Life In Denver
Beautiful scenery, Rocky Mountains, excellent downtown, pleasant weather, there's a lot to work with when it comes to Denver. With all that the Denver Metropolitan has to offer residents, it's no surprise that Denver ranks No. 1 on the U.S. News & World Reports list of 2016 Best Places to Live.
The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey from 2008 through 2010, shows that more young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 moved to Denver, CO than any other city.
Denver's culture radiates a Mountain West lifestyle. Nicknamed the Mile High City for its 5,280-foot elevation, Denver's location at the base of the Rocky Mountains provides a gateway outdoor pursuits. Denver offers more than 5,000 acres of parks, trails, golf courses, and playgrounds. In fact, many of Denver's most prominent neighborhoods are built around and named after such beloved green spaces like Washington Park, City Park, Cheesman Park, and Sloan's Lake. The metro area's proximity to the Rocky Mountains also creates numerous opportunities for residents to ski and snowboard in the winter.
Nothing goes together better than music and beer. In Denver, Co you'll find nearly 100 breweries in the metro proper, and the sudsy area is host to the annual Great American Beer Festival that showcases more than 3,500 beers from brewers around the country. Denver is also home to a flourishing arts scene, and music is a big part of life here. Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the best outdoor, live music venues in the world, and the beer-famous Coors Brewery is just outside of Denver.
Denver was named the No. 1 Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes in 2015, a collective result of its diverse economy, highly educated labor force and outdoor recreational opportunities. Its leading industries are wide-ranging and include aerospace, telecommunications, technology, leisure, hospitality, mining, and construction, along with an emerging start-up culture
The weather in Denver is generally sunny and dry but it can be subject to quick bursts of rain, snow, hail and lightning thanks to its geographical relation to the foothills of the mountains. The rule of thumb is that if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes for it to change again.
Denver boasts an above-ground tramway, The RTD light rail - which is popular with commuters. Further development continues and the light rail is expected to provide service to Boulder and the Denver International Airport, the fifth busiest airport in the country. RTD also provides commuter bus service throughout the area.
While all of that is good and well, many people in Denver prefer to use bikes instead, and there are more than 85 miles of paved trails throughout the metro area for cyclists.
RiNo Neighborhood - Experience the Newest, Hippest and Most Vibrant Neighborhood in Denver
Energetic, vibrant, hip, and artistic. Without a doubt, there are plenty of words to describe the River North Arts District - RiNo, but the only way to truly get a feel for Denver's newest and hippest neighborhood is to experience it. Denver's top restaurants, trendiest breweries and bars, the most talked-about art galleries, and the hottest shops and boutiques are located in RiNo, surrounding Dylan Apartments. Colorful murals adorn Dylan Apartments and graffiti blends with just enough grit to keep things interesting, RiNo has become Denver's bohemian hub.