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Thornton is a home rule municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado, located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton is 10 miles (16 km) north/northeast of downtown Denver. The United States Census Bureau reported the city’s growing population at 118,772 on April 1, 2010, a 44.2% increase from the 2000 Census population of 82,384. Thornton is the sixth-most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 213th-most populous city in the United States.

Thornton consisted solely of farmland until 1953 when Sam Hoffman purchased a lot off Washington Street about seven miles (11 km) north of Denver. The town he laid out was the first fully planned community in Adams County, and the first to offer full municipal services from a single tax levy, including recreation services and free trash pickup. Thornton was named in honor of Former Colorado Governor Dan Thornton.

The Thornton Community Association (TCA) was formed in 1954 to help guide the new community’s development. By the end of 1955, Thornton had 5,500 residents in over 1,200 homes. The TCA was instrumental in Thornton’s 1956 incorporation as a city. Oyer G. Leary was elected the first mayor.

Major highways in Thornton are I-25, I-76, SH 7, SH 44, SH 224, and E-470.

Thornton is served by the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD), which provides bus service to Thornton and the rest of the Denver metropolitan area.

The major airport that serves Thornton is Denver International Airport.

Thornton is served primarily by three school districts: Adams County School District 12, Mapleton Public Schools, and Brighton School District 27J. These include four high schools (Thornton High School, Vantage Point High School, Skyview High School, and Horizon High School), five middle schools and fourteen elementary schools. There are several charter schools in or near Thornton: Stargate School, Colorado Virtual Academy, New America School, Westgate Community Charter School.

Thornton has several libraries and is served by the Rangeview Library District.

Thornton has 81 city parks and nearly 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) of parks and open space. There are over 80 miles (130 km) of trails throughout the city. Recreational facilities include the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center[13] and the Thornton Community Center. Golf courses include the Thorncreek Golf Course and Todd Creek Golf.

Thornton is located at 39°54′11″N 104°57′16″W (39.903043, -104.954406).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.2 square miles (70 km2), of which, 26.9 square miles (70 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (1.25%) is water.

Thornton has several shopping areas, such as Larkridge Mall, Thornton Town Center, and Thorncreek Crossing Shopping Center. Larkridge is home to national anchor tenants, big box retailers, and restaurants, and has a pedestrian village. Larkridge is anchored by Colorado’s first Sears Grand store, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and PetsMart. DaveCo Liquor Store is the largest liquor store in the world.

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Thornton Homes for Sale

8.75 acre+- parcel located in the path of development surrounded by recent and ongoing development near the recently improved intersection of Washington St  and E. 152nd Parkway (high traffic and signaled intersection), south of E470, east of I-25.   Still zoned Adams County, surrounded by City of Thornton.  Great potential for various uses (Retail, Commercial, Industrial and or other investment opportunities), supported by City of Thornton.   Recent road and other infrastructure improvements surround this property.   Surrounding parcels in process of going through final development entitlements for an Employment Center Zoning, which would abut subject property with streets and other infrastructure improvements. Subject property has 3 approved living units, multiple outbuildings/storage, horse/livestock facilities, indoor riding arena, horse runs, hay shed, multiple water taps, one livestock well --- all providing multiple income producing potential while building equity for acquisition or future gains. $2,400,000 Active

15211 Washington St Street Thornton, Colorado

2 Beds 1 Baths 1,016 SqFt 8.750 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of LandProfessionals, LLC

Beautiful Acreage in Eastlake located just East of Eastlake #3 Park and Nature Preserve.  This 5.431 Acre Property has a Small Ranch Style Home on it.  Property Being Sold for Land Value. $2,199,000 Active

3225 E 124th Avenue Thornton, Colorado

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,348 SqFt 5.430 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of RE/MAX NORTHWEST INC

STUNNING modern farmhouse with breathtaking panoramic views of the Rockies in the horse property community of The Wadley Farms! The open concept home has been masterfully updated with custom finishes throughout, utilizing the finest materials to create an unparalleled country retreat. This exquisite walk-out basement ranch home, sits atop 5.2 acres of beautiful pasture land with a creek & a farmer's ditch running through it, creating a lovely oasis for all types of avifauna & only minutes away from trails, rails, parks, shopping, restaurants, and highways. Highlights of the property include a massive covered deck and patio, fully fenced yard, a gorgeous custom-built chicken coop & animal shed large enough for goats, alpacas, etc.. The home boasts new refinished hardwood flooring throughout the main level & beautiful LVP flooring in the lower level.  Enjoy the deluxe sound speakers throughout the home's interior and exterior and the motorized Hunter Douglas window treatment throughout. The massive gourmet kitchen has high end stainless steel appliances, elegant granite countertops, and a spacious breakfast nook that opens up to the enormous sun-drenched family room with its oversized west-facing windows showing off the panoramic mountain views and alluring floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace. Adjacent to the family room is the expansive covered Trex deck. The serene primary bedroom provides ample privacy and deck access. The gorgeous spa style primary bathroom includes a soaking tub and a large walk-in shower. The main floor is made complete with a study, 1 additional bedroom, a gorgeous dining room, a large powder room, and laundry/mudroom that leads to the oversized 5-car garage. The walk-out basement is an entertainer's dream featuring a great room, wetl bar, 2 bedrooms, a beautifully updated bathroom, and a large storage area with access to the garage and a dumbwaiter between the kitchen and the wet bar making it perfect for entertaining! Seller is Agent/owner. $1,595,000 Active Under Contract

13831 Downing Street Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 3 Baths 4,617 SqFt 5.180 Acres

Active Under Contract Listing courtesy of Resident Realty South Metro

This stunning custom home in the prestigious Gleneagle Estates is sure to impress the most discerning of buyers. From the moment you enter the driveway of this gorgeous home you can see that no detail has been overlooked. Both the front and back yard have been beautifully landscaped. There is an oversized 4 car garage to allow secure parking for all your vehicles or toys. The grand two story entryway invites you to come in and explore this incredible home. The main floor features a large family room with gas fireplace and impressive two story stone surround. Arched doorway with entry to kitchen it flanked with the same custom stonework. The kitchen has a large island, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a large walk-in pantry for all your storage needs. The primary bedroom is conveniently located on the main level and has backyard access as well as en suite bathroom, complete with jetted soaker tub and large walk in closet. Laundry room has storage cabinets and large granite countertop folding station. Powder bath on main level allows access for guests. Large dining area near front of house is perfect for hosting holidays. The office is accessible from the main staircase and has ample space to allow you to work from home in comfort and style. Three large windows make this a great space for productivity. The upper level has a loft, great for a play space or remote learning plus an additional powder bathroom. First large bedroom has a private balcony & private en suite bathroom. The other two large bedrooms share a Jack & Jill bathroom.The basement has been fully finished with an open layout allowing you the flexibility to use it in a variety of ways. 5th bedroom is currently being used as a home gym and has en suite access to the 3/4 bathroom with a sauna, perfect for enjoying post-workout.The backyard has patio space, horseshoe pits, hot tub, and built in fire pit.Welcome home! $1,380,000 Pending

8371 E 129th Place Thornton, Colorado

5 Beds 6 Baths 5,987 SqFt 0.630 Acres

Pending Listing courtesy of Elevate Property Group LLC

Welcome to your Oasis! This sprawling ranch with a builder-finished basement sits on an amazing lot just over 1 acre, professionally landscaped to perfection. Enjoy several sitting areas, a garden space, a convenient dog run, and extensive rock and water-wise lawn landscapes. This home boasts an oversized 4-car finished attached garage, ideal for all your storage needs. As a bonus, discover the detached 4-car garage featuring an 11 ft door, perfect for storing an RV, outdoor toys, or a classic car collection – a true mechanic's dream. Step inside to experience luxury at its finest. The high ceilings and custom-designed lighting create a visually stunning atmosphere. Revel in the beauty of new wood LVP flooring throughout, meticulously designed to elevate your living experience. Entertainment abounds with the included theater room featuring tiered seating, 6 movie recliners, a 75-inch screen TV, and surround sound hookup. The open family room in the basement offers a pool table, large bar equipped with all you need to entertain family and friends, another bedroom suite, and a bonus room to use as a craft room or yoga/workout space.
Enjoy the prime location near Riverdale Golf Course and Riverdale Regional Park, offering access to tons of walking trails and the Adams County Fairgrounds. Whether you seek a serene retreat or a space to entertain, this home has MUCH to offer! $1,299,000 Active

12590 Valentia Street Thornton, Colorado

3 Beds 4 Baths 5,108 SqFt 1.140 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town

Zoned PD (PUD) and next to the light rail, the city would to see a small neighborhood of single family homes / WE Cottages developed, like is built at 128th and Ulster!! This 3.44 acres of high potential development land is at the southeast corner of East 124th Avenue and York Street in Old Eastlake! There is an existing farm house, water well rights, and a septic system. The Eastlake Light Rail station only 1100 feet to the northwest. The new Eastlake Post Office is across the street to the north along with the new York St Depot Co-Working office building. Adjacent to the land on the south is Eastlake #2 Open Space which is 29.5 acres of open space and wildlife habitat. Amazing Location, Amazing Opportunity! Plenty of open space to the west also offers amazing mountain views for your development. Currently zoned A1. Don't let this opportunity get away from you! $1,250,000 Active

12380 York Street Thornton, Colorado

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,243 SqFt 3.440 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of eXp Realty, LLC

Ready Now! Special Financing Available (some restrictions apply). This popular Yuma home provides a stunning two-story foyer showcasing an elegant curved staircase with upgraded wrought iron spindles and oak main stair end caps. The study off of the entry features french doors for privacy. The expanded great room features a 15' western slider door and  doors off the breakfast nook to the covered patio.  The chef’s dream kitchen features walk-in pantry, upgraded KitchenAid 36” gas cooktop, double ovens, dishwasher, and canopy hood in stainless steel finish. The dramatic kitchen showcases upgraded 42” raised panel maple cabinets with stacked uppers with puck lighting – both in smoke finish with ebony glaze.  The built-in butler’s pantry, with glass upper cabinets, includes a beverage refrigerator and additional storage. Countertops and extended island are accentuated by upgraded Calacatta Maywood Quartz.
The Yuma features a primary bedroom on the main floor, as well as three secondary bedrooms on the upper floor with jack-n-jill bath. The upper floor is complimented with a multi-use finished room with attached bath.  The primary bath features a free-standing Kohler soaking tub, frameless shower enclosure and tile pan; along with upgraded wall and floor tile. Upper-level secondary bedrooms feature upgraded countertops and tile. Whole house insulation, gas line at patio, tray ceiling in primary bedroom, study, Decora outlets, upgraded base and case and drop zone at the owner’s entry are just a few of the many upgrades in this distinguished home.  The spacious expanded basement features rough-in plumbing at two locations.  
Don`t miss this opportunity to be a part of our amenity rich community in Thornton! North Hill's resort-style amenities center features community gathering rooms, a zero-entry community pool, hot tub, state of the art fitness center, trails and 9-acre park with basketball court. $1,000,000 Pending

6324 E 141st Avenue Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 4 Baths 5,299 SqFt 0.180 Acres

Pending Listing courtesy of Compass - Denver

New Toll Brothers Home. Ready Summer 2024. This home qualifies for 4.25% 2/1 interest rate buydown.The Dillon's gourmet kitchen, complete with spacious walk-in pantry, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances and upgraded 42” Lancaster MDF cabinets in Chai Latte finish are a chef's dream. The expanded kitchen island is perfect for gatherings and offers plenty of additional storage. Distinctive Bianco Levanto quartz is featured on the island and perimeter kitchen countertops. Just off the eat-in nook you will find an expanded patio complete with built-in gas line – perfect for a firepit or gas grill. The great room boasts a gas fireplace with Perpetuo 12" x 24 tile surround that's an eye-catcher from the moment you walk in the room. Formal dining room and study on the main floor completes the spacious feel of this Dillon home. Relax in the secluded second-floor primary suite that boasts a lavish bath with incredible tile upgrades, a free-standing tub, and ample closet space. The ultra shower, with tile floor pan, upgraded wall tile and frameless shower enclosure, completes the look and feel of this spa-like bathroom. Secondary bedrooms each include private baths and large closets. Laundry, complete with sink, is located on the upper floor for added convenience. Custom interior paint, upgraded wrought-iron stair railing, and an extensive use of engineered hardwood throughout the home are showcased. Don`t miss this opportunity to be a part of our amenity rich community in Thornton! North Hill's resort-style amenities center features community gathering rooms, a zero-entry community pool, hot tub, state of the art fitness center, trails and 9-acre park with basketball court.
*Ask about our limited time 4.75% first year interest rate with 2/1 buy-down program with Toll Brothers Mortgage. $940,000 Active

6256 E 141st Lane Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,278 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Compass - Denver

NEW Toll Brothers Hayden plan with Summer 2024 delivery! Ask about limited time finance incentive!  The Hayden's welcoming covered entry and inviting foyer reveals the expansive two-story great room featuring a delightful fireplace with stained mantel and showcases Skyline Split stackstone.  The covered expanded patio is accessible from the great room which allows for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.  The well-designed kitchen features upgraded KitchenAid 5-burner gas cooktop, microwave/oven combo stack, dishwasher and stylish canopy hood.  Modern 42” Lancaster Maple MDF cabinets in Macchiato compliment the oversized kitchen island featuring upgraded quartz countertops.   The kitchen has plenty of counter and cabinet space, and a sizable walk-in pantry. The gorgeous primary bedroom suite is highlighted by a spacious walk-in closet and spa-like primary bath with free standing soaking tub, glass enclosed shower with seat and dual-sink vanity. Central to a generous loft, secondary bedrooms feature walk-in closets, one with a private full bath, the other two with a shared Jack and Jill bath. Additional highlights include a versatile office off the foyer, a convenient powder room, centrally located laundry on the second level, and storage throughout. The spacious unfinished basement features additional daylight window wells and rough-in plumbing.  This Hayden home features nothing but the best in designer finishes and features a generous usage of upgraded floor tile, Quartz countertops and waterproof core flooring throughout the main level of the home.   
 
Don`t miss this opportunity to be a part of our amenity rich community in Thornton! North Hill's resort-style amenities center features community gathering rooms, a zero-entry community pool, hot tub, state of the art fitness center, trails and 9-acre park with basketball court. $936,000 Active

6236 E 141st Lane Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,577 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Compass - Denver

New Construction – Available Now. * Ask about our limited time 4.25% first year interest rate with 2/1 buy-down program. The Hayden's welcoming covered entry and inviting foyer reveals the expansive two-story great room featuring a delightful fireplace with stunning floor to ceiling tile in brushed graphite.  The covered expanded patio is accessible from the eat-in nook which allows for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.  The well-designed kitchen features Whirlpool appliances including a 5-burner gas cooktop, microwave/oven stacked combo, dishwasher, and stylish canopy range hood in stainless steel finish.  Modern 42’ Lancaster Maple cabinets in white icing finish are featured throughout the home.    The kitchen has an oversized island and showcases upgraded Della Terra quartz. The gorgeous primary bedroom suite is highlighted by a spacious walk-in closet and spa-like bath, double-sided vanity and separate water closet. Central to a generous loft, secondary bedrooms feature walk-in closets, one with a private full bath, the other two with a shared Jack and Jill bath. Additional highlights include a versatile office with walk out bay window, a convenient powder room, centrally located laundry with laundry sink, on the second level, and storage throughout. The spacious unfinished basement features additional daylight window wells and rough-in plumbing.  This Hayden home design features nothing but the best in designer finishes and includes a generous use of upgraded floor tile, quartz countertops and waterproof core flooring throughout the main level of the home.   Please ask about our fantastic financing incentives!
Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of our amenity rich community in Thornton! North Hill's resort-style amenities center features community gathering rooms, a zero-entry community pool, hot tub, state of the art fitness center, trails and 9-acre park with basketball court. $925,000 Pending

6287 E 141st Lane Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,962 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Pending Listing courtesy of Compass - Denver

Former model home & one of the most popular floor plans in the Fallbrook neighborhood. This beautifully maintained home offers many updates throughout. The open entry way offers a stunning spiral staircase with 2-story high ceilings in the family room that offers an abundance of natural light. The custom kitchen features cherrywood cabinets, tile backsplash, double ovens, stainless steel appliances, eat in kitchen, walk-in pantry & a butler/coffee bar counter. The main floor offers a spacious great room, private office, formal dining room plus a guest bedroom & private bathroom. The upstairs features a spacious loft, great for additional living space or playroom, two spare bedrooms connected by a Jack & Jill bathroom & laundry room w/ mop sink & additional cabinets. The primary suite is on the opposite side of the home with a spacious 5-piece bath, large shower, soaking tub & walk-in closet. The beautifully finished walk-out basement offers a Theater room with theater seating, projection TV & oversized screen (all theater equipment included), craft or storage room, second family room area & the 5th bedroom w/ full bathroom. Outside, the backyard is the perfect getaway to relax on the 2nd story deck, great for gatherings, room for your garden & no neighbors behind you. The home has new interior & exterior paint, located at the end of a cul-de-sac near walking/bike paths, schools, parks & hwy. access. Schedule your showing today before it's gone!! $899,000 Active

3545 E 143rd Avenue Thornton, Colorado

5 Beds 4 Baths 5,044 SqFt 0.170 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC

Exquisite eight-bedroom, six-bathroom residence with a beautifully landscaped front yard and an inviting front porch. Upon entering, be greeted by vaulted ceilings, wood floors, a formal living room, an office/bedroom, and a formal dining room. Ascend the stairs to discover five bedrooms, including the primary suite, which boasts its own separate staircase from the kitchen, an en suite five-piece bathroom with granite countertops, a spacious walk-in closet, and breathtaking Mountain Views. Two additional full bathrooms serve the four secondary bedrooms on the upper level. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, an island, a breakfast nook, and a vast walk-in pantry. The kitchen opens up to another family room area. The finished garden level basement offers two extra bedrooms and one additional bathrooms, a media room, a gym room, ample storage, and a wet bar area. Enjoy the convenience of a three-car tandem garage and a mudroom with washer and dryer on the main floor. Outside, relax on the Trex deck or patio area in the beautifully landscaped backyard. This home offers unparalleled comfort and luxury. $875,000 Active

6372 E 135th Avenue Thornton, Colorado

8 Beds 6 Baths 5,880 SqFt 0.220 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Thrive Real Estate Group