Located in the south metro Denver area, the City of Centennial, Colorado, is home to 100,377 residents. As the safest City in Colorado for the last eight years, Centennial has something for everyone, offering open-space, distinctive recreational activities and advanced business opportunities. The award winning Littleton Public Schools and Cherry Creek School District are the top school districts in the state and serve the residents of Centennial. In 2012, Money Magazine ranked Centennial 47th out of "100 Best Small Cities To Live." The City is known as an innovative leader in successfully using both public and private partnerships to provide high quality and cost effective municipal services to our community and businesses.
To view homes for sale in Centennial we have our website to assist home buyers. The City of Centennial is Colorado's newest city, located in the southern Denver metropolitan area, entirely within Arapahoe County. Centennial is adjacent to the cities and towns of Aurora, Englewood, Foxfield, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch (unincorporated Douglas County), Littleton, Lone Tree, and Parker.
The City of Centennial was formed February 7, 2001, from portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County, The citizens of the area had voted to incorporate on September 12, 2000, choosing Centennial as the official name during the vote. The name reflects Colorado’s admission to the Union as the 38th state in 1876, the centennial year of the United States Declaration of Independence. Incorporation was approved by 77% of the voters, and the population of the area at over 100,000 made it the largest incorporation in U.S. history as of its creation. The city was incorporated in large part to prevent further annexations of unincorporated areas by the city of Greenwood Village and City of Aurora, in an attempt to improve its tax base. According to the City of Centennial website, the current sales tax rate is two and one-half times the promised rate, at 2.5%.
Since the city is relatively new, many people in the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area do not recognize the area by the name “Centennial”, especially since neighboring Aurora, Englewood and Littleton are assigned by the United States Postal Service as the “default” place names for the ZIP codes serving Centennial. Thus, mailing addresses in which “Aurora”, “Englewood” or “Littleton” appear may actually be in Centennial. This causes considerable confusion, as Centennial and Englewood do not even share a common boundary, while some portions of Centennial are surrounded by Aurora and vice versa.
The city recently held a home-rule charter convention where a new charter was adopted. Centennial Airport, formerly Arapahoe County Airport, lies adjacent to Centennial, but is located in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The airport is not named after the city, as it predates the city by over 30 years.
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