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Denver

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Denver

Your guide to the Mile High City!

Welcome to Denver - the Mile High City that's located just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. As of 2015, Denver was noted as being the fastest growing city in the United States, and with all it has to offer, it's easy to see why.


When you think of crisp, clean mountain air, an image of the Rocky Mountains will likely come to mind. This diverse city, which is also the capital of Colorado, still features some of its initial landmark 19th century buildings. Denver is growing at a rapid pace. The area is filled with restaurants, bars, and clubs - which is one of the reasons why this bustling city has been recognized for several years in a row as being the best city for singles. It is also known for being extremely diverse. The city's art and history museums regularly host "must see" events. And, while the location may not be quite as "big" as some other metro areas, Denver still has an extremely active music scene in terms of jazz, pop, folk and classical.


What to do in Denver

There's definitely not a lack of anything to do in and around Denver, Colorado - whether you want to be inside or out. Denver is the home to a number of nationally recognized museums, including the Denver Art Museum - which is the second largest performing arts center in the country after Lincoln Center in New York. The area is also home to several national and local breweries - many of which offer tours and have on-site restaurants. Because of Denver's large Mexican American population, the area also plays host to several Mexican American celebrations every year, including Cinco de Mayo - which typically brings in more than 500,000 attendees. If you're the active and outdoorsy type, then Denver could be an ideal place for you. Due to its location in the mountains, along with its generally sunny weather, Denver has a reputation for being an active city. Residents of this area will oftentimes spend time skiing, hiking, kayaking, and / or camping. The area is also host to more than 200 parks where residents can jog, bike, or take a leisurely stroll. This city is home to several professional sports teams, including the Denver Broncos for football, the Colorado Rockies for baseball, the Colorado Avalanche for hockey, and the Denver Outlaws for lacrosse.


How to Get Around in Denver

While not quite as extensive as the New York subway system, Denver does operate a mass transportation system through its metro area. The Denver Regional Transportation District, or RTD, operates more than 1,000 buses that serve over 10,000 stops throughout Denver and surrounding locations. There are also seven rail lines with nearly 60 miles of track and more than 40 stations. Many of Denver's streets also include bike lanes - and there are actually over 850 miles of paved, off-road bicycle paths in Denver parks, and along bodies of water in the area. This provides the opportunity for many of Denver's population to be bicycle commuters - and it has also led to the city becoming known as a very bike-friendly city. In fact, the League of American Bicyclists rated Colorado as the sixth most bike friendly state in the U.S. for 2014. In addition, Denver was also ranked in a separate study as the 16th most walkable city in the U.S. Due to its sun-shiny weather, many of Denver's commuters - and its overall population - take advantage of walking to and from appointments, as well as to stay healthy in general. So, what exactly is it like to live in Denver? Denver can be an awesome place to call home. For starters, this city is known for having amazing blue skis - especially with the mountains silhouetted against the backdrop.


What it's like to live in Denver

For those who like the active lifestyle, but yet also require a corporate income, Denver can ideally satisfy both. In fact, it has often been considered as the city-meets-intrepid-adventurer location. Here, if you want to meet with clients in the morning, go white water rafting after lunch, and then hit a micro-brewery for a nightcap, it can all happen in Denver. You also have the option of hitting any number of amazing restaurants, and then going home to a high rise apartment and kicking back, where you can watch the sun setting over the Rockies. And the good news is that in Denver, it's all fairly affordable - and in a city that offers high employment possibilities.


Where to find apartments in Denver

There are many nice living options in and around the city of Denver, as well as in neighborhoods that outline the surrounding area. But, prior to heading out and signing on the dotted line of a new lease, it is always a good idea to do some initial research. This will also need to be in conjunction with proof from your employer that you have stable income that is higher than what you will require for your monthly rent, as well as proof that your income is stable. Also, you should have a good credit history, as well as two or three good credit references. Regarding locating that ideal Denver apartment rental, there are definitely some factors that you will want to consider. For example, think about the type of neighborhood that you will want to live in. With that in mind, do you want to live near public transportation, near a park, close to the ski slopes, or close to your place of employment? Once you have settled on the best location, there are other criteria to consider, too. For instance, what size does your space need to be in terms of the number of bedrooms and baths? Apartments in Denver can come in all sizes - as well as different price ranges. Likewise, what about the amenities? Here, consider the things that you really need (or want), or what you are willing to give up in return for a lower rent rate. As an example, do you have to have in-unit laundry, or can you live with going to a local laundromat on a regular basis. Once you have narrowed down all of your intended features, you will be in a better position to take a look at the apartments that best fit your specific needs.


Neighborhoods in Denver

Downtown Denver


Downtown Denver is the place to be if you want the convenience of walking to restaurants and cafes, bookstores, and live music venues. This area even offers a free shuttle that makes it easy to get around. And, the newly renovated Denver Union Station in the historic Lower Downtown, or LoDo, offers even more in terms of things to do in this locale.

Cherry Creek


Cherry Creek offers tree-lined streets, along with beautiful outdoor patios and window displays that add even more to the area's allure. This premier retail and dining destination includes luxury hotels and upscale shops. It is also home to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. For those who live in the area, the Cherry Creek Bike Path offers a 22-mile path connecting to downtown Denver and beyond. In addition, the Cherry Creek Fresh Market can be a perfect place to pick up some produce or prepared items.

Capitol Hill & The Golden Triangle Museum District


This neighborhood is an area that's brimming with art galleries, music venues, restaurants, and theatres - all ready to be enjoyed by the locals and visitors alike. There are also a number of parks in the immediate vicinity.

Uptown


If you choose Uptown as your neighborhood, you will be close to the City Park, the Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Uptown, chosen as one of Sunset Magazine's "hippest 'hoods" could be the ideal place for you, whether you choose to get out and enjoy the attractions, or stay in and enjoy your cool pad.

Highland

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Chosen as one of Men's Journal's top neighborhoods, Highlands offers a myriad of Victorian homes, along with close proximity to art galleries and diverse eateries. Here, you can also enjoy some of the most incredible views of the Highland Bridge, along with downtown Denver.

Art District on Santa Fe


The Art District on Santa Fe features some of the most authentic Mexican culture in all of Denver. This area is also home to several craft breweries, as well as the Buckhorn Exchange. Here, both visitors and locals are attracted to the First Friday Art Walks, and the Third Friday Collector's Previews. You can also find the Center for Visual Art nearby, as well as the Colorado Ballet.

Five Points


Five Points is considered to be one of Denver's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. At one time, the area was nicknamed the "Harlem of the West" because it was a regular stop for jazz music greats such as Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, who played in the neighborhood's clubs. Today, you will find numerous coffee houses and breweries, and several museums as well.

RiNo / River North


The River North, or RiNo, area is known as a hotspot for creatives. In fact, here, historic warehouses and factories today house jazz bars, are galleries, and working studios. There are also a mix of furniture makers, designers, and other types of creators. Outside, the creativity spans onward, from street art murals on buildings and in alley ways.

South Federal


In the South Federal area, you will find authentic Asian markets, along with Vietnamese restaurants. The Barnum area of South Federal offers delicious Mexican fare. In addition to the eateries, there are numerous parks in the area, including Barnum Park, which features views of downtown Denver; Garfield Lake Park and Huston Lake Park, each having pristine lakeshores; and Lakewood Gulch Park and Sanderson Gulch Park, where South Platte River tributaries make their way through beautiful green spaces.

East Colfax


If you want to live on the longest commercial street in the United States, you can do so here in East Colfax, right on Colfax Avenue. While the street first appeared on Denver maps back in the 1860s, today it is lined with a mix of restaurants, pubs, and shops. You can also find the Bluebird and Ogden theatres in East Colfax, along with the Fillmore Auditorium.

Washington Park


Looking to kick back from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area? That's just exactly what you can do in Washington Park. This area, referred to as "Wash Park" by the locals, is known for having a family friendly atmosphere. It also encompasses two pristine lakes, and two formal flower gardens. You'll also find South Pearl Street here, home to the first trolley cars in Denver.

South Broadway


If you want an area that's on the more upbeat side, then look no further than South Broadway. Here you will find a number of hip rock-n-roll clubs, along with popular eating establishments to try. South Broadway also features Denver's famous Antique Row.

Belmar / Lakewood


The Belmar / Lakewood area encompasses 22-square city blocks. Every summer, the area hosts a European style market, as well as the Festival Italiano every fall. Residents here can enjoy concerts, musicals, and other events at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Golden


For those who are seeking that Wild West genre, head on over to Golden. This area features an old-fashioned downtown. You will also find the famous Coors Brewery here, along with the Colorado Railroad Museum, the Foothills Art Center, and the Miners Alley Playhouse.

Littleton


For more of that olde town feeling, Littleton offers many turn-of-the-century buildings and shops. In addition, there are also two living history farms that can be the ideal spot for family outings. Littleton also has nearly 1,500 acres of parks and open space, so that you can get out and enjoy that Denver sun.

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