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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 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
12989 Valentia Street Thornton, Colorado
7 Beds 7 Baths 8,182 SqFt 0.700 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of RE/MAX NORTHWEST INC
15218 Roslyn Street Thornton, Colorado
3 Beds 3 Baths 6,900 SqFt 0.200 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Unlimited Inc
8382 E 130th Avenue Thornton, Colorado
5 Beds 4 Baths 5,741 SqFt 0.610 Acres
Under Contract Listing courtesy of Kentwood Real Estate City Properties
15 Blue Heron Drive Thornton, Colorado
6 Beds 7 Baths 5,436 SqFt 0.530 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of Resident Realty Colorado
10381 E 142nd Avenue Thornton, Colorado
4 Beds 5 Baths 5,327 SqFt 1.820 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of MB BELLISSIMO HOMES
15210 Roslyn Street Thornton, Colorado
2 Beds 3 Baths 5,640 SqFt 0.190 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Unlimited Inc
38 Blue Heron Drive Thornton, Colorado
3 Beds 3 Baths 5,726 SqFt 0.680 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of Your Castle Realty LLC
13731 Quebec Street Thornton, Colorado
3 Beds 3 Baths 3,664 SqFt 2.320 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of TRELORA Colorado
15274 ROSLYN Street Thornton, Colorado
2 Beds 3 Baths 5,616 SqFt 0.200 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of MB MCCAIN R E CO
14915 Fillmore Way Thornton, Colorado
4 Beds 4 Baths 4,383 SqFt 0.550 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of MB Kassel & Company
12725 Uinta Street Thornton, Colorado
3 Beds 4 Baths 4,442 SqFt 1.110 Acres
Under Contract Listing courtesy of RE/MAX NORTHWEST INC
14385 Dahlia Street Thornton, Colorado
3 Beds 3 Baths 4,010 SqFt 0.210 Acres
Under Contract Listing courtesy of Kerrie A. Young (Independent)