ABOUT EVERGREEN




EVERGREEN, CO IS ABOUT 15 MILES WEST OF DENVER AND SITS AT AN ELEVATION OF 7,220 FEET IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.THE FIRST HOMESTEADER ARRIVED IN 1859.THOMAS BERGEN ESTABLISHED A RANCH AND STAGE STOP JUST NORTH OF PRESENT DAY DOWNTOWN EVERGREEN.FELLOW HOMESTEADER, DWIGHT P. WILMOT IS SAID TO HAVE NAMED THE AREA "EVERGREEN".THE TOWN'S GROWTH WAS ATTRIBUTED TO THE LUMBER DEMAND AS BUILDING INCREASED IN DENVER AND BY THE 1880'S THE TOWN BOASTED A POPULATION OF 200 AND HAD SIX OPERATING SAW MILLS.ELECTRICAL SERVICE REACHED THE TOWN BY 1917.RESORTS BEGAN SPRINGING UP TO ACCOMMODATE DENVERITES AND CELEBRITIES OF THE DAY.DURING THE 1950'S PEOPLE BEGAN TO STAY YEAR ROUND AND THE TOWN BECAME KNOWN AS A COMMUTER COMMUNITY.

EVERGREEN IS SURROUNDED BY THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND IN THE DENVER MOUNTAIN PARKS AND JEFFERSON COUNTY OPEN SPACE PARK SYSTEMS.EVERGREEN LAKE (CREATED IN 1927 WHEN BEAR CREEK WAS DAMNED) IS A POPULAR RECREATION AREA THAT OFFERS ICE SKATING FROM MID-DECEMBER TO LATE MARCH.EVERGREEN'S DOWNTOWN IS COMPRISED OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES.

THE EVERGREEN COMMUNITY OFFERS PHENOMENAL SCHOOLS WHOSE GRADUATES ARE ENROLLED IN COLORADO UNIVERSITIES AS WELL AS PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.THEIR ACADEMIC CURRICULUM IS RIGOROUS, INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE.CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ARE ACTIVE ALL TYPES OF TEAM SPORTS INCLUDING SKIING!

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Updated: 15th December, 2018 3:44 PM.