Originally developed around the hub of a gold strike, Englewood is a thriving residential and commercial area, with a wide variety of lovely, mature suburban-style neighborhoods and several shopping areas. With a large array of neighborhoods, Englewood has something to appeal to just about everyone, from smaller brick bungalows and one story frame homes to sprawling, elegant estates. The business area of Englewood includes the Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Village, Greenwood Plaza and Inverness and Meridian Business Parks. These modern business parks rival downtown Denver as one of the largest concentrations of businesses- es in the metropolitan area. The largest employer, Swedish Medical Center, specializes in the treatment of spinal cord injuries and orthopedic problems.
A large network of parks and municipal golf course serve the area. The recently completed City Center is an innovative, mixed-use development of apartments, civic, cultural and retail amenities, light.