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Denver is the capital and most populated city in Colorado. It is located in the South Platte River Valley about 12 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Downtown is east of the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. It is named after James W. Denver and nicknamed the “Mile High City” because it’s official elevation is one mile above sea level.

Rich in history, Denver is home to a number of museums such as the Denver Art Museum, The Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the History Colorado Center. Rich in the arts, Denver is home to the second largest  Performing Arts Center and  7 Art Districts. Although not in Denver proper, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is part of Denver Theatres and Arenas division. It is a world-famous outdoor venue for concerts with natural acoustics and awe-inspiring surroundings. Not to be missed is the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Zoo.

The food scene in Denver continues to impress with award-winning chefs, chef-owned eateries, and locally sourced cuisine. The diversity of restaurants and bars is epic. Click here for a guide to the restaurants of Denver. Home to over 100 breweries and taprooms, Denver is often referred to as “The Napa Valley of Beer”. Want to learn more? Click here for a list of brewery tours you can take.

Although a large metropolitan area, you don’t have to look far for outdoor activities. You can take advantage of the 10 dog parks, 85 miles of Bike Trails, 9 city parks, 30 recreation centers, 7 golf facilities all within the city limits of Denver.

Denver has evolved greatly over the past few years in public transportation. Between bus or light rail, you can get pretty much anywhere within the city and neighboring suburbs with ease. Click here for more information.

If you love music, the Denver music scene will not disappoint. With big venues like the Pepsi Center and Red Rocks and the smaller classic venues like The Bluebird, The Fillmore, and the Gothic, or smaller venues like Ophelias Electric Soapbox or the Soiled Dove, you can almost always find an artist or band to listen to.  Click here for a more complete list of Denver’s music venues.

Within Denver, there are 78 official neighborhoods. Too many to list here but Berkeley, Five Points, Washington Park, Congress Park, Sunnyside, Highland are a few. Some of these neighborhoods are historic and offer a glimpse into the past and some are a mix of old and new. Each has its own character and vibe. Click here for a guide to some of Denver’s Neighborhoods.

With the art and music scene, various sports teams, outdoor activities, available food and drink, Denver is very hard to beat. Sound like a place you would like to live? Click below to see available homes in Denver.