Residing 10 miles northeast of Denver, Thornton is one of the newer residential areas in the Denver area. In 1953 Thornton (named after former Governor Dan Thornton) changed from being solely farmland, to a fully planned community.
Thornton is doing their part to be on the forefront of a healthier, greener lifestyle. Come to Thornton and join CBS in “A Fit for Colorado Community Walk”. When the race is over, no need to worry, the trash will be picked up by the second hybrid trash truck in the state of Colorado. Thornton also allows its residents to purchase trees at a reduced price as part of the “Trees for Tomorrow” program in an effort to repopulate the city’s trees.
Subdivisions include: Ash Grove, Ash Grove at Sage Creek, Ash Grove Farms, Ash Grove Sage Ccreek, Autumn Creek, Brandon Place, Brittany Ridge, Brookshire, Cherrywood Park, Concord, Cottonwood Lakes, Country Hills, Crossing at Riverdale, Deer Run, East Glenn, Eastlake, Eastlake Shores, Eastlake Village, Emerald Estates, Fox Creek, Hillcrest, Holly Point, Hunters Glen, Hunters Glen Lakeshore, Jasmine Estates, King Ranch Estates, Marshall Lake, North Creek Farms, North Lake Estates, Notts Landing, Oakshire, Parkrdige Villages, Quail Valley, Quebec Highlands, Quebec Run, Riverdale Park, Sage Creek, Shadow Ridge, Signal Creek, Skylake Ranch, Springvale, Steeple Chase, Summit Grove, the Lodge at Terralago, the Village at Hunters Glen, Thorncreek Pointe, Thorncreek Village, Todd Creek Farms, Tuscany Heights, Woodbridge Station, Woodglen, Woodhaven, Wright farms, Wyndemere, Yorktown.