Today’s Englewood is a distinct reflection of its colorful history. There is still a focus on transportation, education, and the arts. Developments are rising from the ground to help boost the area’s economy and transportation remains an important aspect of planning for Englewood’s future.
CityCenter Englewood is a national model for mixed-use transit-oriented development. Englewood Station (RTD’s light rail and bus transit hub) is an integral part of the development.
The Englewood area has also become a hub for healthcare providers. Swedish Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center, is the Denver area's referral center for neurotrauma and is a recognized leader in the treatment of stroke. Craig Hospital has been rated one of the Top Ten Rehabilitation Hospitals in the United States. Many other healthcare providers and specialty clinics have located in Englewood, as well.
Englewood continues to offer an array of arts and entertainment amenities. The historic Gothic Theatre has been refurbished and operates as a successful entertainment venue. Englewood’s elected officials have placed an emphasis on art throughout the community, welcoming public art displays and encouraging performances of music, theater, and dance. Englewood’s focus on education is also apparent today. The school district includes two high schools, two middle schools, and five elementary schools. In addition, there are three private schools serving the community. Englewood prides itself on its quality education.
Today, recreational amenities abound in Englewood. The community boasts 12 neighborhood parks, several athletic fields, an award-winning recreation center, a first-class golf course, one of the most successful senior centers in the region, and the popular Pirates Cove Family Aquatics Center.
The same compassion and hometown spirit that existed during the Depression Days is still evident in Englewood today. Community members actively participate in civic and volunteer opportunities. Englewood has one of the most successful Neighborhood Watch programs in the nation, helping neighbors keep an eye out for one another’s safety. And there are many organizations and programs that offer assistance to neighbors who are elderly or disabled. Englewood has been described as a community with a small-town feel and big city amenities.
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