Referred to as the Queen City of the West for its significant role in the agricultural industry

Welcome to Denver

A Colorado metropolis with urban elegance and outdoor adventure
Denver is the lively capital of Colorado. Nestled along the western edge of the Great Plains and just east of the iconic Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, this metropolitan area boasts some of Colorado’s most beautiful scenic views. Historically, Denver was referred to as the Queen City of the West for its significant role in the agricultural industry. Today, modern Denver is known as the Mile High City for its 5,280-foot elevation — just one mile above sea level — and is popular for its thriving craft breweries, red-hot music scene, chef-driven dining, and world-class cultural attractions all within easy reach of the Rocky Mountains. 

What to Love

  • Easy city access and walkability
  • Vibrant neighborhoods each with a unique personality and vibe
  • A thriving culture
  • Famous music scene

Local Lifestyle

Denver's cultural disposition can be best described as "city mountain west”. The city combines the best of urban excitement, western independence, and great outdoor activities. Experiencing 245 sunny days per year and its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, Denver invites all sorts of outdoor adventures, from hiking to biking in warmer months to skiing and snowboarding during winter.
Denver residents are noted for their can-do attitudes and warm nature, making it a friendly place to visit or live. Young professionals flock to the area for high-profile career opportunities and stay for Denver’s eclectic mix of bars, clubs, cutting-edge restaurants, and local breweries. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Denver is a focal point for chef-owned restaurants. Denver Milk Market at the Historic Dairy Block features 16 culinary concepts by renowned Chef Frank Bonanno, drawing in travelers from locals, and fans from all over the city. Stroll among the Victorian buildings of Larimer Square, a historic Denver district, to satiate your culinary cravings with incredible fare created from locally-sourced ingredients and products. 
Five minutes from downtown, Cherry Creek Shopping Center is the region's heart for premier shopping. The center boasts over 160 shops and 40 exclusive luxury stores, including Burberry, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Tory Burch.
Colorado Mills in nearby Lakewood is an upscale shopping mall offering dining, entertainment, relaxation, and shopping options under one roof. The storefronts often stock sought-after designer brands for gifts, beauty, and fashion. 
Lovers of beer explore the endless variety of one-off firkins, pale ales, and daring ingredients at the River North Art District (RiNo). This district is famously known for the numerous breweries that reside inside the locale, which provide visitors with opportunities to sample some of Colorado’s best ale. 

Things to Do

History enthusiasts visit the Molly Brown House Museum, whose namesake pays tribute to a passenger who survived the sinking of the Titanic. The museum is steeped in Victorian-style architecture, and you’ll explore several expansive displays and exhibits as you meander through the museum. 
Cool off with friends and family at Elitch Gardens. This world-class park combines roller coasters with water to create an immersive, fun, and thrilling experience for all ages. Hop on one of the park’s five jaw-dropping roller coasters or splash into a sea of fun in the wave pool.
Soak up the fresh air and beautiful scenery at Denver Botanic Gardens. Its various themed gardens and magnificent flower displays offer visitors an escape from reality. While there, be sure to check out the garden’s amphitheater and horticultural library. 
Downtown Aquarium’s sprawling complex is home to a state-of-the-art aquarium housing over 500 marine species perfect for families. A floor-to-ceiling viewing design is implemented throughout the space, providing a panoramic look inside every display. 


Denver’s urban locale is home to various school districts, with Denver County School District 1 leading as a dominant school system for premier education in the city. Top schools in the area include:
  • Ellis Elementary School, PK-5th grade
  • Morey Middle School, 6th-8th grade
  • DSST: Byers Middle and High School, 9th-12th grade


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Demographics and Employment Data for Denver, CO

Denver has 287,756 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Denver do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 715,878 people call Denver home. The population density is 6,561.05 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.1 / 49.9%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Denver, CO

There's plenty to do around Denver, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Smokin' Bones BBQ, Bass, and Mika Yoga Wear.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 23.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 9 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 14.47 miles 44 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 6.05 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 7.94 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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