Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital of the state of Colorado. It is the most populous city in the state. The city is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains, just east of the Rocky Mountains. There are nearly 100 breweries in metro Denver, and city annually hosts the Great American Beer Festival. The city offers outdoor adventures such as skiing, swimming, hiking, white water rafting, as well as culture, art, fashion, dining, music, and shopping.
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Real Estate in Denver According to US News the average cost to buy a home in Denver is approximately $362,000, which is significantly higher than the national average. There are many affordable options for those who are looking to rent instead of buying a home in Denver. The monthly cost to rent is slightly above the national average. The cost of buying a home in Denver varies greatly depending on the neighborhood. To buy a home in Hilltop, Belcaro, or Cherry Creek, cost 4-5 times as much as a home in Windsor, Highline Villages, or Dayton Triangle. It is cheaper to rent it those neighborhoods as well. The cost of living in Denver is slightly above the national average.
Living in Denver, CO Denver, The Mile High City, is where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure. Denver is an outdoor city known for its world-class cultural attractions, thriving craft breweries, chef-driven dining and red-hot music scene, all within easy reach of the Rocky Mountains. The city offers more than 5,000 acres of parks, trails, golf courses, and playgrounds.
Downtown Denver, is the city's hip, historic district, with a huge independent bookstore, brewpubs, Western wear, Coors Field, and dozens of dining and nightlife options. Five Points neighborhood is filled with coffeehouses, museums, taprooms, festivals, and mouthwatering soul food and barbecue. Uptown Denver has Restaurant Row, Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Avenue Theater, and spacious City Park. Art District on Santa Fe, has more than 30 art galleries, studios, and innovative business. Cheery Creek North is the premier outdoor retail and dining destination with an impressive collection of art galleries, independently owned boutiques, internal fashion brands, and luxury hotel options. South Broadway is known for its amazing antique stores, avant-garde clothing stores, used bookstores, ethnic restaurants, and live music venues. River North Art District is full of urban charm and industrial renewal with jazz bars, eateries, brewpubs, art galleries, studios, and creative events.
Transportation and commutes in Denver Almost all working Denver residents commute by driving alone, or commute via carpool. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates buses, light rail, and commuter rail around the Denver metropolitan area. Greyhound Lines, Inc provides inter-city bus service from Denver to New York City, Portland, Reno, Las Vegas, and Dallas. Amtrak provides daily rail service to and from Denver as a stop on the California Zephyr's route between Chicago and Emeryville.
Denver International Airport (DEN) is the main and largest airport in the Denver area. It is one of the busiest and most trafficked airports in the world. The airport provides flights to domestic destinations all over the country, some destinations have seasonal flights. It also provides flights to international destinations, primarily in Mexico, Canada, and Europe.