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Northglenn is a suburban community located 7 miles north of Denver. The city encompasses 7.5 square miles, and is strategically located adjacent to Interstate 25, Colorado’s primary north/south transportation corridor, with interchanges at 104th Avenue and 120th Avenue and an overpass at Community Center Drive.

The overpass and interchanges provide access to Northglenn’s retail centers, government center, recreation center, and award-winning parks. With university branch campuses, community colleges and technical schools located in or nearby the city, there is a substantial supply of well-trained professional and technical employees available to the business community. The quality of planning and development in Northglenn has created a distinctive sense of community that is uncommon in many modern cities.

Northglenn has strong local government support for business retention and expansion opportunities. The quality of planning and development in Northglenn has created a distinctive sense of community that is uncommon in many modern cities. Northglenn began in 1959 as a planned community and gained national recognition for its success in large-scale community development. The Marketplace at Northglenn, located at 104th Avenue and I-25, has been a significant regional shopping center since it was first built as the Northglenn Mall in 1968. In 1999, the City and the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority participated in assisting its owner for redevelopment into the Marketplace as it exists today.

The city’s residents reside in attractive neighborhoods with easily accessible schools, convenient shopping centers, parks, lakes, tennis courts, open space and a multi-use recreation center. These community elements are connected by the Greenway Trail network, consisting of 29 miles of off-street walking and biking paths. Northglenn’s public recreation center provides affordable indoor recreation for all ages. The center also hosts cultural, educational and senior citizen functions in its adjoining auditorium and meeting rooms. The adjacent E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park includes a 7-acre lake, peddle boat rental, picnic pavilions and a unique Sensory Playground for individuals of all abilities, the park serves as the site for summer concert series and numerous community and regional special events.

The City of Northglenn’s progressive Council-Manager form of Government provides top-notch municipal services. The North Metro Fire Rescue District provides fire protection while the Northglenn Ambulance provides emergency and nonemergency patient transport service. Northglenn has grown and evolved into a well-balanced community, centrally located in the Denver metropolitan region that provides a desirable place to live, work, and conduct business.

Top Employers
Corporate Express
City of Northglenn
Ramada Plaza
O’Meara Ford
Lowe’s Home Improvement



Population in Northglenn, Adams County
2008 36,457
Source: Denver Regional Council of Governments

Average Annual Wage*
2008 $28,268
* Workers in the community
Source: Denver Regional Council of Governments

Doing Business in Northglenn

Northglenn has a healthy business mix throughout the city. An industrial park within the city, approximately 100 acres in size, provides an excellent location for a wide variety of businesses, including manufacturers, transportation services, warehousing, and auto services. The city has a strong retail sector, particularly in the Martketplace shopping center at 104th and I-25. Business incentives within the city include an Enterprise Zone, where state tax credits are available to businesses within a specified zone for expenses related to job creation, capital investment, training, and research and development. A variety of attractive redevelopment opportunities exist within the Northglenn Urban Renewal District, as well.

 Three major development opportunities include:

  • 120th Avenue and Grant Blvd.
  • 104th Avenue and Huron Street.
  • Washington Road and Malley Drive
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