Centennial, Colorado

Centennial is one of Colorado’s newest cities, formed in 2001 from portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County.  As it is new, mailing addresses that are actually in Centennial often have Aurora, Englewood or Littleton as the city name because they are the “default” city names for the ZIP codes within Centennial. With a population over 103,000, Centennial is the 10th largest city in Colorado.  In 2014, Money Magazine ranked Centennial 13th out of “100 Best Small Cities To Live.” The magazine said “Just inside Denver’s beltway, Centennial feels removed from the city bustle, with rolling hills, open space, and a trail network that winds through town.” It was recently recognized as the safest city in Colorado and the 15th safest city in the United States. 

The city is roughly divided in half by I-25, providing Centennial residents with easy access to major employment centers along Denver’s southeast business corridor, such as the Denver Tech Center, Inverness and Meridian. A variety of attractive shopping districts, which include The Streets of Southglenn, Park Meadows, Arapahoe Crossings and Southlands, offer convenient shopping. Centennial has many hills, gullies and ravines, and its open spaces are usually accompanied by recreational trails, including the Little Dry Creek Trail and the Highline Canal.

Centennial lies within the boundaries of the Cherry Creek School District and the Littleton Public Schools.

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