A broad spectrum of housing options are available in Lakewood, ranging from executive housing in Solterra and Belmar to entry-level homes and apartments throughout the community. The Metro Denver market offers some of the best housing values of any major metropolitan area.
The median home value in Lakewood in 2015 was $264,000. The average rent in Lakewood in 2015 for all apartments was $1,100 per month. The average rent in Metro Denver in the fourth quarter of 2015 for all apartments was $1,291 per month.
In contrast, the Metro Denver median home value of existing single-family homes was $253,100 in 2015, while the national median home value was $175,700 according to the American Community Survey, the National Association of Realtors and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.
Lakewood housing trends are changing. As more residents use transit, they also want to live near it. According to the Center for Neighborhood Technology, demand for housing near mass transit is on the rise. In addition, energy- and resource-efficient homes, also known as "green homes," are growing in popularity. Lakewood is taking charge of its future by proactively designing a multimodal infrastructure and intelligently planning residential, commercial, and retail development. The
opened in April 2013 to serve established residential areas and major employment centers and to attract future development. The result will be increased mobility for residents and workers, and increased connectivity for Lakewood to the entire metro Denver area.