Aerial View of The Denver Tech Center (DTC) located in The Denver, Colorado Metro.

Centennial, Colorado


Population:  110,000

Elevation: 5,830 ft

County: Arapahoe

Centennial is the tenth largest community in Colorado, located in Arapahoe County and consistently recognized both locally and nationally for its superb quality of life, safety, great neighborhoods and abundance of recreational opportunities.

Centennial was recognized as the safest city in Colorado with a population of over 100,000 by (2022), and No. 8 on Money Magazine's 50 Best Places to Live in America (2021). The city was also recognized by Spark Centennial Program selected by Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) for a for a Metro Vision Award (2021), accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the second time (2021), and awarded fifth consecutive Exceptional Workplace Award (formerly the Gallup Great Workplace Award) by Gallup (2021)

Its central location, ease of access to public transit and highways as well as many retail and dining options, make Centennial a popular destination for families and young professionals alike.

Centennial is home to many big technology companies such as Zillow, Cisco, and Aureus. It's a short drive to its neighboring cities of Greenwood Village, Lone Tree, Denver Tech Center, Aurora, and Englewood. Centennial offers many different kinds of housing, whether you are in the market for an affordable apartment or a luxury home, Centennial has it all!

Most of Centennial is within the territory of the Cherry Creek Public Schools while the western portion of the city in the territory of Littleton Public Schools. Centennial is also served by a few private schools.

Centennial has several recreational trails and parks, including Dry Creek Dam, DeKoevend Park, the Highline Canal Trail, Willow Creek Trail, as well as Big Dry Creek and Little Dry Creek Trails. Centennial hosts most native wildlife and is a good reflection of Colorado's front range ecosystem.

Getting Around

From Centennial, it is easy to access any part of the metro area.

Light Rail

Enjoy a commute free of stress and traffic jams and ride the RTD Light Rail.

The RTD rail system operates 365 days a year. Eight rail lines service 53 stations along the Denver's Southeast, Southwest, West and East rail corridors.

Bus Service

The RTD bus system operates 365 days a year, offering service at more than 10,000 bus stops across eight counties in the Denver metro area.


Call-n-Ride is a personalized bus service that travels within select RTD service areas. One phone call can connect you to bus routes, Park-n-Rides, rail stations or to work, school, and appointments. Make your reservation and RTD will provide an estimated pickup time. When the bus arrives, pay your exact cash fare.


Access‑a‑Ride provides local bus transportation in the Denver metro area for people with disabilities. We help individuals who cannot access our fixed-route bus and rail system to maintain their freedom to travel around the metro area.