Registered sex offenders looking to move to this south suburban city of roughly 14,000 residents may have difficulty finding a home.

Greenwood Village recently became the first city in Colorado to pass an ordinance prohibiting convicted sex offenders from living near schools, parks, playgrounds and other areas near where children gather.

As a result, most of the 8.3-square-mile city - with its abundance of parks, trails and Cherry Creek schools - is off-limits to sex offenders.

A map detailing where sex offenders can live shows only a few pockets and a patch of properties on the city's south end. "We're a relatively small city, but we have six schools, and while it was not an effort to eliminate the entire city from sex offenders, it was driven by the intention to guard children," said Mayor Nancy Sharpe.