Greenwood Village is located in the north-central portion of Colorado and is about 30 minutes away from Denver. In addition to the outdoor activities offered by the nearby Rocky Mountains, William McKinley Carson Park appeals to skateboard enthusiasts. The Alexander Lane Equestrian Park and the Rolling D. Barnard Park have designated trails for horseback riding. Cyclists, hikers and joggers venture to the Cherry Creek Trail to the east or the High Line Canal Trail to the west. The Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, the MADDEN Museum of Art and the Landmark Theater feature exhibits, concerts and other activities.
I-25 spans north and south through Greenwood Village. The roadway connects with I-225 that ventures northeast, and State Highway 88 that travels east and west. The Regional Transportation District in Denver provides bus services to and from Greenwood. The Southeast Light Rail Line offers passenger service within the community.
Native Americans lived in the area when settlers arrived in search of gold in the 1860s. By the end of the century, an agricultural community emerged. Developers purchased thousands of acres of land along the Platte River. What was once known as Greenwood Ranch evolved into Greenwood Village. The highland continental climate found here produces hot, humid summers and cold winters, with low temperatures that average in the teens.