Quality of Life


Weather and Climate

Located near the foothills of the rockies and just minutes from the energy of downtown Denver, Lakewood is hard to beat. Our vibrant community and abundant recreation attractions naturally developed from a climate perfectly suited for enjoying the outdoors. Summer temperatures average a mild 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the winter months average 45. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year - exceeding Miami and San Diego - you'll never see better worker morale! 

Fun Facts

Altitude - 5,375 feet
Annual Precipitation - 15.81 inches
Heaviest Moisture - March to October
Heaviest Snowfall - March 

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration



Lakewood is proud to be home to St. Anthony Medical Campus. Opened in June 2011, the campus quickly became one of Lakewood’s largest employers. Whether you need a primary care doctor, specialty doctor, level-one trauma center, urgent care or a flu shot - you can find the level of care you need in Lakewood. 

Public Safety

The nearly 400 employees and more than 100 volunteers of the Lakewood Police Department are committed to providing the highest possible level of police service to our community. The LPD's mission is "to serve and protect with integrity, intelligence and initiative."