Edgewater is nestled between the cities of Denver, Wheat Ridge and Lakewood, on the western shore of Sloans Lake. It is a small city, with an area of less than 1 square mile and a 2010 population of 5,170. This is actually a slight decline in population from 5,445 in 2000, despite overall growth in the Denver Metro area and the state. At the same time, Edgewater’s population has become more diverse, with nearly half of the City’s population composed of residents with Hispanic, African, or Asian descent, according to the 2010 census.
Edgewater offers a unique small town atmosphere within minutes of downtown Denver area. Approximately half of the City’s land area is made up of single-family neighborhoods, and more than half of all residential units are renter-occupied. most of the City’s multi-family and commercial development is located at the City’s perimeter, along Sheridan Boulevard, 20th Avenue and 26th Avenue, with smaller neighborhood-serving businesses situated along the 25th Avenue “Main Street”.