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Home to over half a million people, Adams County, Colorado is a bustling hub.
With twelve school districts, public parks and trails, and fairgrounds, Adams County is an excellent place to live and visit.
Located in Adam’s County are Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Lochbuie, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster.
Places to See in Adams County
Blanch A. Wilson House
Located in Aurora, Colorado, the Blanch A. Wilson house is open for tours on the second Sunday of the month in the summer season.
Also referred to as Centennial House, it was constructed in 1890. The Late Victorian Queen Anne style brick home is two stories and 1200 square feet.
In the 1940s, the home was modified to create a two-family home with a unit upstairs and one downstairs.
The house was acquired by the City of Aurora in the early 1990s and converted back to its previous state.
The first homeowner was Blanche A. Wilson, wife to M.W. Wilson who served on the committees for water and finance. It has had six owners since.
Adams County Historical Museum
Opened in 1987, the Adams County Historical Museum started as a single building.
Today, it encompasses a history museum, cultural center, replica one-room schoolhouse, replica 1930s Conoco station, a working blacksmith shop, and much more.
Funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and annual fundraisers, ACHS’s board of directors and volunteers are dedicated to keeping this nonprofit up and running.
South Platte Trail
This fourteen-mile trail extends from the northern boundary of Denver to 136th Avenue. It is the major regional trail for the Denver metro area.
Riverdale Regional Park and Fairgrounds
Since 1965, the Adams County Regional Park, now more commonly known as Riverdale Regional Park and Fairgrounds, has provided a community connection and space for residents to gather, learn, and celebrate.
Located in Brighton, the fairgrounds are alive with carnival games and attractions each October for the County
Fair. Picnic sites are available, as are reservations for large groups.
Homes for Sale in Adams County
Schools Districts in Adams County
With twelve school districts to choose between, Adams County is rich in educational experience.
From traditional school settings to virtual schools, schools based on a student’s passions and favorite focus areas, there is a special learning environment for everyone in Adams County Schools!
District 1 (Mapleton)
Serving more than 6,500 students in Adams County and an additional 2,500 students around Colorado through its online partnership school, Colorado Connections, Academy, District 1 strives for excellence.
With eighteen schools designed for small class sizes, Mapleton offers an array of education models including STEM, Big Picture, University Partnership, and International Baccalaureate.
Unlike other schools around the nation, Mapleton does not offer “neighborhood schools”.
They offer a menu of schools based on learning styles, interests, and passions, and offer transportation to the school of your choice.
District 28J (Aurora)
Over fifty educational facilities are offered by District 28J. From Vista PEAK Preparatory with to Park Lane Elementary, AWCPA Middle School to Hinkley High School, 28J has a place for every student.
Offering programs and initiatives for success, such as Aurora Aware, Exceptional Student Services, Multi-Tiered System of Support, and more, Aurora Public Schools are paving pathways for higher learning.
Westminster Public Schools
Alongside traditional schools, Westminster offers Innovation Schools.
Colorado STEM Academy is project based and allows students to learn how sciences work together and blend with reading, writing, and the arts.
The John E. Flynn A Marzano Academy is currently pre-k through fifth with hopes to expand through the eighth grade.
Westminster Academy for International Studies utilizes a competency-based design where students can only progress to the next level once they have demonstrated competency in any subject area.
International studies focus on integrating world cultures, geography, and language into the curriculum.
Other districts offered by Adams County are as follows:
• District 12 Five Star Schools
• District 14 (Commerce City)
• District 26J (Deer Trail)
• District 27J (Brighton)
• District 29J (Bennett)
• District 31J (Strasburg)
• District 32J (Byers)
• District RE3J (Keenesburg)
• District RE-50J (Wiggins)
Weather Trends in Adams County
On average, Adams County has approximately 245 sunny days in a year.
With lower than average rainfall coming in at 17 inches and higher than average snowfall with 44 inches, Adams County is a winter wonderland in the cooler months.
Average summer temperatures stay around 90˚F. The elevation is around 5084 feet.
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