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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

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

Welcome to Glen Eagle Estate situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, Lot on over 1 Acre home Site.
Conveniently close to all amenities,just 20 minutes drive to Denver DIA , Riverdale Golf Courses. Fully Finished Basement Professionally done. This home provides an abundance of space. Beautiful Landscape with many trees around the property,you'll enjoy the perfect blend of tranquility in the quiet  neighborhood.
Main Floor Master Suite, a gourmet kitchen with double ovens, beautiful huge Island with a open floor plan.     
 Schedule a Showing today easy to show property and ready to move in House to Home! $1,700,000 Active

8170 E 128th Place Thornton, Colorado

6 Beds 6 Baths 6,242 SqFt 1.070 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Premier

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

Amazing two-story residence with a finished basement, garage, and beautifully landscaped backyard! Discover a floor plan boasting six sizable bedrooms, five bathrooms, a large family room with a fireplace, and extra hosting space upstairs, downstairs, and out back! Chef's kitchen has ample cabinet/counter space, pantry, and all the appliances needed for cooking, including double ovens! The upper level showcases a spacious loft area perfect for game night or overflow living room guests! Retreat to the primary suite, highlighting a full ensuite with dual sinks, a separate tub, a step-in glass shower, and a sizable walk-in closet. Secondary bedrooms enjoy a Jack & Jill bathroom and walk-in closets. Another private bedroom with connecting bathroom is included upstairs. The generous basement provides a wet & dry bar and a flexible area perfect for an entertainment center, game room, or workout equipment. The entertainer's backyard offers an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, a rock water-feature, storage shed, and a large patio. Take advantage of the 3-car garage and washer/dryer included. This unique home is located in the prestigious North Hill Neighborhood close to the large park, clubhouse with business and meeting areas, multi-room gym, and community pool/hot tub. Tankless water heater, sump pump, air conditioning, and radon mitigation system add to the home value! This jewel is now available! $1,050,000 Active

14073 Ivy Court Thornton, Colorado

6 Beds 5 Baths 4,816 SqFt 0.230 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Real Broker 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

This sundrenched home is absolutely beautiful and waiting for you! Situated on over an acre with abundant mountain views, this home will not disappoint! Newer paint, luxury vinyl plank floors, carpet and lighting are just a few of the upgrades this homeowner has made. The livable open floor plan has a great flow, with a main floor study and a bonus room! The 3rd floor is a wonderful guest/private quarters with its own bedroom, ensuite 3/4 bath and loft area. Full unfinished basement for future expansion! Class 4 hail resistant composition shingles! The garage is oversized, insulated and drywalled with 8ft hanging racks! Live in the country, and still enjoy all the conveniences of the city. $1,000,000 Active

12561 Uinta Street Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 4 Baths 5,030 SqFt 1.020 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Pallone & Associates

WELCOME  to this upscale dream home located in Heritage Todd Creek, a premier gated 55+ golf course community. Situated on almost a 1/4 acre lot with spectacular mountain, water, and golf course views, living here will feel like a dream come true.  You will fall in love when you step through the front door of this spacious 2552 SF home with a finished walk-out basement.  The Great Room features high ceilings, a gas fireplace and large entertainment area - the ideal place to gather with family or friends. The amazing kitchen has been upgraded with rich Brazilian marble counters and tile backsplash, a striking stainless steel range hood, and SS appliances. A butler's pantry connects the kitchen and formal dining room and offers a large walk-in pantry and service area with cabinetry & marble counters. The master suite is spacious and is complimented by a 5 piece bath with a large soaking tub & stall shower. Additionally, there is a mini suite for guests featuring it's own bath & walk-in closet. The office/den will make working from home a pleasure, or can be the perfect quite get-a-way to read your favorite book. A super sized laundry and powder room complete the main floor.  An additional 1820 SF is finished in the basement, which will be your favorite place to entertain. The large bar is a mini kitchen that will make entertaining easy!  The 5 foot horizontal fireplace with colored light & glass, highlights the family room, and creates a warm atmosphere where you can gather with friends. The amazing interior is complimented by the outside extended Trex deck featuring 2 motorized awnings, a natural gas grill, and a lower level with a stamped concrete patio that offers a natural gas firepit, and a hot tub/spa where you can relax after golf.  This active adult community offers it all, a golf course, restaurant, tennis courts, a gym & a multitude of clubs & activities. Why pay to go on vacation, when you can live in Heritage Todd Creek and vacation all year long? $988,900 Active Under Contract

15331 Heritage Circle Thornton, Colorado

3 Beds 4 Baths 5,104 SqFt 0.230 Acres

Active Under Contract Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty 56

NEW!  Ready late Spring 2024!  Ask about our financing incentives.  The Dillon's gourmet kitchen, complete with spacious walk-in pantry, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances and upgraded 42” Lancaster maple cabinets in white icing are a chef’s dream.  The expanded kitchen island is perfect for gatherings and offers plenty of additional storage.   Distinctive Venatino Beige 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 expanded great room boasts a gas fireplace with stacked stone  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 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. $985,000 Pending

6307 E 141st Lane Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,278 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Pending Listing courtesy of Compass - Denver

New Construction – Available January 2024.  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.  Plenty of storage can be found in the sizable walk-in pantry. 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. $935,000 Active

6287 E 141st Lane Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,962 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Compass - Denver

Brand NEW Toll Brothers Home, delivering February 2024. Grand 2-story foyer and stunning circular staircase with upgraded wrought iron railing, are sure to impress. The great room fireplace features stunning dry stack stone with stained mantel.   The gourmet kitchen features Whirlpool stainless steel appliances, upgraded 42" Frisco cabinets in Smoke finish, and an oversized island and walk-in pantry.  Brown satin marble countertops are shown on the kitchen countertops and island.  The main floor primary bedroom suite includes a luxurious 5-piece bath showcasing upgraded quartz countertop and tile flooring, spacious shower with poured pan and frameless shower door, free standing soaking tub, and is adjoined by a spacious walk-in closet. A main floor study and formal dining room complete this amazing home.  Additional bedrooms can be found on the upper floor.  Upgraded interior paint, extensive use of engineered hardwood on the main level and many designer touches can be found in this stunning Yuma home. Limited time incentives are available. 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 Active

6276 E 141st Lane Thornton, Colorado

5 Beds 4 Baths 4,132 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Active Listing courtesy of Compass - Denver

NEW!  Ready Fall 2023.  Ask about our financing incentives. The Dillon's gourmet kitchen, complete with spacious walk-in pantry, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances and upgraded 42” Lancaster maple cabinets in Frappe finish are a chef’s dream.  The expanded kitchen island is perfect for gatherings and offers plenty of additional storage.   Distinctive Carrara Barolo 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 expanded great room boasts a gas fireplace with brickwork 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 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. $925,000 Pending

6227 E 141st Lane Thornton, Colorado

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,728 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Pending Listing courtesy of Compass - Denver

Rare opportunity to purchase a NextGen SuperHome in Willow Bend with two homes in one! The main house features a welcoming great room with high ceilings, recessed lighting, a soothing palette, wood like flooring, and a cozy fireplace for those cold evenings. The gourmet kitchen has stamped granite countertops, stylish grey shaker cabinets with crown moulding, top-notch stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, a pantry, chic pendant lighting, and a massive island with breakfast bar. Upstairs you are greeted by the large loft area great for an office, play area, or more entertaining space! The primary suite features a luxurious walk in closet and spa like en suite bathroom. There are 4 additional bedrooms upstairs, one of them has an en suite bathroom, the other 2 share a large dual sink full bathroom.  The expansive, partially finished basement with a full bathroom serves as an ideal space for a family room, game room, or home theater. The NextGen suite has its own one car garage as well as a completely private entrance making it perfect for rental opportunities, family, or any other guests! It features its own full kitchen complete with gas stove and range hood. Additionally it has its own laundry room, large bedroom, bathroom, and two living rooms! The backyard features gorgeous stamped concrete patio with ample space for hosting memorable gatherings. Make this gem yours! $900,000 Active Under Contract

4883 E 144th Lane Thornton, Colorado

6 Beds 6 Baths 6,313 SqFt 0.180 Acres

Active Under Contract Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Preferred Realty