Thornton, Colorado offers plentiful opportunities for commercial development with easy access to I-25, I-70, and E-470, as well as to Denver International Airport. Thornton is located just 10 miles north of downtown Denver and within an hour’s drive of all of the region’s major educational and research institutions.
Ready for the Future
Serving Thornton, the Adams 12 Five Star School District has made accelerating student achievement a focus and this hard work has certainly blossomed into new areas of growth. Adams 12 is home to the unique STEM Magnet Lab School, offering the option of STEM-focused education for Kindergarten through 7th graders in the district.
Thornton is part of the Metro Denver area that is one of the most highly educated populations in the nation. Nearly 50% of Thornton residents have attained some level of college education, with 26.5% having achieved a Bachelor's degree or higher.
Google is one of many high-tech companies with facilities in Thornton and the greater Metro North region of Denver. The area's highly educated workforce and access to the area's major research institutions are major draws.
Be Well, Get Well
The City of Thornton is home to nearly 300 healthcare businesses employing more than 3,000 people. These businesses provide a full range of health services, from medical offices to home healthcare providers to full service hospitals.
Whether your priority in a hometown is good schools, easy access to your favorite activities, plenty of employment opportunities,or a vibrant arts and culture community, Thornton has it — plus much, much more. Thornton provides a high quality of life for all our citizens.
Quality of Life
Thornton, Colorado is a great place to live and work. Located just 10 miles north of downtown Denver and within an hour's drive of all the region's major educational and research institutions, Thornton is home to over 120,000 residents.