Centennial is Colorado’s newest city with a population of around 102,000. It is located in the southern Denver metropolitan area, entirely within Arapahoe County . Centennial is adjacent to the cities and towns of Aurora , Englewood , Foxfield, Greenwood Village , Highlands Ranch (unincorporated Douglas County ), Littleton, Lonetree, and Parker, and is in the Cherry Creek School District.
Residents voted to incorporate the City of Centennial on September 12, 2000 and elected its first officials on February 6, 2001. Centennial officially became a city on February 7, 2001. The quest for a new city took almost two and half years. The campaign included victories in the state legislature and state Supreme Court. Seventy-seven percent of the citizens voted to incorporate the new city. It is one of the largest newly incorporated cities in America.
Centennial is very wide and very short city running almost the whole width of Arapahoe County and consequently contains a very diverse housing stock in terms of price and age. The most affordable and newer homes are to the east. It is becoming more difficult to find homes under $200,000 but some do exist.
It is recommended to drive your commute (at your typical time) before making a purchasing decision if this is an important factor. There is significant employment in the eastern areas and drive times can be as short as a few minutes.