The City of Wheat Ridge embodies the deep roots of a City with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Its central location, just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, provides shorts commutes to the majestic Rocky Mountains, and the amenities of Denver, Colorado.  With easy access from I-70, you can be skiing, hiking or participating in a wide range of internationally-acclaimed mountain sports in less than an hour. 

Wheat Ridge “roots” were first established during the Gold Rush of 1859, when the City served as a rest stop for miners headed to mountain gold camps. It was later named Wheat Ridge for the golden ridges of wheat noted by travelers passing along the Overland Trail. As unsuccessful miners returned to the area and began farming the rich, fertile soil, the community began its growth. Wheat fields were converted to fruit orchards and vegetable fields, attracting buyers from all across the Denver area. Eventually the fruit and vegetable farming gave way to greenhouses and the largest production of carnations in the world, earning Wheat Ridge the designation of “Carnation City.”

Wheat Ridge Historical Society

Fun Facts

Carnation Festival – August

Light Rail To Downtown Denver


Homes Available in Wheat Ridge

$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,490
SQFT
2816 BENTON Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
Olinger Gardens Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$440,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,733
SQFT
2861 Chase Street 101 #101
Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
Wheat Ridge Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,469
SQFT
12680 W 38th Drive
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Applewood Village Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$469,973
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
3655 Ames Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
Burchdale Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,820
SQFT
2810 Fenton Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
Lakeside Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$649,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2,063
SQFT
3623 Benton Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
Olinger Gardens Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$535,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,275
SQFT
3560 Ward Road
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Applewood Village Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$559,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,223
SQFT
3232 Fenton Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
Olinger Gardens Subdivision