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Centennial is ranked among the top 50 places to live by USA Today and Money magazine. At the end of 2010, Centennial’s population was more than 100,000. Centennial was incorporated in 2001 and was the biggest city ever to incorporate in history.
Centennial covers 27.9 square miles, and is roughly divided in half by Interstate 25, with most of its business and entertainment centers lying west of the highway. The city’s boundaries are highly irregular and evocative of a gerrymander, particularly the overwhelmingly residential eastern portions of the city, which appear with Foxfield, portions of Aurora, and unincorporated areas as a distorted checkerboard on a map.
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.
Public High Schools
- Arapahoe High School
- Littleton High School
- Eaglecrest High School
- Cherry Creek High School
- Cherokee Trail High School
- Smoky Hill High School
- Grandview High School
More info about schools at Wikipedia.
Dining and Shopping
There are over 106 restaurants are found on Tripadvisor ranging from Italian to seafood. Shopping areas include the Streets at SouthGlenn and one of the biggest IKEA’s in the United States.
South Suburban Gold Course and Family Sports Center Golf Course are both located in Centennial. Goodson Recreation Center is also located in Centennial.
Parks and Recreation
A farmer’s market, movies in the park, the Colorado Chilifest and a chalk art festival are all slated for the summer of 2015 in Centennial Center Park. The city also has extensive open space areas.
Information from Wikipedia and City of Centennial, CO