In the mid-1800s, prospectors on their way to California stopped in what is now Englewood to pan its streams. From there, urban growth began and Denver roads were extended south into Englewood, facilitating trade and supporting the development of a suburban economy. Today, Englewood boasts more jobs and businesses per square mile than any other city in the Rocky Mountain Region. Recreational amenities abound in Englewood. The community boasts over 250 acres of parks and open space, athletic fields, an award-winning recreation center, a municipal golf course, and the popular Pirates Cove Family Aquatics Center. City Center Englewood is the heart of the community—a 55-acre project home to retail space, apartments, an art museum, and amphitheater—all connected w/walkable streets. Englewood is a community with a small town feel and big city amenities—offering easy access to work, entertainment, and recreation. Light rail transit and exceptional access to the entire metro area are among the reasons that Englewood remains a key business area as well as a great place to call home.