Located about halfway between Denver and Boulder along U.S. 36, the Broomfield area is central to all that Colorado living is known for throughout the world. Local shopping, entertainment and night-life options combined with convenient access to Colorado's beautiful scenery and year-round outdoor recreation make Broomfield a uniquely vibrant place to live, work and play.
Downtown Denver is just 15 minutes away, and offers Broomfield residents a wide range of world-class entertainment, professional sports and cultural activities. Also just 15 minutes away, Boulder is the quintessential college town, home of the University of Colorado. Boulder offers eclectic entertainment and culture, and a host of outdoor recreation possibilities in a youthful and natural setting.
An influential force in the Colorado economy, the Broomfield area is a burgeoning center of the high-tech, retail and manufacturing industries. Yet, Broomfield City and County Government makes sure the area retains it's century-old feeling of rural charm. Careful planning and development allow for plenty of open space. Broomfield's neighboring cities and towns are committed to the same developmental principles, ensuring that residents enjoy the benefits of economic opportunity without sacrificing the promise of Colorado's nature-oriented lifestyle.
Broomfield was founded in 1877 as a small farming community known as Zang's Spur. It was named after A.J. Zang, founder of the Zang Brewing Company, and was centered at the present day intersection of 120th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. As the 20th century began, the town's name was changed to Broomfield to reflect the fields of "broom corn" grown in the area. In the 1950s Broomfield developed as a "bedroom" community for those employed in nearby Denver.
Broomfield was officially incorporated as a statutory city in 1961, and was billed as the state's first planned community. In 1974, a home rule charter and the city's first master plan were adopted. In 1995, a new master plan was created, and is often revised in order to provide ongoing and careful stewardship of the area's growth and development.
In November 2001, Broomfield made Colorado history, becoming Colorado's 64th county, the first to be added to the state in nearly 100 years.
Broomfield Weather and Climate
Broomfield's weather is characterized by moderate temperatures, low humidity, abundant sunshine, and infrequent precipitation. Colorado's Front Range climate is considered semi-arid, and boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year. The average temperature in January is 30 degrees; in July, 73 degrees. You can see why Colorado's Front Range region, with its mild climate and convenient access to the Rocky Mountains, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
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