Evergreen, Golden, Genesee and the Colorado foothill towns incorporate the best of city and mountain living. Around 30 miles from Denver, you are never far from the commerce and amenities the city has to offer.
Many residents live and work in their mountain community, while others work in Denver but prefer the tranquility of a home on a hillside among the evergreen trees. Natives refer to these areas as the "foothills" because they are small mountains compared to the Rockies further west. One of the biggest benefits of living in the foothills is that you are that much closer to the area ski resorts, which makes it easy to avoid much of the city traffic headed up the hill any given day.
Artists of all types flock to these areas, inspired by the natural beauty of the Colorado landscape. Photographers, writers, musicians and architects draw stimulation from the gorgeous rocks, trees, wildlife and natural light that abound in the Rocky Mountains.