The City of Westminster is a home rule municipality located in Adams and Jefferson counties, Colorado, United States. In addition to being a part of the Front Range Urban Corridor, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area. Denver’s Colorado State Capitol is located 14 km (16 miles) to the northwest of Westminster Municipal Center. The town has a total area of 21,695 acres including 1,480 acres of water.
Westminster is located in Adams County in the west and Jefferson County in the northeast. To the north, it is bordered by Broomfield, to the northeast by Thornton, to the east by Northglenn and Federal Heights, to the southeast by Sherrelwood, Twin Lakes and Berkley, and to the south by Arvada.
Westminster is intersected by several state highways: I-25, US 36, US 287, SH 95, SH 121, and SH 128. US 36 runs in northwest and southeast direction that ends at the intersection with I-25 in Sherrelwood. US 287 passes straight through the city in north and south directions ends at SH 128 to the north and lead to Berkley and Denver to the south. SH 95 emerges south from US 36 crossing over I-76 in Berkley. SH 121 emerges south from a junction with US 36, US 287 and SH 128 in Broomfield, it then turns southeast after crossing over Church Ranch Boulevard. 88th Avenue is Westminster’s downtown.
Westminster is home to The Orchard Town Center, an outdoor mall with more than 90 specialty retailers, and dining and entertainment venues located at the intersection of I-25 and 144th Avenue. AMC theatre, JC Penney, and Macy’s anchor the Orchard Town Center mall. Denver and Boulder are almost equidistant from downtown Westminster, which consists of 105 acres. Westminster’s downtown includes an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and a 125-room boutique hotel, the Origin Hotel.
The trail network and open space system in Westminster are extensive. The Big Dry Creek Trail is the highlight of the trail system, which stretches approximately 12 miles (19 km) from the eastern edge of the city to Standley Lake. Trails parallel the Farmers’ High Line Canal, Walnut Creek, and Little Dry Creek. Among others, the city has preserved large areas of land in the Standley Lake Regional Park and Westminster Hills area. Westminster City Park, City Park Recreation Center. There are several golf courses in Westminster, including Legacy Ridge Golf Course, The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, Walnut Creek Golf Course and Hyland Hills Golf Course. Downtown Westminster is directly connected to the new US 36 Bikeway, which is the largest trail system in the Front Range with over 145 miles.
Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) provides bus service to Westminster, connecting the city with Boulder and Denver via the Flatiron Flyer, a bus rapid transit service that travels US 36 express lanes.