Living in Thornton
If you are considering a relocation to the northern suburbs of Denver, the city of Thornton, Colorado should be at the top of your list. Since 2000, the population of Thornton has increased an astounding 142%! Keep reading to learn some of the reasons why so many are deciding that living in Thornton CO is the best option for them. Or you can skip down to our comprehensive and up-to-the-minute list of homes for sale in Thornton.
Why is Thornton Colorado a Popular Relocation Destination?
The combination of home affordability, short commute time to either Boulder or Denver, and local character has made Thornton an unbeatable option for individuals and families moving to the metro area over the past 15 years. The stats tell a big part of the story. In Thornton…Median home price: $288,800 (well below the metro area average), 30-year fixed mortgage rates: 3.6%, Average home value appreciation (last ten years): 15%, Median resident age: 32 years old, Average commute time: 30 minutes.
With the Denver housing market exploding over the past few years, the average home price in Thornton has started to look more and more appealing to a lot of Colorado home shoppers. The numbers reflect that Thornton is a community where many savvy home buyers have chosen to put down roots, save some money, and watch their investment mature. House values have gone up about 15% over the last decade. The cost of living in Thornton CO is 17% above the national average, but it’s much more affordable than other metro area communities like Denver, Aurora, Boulder, and Lakewood.
Thornton CO Schools
Thornton schools are managed by the Adams 12 Five Star Schools district. As a whole, the area gets a 5 out of 10 rating, putting it right around the national average. However, there are several neighborhoods with above average rated elementary schools. To learn more about where the best schools are located and the best neighborhoods in Thornton, contact Cindy Belhumeur, Owner and Managing Broker of Home Source Group. Cindy is an Accredited Buyers Representative, making her uniquely qualified to find and negotiate the best possible price for your next home.