Our Top 8 Reasons to Live in Denver

Ready to make your mark in the Mile High city? Here are a few reasons we think you’ll find that the West is Best!

  1. Vibrant downtown. With the 10th largest downtown in America, the city of Denver boasts an assortment of top-notch art and history museums, an aquarium, a water and amusement park, river rafting and more than 300 world-class dining options!
  2. Purple Mountain Majesties. Contrary to popular belief, Denver is not in the mountains, but near the foothills of the Rockies, providing panoramic views without the frigid temperatures. In fact, it is possible to see more than 200 named peaks from the city of Denver, 32 of them over 13,000 feet!
  3. Four fabulous seasons. Denver has a mild climate with more sunny days per year than Miami or San Diego. On average, Denver residents only 14 inches of precipitation per year (same as Los Angeles). And at high altitude, our skies are actually bluer!
  4. Get your tickets! Denver is one of only 12 U.S. cities to have teams from four major sports (baseball, hockey, football and basketball). In fact, the high elevation makes the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field one of the best parks for home runs in the nation- the dry air makes the balls fly farther (golf aficionados, this applies to you, too)!
  5. Lively cultural scene. Per capita, Denver collects more money for the arts than any other US city. The Denver Performing Art Complex is the 2nd largest performing arts center in the world. Local galleries and studios throughout the city stay open late for art walks on the first Friday of every month.
  6. Whether you’re a little bit country… Channel your inner cowboy at the National Western Stock Show, the largest stock show in the world. The National Western Rodeo is also one of the biggest rodeos on earth.
  7. … or a little bit rock and roll… Rolling Stone Magazine named Red Rocks as the best outdoor venue in America. Once listed as one of the seven wonders of the geological world, the outdoor venue seats more than 8,700 people and receives over 750,000 visitors each year just to visit the parks and surrounding trails (not even counting music fans).
  8. ….you’ll be in good company. Attracted to the quality of life and bustling economy, Denver is gaining almost 50 new residents per day. Denver’s healthy lifestyle and beautiful weather are only a few of the many reasons people are choosing to call the great state of Colorado their new home.

U.S. News and World Report              “#2 Best Place to Live in the U.S.”(2017)
Cushman & Wakefield                        “Top Ten Cities for Technologies”(2017)
Forbes                                              #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Business and Careers” (2016)

American Fitness Index                       #3 Fittest City in the Country” (2016)

WalletHub                                         “Fourth Happiest State in the U.S.A” (2015)

About the Author:

Kimberly Lucas is the Founder and Chief People Connector at Goldstone Partners, Inc., a Colorado-based search and talent advisory firm specializing in recruitment strategy and engaged search for privately-held companies. As a seasoned entrepreneur and career coach, Kimberly is committed to helping founders build strong, profitable companies that stand the test of time. As a Certified StrengthsFinder coach she works with individuals and teams to help them achieve their stated objectives. Kimberly is an active mentor for MBA students at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, serves on the board of the Rockies Venture Club, is a founding member of RVC Women and facilitates a Thinking Partner Mastermind group.

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