other gyms in Edgewater include Row House and Orangetheory Fitness. 

Local Restaurants, Bars & Shopping

Edgewater may be small in size, but there is an abundance of places to eat, drink and be merry. To start your day, stop by Griffin Coffee. If you’re looking to shop local goods, check out Edgewater Public Market, which opened in 2019, and holds 15+ food stalls, a cocktail bar and brewery, local businesses, and more. For brunch, lunch, dinner or anything else in between, there is Rupert’s at the Edge, GB Fish & Chips, Ohana Grille, Sloan’s Bar and Grill, and West 29th Restaurant & Bar. Feeling dive bar or pizza? Lakeview Lounge and Edgewater Inn have you covered. As for breweries, there are plenty of those too, including Joyride Brewing, Barquentine, and Edgewater Beer Garden. And if you’re in a hurry and just need convenience, there is a Target, Dunkin, Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it will give you some idea as to how many options there are for dining & shopping in Edgewater. 

Sense of Community

Edgewater’s closeness to Denver makes it convenient for those who work in the city, but its neighborhood feeling makes it a fantastic place to go home to. Edgewater offers a sense of community and a hometown vibe that is genuinely hard to find in a metropolitan city like Denver. For example, the local government hosts “Coffee & Conversation” every Friday morning at the Civic Center, where neighbors, city council members, and city staff meet to mingle and chat over a cup of joe and donuts. Sign up for the “Town Cryer” at edgewaterco.com to learn more. Other businesses coordinate movie nights, block parties, live music and food trucks on a regular basis. 

Increasing Property Values

Another great reason to move to Edgewater, CO, is the real estate market. Currently the median home cost in Edgewater is $512,000 (July 2022). Home appreciation the last 10 years has been a healthy 7.5%, and will most likely continue to grow. Get ready to make an offer quickly, though, as the median days on market was only 4 in July 2022. As of the posting of this article, there are 13 active listings in Edgewater, ranging from $420,000 to $909,900.

There are many more reasons to move to Edgewater, Colorado, but with these highlights in mind, head over for a visit and check out the town that locals are proud to call home. If you need help finding a home, contact us for information about Edgewater’s newest development, Edgewater Crossing, which offers beautiful 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom townhouses and paired homes with a pocket park coming soon. 


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