Elevate your life where your paycheck goes a bit further

Want to experience the Colorado life, but have a lifestyle you can actually afford? Adams County – with its diverse communities – just might fit the bill. You’ll be close to everything that makes living in Colorado unique. Climb or ski a mountain – check. Take in a Red Rocks concert – check check.  And all with a cost of living that allows you to experience more of what you moved here for.

Cost of Living & Housing

With the lowest cost of living in the Metro Denver region and sixth most-inexpensive in Colorado (EMSI 2019), Adams County is an affordable place to put down roots. Compare Adams County (which is in the Denver-Aurora-Boulder MSA) to other national cities, by crunching the numbers online at the region’s Cost of Living Calculator.

Plus, Adams County taking proactive steps to is preserve and enhance affordable housing opportunities the far-reaching efforts of its housing authority, Unison Housing Partners.

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Success Story

Clear Creek - A Renaisssance Underway

People are flocking to an inviting, family-oriented neighborhood called Midtown at Clear Creek

Recreation & Culture

Adams County offers unique events and entertainment that build upon our cultural heritage. Case in point–the Adams County Fair. This five-day event includes a carnival, parade, concerts, and old-fashioned entertainment for all ages.

We’re capitalizing on our local assets, inspiration, and potential to invest in our communities’ recreational amenities. Our residents live the Colorado lifestyle by taking advantage of Adams County’s massive parks and open space. Thanks to the voter-approved Adams County Open Space Tax, exciting new projects include a tubing park on Clear Creek, a handicap accessible fishing pier at Barr Lake State Park, and a master plan that will invest millions into Riverdale Regional Park.

Success Story

The Art of Placemaking

Riverdale Regional Park will bring new recreational and cultural opportunities to Adam’s County

Entertainment & Sports

With downtown Denver minutes away, you won’t have to go far to experience big city entertainment. But want to stay closer to home? We’ve got endless entertainment options from brewpubs and food halls to live music venues and the world-famous Water World outdoor water park. And did we mention you can catch the MLS Colorado Rapids play at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City?


Stanley Marketplace

Food halls and marketplaces are the new rage and Adams County has one of the hippest venues in the region. Launched from a former aviation manufacturing plant in Aurora, Stanley Marketplace brings together 50+ restaurants, independent shops and unique services, and a beer hall. Its Stanifesto: We believe in bringing people together and making them happy.

Days of sunshine to soak up
State parks to play in
Pro sports teams to cheer on