Five Fun Facts About Greenwood Village
Just 50 years ago Greenwood Village’s landscape featured farms, dairies and gravel roads–and a population of just 500. Yes. Lots of things have changed in the past few decades, but one thing hasn’t: Greenwood Village is a great place to call home.
Here are five fun facts about Greenwood Village:
- The area that is now Greenwood Village was first settled in the 1860s when settlers came from all over the country in search of gold.
- The name Greenwood Ranch was the inspiration for Greenwood Village. Greenwood Ranch was operated by Cyrus G. Richardson and included a large part of what the city is today.
- Orchards of cherries, apples, apricots, plums and pears were thriving in Greenwood Village by the time 1900 rolled around.
- In the 1930s and 1940s Greenwood Village was a popular summer vacation spot for those who lived in Denver.
- From just about 500 residents 50 years ago, the town’s population has grown to nearly 14,000 as of 2010.
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This local update courtesy of your Greenwood Village Community Expert.