With the Rocky Mountains to the west, Denver, Colorado boasts an idyllic setting — and it’s literally one mile above sea level, which explains where the nickname “The Mile-High City” came from. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Denver offers a seemingly endless list of things to do, like running, camping, kayaking, skiing and snowboarding in nearby cities, and enjoying over 200 parks. Local breweries, live music, nationally recognized museums and several universities also make Denver an appealing place to live. If you’re moving to Denver, apartments are easy to find.
From downtown to Aurora, there’s a Denver neighborhood for everybody. There are actually 79 neighborhoods in all, and each offers something different. If you’re looking for an urban setting that will put you close to hip restaurants, pubs and theaters, don’t miss downtown and LoDo (Lower Downtown). Apartments in downtown Denver include high-rise luxury apartments, lofts and condos. Rents downtown are more expensive than what you’ll find in suburban neighborhoods in Aurora, Littleton, Cherry Ridge and Englewood. For families, these suburban neighborhoods might be ideal.
To help decide on a neighborhood, think about where you’ll be working or going to school, and what you like to do for fun. If you have a family, consider the importance of being close to schools or living in family-oriented communities. Know what your budget allows so that you can also narrow down apartments by price.
Living in Denver
Though Denver typically gets snow mid-October through April, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the city gets about 250 days of sunshine per year. Residents say the weather is known to change quickly, but it’s fairly nice year round. Being so close to the mountains means there’s an easy opportunity to take day or weekend trips to hike, ski, snowboard and generally enjoy the outdoors.
Those new to Denver will be busy — there’s a lot to see and do. Thanks to having the second-largest performing arts center in America, Denver has a great theater scene. Museums like the Denver Art Museum are also a big draw. And beer fans will love checking out all the breweries and the Great American Beer Festival.
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