Thornton is a diverse community with a strong commitment to quality of life and the environment. The Denver metropolitan area in which Thornton is located consistently ranks as one of the most desirable areas to live in the United States. The community's location, 10 miles north of downtown Denver and adjacent to Interstate 25, provides high visibility for business while still allowing easy access to various transportation routes.
Education is a great aspect of Thornton with access to nine major universities and colleges located within a 45-mile radius of the community, as well as numerous smaller institutions of higher learning. Thornton is served primarily by two school districts encompassing four high schools, five middle schools and fourteen elementary schools.
Thornton has some amazing recreation programs with nearly 1,000 acres of land developed or designated for public parks. The numerous lighted tennis courts, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, recreation centers and gymnasiums offer recreation opportunities for people of all ages and activity levels.
Thornton's location provides an ideal environment for business, recreation, and residences. Whether your priority is a hometown with good schools, easy access to your favorite activities, plenty of employment opportunities, a whole spectrum of churches, or a vibrant arts and culture community, Thornton has it — plus much, much more.