Thornton is a city in the Denver Area of Colorado. It has a diverse community with a strong commitment to quality of life and environmental issues. The Denver metropolitan area in which Thornton is located has consistently ranked as one of the most desirable areas to live in the United States.
Thornton is located approximately 9 miles north of downtown Denver, and approximately 90 miles south of Cheyenne with interstate 25 running through the city. In addition, as the easternmost suburb of the North Denver area, Thornton is located closer to the Denver International Airport than virtually any other point in the metropolitan area.
Thornton has aggressively pursued recreation programs with nearly 1,000 acres of land developed or designated for public parks. The numerous lighted tennis courts, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, recreation centers and gymnasiums offer recreation opportunities for people of all ages and activity levels.
- 1 Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St. Open last weekend in May through Labor Day. "America's biggest, America's best" water park. Hours of fun to be had. The park is run by the city of Thornton.
There is not a mall in Thornton, although there are "Strip Malls" throughout the city. Thornton has the traditional chain stores including; Target, K-mart, Wal-mart (times 2), Lowe's, Home Depot and so on.
- Cinzzetti's Italian Market. Must try Italian Buffet! A+ quality food cook in front of you!
- 1 La Botana Restaurant, 8995 Washington St. Home cooked Mexican food at a great price. Just ask for a number "5"!
- 2 Bella Italia Pizzeria, 283 E 88th Ave. Best pizza in the city. You can get 2 pieces (1/2 a medium), a drink and 3 bread sticks for $5!
|Routes through Thornton|
|Fort Collins ← Longmont ←||N S||→ Denver → Colorado Springs|
|Estes Park ← Boulder ←||W E||→ Brighton → Ends at|
|Cheyenne ← Greeley ←||N S||→ Denver → Centennial|