Historically, Broomfield was established in 1884 and named after a crop called Broomcorn that bloomed plentifully in the area. However, Broomfield was not officially incorporated until 1961. Broomfield became its own county in 2001 and has retained this ever since.
In the present day, Broomfield was named one of the best places to live in America in 2019, according to Niche. It becomes obvious that this ranking holds up, as Broomfield boasts over 8,000 acres of public open space, as well as 280 miles of walking and biking trails. Furthermore, public schools in Broomfield are rated highly, and the community is said to have a dense suburban feel. Within the city, attractions include the 1st Bank Center, Broomfield Commons Open Space, 9/11 Memorial, Bluebird Aviation (an airplane touring company), FlatIron Crossing Mall, and 6 golf courses. On top of this, it is conveniently located halfway between Denver and Boulder, so the attractions expand even further.
The current population of Broomfield is 72,000, and this community is popular for retirement. The median household income is $96,000.