Welcome to Broomfield
The first master-planned community in Colorado, Broomfield is a bustling commercial center. In 2016, it was named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the country. Broomfield is located in the so-called technology corridor, the city home to a wide range of businesses in the technology and service sectors. Thanks to this, career opportunities are ripe in Broomfield, and that’s just one of the reasons why the city is an ideal place to live.
Broomfield started out as an agricultural community, incorporated in the 1960s. It’s unknown how Broomfield got its name, but according to other legends, it’s because of the presence of broomcorn in the country. Aside from being a city, Broomfield is its own county and is considered one of the most populous counties in Colorado. The city is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan statistical area.
People love Broomfield’s location– it’s halfway between Denver and Boulder, situated along US Highway 36. Driving to Boulder can take less than 20 minutes, with the city being roughly 14 miles away. Denver is located about 18 miles south of Broomfield. Other neighboring cities include Aurora, Bow Mar, Brighton, Castle Rock, and Thornton. Broomfield is served by both Boulder Valley School District and Adams County School District 12 (also known as Adams 12 Five Star Schools).