5.2 out of 10

Arapahoe County

Ranked 37th best county in Colorado
39.650475259566 -104.638342585512
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Colorado's First County"

I have lived in Arapahoe County for the last 10 years and overall I have enjoyed it. It was the first county in Colorado and has the third highest population of counties in Colorado. Although there are plenty of cities and urban areas to choose from, there is also a lot of country living as well. The county was named after the Arapaho Indians which roamed the plains back when Colorado was just a territory. The county started out larger than it is today; it used to stretch all the way to the Kansas border.

Overall I'd have to say the quality of living in Arapahoe County is really good. It has some great parks, really good trail systems, and some of the best schools in Colorado. Although it's not in them mountains, they aren't far away from the western side of the county. Every year Arapahoe County holds its annual fair at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. It's pretty big with competitions, rodeos, a carnival, and other attractions.

For anyone considering moving to Colorado, Arapahoe County has close to the lowest mill levy rate in Colorado.
  • great schools
  • urban and rural areas
  • low mill levy rate
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Best Cities in Arapahoe County



"A great small town feel with friendly people"
39.7354080718645 -104.320722440903


"Not as bad as people would like you to believe"
39.682520239586 -104.727796192325


"Bennett is a little farming town east of Denver"
39.7375801318229 -104.406175025523

Unranked Cities in Arapahoe County


"Byers is a small town commutable to Denver"
39.7105409065091 -104.229319971904
"An area with a little something for everyone"
39.5936337678062 -104.839561835122
"A place for the wealthy and famous"
39.6407960850745 -104.947135260486


"World renown for all the wrong reasons"
39.5838350798201 -105.063700305268
"A little gem neatly tucked away"
39.5973505914437 -105.036767129461

Deer Trail

"Deer Trail --World's first rodeo 1869"
39.6178627621644 -104.043431236503


"An older suburb of Denver"
39.6452068084823 -105.000125118336

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