Thornton is a commuterís paradise. Located just off I-25, fifteen minutes from Denver and under 25 from Boulder, the town is teeming with ways to cater to the car parade -- about 100,000 in total -- that passes by every morning and night. Can anyone say Larkridge Mall? We know you can. And we know that weíll see you there shortly. The largest and newest shopping facility in the region is located between 160th and 168th Avenues along I-25. Although only a portion of the open-air mall is finished, there is more -- much more -- to come. According to the facilityís website, 100,000 new residents are expected to move within a 10-mile radius of the center in the next few years, adding to Thorntonís 112,000 residents, and stores are slated to open throughout the next year.
Because of Thorntonís proximity to the interstate, businesses, be they fast food restaurants, entertainment venues or marketing firms, have the advantage of vantage if you will. Many of Thorntonís businesses belly-up to the road and are easily accessible from the highway. As far as recreation goes, Thornton has 230 acres of open space, more than 40 public parks and a 72-par golf course, Throncreek.
During the summer and fall months, The City of Thornton offers a range of community activities, including a free concert series at the Northglenn Recreation Center each Friday evening, and the annual Thorntonfest in September. The festivities will get kicked off with a 5K run, followed by live music, food vendors, carnival rides and a car show.