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Welcome to the City of Denver, the State of Colorado’s beautiful capital city situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Located on the western edge of the Great Plains, Denver is the largest city in the American Rocky Mountain region. This city is known as the "Mile High City" because its location is one mile above sea level. Enjoy these representative views of the many landmarks, parks, neighborhoods, shopping districts and public buildings in the City and County of Denver.

Denver Skyline
Denver is a popular relocation spot because it is a clean, young and green city with dozens of tree-lined boulevards. The city has the largest park system in the nation, with 205 parks inside city limits and 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains. Moreover, the area is rewarded with sunny skies nearly 300 days a year, which squashes any myths of it being a land of harsh weather.

The Denver real estate marketis rather refreshing for those moving in from out of state, particularly coming from other big cities. It located where the east meets the west…where the Rocky Mountains begin and the eastern plains end. Only 346 miles west of the geographic center of the United States, Denver Colorado is centrally located and lies in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain region. Contrary to popular belief, Denver is not in the mountains; it is near them. Denver itself is located on high, rolling plains.

Six Flags Elitch Gardens
The cost of living of real estate and general living expenses in the Denver area is lower than most major cities. Families that relocate to Denver will find a strong economy for real estate with good levels of appreciation and an active market. A good mix of both executive housing and entry-level homes for sale exists.

Downtown Denver has a very diverse range of housing options with more than 65,000 residents. Average monthly rent ranges from $525 to $2,300 for apartments and $115,000 to $2.5 million for-sale units. Some of the more popular neighborhoods that surround the downtown area include: Cherry Creek, Washington Park, Capitol Hill, Lower Downtown (called "LoDo" by locals), Curtis Park, Highland, Uptown, City Park and Central Platte Valley.

Unlike some Western cities, Denver has a central downtown area. A mile-long pedestrian mall cuts through the heart of downtown Denver and is surrounded by a series of parks and plazas that soften the towering skyscrapers and provide viewpoints from which to see and appreciate the modern architecture.

"LoDo" is on the northern edge of downtown Denver and offers one of the nation's greatest concentrations of Victorian buildings and warehouses, many of which have been refurbished to house restaurants, art galleries, offices, shops and residential units.

Denver Capitol
A Denver relocation becomes even more interesting as people come to understand its actual weather pattern. There is nothing about Denver, which is more misunderstood than the city’s climate. Because Denver is located just east of the Rockies (far from any source of moisture), it has a mild, dry and arid climate. The city receives 8-15 inches of precipitation and records 300 days of sunshine per year. Winters are mild with an average daily high of 45 degrees Fahrenheit, 7 degrees Celsius in February. Snow does fall, but it usually melts in a short time. However if your looking for snow to play in, Denver sits at the entrance of the Rocky Mountains where you will find numerous winter activities. In the summer, dry relative humidity makes Denver feel cool and comfortable, offering natural air conditioning.

Lower Downtown ("LoDo")
The Family considering Relocating to the Denver Metro area will be pleasantly surprised by the strength of its school system. Widely recognized today as one of the best school systems in the country. The public school system includes a number of specialty or charter schools throughout its communities.

Family fun can be had at any of Denver’s professional sporting venues. Denver is one of the few cities in the country with a team in each of the four major professional team sports and can boast four new major league sporting facilities within the last decade. Colorado fans are renowned for their enthusiastic support of the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche

One of the major draws for families is that Denver is considered a recreational capital. This, of course, is in addition to the slew of mountain and wilderness opportunities about an hour drive from the city. Hiking and biking are also popular activities in the metro area. Denver has the largest city park system in the nation, and thousands of acres of open space are located around the city. The foothills of the Rockies provide challenging trails for experienced hikers and bikers and scenic leisurely strolls for those not in search of an adrenaline rush. Denver's temperate climate offers golfers year round opportunities to improve their swing. With both private courses and more than 60 public courses in the Denver metro area, there is something for every golfer from the beginner to the pro.

Coors Stadium
Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains offers an abundance of options for skiers and snowboarders. In less than two hours one can enjoy a day on the slopes of one of Colorado's famed ski resorts. Popular ski destinations for Denver residents include Aspen/Snowmass, Loveland, steamboat Springs, Vail/Beaver Creek, and Winter Park, to name a few..

The city has a widely-used transportation system which includes bus and Light Rail. The Denver International Airport (DIA) is one of the largest airports in the world and is the nations 6th busiest airport. Denver is equipped with many bike trails. The 16th Street Mall Shuttle is a free service that runs in a continuous loop up and down 16th Street between Market and Broadway Streets in the heart of downtown Denver.

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