Chamber of Commerce.
As with many Colorado communities, Englewood began with the gold fever of the mid 1800s. Many of the prospectors wending their way to the California gold fields stopped in Colorado to try their luck. One of these was William Green Russell. He was in a group that found gold in the South Platte River where they made camp in the area that would become Englewood. Actually, their strike was the start of the Pikes Peak or Bust gold rush of 1859. Once word was out many more came into the area. Thomas Skerritt came from Ireland in 1864 and claimed a homestead that contained 640 acres. This same area is now most of what is Englewood today. Skerritt is considered the “Father of Englewood.” The area lent itself well to agriculture, in particular, fruit trees, and many were planted here. In time, many small settlements began to develop here but the area maintained its rural atmosphere. By the end of the 1800s, Denver had begun to grow and many roads were built. A local story has it that Skerritt was tired of going down the Old Santa Fe Trail to Denver when he wanted to sell his crops, so he basically built a nice wide road with a log behind a wagon. Being a very wide road, it was dubbed Broadway. The road remains today as one of the main streets of the Denver area.
As the community grew, there was a need for more organization and regulation. In 1903 a group began a drive to make the area a safer place to live by trying to make a city with a local government. The plan united a number of the small adjoining settlements that had sprung up. The incorporation was put to a vote on 13 May 1903 and was overwhelmingly approved by the residents. Since there were many trees here, the name chosen was Englewood which means wooded nook. For a time in the 1920's, there was an effort to merge Englewood with Denver, but the people voted to maintain separate cities. The city has continued to grow and flourish with many businesses to help boost the area economy. Much more historical information may be found at the website below.
Museum of Outdoor Arts
Englewood Civic Center, 2nd Floor
1000 Englewood Parkway
Outdoor art displays may be seen throughout the City Center area. There are additionally many indoor exhibits to be viewed.
See photographs of Englewood.
Englewood Golf Course
2101 W. Oxford Avenue
Closed only on Christmas Day (other closures may be in effect due to weather and other conditions)
Pirates Cove Outdoor Aquatic Center
1225 W. Belleview Avenue
Phone: 303-762-COVE (2683)
This is a seasonal facility. Please check ahead for hours o f operation.
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Economy & Industry
There is a full-time employment base in Englewood of 23,500 jobs. 4,400 of these jobs are in the retail sector. There are over 1800 businesses in the city.
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Englewood has a Council/City Manager form of Government. There are seven members which sit on the city council. Three are elected at-large and one from each of the city's four districts. The terms are for a period of four years. The Mayor and the Mayor Pro-tem are chosen from the city council.
Median household income:
2000 - $ 38,943
2005 - $ 40,100
2007 - $ 46,988
Per capita income:
2000 - $ 23,307
Median house value:
2000 - $ 143,500
2006 - $ 196,500
Englewood is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.