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Getting to Know Denver, CO

 

Colorado's capital city was founded in 1858 as a relatively diminutive mining camp. Over the years, it has developed into a top destination for apartment residents looking for big-city living with a mix of modern and natural amenities. As the most populous city in the Mountain region, Denver features an attractive array of apartments close to its thriving cultural, recreational and economic regions.

 

Perfect for outdoor lovers, Denver features hundreds of parks ranging in size and features, anchored by the 330-acre City Park. This popular area is home to the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, as well as a golf course, two lakes and a boathouse.

 

Locals also enjoy beautiful weather--at exactly one mile above sea level, Denver's elevation provides a mild climate that averages 300 sun-kissed days a year. With relatively mild winters and comfortable summers, the city's welcoming weather conditions may be one of its most surprising perks.

 

Denver Apartments and Neighborhoods

If you're looking for the best places to live in Denver, you'll find a variety of great apartment options, perfectly suited for renters ranging from young professionals to retired baby boomers. Established on the site of a former airport, the Stapleton neighborhood offers the chance to be part of the nation's largest urban development project. For renters seeking a diverse community, Highland boasts a vibrant blend of cultures along with numerous city parks and craft breweries.

 

Public Transportation, Commuting and Jobs in Denver

Denver's status as a transportation and economic hub has made it a popular location for corporate headquarters, and workers from around the country seek apartments in the city in order to be close to the action.

 

Fun Things to Do in Denver

Apartment residents can get a taste of the city's cultural scene at the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Performing Arts Complex--the second largest center for the arts in the country--as well as a variety of popular entertainment venues and music halls.

 

Need some suggestions for free things to do in Denver? Check out these five area favorites:

 

  • Denver U.S. Mint: Want to see where that change in your pocket was made? Take a free guided tour of this massive money-making operation and see how raw materials become official U.S. currency.
  • Colorado State Capitol: When you take a tour of this impressive government building, be sure to make your way up the 99-step spiral staircase and out onto the observation deck, where you'll be rewarded with magnificent views of the cityscape and the Rocky Mountains.
  • Red Rocks Park: When there's not a concert or event taking place in this world-famous amphitheater, guests can hike the surrounding trails or stop by the visitor center, which contains a free museum and the Performer's Hall of Fame.
  • Denver Skate Park: Whether you bring your board or just show up to watch some of the city's top skaters in action, you can experience a full day of shredding at this popular park with over 60,000 square feet of terrain.
  • Coors Brewery Tour: The world's largest single-site brewery welcomes visitors with a fascinating look at the beer-brewing process Coors has been perfecting since 1873. Tours are self-guided and take approximately 30 minutes.

 

Denver is also home to a thriving professional sports scene, featuring a team in each of the four major U.S. spectator sports. MLB's Rockies, NFL's Broncos, NHL's Avalanche and NBA's Nuggets all play their home games in the Mile High City.

 

For Denver Families with Kids

With the WOW! Children's Museum, the Children's Museum of Denver, the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the city offers a wealth of educational entertainment for kids of all ages. For formal educational pursuits, renters appreciate access to quality elementary and secondary schools for the kids, as well as a number of higher education institutions, including the University of Denver, Johnson & Wales University and the University of Colorado.

 

Denver Outdoor Living and Natural Beauty

Thanks to the city's location near the Rocky Mountains, some of the best hikes in Denver offer truly incredible views. After lacing up your boots, you can marvel at the iconic red rock formations on Trading Post Trail or keep your eyes open for wildlife as you traverse the terrain at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

 

Best Getaways from Denver

Denver is located approximately 1.5 hours from the year-round alpine skiing of Breckenridge, CO, the spectacular mountain scenery of Colorado Springs and the Old West history of Cheyenne, Wyoming.