The city’s name reflects Colorado’s nickname of the “Centennial State”. 

One of Colorado's newest cities, Centennial was incorporated in February 2001. It boasts over 100,000 residents, making it Colorado's 10th largest city. Centennial is located south of Denver in Arapahoe County and has been recognized as one of the best places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine and USA Today. It is also consistently rated one of the safest cities in Colorado whose residents enjoy a high quality of life with excellent schools, a wide variety of recreational opportunities, and great neighborhoods. The city’s name reflects Colorado’s nickname of the “Centennial State”.

The Centennial Airport is the closest non-commercial airport to downtown Denver and is the third busiest non-commercial carrier airport in the country. The airport is not named after the city, as it predates the city by over 30 years.

Many of its parks and open spaces are accompanied by recreational trails, including Dry Creek Dam, DeKoevend Park, the High line Canal Trail, Willow Creek Trail, as well as Big Dry Creek and Little Dry Creek Trails.

The Streets at SouthGlenn offers an upscale and unique shopping, dining, and urban neighborhood in a beautiful open-air setting. You’ll find department and chain clothing stores like Macy’s, H&M, and Old Navy alongside designer boutiques like Apricot Lane and Aspen Blu. Restaurants and sidewalk cafes offer everything from burgers and barbeque to bistros and bakeries, and you can also eat in plus grocery shop at Whole Foods or Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar.

Centennial was also chosen as the site of the first IKEA store in Colorado, it is the second-largest IKEA store in the United States.

Favorite restaurants:

ViewHouse Centennial

Nonna’s Italian Bistro

Eddie Merlot’s

Snooze, an AM Eatery

Popular Neighborhoods:


Willow Creek

Cherry Knolls


Saddle Rock


Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park

Centennial Center Park

Piney Creek Hollow Park

Fox Hill Park

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