Location and Weather
Dakota Ridge is 21 miles southwest of Denver, 7 miles from Littleton, and 33 miles south of Boulder. It is on the high plains at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky Mountains at 14,000 feet in elevation are the dominant views in that area. With many outdoor recreation parks, Dakota Ridge, is a great place for the outdoor enthusiast.
Dakota Ridge’s summers are warm and short, and the winters are cold and dry. The high summer temperatures are in the high 80’s with lows in the low 60’s. The winter high temperatures are in the mid-40’s with low temperatures in the 20’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The Dakota Ridge population in 2019 was 33,942 with a growth rate of -.56%. The job growth has increased by 2.77% over last year. Ten-year future predicted job growth is 44.29%. The major industries are Retail Trade, Health Care & Social Assistance and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The largest companies to work for in Dakota and Littleton include Specialized Loan Servicing, Stillwater Mining Company, CPI Card Group and Thompson Creek Metals. The cost of living is high due to the Dakota Ridge real estate market and the high cost of available housing.
With scenic views, many outdoor recreation areas, good job growth, diversified job industries and proximity to Denver and Boulder, Dakota Ridge will continue to grow as the Denver metropolitan area grows.
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