Situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado, Denver is an amazing city of contrasts and diversity, with influences from the Old West clearly apparent in the modern sophistication of the present day city. Quaint neighborhoods, phenomenal community resources, first-class shopping and dining, and a strong, stable economy are just some of the reasons more than 649,000 people love to call Denver home.
Denver is a highly educated city, with approximately 85% of the population boasting a high school degree and more than 42% with a bachelor’s degree or higher. The city is home to more than 67,000 businesses that are powered by a civilian work force of approximately 71% of the adult population.
Denver receives more than 300 days of sunshine annually, making it a great place for outdoor sports and recreation. More than 200 parks and recreation centers are located throughout the city, as well as 29 indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 8 golf courses, and multiple fitness centers. Denver’s 330-acre City Park boasts an impressive array of amenities that include lakes, fountains, fitness trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic facilities. City Park is also home to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and IMAX Theater.
The city boasts an impressive array of cultural and recreational resources, as well. Denver’s Lower Downtown District, known as LoDo, is a world-renowned entertainment district with 26 blocks of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, and historic sites housed in beautifully restored homes and buildings from the Victorian era. The city’s two premier shopping districts, Cherry Creek North and the 16th Street Mall, feature more than 600 shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes, as well as live entertainment, outdoor music, and more.
Easily accessible via I-25, I-76, I-70, and I-270, the Mile High City is a great place to live or visit anytime of the year!