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Tour of Thornton, Colorado

Today we're taking you on a Virtual Tour of Thornton, Colorado!

A great Denver suburb, Thornton is Colorado's 6th largest city by population and is home to great outdoor spaces, plenty of suburban amenities, and relatively affordable home prices. Stick around to check this one out!

Thornton Vibes

Thornton is located about 20-25 minutes north of downtown Denver and about 30 minutes from the Denver International Airport. The city is the 6th largest in the state and home to nearly 150,000 residents. It's full of shopping centers, you'll never run out of options. It's a large suburb and don't need to leave to get what you need. Being so large and relatively affordable, it's kind of in that sweet spot for a lot of folks.

In terms of schools, it very much depends on where you're located within the city. Thornton is served by 4 districts - Adams 12 Five Star, School District 27J, Mapleton, and Adams County - with ratings of B+, C+, C, and D- respectively*. Luckily most of the city is served by the Adams 12 Five Star district. If schools are important to you and would want to avoid the other three, be sure of where you moving to, to see which district serves that area. The Adams 12 Five Star serves the central, southwest, west, and northwest portions of the city.

Home Price Statistics

At the time of writing this, the median single-family sale price comes in around $585k. Compared to the Denver metro median of around $700k, Thornton is more affordable. Entry level single-family homes will go for around $300k. Currently on the market for single-family homes, prices range significantly with the highest priced home on the market going $2.8m. The price of a home here will depend largely on location and home condition. In terms of condos/townhomes, prices currently on the market range from $150k-$835k. Approximately 73% of residents own vs 27% rent.

Pros + Cons


  • Endless suburban amenities

  • Close to Denver and Boulder

  • Fantastic outdoor spaces

  • Something for everyone

  • Potential access to great schools

  • Affordable home prices

  • Opportunity for an epic home


  • Some lower rated schools (if good schools are a priority, there certainly are plenty of them- just be aware of where you're moving to)

  • No charming downtown area

  • Very little 'charm' in general

  • Classically a bland suburb

  • Some areas with lower pride of ownership

For Fans Of

Basically if you like this area, you might want to check out these other areas 👇

  • Westminster

  • Broomfield

  • Northglenn

  • Centennial

  • Aurora

  • Lakewood

To Sum Up Thornton in Three Points

  1. Affordable home prices

  2. Tons of great outdoor spaces

  3. Tons of suburban amenities

As We Depart

Every day I help people who are moving or relocating to the Denver area, find the home of their dreams in one of the best metropolitan areas in the country! If you're looking for a full-service Real Estate company that specializes in these cross-country moves, or just across the city, look no further.

Welcome to Denver, CO - Make Yourself at Home!

Jesse Lynch - The New Face of Real Estate

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