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Centennial

Centrally located, this town has terrific access to the Denver Tech Center, Downtown Denver, and also Cherry Hills and Greenwood Village. Some of the main attractions are the Fidler’s Green amphitheater, The Centennial Airport (for private plans only), Dove Valley (The Broncos Training Facilities), and terrific restaurants and highly ranked schools.

Incorporation in 2001 was approved by 77% of the voters, and the population of the area at over 100,000 made it the largest incorporation in U.S. history as of its creation. The city was incorporated in large part to prevent further annexations of unincorporated areas by the city of Greenwood Village in an attempt to improve its tax base. The taxes generated from businesses in unincorporated portions of Arapahoe County funded the majority of the county’s services, including road work.

Centennial Airport, formerly Arapahoe County Airport, lies adjacent to Centennial, but is located in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The airport is not named after the city, as it predates the city by over 30 years.

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