Denver, the “Queen City of the Plains,” is nestled on the prairie, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. It is a sophisticated city, with a young, active and well-educated population. People moving to Denver enjoy living in a large metropolitan area with a mountain playground only minutes away.
Denver is a city of…
- Blue skies, beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
- Friendly neighborhoods.
- Abounding cultural opportunities.
- Green space – more than two hundred parks.
- Diverse ethnic groups.
- Spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.
- Championship Professional sports – Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies, Rapids and Avalanche
- Music – from Country and Western to Jazz.
Denver has one of the most attractive climates in the world! The Rocky Mountains immediately to the west of the city protect it from the calamitous storms that plague much of the high plains. Sunshine is the standard! Denver records more hours of sunshine per year than either Miami Beach or San Diego. Low humidity contributes to warm days and cool nights. The average daytime high is sixty-three degrees and the nighttime low is thirty-seven degrees. Denver, for years, has been renowned for its clean mountain air.
Denver has the second highest number of college graduates (after Washington, D.C.) per capita in the United States and the highest educated downtown workforce. Families moving to Denver appreciate our varied and excellent public and private schools. The Auraria Higher Education Center has a unique downtown campus. The complex combines the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver and offers courses from vocational to doctoral studies. The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in east Denver offers a full curriculum of medical courses. The University of Denver and Regis College, both private colleges, offer a wide range of under-graduate and graduate studies. This wide range of education opportunities brings students from all over the United States and throughout the world to Denver.
Though it is hard to find cowboys or horses on the streets these days, the image of the “Old West” is part of Denver’s heritage. As the city has grown, a wide combination of ethnic cultures has created a community that is both personable and comfortable. Denver takes great pride in its ethnic diversity. In recognition the city holds a number of festivals and events to celebrate the unique heritage that makes up the Denver of today.
In 1988, Denver and the surrounding metropolitan communities passed the metropolitan Cultural District proposal which designated tax dollars to maintain the existing cultural assets of the community. As a result, cultural opportunities will continue to flourish. Denver is home to the Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado, and a number of national dance troupes, Broadway shows, as well as local theater. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is gaining national and international acclaim for its original productions. The city boasts a number of superb musicians; many Country and Western, Rock and Roll, and Jazz artists began their careers in Denver. World renowned Red Rocks amphitheater is an awe-inspiring outdoor venue for concerts.
If you are moving to Denver, you’ll appreciate our many museums and culture centers. The Denver Museum of Natural History and the Denver Art Museum are nationally renowned. International architect, Daniel Liebeskind, designed the new expansion for the Denver Art Museum. The Lab at Belmar is bringing in an international roster of contemporary artists. First Friday gallery walks bring several art districts alive on a monthly basis. Fine restaurants and hotel accommodations are readily available throughout the city.
There is no place more suited to the avid sports enthusiast than Denver. For the fans there are the Denver Broncos, the Nuggets, the Rockies, the Avalanche and the Rapids. For the more active, there is world class skiing, hiking and other mountain sports within a two-hour drive. Walking, running and bicycling are year-round favorites with health conscious Denverites, and there are numerous trails throughout the city. The High Line Canal winds through the southern part of the city and it’s one of our favorite places to walk and bike. And of course, golf courses can be found in abundance throughout the metropolitan area and in the mountains.
Denver is constantly planning for future growth and prosperity. Its renovation of the downtown and other areas has cleared the way for new commercial growth while maintaining much of the historic charm. Denver International Airport, the new convention center, sophisticated shopping, and availability of affordable residential and commercial real estate make it a city eagerly meeting the twenty-first Century.
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