Centennial Airport - Englewood Colorado

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

Most know our airport for Denver - Denver International Airport, but we have another county airport that is very busy - Centennial Airport located 15 nautical miles south of downtown Denver.   In fact, in 2020 it was the 8th busiest airport in the country.   This airport opened in 1968 and celebrating its 57th year of operation.   This is an international airport, and they are equipped with Customs.   There are height and weight limits in place for all airplanes arriving  (75,000# max limit).

 

Today they have 340,000 flights arriving and departing the airport.   Back in the early 80's they had 460,000 flights.    they are governed by the Board of Commissioners - 5 from Arapahoe County and 3 from Douglas County.    When there is a good snowstorm, roads to this airport are first to be plowed.   There are 200,000 square feet of hangar space available.

 

This airport is located on 1,300 acres and has a restaurant (Perfect Landing), Avalanche Grille, a 4 Point Sheraton with a micro-brewery, 5 training centers, and 120 businesses on site.   There are medivac and air ambulance services and supplies.   There are 10,341 jobs, and they go through 500,000 gallons of Av gas per year.   There is a Stem Middle School on the grounds, and these kids attend for FREE.  There are usually 325 children who attend this school.

 

Comments (18)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... I totally forgot about Centennial Airport. I remember the good old days when Denver's airport was close to your downtown. But those are really good, old, old, old, old days! :)

Jul 19, 2021 06:38 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

I cannot remember the last time I went to Denver. Think it was another place in the 80's. This one looks and feels busy....

Jul 19, 2021 06:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joan - while I don't recall the scene Eric Bouler shared, my last time at the Denver airport was at Stapleton.  Yes, it's been a while.  

Jul 19, 2021 07:04 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, the old Stapleton airport is fresh in my brain too, but this airport is very cool too.

Jul 19, 2021 07:06 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eric Bouler maybe it is time to visit again?

Jul 19, 2021 07:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael Jacobs I think DIA has been open for 20 years, so time for a visit my friend! 

Jul 19, 2021 07:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Joan, for sharing this interesting information.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 19, 2021 07:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, it is an interesting airport.   We had the CEO come into our Association on Friday, was a great presentation.

Jul 19, 2021 07:23 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

You know, I have never flown in or out of this airport. Not sure why. Any big carriers?

Jul 19, 2021 08:04 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty No, only charter flights, as there are height and weight restrictions.   Lots of Leer jets that are beautiful.

Jul 19, 2021 08:28 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Joan - speaking of Nina's old old days I still remember Stapleton Airport.

Jul 19, 2021 08:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant Schneider having living here since I was 5, remember those days too!  

Jul 19, 2021 09:30 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - That is pretty impressive being the 8th busiest! 

Jul 19, 2021 05:35 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My only trip to Denver was to attend a new owners meeting for REMAX.  I was impressed with the surrounding mountains, however

Jul 19, 2021 07:10 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, for being that busy of an airport, it is surprising that this is the first time I am hearing about it.

Jul 20, 2021 05:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® this was during 2020 when the large airports were not busy.

Jul 20, 2021 05:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed Silva the mountains are quite impressive, and I never get tired of them!  

Jul 20, 2021 05:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian England when the larger airport were not busy in 2020, that is when the small charter airports were busy.  People were getting away on their own planes.

Jul 20, 2021 05:45 AM