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What’s it Like to Live in Dacono, CO?

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By Mr. Lujan
By Mr. Lujan

What’s it like to live in Dacono?

Dacono is a fast growing town with a close-knit community feel. It is conveniently situated close to I-25 and the new E-470 beltway, making local travel a snap. It boasts quick access to bustling Denver and the metropolitan areas, yet feels like a world away.

The residents enjoy fantastic views of the Rocky Mountains, clean air, and a friendly, neighborly atmosphere. The Denver Airport is a short and easy 20 mile drive away, making Dacono the perfect home for a frequent traveler who prefers to live a simpler, quieter life while at home. Crime rates far below the national average means that those who value safety and serenity will feel right at home.


What types of homes are in Dacono?

The growing economy of Dacono means that you will literally be able to choose exactly what kind of house you will be living in. Constructing your dream home is finally a possibility, complete with the huge yard, custom kitchen and home theater room you’ve always fantasized about. Or you can browse newly constructed homes, in beautifully planned neighborhoods to fit any budget and lifestyle.

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What’s unique about Dacono?

Named after three of the original residents (Daisy, Cora, and Nona), Dacono was established in 1908, and boasts a truly special community that strives to bring families and friends closer together. Active, connected lifestyles are encouraged – streets and sidewalks are safe for jogging, biking and walking, and public amenities are close by.

The parks and recreation department is currently building an innovative, 20 mile long trail, dubbed “The Legacy Trail,” that will connect multiple neighborhoods to parks, dining, retail, the city center, and local businesses. Public art and landscaping will help to draw families out of their homes and into a lush, friendly community space, brimming with wildlife and families at play.


Where are the good schools in Dacono?

Colorado gives parents the choice to attend any school in or outside of their district, so long as there is space for the student. In Dacono, parents have several great schools to choose from in the surrounding areas. The public schools we’ve listed below scored “7” or higher based on test score ratings, student growth, and college readiness (for high schools).

There are also a number of private schools in the area, such as Rocky Mountain Christian Academy (serving K-12), as well as charter schools, like Aspen Ridge Prepatory School (PK-5). With all the great schools to choose from near Dacono, your kids are bound to have a top notch education!

For those looking to pursue higher education without traveling too far from home, there are several wonderful universities and community colleges nearby, offering degrees ranging from Associates to Doctorates.

The Metropolitan State University of Denver, the University of Colorado, Regis University, and Oak Ridge Associated University are all close enough for a daily commute. The University of Northern Colorado and Front Range Community College, both to the north, are also nearby, and are perfect for continuing education for students of any age.


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What are the best things to do in Dacono?

Living in Dacono means having an endless supply of activities for you and your family to partake in. If you enjoy outdoor life, you will find yourself in heaven here, with the mountains in quick driving distance, and a myriad of seasonal activities at your disposal.

Hiking, skiing, biking, kayaking, backpacking, and camping take on a whole new meaning to the lucky residents of our gorgeous, wild area. For those who prefer a more city-centered leisure time, nearby Denver hosts award-winning museums, music venues, theaters, zoo and parks.

If you feel like staying closer to home, Dacono itself has all the amenities of a serene, “walkable” community. Local dining options include Daylight Donuts, a favorite breakfast hangout of residents, and Jerry D’s, a tavern and brew pub.


Is Dacono right for me?

If you are looking to live in a community that embraces an active, social, and carefree lifestyle, then this is the perfect town for you. Residents of all ages enjoy the benefits of living near, but not in, a large city with countless amenities. Calling Dacono home means slowing it down a little, but not stopping. It means getting outside and meeting your neighbors, watching your kids play safely on shared community space, and having countless opportunities for activities and leisure.

Dacono offers you the opportunity to own the perfect home for you and your family, with unbeatable views of mountains and sky from every window, and a neighborhood that will quickly become extended family.


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