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Colorado is a state of USA and is famous for the majestic Rocky Mountains, stunning scenery, vast landscape and a profusion of recreational potential.
On the whole, Colorado is an outdoor paradise especially for the nature lovers. The western part of Colorado consists of beautiful off track desert canyons with splashes of archaeological ruins of the cliff cities from earliest civilizations time.
Home Rule Municipality in Adams County, within the Denver-Aurora metro area, Colorado, USA, the Commerce City is a great place to visit. Located in the northern suburb of Denver, it is the 20th most densely inhabited municipality in the State of Colorado. The city is also home to the soccer team, Colorado Rapids of MLB which plays at Dick's Sporting Goods Park complex.
Commerce City is a mixed residential and industrial community. Prior to the late 1920s, this area was committed to agriculture, dairies, and pig farming. Then in early 1930s, industry started off with the establishment of a refinery and grain elevators later. In 1942 a chemical weapons manufacturing center operated by the US army called Rocky Mountain Arsenal was set up due east of the budding community.
In the 19th century, many towns were also founded in this part of Adams County including Derby and Brighton. Then in 1952, Commerce Town was incorporated after the area residents voted for it. It comprised neighborhoods of Rose Hill and southern Adams City. In 1962, Commerce Town took over part of Derby which increased the population over fourfold.
That move helped the town to gain the status of a city and naming it Commerce City. With the close by Denver International airport and the Rocky Mountain National Speedway, Commerce City is now able to serve the entire metro area of Denver.
It is reported that the population of the Commerce city in 2009 is approximately 40929. The general racial breakdown shows that 76.66% of people are white, 2.10% are black, 5% are Asian, and around 1.5% are native American, with 14.5% claiming 'Other'. The median home cost in Commerce City is around $134,000, and the cost of living is 12.59% lower than the rest of the country generally. As for the unemployment rate, it is 9% and there is no recent job growth in the city and jobs have also decreased by 4.3%. There are approximately eighteen students per teacher in Commerce City
The climate of the Commerce City tends to be extreme in the winters with temperatures going in the 30's. Summers are quite warm with temperatures touching the 70's and an average maximum of 88.00 degrees Fahrenheit in July which is the warmest month of the year.
On the other hand, January is the coldest month of the year with temperature at an average minimum of 15.20 degrees Fahrenheit. Even in summers temperature variations between night and day have a difference of around 29 degrees Fahrenheit and an average difference of 28 degrees Fahrenheit during winters.
Access by Air
In addition to a couple of small airports, the Commerce City is also served by a major airport known as Denver International Airport (DIA). It is around fifteen miles from the center of the city. It is equipped with state of the art facilities and is also known for Colorado's second largest public art display. Visitors can book in advance a very convenient hotel shuttle service at the airport. DIA is the 5th busiest airport of the country and the tenth in the world.
Must-see Places in Commerce City
For all the golf lovers out there, there is a tough 18-hole golf course called Buffalo Run that was designed by Keith Foster. With 65 bunkers, green lakes, streams etc. this course can accommodate both the perfectionists and the beginners. The golf course was inaugurated in 1996, and since then it has been acknowledged as one of the top facilities in the whole Colorado.
This fact is proven by the number of local awards & honors that this facility has received so far. Furthermore, several prominent tournaments have been held here as well. If someone is intrigued by history and antiquity then the first stop should be the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center where the history of black cowboys, black doctors, miners, teachers, farmers and state legislators is beautifully chronicled. An interesting fact is that in the old west, almost one-third of the cowboys were black.
One of the biggest and the most popular attraction for the visitors is the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. It is an open space which is home to more than 300 kinds of wildlife. With a prairie spanning 17,000 acres and a wet land area of 1000-acres stretching across the terrain, it is the second largest urban wildlife refuge in the United States.
The site is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday and offers over three miles of sightseeing trails and a two-hour wildlife viewing bus ride. The tour is free but requires a reservation. With a bit of everything, Pioneer Park is a new park situated in Commerce City, CO.
It has Baseball fields, basketball courts, netted bating area, a beautiful fountain with shaded tables around, a skating area and a bmx dirt jump area. One of the biggest attractions annually is the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
It features horse shows, horse and cattle auctions along with several different displays of farm life. For the adventurous ones TBC Indoor Racing provides an excellent option to get the thrill of racing on this quarter-mile paved indoor track which has all the dating hairpin corners and curves. So come to this amazing city and experience all that it has to offer!