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Top 10 Reasons to Live in Denver, CO

08 Jun Top 10 Reasons to Live in Denver, CO

1.Location, Location, Location: Perhaps one of the most interesting things about Denver is the diversity in its own neighborhoods. From the vintage Capitol Hill to the reclaimed industrial River North, each neighborhood has a clear identity and flair but mesh seamlessly with each other.  Denver residents really do get the best of all communities only a short walk or bike ride away!

2. Open Spaces: Denver residents love to be outside! When Denverites aren’t hiking, biking or running away to the mountains, you can find them at one of the major parks. Cheesman, Washington and City Park are weekend favorites for volleyball, sporting leagues, sun bathing and any other number of activities. With over 600 acres of open park space in the city limits, the nearest park is usually just a hop, skip and a jump from wherever you call home!

3.Breweries: One of the biggest things that comes to mind when talking about Colorado is beer and Denver has no shortage of that. With over 40 locally owned craft breweries in the Denver area, it is truly a beer lovers’ paradise. Denver is also home to the Great American Brew Fest which is the most prestigious beer competition in the world! With such easy access to so many different breweries, it is so easy to find any number of bike, peddle hopper and walking brew tours, making every weekend an adventure!

4.Fun Day Trips: Denver is also home to many interesting and fantastic museums; The Denver Art Museum, The Museum of Nature and Science and the Colorado History Museum, to name a few, are some of the do not miss places in the city. World touring exhibits regularly cycle through the major museums here and with them being centrally located getting there is a breeze!

5.Booming Job Market and Entrepreneurs: The job market in 2017 has been one of the best in years for Denver, unemployment rates are hovering around the lowest in the nation. As unemployment numbers keep falling, filings for new business keep rising. There isn’t a better city to start your own business or find that new career!

6.Restaurants: Another one of the biggest benefits of living in Denver is the sheer volume of locally owned and totally chic restaurants in the city. Denver is on the cutting edge of the Foodie culture and with nearly all types of food are offered by the newest hippest establishments around town. There is a reason that Top Chef chose to film its newest season in Denver.

7.Live Music: At the epicenter of music, Denver continually attracts the biggest names in every genre of music year after year to play their venues. From the historic Ogden Theater to the ultra-modern Beta Nightclub, you can find nearly any type of live show to attend any night of the week and as any Denverite knows you must experience the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre at least once in your life, I mean it has its own award named for it.

8.Getting Around Town is Easy: Ahead of the curve with public transportation, Denver RTD bus and Lightrail system can get you nearly anywhere without hassle. The city is also extremely bicycle friendly with many biker only lanes and paths throughout the downtown areas. Denver is also on the forefront of car sharing services and even the Denver B-Cycle, a bicycle sharing program with 88 stations around town. Denverites quickly learn that going completely carless is not only an option but equally as convenient!

9.Health Conscious and Active: Denver is ranked consistently as one of the healthiest and most active cities in the nation and it is easy to see why. There are miles of biking and jogging trails within the downtown area and along with numerous free fitness meetup groups ranging from yoga, CrossFit and boot camps that run every weekend, it is easy to stay motivated!

10.Sporting Events Galore: The biggest sports fans are in luck, Denver is one the few cities that is home to almost every major sports team! Between the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, Avalanche, Rapids and Outlaws, and many others, there is rarely a night or weekend where you can’t enjoy a sporting event. If just having the teams wasn’t enough, each of the stadiums are either conveniently located in the heart of downtown or minutes outside Denver proper!

Kristen Teel