Centennial Colorado Homes
One of Colorado’s newest cities.
Centennial is a vibrant community that offers the benefits of city living and the pleasure of suburban and semi-rural life in beautiful and well-kept neighborhoods. A flourishing economy, diverse and friendly business climate and an array of amenities offers visitors, residents and businesses a high quality of life experience.
While Centennial is still a young city, its residents are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as the city is shaped for the future and where its residents will have a place to visit, work, and play. Centennial Colorado Homes vary from the traditional two story to ranches to condos and townhomes.
Life in Centennial has a different feel than other large cities. Centennial is home to more than 100,000 residents in more than 36,000 households. The city is filled with well-kept neighborhoods, dozens of groomed parks and a variety of recreational facilities. Centennial is not only Colorado’s newest city, but it has been ranked as Colorado’s safest city making it a great place to raise a family. In addition, two school districts serve our children providing high-quality education opportunities.
Centennial History & Interesting Facts
Centennial was incorporated from portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County in 2001. The city was incorporated to prevent the City of Greenwood Village from annexing certain portions of Arapahoe County to improve its tax base. The money generated from those businesses in the unincorporated portion of Arapahoe County funded the majority of the county’s services, including road work. There were a number of court cases establishing the right of incorporation to take precedence over the right of annexation. Located entirely within Arapahoe County, and forming part of the Denver Metropolitan Area, Centennial was formed February 7, 2001.(the day after its first city officials were elected). The citizens of the formerly unincorporated portion of Arapahoe County had voted to incorporate on September 12, 2000, choosing Centennial as the official name during the vote. It was created on a promise to keep city taxes at 1% (one of the campaigns against incorporation appealed to maintain the unincorporated 3.8% sales tax). According to the City of Centennial website, the current sales tax rate is two and one-half times the promise, at 2.5%. Incorporation was approved by 77% of the voters, and the 100,000+ person population of the area made it the largest incorporation in U.S. history as of its creation.
Centennial Airport, formerly Arapahoe County Airport, lies adjacent to, but outside of the city limits; it is not named after the city, as it predates it by over 30 years.
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