Denver vs. Charlotte: The Super Bowl of City Life

AS_FootballAs everyone in the U.S. eagerly anticipates Super Bowl 50, two cities in particular are on the edge of their seats: Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., home of the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, respectively. But a lot more is on the line than just having a championship football team. Both of these cities are in a knock-down, drag-out duel over which city is the best overall.

Here is our comparison of the two cities, so you can decide for yourself which team plays in the best city:

Things to do in Denver
Hike in the Rocky Mountains
Catch a show at Red Rock Amphitheater
Attend the National Western Stock Show (every January)
Tour the Denver Mint
Visit Sports Authority Field (one mile in the air and home to the Denver Broncos)

Things to do in Charlotte
Hike or have a picnic in the picturesque Freedom Park
Visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame – or even take in a race
Walk around the historic and charming downtown
Ride thrilling coasters at Carowinds
Take in a Panthers Game at the Bank of America Stadium

Denver Eats
The Cherry Cricket
Lots of local brewed craft beers
Birthplace of Chipotle
Casa Bonita (and yes, it is that amazing)
The Denver Chophouse

Charlotte Eats
Seize the day at Carpe Diem restaurant
Southern comfort food with a modern twist
Seafood lovers are in heaven at Cabo Fish Taco and Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Delicious Asian cuisine at spots such as Zen Asian Fusion
Check out one of the city’s many fabulous food trucks

Denver Lifestyle
Lots of National Parks space
Need a bicycle? You can borrow one of ours
Number one destination city for millennials
The weather will keep you guessing
The city continues to try and keep up with the population boom

Charlotte Lifestyle
Lots of parks and green spaces
Great place for whitewater rafting and hiking enthusiasts
Relaxed, Southern atmosphere
Low cost of living
Growing job market


So who wins the debate? Both cities are home to some of the country’s most prestigious companies to work for as well as the businesses that support those employees. These cities both come alive at night and keep you active during the day. So if you want to make a move, make sure you consider either Denver or Charlotte for your next home. And, when you need help finding the perfect apartment in either city, visit We quickly develop a customized list of apartments for you based on rent, neighborhood, school ratings, walkability score and other factors.