The City of Englewood is a home rule municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. The city of Englewood is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. In the South Platte River Valley, Englewood is located immediately south of Denver. The city is 5,371 feet (1,637 m) above sea level, higher than Denver. With an area of 4,257 acres (17,229 km2), including 56 acres (0.227 km2) of water, the town had a total of 17,229 square kilometers.
Englewood Civic Center occupies the only remaining portion of Cinderella City Mall. Englewood Public Library, the Museum of Outdoor Arts, and all city departments, including the courts, are located here. The Englewood Public Library is a full service library. The Library also has a small section on Colorado and Englewood history, a microfiche collection, and an archive of local history. The Cherrelyn Horse Car can be viewed in front of the library.
The central area of Englewood can be divided into quadrants by Hampden Avenue and Broadway. The northwest is the oldest section of the city, containing the new City Center, downtown, and housing stock from the 1910s. Located on the southwest side of the city is Belleview Park, its largest park, and a small reservoir. Belleview Park, the city’s largest park, and a small reservoir are found on the southwest side. Southeast is almost exclusively residential and newer than north and southwest. Northeast Englewood is also home to one of the largest hospital complexes in the metro area. Both Swedish Medical Center and Craig Hospital are located here.
Englewood also features some large annexed areas, such as the northwest annex that extends to Evans Avenue in Denver, which is chiefly manufacturing and industry. Finally, Englewood extends southeast to the Highline Canal, and southwest past Federal Blvd. toward Bow Mar.
Englewood Public Schools serves the city with two high schools: Englewood High and Colorado’s Finest High School Of Choice. Littleton Public Schools and Sheridan Public Schools serve parts of the city. There are two middle schools in Englewood: Englewood Middle School and Englewood Leadership Academy. Bishop, Clayton, Charles Hay, and Cherrelyn are the four elementary schools. The Englewood school district includes some of Cherry Hills Village.
There are also a number of private schools in the city, including Saint Louis School, a large Catholic institution serving grades K-12, and All Souls School. Also, the city used to host the Denver Seminary, an evangelical graduate-level religious school that has since relocated to Littleton. A former seminary site has been redeveloped into residential apartments and retail space. Additionally, Englewood is home to Humanex Academy, a private, alternative middle and high school for students with learning disabilities, emotional problems, and behavioral problems.