The city of Englewood, Colorado forms part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area and is located very close to downtown Denver. Geographically, the city is situated in the lowest part of the South Platte River Valley, with Little Dry Creek running to the east of the downtown sector of the city. Those moving to Englewood will also discover that the city is near Sheridan, Southwest Arapahoe, Cherry Hills Village, Littleton, Columbine Valley, Bow Mar, Southglen and Greenwood Village.
The cost of living index for Englewood, according to statistics released in January 2011, was 102.4 points, marginally above the national average for the United States of 100 points.
The Swedish National Sanatorium established in 1905, now known as the Swedish Medical Center, is the largest employer of Englewood's residents; the second largest being the Craig Hospital, followed by the Englewood education system.
Englewood benefits greatly for the employment opportunities available at the Denver Tech Center to the south east of the city, as well as from the commercial enterprises located on the I-25 corridor.
Englewood has a central location and excellent road transportation connections, both of which contribute to the economy of the city.
In 1858 gold was discovered in Little Dry Creek by a group of prospectors on their way to California to look for gold. A settlement was established and in 1864 the man who was to become known as the Father of Englewood, Thomas Skerrit, arrived and took possession of a large plot of land. Englewood was incorporated as a city in 1903.
The history of the city changed dramatically in 1948 when McLellan Reservoir was constructed, as it ensured the water supply to the growing city, followed by the building of another reservoir. To this day these two reservoirs are the main source of water to the entire southern Metropolitan Area.
Shortly thereafter, the city began building at an exponential pace which lasted until 1960.
The two reservoirs adjacent to Englewood provide facilities for swimming, water skiing, boating and sailing. The city also has many parks, golf courses, athletic fields, a skateboard park and a top class recreation center.
The city's historical Gothic Theater stages all forms of entertainment from music to dance.
Englewood's close proximity to the Rocky Mountains ensures that visitors will enjoy skiing in winter and hiking and camping in the warmer weather.