Welcome to Denver
An inspiring cosmopolitan center for art and dining
At the heart of a sprawling metro area, Denver is an urban hub that buzzes with life. It’s a city that inspires the best of artistry, from performance to culinary. Plus, with an average of 300 days of sunshine every year, residents can easily enjoy the city’s green spaces and take in views of the surrounding mountains.
Denver was founded as a gold mining town in 1858, the height of the Colorado Gold Rush. While the gold quickly dried up and miners moved on to the surrounding areas, Denver itself began to flourish. It was a hub of transportation and became the headquarters for many oil and gas companies after World War II.
It continues to thrive today, with a skyline full of skyscrapers and a booming job market. The residential areas grew steadily alongside the commercial areas, filling Denver with gorgeous neighborhoods full of beautiful single-family homes as well as luxurious condos and townhouses. Whether you’re looking to be in the heart of Downtown or in one of the surrounding neighborhoods, there is a perfect fit for you within the Denver city limits.
What to Love
- An unparalleled dining scene
- Stunning views of the mountains
- Plenty of unique neighborhoods to choose from
With a thriving job market that includes tech and aerospace jobs, Denver is populated by hip professionals who want a luxurious, urban lifestyle. The incredible entertainment and dining scenes rival any in the country. It’s more laid-back than some major metropolises, but there is a vibrant energy that permeates Denver and makes it an incredible place to call home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Fitting everything that Denver has to offer into a list is nearly impossible. Even trying to narrow it down to the best of the best is a daunting task, because Denver truly has some of the best delicious menus and local shops around.
Four Seasons Edge is a premier steak house offering locally grown cuts of meat alongside hand-crafted cocktails. Dine on food intentionally picked to match the handcrafted brews at Amato’s Ale House. At Cherry Creek Grill, woodfired rotisserie is the most well-known menu item. Enjoy it alongside a cocktail out on the patio or at the restaurant’s horseshoe-shaped bar.
Denver Pavilions is downtown’s shopping hot spot full of well-known brands and local boutiques, and it’s the perfect one-stop shop. Another shopping sector, full of history and Victorian buildings, is Larimer Square. This is Denver’s oldest and most historic block, and it also has some of the most luxurious local businesses around, including Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, Scarpaletto, and Milly Rose Designs.
Things to Do
From cozy neighborhood events to an arena bursting with sports fans, Denver has a social calendar brimming with exciting experiences.
Every October, the Denver Zoo dresses up as its spookiest self to put on Boo at the Zoo, a family-friendly festival with storytime, costumed characters, and unforgettable animal experiences. For an adults-only experience, try the zoo’s Wild Fall After Dark.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival is an award-winning event that celebrates visual, culinary, and performing arts. It’s put on by CherryArts, which is a nonprofit with year-round arts programming in Denver. Great American Beer Festival is the country’s top-rated beer festival and also the world’s largest commercial beer competition. Whether you’re competing or drinking, these three days are always a good time. Throughout the year, Ball Arena has a packed calendar of concerts, as well as being home to the Denver Nuggets.
The neighborhoods of Denver are full of incredible educational institutions, and it’s easy to find the best of the best. There are private schools here, as well as top-notch public schools in Denver Public Schools.