Gold discovered in the South Platte River Valley in 1858 brought national attention to the area that would become Westminster, Colorado. The promise of fortune and The Homestead Act of 1862 encouraged many pioneers from the east to settle in Colorado rather than continue on to California.[9] Before the settlements came, wildlife like antelope and buffalo made their homes in the area. There is also evidence of Arapaho Indians near the Crown Point (Gregory Hill) area.[10] Westminsters' first permanent settler was Kentucky farmer Pleasant DeSpain, who built his home in 1870 on 160 acres (near what is now West 76th Avenue and Lowell Street).[11] The area became known as DeSpain Junction and attracted other settlers including Edward Bruce Bowles, who in 1881 constructed a brick Italianate house now known as the Bowles House. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The village of DeSpain Junction grew into a small farming community and continued to attract new settlers despite the difficulty of farming in Colorado's arid climate.[9] Connecticut real estate developer C.J. Harris arrived in DeSpain Junction in 1885 and purchased the DeSpain farm, among others. Harris combined the separate homesteads and divided it into smaller tracts of land, which he sold to fruit farmers. Harris renamed DeSpain Junction with his own and the area was referred to as Harris, Colorado.[9] In 1890, New Yorker Henry T. Mayham convinced the Denver Presbytery to build a university on land that he owned in Harris. After delays caused by the depression of 1893, the school was built from red sandstone quarried in Colorado's Red Rocks region. The curriculum was patterned after Princeton University and was referred to as the "Princeton of the West". The school was incorporated as Westminster University of Colorado, and classes began in 1908 with one year's tuition costing $50 ($1,411 in 2018).[12] The school ceased operating in 1917, when all students in attendance left to fight in World War I.[13] In the following decade it operated as a church and school. In 1911, Harris voted to incorporate as a city and changed its name to Westminster, in honor of the university which is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Things to do Westminster
After the first permanent white settler, Pleasant DeSpain, built his home in 1870 on 160 acres (near what is now West 76th Avenue and Lowell Street), the area became known as DeSpain Junction and began attracting other settlers including horse breeder Edward Bruce Bowles who was instrumental in constructing the town's train depot in 1881. In 1885, Connecticut real estate developer C.J.Harris arrived in DeSpain Junction and began buying up land. Soon the town was renamed Harris, but was also known as Darell Park. Fun things to do in Westminster
KeyBank National Association: The Orchard At Westminster Branch at 14412 Orchard Pkwy, branch established on 2011/02/14; 72nd & Federal Branch at 7198 Federal Blvd, branch established on 2011/04/11. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp Things to do in Westminster
What's most visible in Westminster, however, is a sea of new shopping districts — particularly in the new developing downtown area. Visitors will find conveniences ranging from popular chain stores to family-style restaurants located immediately off of U.S. 36. In addition, the Westminster Promenade, an outdoor pedestrian village, contains restaurants and cafes, a movie theater, sculptures, hotel facilities, performance areas, interactive water features, walking trails and a three-rink ice arena.  Things to do in Westminster CO
The Liberty of Westminster, governed by the Westminster Court of Burgesses, also included St Martin in the Fields and several other parishes and places. Westminster had its own quarter sessions, but the Middlesex sessions also had jurisdiction. The area was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London in 1889, and the local government of Westminster was reformed in 1900, when the court of burgesses and the parish vestries were abolished, and replaced by a metropolitan borough council. The borough was given[when?] city status, allowing it to be known as the City of Westminster and its council as Westminster City Council— a title which was retained when it was merged with the boroughs of St Marylebone and Paddington in the 1960s. Fun things to do in Westminster

At Westminster College, your journey starts the day you enroll. Our expert faculty design academic experiences that will challenge, prepare, and empower you to find a place among the world’s scholars. And, whatever your major, you will learn broadly and deeply, making connections across disciplines and forming your own ways to meet the challenges of the world. Things to do in Westminster CO
As of the census[17] of 2000, there were 100,940 people, 38,343 households, and 26,034 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,203.9 people per square mile (1,236.9/km²). There were 39,318 housing units at an average density of 1,248.0 per square mile (481.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.19% White, 1.23% African American, 0.74% Native American, 5.48% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.52% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.23% of the population. Things to do Westminster
Westminster is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Westminster is a northwest suburb of Denver. The Westminster Municipal Center is located 9 miles (14 km) north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol. As of the 2010 census the population of Westminster was 106,114,[7] and as of 2018 the estimated population was 113,479.[5] Westminster is the seventh most populous city in Colorado and the 237th most populous city in the United States. Westminster is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. In July 2006, it was ranked as the 24th best place to live in the US by Money magazine.[8] Things to do in Westminster

What's most visible in Westminster, however, is a sea of new shopping districts — particularly in the new developing downtown area. Visitors will find conveniences ranging from popular chain stores to family-style restaurants located immediately off of U.S. 36. In addition, the Westminster Promenade, an outdoor pedestrian village, contains restaurants and cafes, a movie theater, sculptures, hotel facilities, performance areas, interactive water features, walking trails and a three-rink ice arena.  Fun things to do in Westminster
There were 38,343 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15. Things to do in Westminster CO
As of the census[17] of 2000, there were 100,940 people, 38,343 households, and 26,034 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,203.9 people per square mile (1,236.9/km²). There were 39,318 housing units at an average density of 1,248.0 per square mile (481.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.19% White, 1.23% African American, 0.74% Native American, 5.48% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.52% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.23% of the population. Things to do Westminster
Those with kids in tow can also play a round at Adventure Golf & Raceway, or discover excellent hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing and wildlife watching at the town's Stanley Lake Regional Park. Stanley Lake, the Denver metro area's third-largest reservoir, is stocked regularly with walleye, bass and trout and offer opportunities to spot bald eagles, raptors, coyotes, red foxes, burrowing owls and mule deer. Things to do in Westminster CO

Downtown Westminster is a 105-acre site almost equidistant between downtown Denver and Boulder.[25] The new downtown will feature 18 acres of parks and public space. It integrates Smart City functionality to reduce consumption of water and energy and will have smart streetlights, parking garages, and meters.[29] Development began with the completion of over 300 housing units, including 118 affordable housing units.[30][31] Downtown Westminster features a now open Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and a 125-room boutique hotel, the Origin Hotel, scheduled to open in early 2020. The Origin Hotel will offer corner suites overlooking Downtown Westminster, a fully equipped fitness center, an independent restaurant concept and 3,000 square feet of meeting space.[31] Things to do in Westminster
Part of Charles Booth's poverty map showing Westminster in 1889. The colours of the streets represent the economic class of the residents: Yellow ("Upper-middle and Upper classes, Wealthy"), red ("Lower middle class – Well-to-do middle class"), pink ("Fairly comfortable good ordinary earnings"), blue ("Intermittent or casual earnings"), and black ("lowest class ... occasional labourers, street sellers, loafers, criminals and semi-criminals"). Booth coloured Victoria Street, with its new shops and flats, yellow. The model dwellings built by the Peabody Trust on the side streets off Victoria Street appear as pink and grey, signalling modest respectability, while the black and blue streets represent the remaining slum areas housing the poorest.[5]
Gold discovered in the South Platte River Valley in 1858 brought national attention to the area that would become Westminster, Colorado. The promise of fortune and the Land Act of 1862 encouraged many settlers from the east to make Colorado their home instead of heading on to California. Before the settlements came, wildlife like antelope and buffalo made their homes in this area. There is also evidence of Arapaho Indians near the Crown Point (Gregory Hill) area.[dead link]
KeyBank National Association: The Orchard At Westminster Branch at 14412 Orchard Pkwy, branch established on 2011/02/14; 72nd & Federal Branch at 7198 Federal Blvd, branch established on 2011/04/11. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp Things to do Westminster
Westminster began preserving open spaces in 1985 when voters first approved a sales tax specifically earmarked to acquire and maintain open space. The city now owns more than 3,000 acres in all parts of Westminster.[23] The city has preserved large expanses of land in the Standley Lake Regional Park, and the Westminster Hills area, among others. Westminster City Park, City Park Recreation Center, and many other neighborhood and community parks provide various recreation facilities.[24] Westminster has several golf courses, including Legacy Ridge Golf Course, The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, Wallnut Creek Golf Course and the Hyland Hills golf course. Things to do in Westminster CO
What's most visible in Westminster, however, is a sea of new shopping districts — particularly in the new developing downtown area. Visitors will find conveniences ranging from popular chain stores to family-style restaurants located immediately off of U.S. 36. In addition, the Westminster Promenade, an outdoor pedestrian village, contains restaurants and cafes, a movie theater, sculptures, hotel facilities, performance areas, interactive water features, walking trails and a three-rink ice arena. 
TCF National Bank: Westminster #7020 at 11968 Vrain Street, branch established on 2003/09/08; Federal & 72nd Branch at 7206 Federal Blvd, branch established on 2006/06/19. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation

Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association: Westminster Branch at 3300 West 72nd Avenue, branch established on 1970/02/09; Park Centre Branch at 1955 West 120th Avenue, branch established on 2007/07/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,356.9 mil, Deposits: $2,003.6 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation Things to do Westminster
After the first permanent white settler, Pleasant DeSpain, built his home in 1870 on 160 acres (near what is now West 76th Avenue and Lowell Street), the area became known as DeSpain Junction and began attracting other settlers including horse breeder Edward Bruce Bowles who was instrumental in constructing the town's train depot in 1881. In 1885, Connecticut real estate developer C.J.Harris arrived in DeSpain Junction and began buying up land. Soon the town was renamed Harris, but was also known as Darell Park. Fun things to do in Westminster
KeyBank National Association: The Orchard At Westminster Branch at 14412 Orchard Pkwy, branch established on 2011/02/14; 72nd & Federal Branch at 7198 Federal Blvd, branch established on 2011/04/11. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp Fun things to do in Westminster
Churches in Westminster include: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (A), Grace Community Church (B), Love Outreach Pentecostal Church (C), Tri - City Baptist Church (D), Saint Mark Catholic Church (E), Denver Hmong Alliance Church (F), Front Range Messianic Community (G), Hmong Mennonite Church (H), Saint Martha's Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map Things to do in Westminster CO

U.S. News recognized Westminster College as one of the best colleges in the U.S. for veterans, as a best college in the West and a best value school for 2020. Westminster ranked higher than last year in each category. The U.S. News rankings are the latest in many accolades for Westminster. The college was recently named among the top colleges in the nation by the Wall Street Journal and Princeton Review—citing student connections to faculty, well-rounded learning experiences and rigorous academics. Fun things to do in Westminster
Tourist attractions: Rocky Mountain Butterfly Consortium (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6252 West 104 Avenue) (1), Laser Storm (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9051 Harlan Street) (2), Brunswick Zones (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9150 Harlan Street) (3), Putting Edge (Amusement & Theme Parks; 10661 Westminster Boulevard) (4), Hyland Hills Park & Recreation District - Adventure Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9650 Sheridan Boulevard) (5), Red Baron (5602 West 91 Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map Fun things to do in Westminster

Westminster began preserving open spaces in 1985 when voters first approved a sales tax specifically earmarked to acquire and maintain open space. The city now owns more than 3,000 acres in all parts of Westminster.[23] The city has preserved large expanses of land in the Standley Lake Regional Park, and the Westminster Hills area, among others. Westminster City Park, City Park Recreation Center, and many other neighborhood and community parks provide various recreation facilities.[24] Westminster has several golf courses, including Legacy Ridge Golf Course, The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, Wallnut Creek Golf Course and the Hyland Hills golf course. Things to do in Westminster CO


Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association: Westminster Branch at 3300 West 72nd Avenue, branch established on 1970/02/09; Park Centre Branch at 1955 West 120th Avenue, branch established on 2007/07/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,356.9 mil, Deposits: $2,003.6 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation Fun things to do in Westminster
Westminster began preserving open spaces in 1985 when voters first approved a sales tax specifically earmarked to acquire and maintain open space. The city now owns more than 3,000 acres in all parts of Westminster.[23] The city has preserved large expanses of land in the Standley Lake Regional Park, and the Westminster Hills area, among others. Westminster City Park, City Park Recreation Center, and many other neighborhood and community parks provide various recreation facilities.[24] Westminster has several golf courses, including Legacy Ridge Golf Course, The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, Wallnut Creek Golf Course and the Hyland Hills golf course. Things to do in Westminster CO
The name describes an area no more than 1 mile (1.6 km) from Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster immediately to the west of the River Thames.[3] The settlement grew up around the palace and abbey, as a service area for them. The need for a parish church, St Margaret's Westminster for the servants of the palace and of the abbey who could not worship there indicates that it had a population as large as that of a small village. It became larger and in the Georgian period became connected through urban ribbon development with the City along the Strand. It did not become a viable local government unit created as a civil parish. Things to do in Westminster CO
There were 38,343 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15. Things to do in Westminster
The median income for a household in the city was $56,323, and the median income for a family was $63,776. Males had a median income of $41,539 versus $31,568 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,482. About 3.1% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. Things to do in Westminster
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