SENIORS ENJOY TRAVEL IN COLORADO



Seniors Drop By Greenwood Village

gv-masterThis senior has spent time in Colorado but had not heard of Greenwood Village. Have you? Greenwood Village is located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of around 36,000.

Once primarily a rural community, today Greenwood Village includes nationally recognized business parks and select neighborhood associations. Cyrus G. Richardson operated the Greenwood Ranch, after which the town was named.

The area continued to develop during the 1860s after settlers came from the east coast and midwest searching for gold. By the early 1900s it had become a farming community. There were beautiful orchards with cherry, apple, plum, apricot, and pear trees throughout the area in the early 1900s. In the early years of the 20th century, Greenwood Village was occupied primarily by farms and dairies.

greenwoodvillage1

Native Americans were the first settlers in and around Greenwood Village.

 Seniors Check Out Landmark Theatre

TripAdvisor  encourages senior visitors to visit The Landmark Theatre that is well known for screening new releases as well as independent, foreign and avant-garde films. Greenwood Village offers easy access to a number of nearby historic sites and museums.

The Colorado State Capitol, Colorado Governor’s Mansion and the Denver Mint are all within a radius of 10 miles of the city. The Wildlife Experience Museum has an excellent collection of wildlife art. The Museum is operated as part of the University of Colorado South Denver and includes an art and natural history museum and a large-screen movie theater.

wildlife-experience-center-2

Take a One Minute Stroll  with me through the city to gain an overview of what you will experience on your visit. Start now to make out a planned itinerary as there is so much to see and do in this part of Colorado.

 Seniors Enjoy Greenwood Village’s Environment

Greenwood Village offers a wide variety of recreational and cultural activities that appeal to youth, seniors, and everyone in between. In addition to sports and art activities, the locals enjoy art exhibits, lectures, outdoor concerts, fine dining and quality shopping at Greenwood Village businesses.

image

 Senior outdoor interests can be pursued at the Village’s developed parks, and shelters or on the pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle trails that wind through the village.

I enjoyed reading their homepage information featuring coyotes as we often see them crossing our backyard here in Arizona. Beautiful creatures they are. Bring along your camera and perhaps you may be able to go home with a couple of nice shots featuring a coyote or two.

Seniors, set your GPS for Greenwood Village, Colorado and take part in the exciting environment and scenic views.  Enjoy your visit. -jeb

Leave a reply


Find Your Destination

Travel DestinationsTypes of Vacation/Travel
  • Polls

    Where would you most like to travel in 2013?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...