Convenience to Boulder, Denver, and all the beauty and outdoor opportunities of the Rocky Mountains, it was the discovery of gold in the South Platte River in 1858 that first attracted attention to what became the city we now call Westminster.
Vibrant, thriving and incredibly livable are just a few of the expressions used to describe this award-winning city where you will discover plenty of reasons to fall in love with this community. Westminster is comprised of a successful mix of residential neighborhoods and commercial enterprises. Brave the 181 steps to the top of the Bell Tower at City Hall for a breathtaking view of both the Rockies and the Denver metro area. Take a road trip around town just to visit the many water features and attractive bridges that grace the city. Gather with friends at the always bustling pedestrian village of Westminster Promenade, and enjoy any of the excellent retail centers offering a variety of shopping opportunities.
Popular visitor destinations include the inspiring Butterfly Pavilion, as well as the site of the Westminster Castle, now known as Westminster University. Westminster is served by the Adams County and Jefferson County school systems.