Attractions and Jobs in Cherry Hills Village - Wealth in Natural Aggregates and Energy
Wi-Fi Hot Spots in West Denver Area/Cherry Hills Village
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Internet Connectivity and Infrastructure
Cherry Hills Village was incorporated as a city near the end of WWII in 1945. During 1st QTR 2011, Bloomberg BusinessWeek named it to the list of the 25 Wealthiest Towns in America and it is listed on various "Best" lists among economic and business publications. It is mostly a community of single-family dwellings and greenspace, surrounded by energy- and road construction resources. One goal of city planners is to bring in and then expand better-quality Internet connectivity, especially WI-FI, for the community. From the map above, see that WI-FI hot spots locally form a ring around Cherry Hills Village, the closest spot being in Greenwood Village.
Since 2010, the city government has been in possession of a plan for a thriving City Center multi-use complex. It is designed to improve infrastructure and to enhance greenspace, wetlands, public trails for non-vehicle use, transportation improvements, new landscaping, additional recreation facilities, and other improvements. Current mass transit is covered with the Denver Metropolitan buses and light rail services.
Horses are a major part of the community of Cherry Hills Village and a yearly Roundup for youth each June invites them to bring their horses for a day of activities. The city sponsors events on National and State Holidays, with a tree lighting ceremony for Christmas and Winter Holidays.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal
This is a developing Urban National Wildlife Refuge in the Front Range Urban Corridor. This site is open to the public with a new visitor's center completed in May 2011. Visitors may observe well over 300 types of wildlife species and native plants, including a bison herd roundup in the fall. Wildlife films are often shown to the public here, and visitors can enjoy fishing, birding, and a series of nature programs for all ages.
Bison herd building is important to this refuge and protection of coyotes, while keeping them from harming city pets is another focus. Cherry Hills Village has a no-kill policy on coyotes, but offers training classes on keeping pets safe and discouraging coyotes from homeowners' yards.
- Cherry Hills Country Club - Home
Cherry Hills Country Club
- Chimney Rock Archaeological Area
Website of the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, Colorado: Chimney Rock Interpretive Program
- High Line Canal Trail - Dog Friendly
Douglas County is strategically located between Colorado's two largest cities: Denver and Colorado Springs. Approximately 80% of the County's workforce commutes to jobs and offices in these urban centers. To provide local employment opportunities and
- Museum of Outdoor Arts MOA permanent outdoor collection MOA
In addition to its permanent outdoor collection, MOA owns Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre. MOA headquarters, located at the Englewood Civic Center, include studios and indoor galleries where several exhibitions are presented annually. This year, Joellyn
- Rocky Mountain Arsenal - Urban Wildlife Refuge
A former military installation and WWII German Prosoner POW camp, this is at one end of the High Line Canal.
- San Juan National Forest
Information about San Juan National Forest in Colorado
- White River National Forest
White River National Forest
The White River National Forest just west of the Urban Corridor covers 2.3 Million acres of land that capture eight official Wilderness Areas, official US Scenic Byways, and a broad range of native plants and wildlife (see link under Attractions)..
My father and some of his older siblings drove cross country from eastern Ohio to visit a sister in Colorado many years ago, in a Model A Ford. There were no Scenic Byways then or Wilderness Areas, which were formed by an act of Congress in 1964. The visitors saw the landscape before it was developed and purchased gasoline at drug stores, since there were no service stations yet in America. This was before the WPA and construction of our National Parks was even begun. Today, the park has a dozen ski resorts and numerous roads and hiking trails.
San Juan National Forest
During early Summer 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt formed what is now San Juan National Forest, which covers 2,500,000 acres or 7,200 square miles of land near Denver. This was the beginning of the National Park System of today. A research station on the land works to improve human and animal health and better use of natural resources. The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests.
The forest offers a variety of visitor events and activities, found at http://www.sjma.org/. Wildlife and archaeology are major highlights.
US National Parks
The Front Range Urban Corridor
Denver-Aurora Metro and its western suburb, Cherry Hills Village, are located within the Front Range Urban Corridor, a broad north-south swath of land near the Rocky Mountains, established for further development.
The Front Range Urban Corridor includes several counties in Wyoming and Colorado, along with about 4.4 Million residents listed in the 2010 US Census. This count was an increase in population from 2000 of over 17% growth. All related counties except two have experienced an increase in residents, one as much as over 60% growth. The influx of residents to this area is definite.
US Rocky Mountain Front Range Infrastructure Resources Project
The USA maintains an ongoing program of evaulating natural resources in this region, including water and coal resource quantities, water quality, and air quality. Natural aggregates with which to rebuild deteriorating urban infrastructures (highways, bridges, and roads) are a primary interest in this region and include several types of stone, sand, and gravel. Sustainable energy sources are also under development in the area.
The continued development in this area of the Rocky Mountains is expected to draw additional businesses, residents, students, and travel seekers into the area in the 2010s and 2020s.
Rocky Mountain Front Range Urban Corridor
Local Colleges and Universities
- College for Financial Planning
- Colorado Technical University - CTU
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- DeVry University
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- Front Range Community College
FRCC is a Colorado Community College with campuses located in Westminster, Ft. Collins, Boulder, Longmont and Brighton. We also offer online college courses.
- Rocky Mountain Bible College and Seminary
- Webster University
Projected Job Growth to 2019, Largest Percentage Increases
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Cooks and Food Preparers
- Nurse Aides, Personal Aides, and Home Health Aides
- Health Techs
- Building Cleaners and Pest Cotnrol
- Customer Service Reps
- Business Operations Specialists
- Protective Services
- Office Support Staff
- Software Engineers
- Financial Specialists
- Construction Workers
Top Hiring Companies
- Kaiser Permanente
- DISH Network
- HCA Health
- Robert Half Legal
- Safeway Corp.
- Centura Health
- Some additional companies that are offering significant levels of employment include: Exempla Healthcare, Level 3 Communications, Charles Schwab, and Aerotek. A number of part-time and full-time jobs can be found also at McDonald's, Starbucks, PizzaHut, and Taco Bell.
Hot Job Listings
Over 50,000 job listings were found open in May 2011 for the Cherry Hills Village area in Denver, Englewood, Aurora, Littleton, and Broomfield CO, as well as in some additional small towns nearby. Many of these job titles match projections for 2019, above.
- Project Managers
- Administrative Assistants
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
- First Line Shift Supervisors - Retail Sales
- General Managers
- Occupational Therapists
- Java Developers
- Software Engineers
- Physical Therapists
- Customer Service Representatives
- Business Analysts