Thornton, Colorado Homes for Sale and Real Estate
About Thornton, Colorado
Thornton, Colorado is 12 miles northeast of Denver by way of Interstate 25. At 5,351 feet in elevation, the 115,000 residents of Thornton regularly experience breathtaking views and exceptional weather. Historical summer temps average in the high 80s to low 90s. Typical winter days include snow and temps in the low teens. Any season, everyday, may include the joy of living in such a wonderfully diverse and prosperous place.
Home Options in Thornton
If you are ready to buy a home in Thornton, you will be delighted at the summer 2022 median price of $630k (subject to change). The median household income of $80,000 supports this price point depending on the market, and buyers have options for the home of their dreams.
The inventory of homes in Thornton typically includes single family homes, condos, and townhomes. Some condos are apartment style, and many townhomes are built over one and two car garages. Entry points for both may be under $500,000.
There are also plenty of options for single family homes. Brick is a common exterior feature, as well as multi-level facades for even single level homes. Some properties have parking for RVs and other toys. Basements are not a common feature, but there are homes that may be found with them.
Living in Thornton: the Good
Thornton has plenty of its own amenities, but part of its beauty is proximity to venues in events in other cities. Thornton itself has Pecos Park - a community park with a playground for the littles and breathtaking mountain views for everyone. The “Twist & Shout Summer Concert Series” hosts free concerts in the park and brings food trucks along so that residents can enjoy dinner, too. Skate City in nearby Arvada has roller skating and blading along with events such as “Pixie & Parent” nights for parents and children.
Getting around in Thornton has easy options including multiple freeways, bike lanes, and public transit. The “N Line” train runs from Union Station through a number of cities and connects to a multitude of public buses. The rail or bus may be a convenient option to take you to work.
Living in Thornton: the Challenges
Ash trees dot the Thornton landscape. In the last decade, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle was confirmed in the area. Mitigation efforts are enforced and Colorado State University is available to assist with mitigation efforts.
In addition to the beetles, other area issues include wildfires and floods. Thankfully, the City has a “codeRED” notification system that keeps residents alerted to danger, thus, hopefully safer.
Would you like to connect with us? If you are looking to buy a home in Thornton, our agents will take your dream home list and help turn it into a reality. No home is too big or too small - we are always glad to help! Are you selling a home in Thornton? We can help with that, too! Our agents are familiar with the Thornton market and can competitively price your home and help you find a qualified buyer.