And then there’s the annual Most Magnificent Tree Contest. Citizens have the opportunity to nominate a tree for the honor from May through July each year. Send your nomination to Jenni Murphy, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 303-450-8904 or email her at The owner of the winning tree will receive a rebate on their water bill, while the winning tree will be honored with a plaque. 

Northglenn is relatively young considering it began as a master planned community 280 acres large in 1959. Built by Jordon Perlmutter, the master plan included community facilities, a golf course, six elementary schools, a senior high school, fire station, a dozen churches and numerous parks to be centered around a regional shopping complex. In 1961, the development earned national recognition as “The most perfectly planned community in America” by Life magazine and the National Association of Home Builders.

In June 1959, more than 15,000 people showed up on opening day to tour the first model homes in Perlmutter’s development. This year, last week named 80233 as one of the 20 hottest housing markets in the U.S. this year, ranking 3 behind Fort Worth, Taxes and Watauga and Pleasant Hill, California.