Bel Mar, Down Town Lakewood, Lakewood CO, City of Lakewood, 80226
Bel Mar is a newly revamped neighborhood located Lakewood Colorado. Bel Mar is also referred to as “Downtown Lakewood” and was designed to combine residential and commercial space into one neighborhood. Since its construction began in 2004, Bel Mar has expanded to over 20 city blocks of homes and businesses giving this modern, urban neighborhood a unique city atmosphere.
The streets of Bel Mar are filled with every variety of restaurant imaginable, boutique and retail stores, a spa, a movie theatre, skating rink in the colder part of the year, a bowling ally and many boardwalk spaces with benches and tables to sit an enjoy the Colorado weather and the view of the mountains. In addition to all of this, there are also bits of art and poetry are scattered around for the enjoyment of residents and guests as part of the Urban Anatomy project.
Homes in Bel Mar are mostly condos and town homes, ranging in price from the low 200’s to the mid 300’s. There are also several sub divisions surrounding Bel Mar with single family, detached homes in the same price range and up.
The Bel Mar Library is an open book, literally! The unique architecture of this building features the entire roof in the shape of, and painted to resemble, an open book; but the roof is not the only unique aspect of this library. With the high ceilings, warm bright lights and the countless windows, this library definitely compliments the style of Bel Mar. Next to the library is the Lakewood Cultural Center, which has everything from plays and musicals to craft shows, to classes for both adults and children. Sitting in between the library and cultural center is the Colorado Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial which is the focus of an emotional and heartfelt ceremony each summer held by the Colorado Fallen Firefighters’ Foundation.