Rent to Own Homes near Golden, CO

  • There have been so many amazing achievements by citizens of Golden, Colorado, that outsiders are often shocked to learn this city has a population of less than 20,000. Golden was originally settled in the mid-1800s during the massive Colorado gold rush. Since then, it has been the home of Arthur Lakes, the paleontologist who discovered the existence of the Brontosaurus and the Stegosaurus, and Bill and Dorothy Harmsen, who invented the Jolly Rancher candy. The sheer number and variety of contributions from Golden residents have put this city on the map as a preferred destination for those relocating to the American West.

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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Golden, CO

  • Good home investments! In the past decade, Golden's median house prices have nearly doubled, going from $183,800 in 2000 to $336,653 in 2012. Perhaps this is because arts and culture abound in Golden, like music by the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and the variety of exhibitions at the Foothills Art Center. Local and national entertainers often drop into the Buffalo Rose Bar and Grill to perform.
  • Affordable renting community! The average monthly cost of rental or rent to own homes was $919 in 2012, making this a viable option for those who aren't quite ready for the commitment of a mortgage. Guided tours by Golden Walking Tours are a great way to become better acquainted with the city, and after working up an appetite, the food and wine at Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar are second to none.
  • There's plenty beer here! Golden is a mecca for beer lovers. Not only is it the site of a major Coors brewery, the largest in the world, it is also the home of Golden City Brewery, Mountain Toad Brewing, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, and Barrels & Bottles Brewery. Tours and tastings are available on site, and connoisseurs can often be found at the Golden Moon Speakeasy or Urban Backyard, sampling a wide variety of microbrews.
  • History and culture! Some say that Golden has more museums and cultural activities per capita than any other place in the state. The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave captures visitors' imagination with the story of the iconic Buffalo Bill Cody, and the hands-on exhibits at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has visitors coming back again and again.
  • Places to play! Outdoor recreation and conservation is deeply woven into the fabric of Golden culture, perhaps due to its location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Gear up for adventure at Vital Outdoors, then enjoy activities like paragliding with Colorado Paragliding, LLC, and hiking in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.