Finding Apartments for Rent in Denver, CO
Denver, Colorado is a great place to live. Known as the Mile High City, its official elevation is 5280 feet above sea level. Denver sits nestled on the plains just east of the Rocky Mountains. Not only is it a thriving urban center, but you are less than an hour away from the Front Range of the Rockies. If the outdoors isn't your thing, you can find plenty of urban activities both in downtown and the surrounding areas such as dining, bars, nightlife, shopping, sports, and going to concerts and events.
Finding apartments for rent in Denver is simple. With a population of 634,265 in the city and around two million when counting the surrounding areas, there are plenty of rental properties available for you to choose from.
Top Neighborhoods in Denver, CO
Top neighborhoods in Denver include LoDo or Lower Downtown, Cherry Creek, Bonnie Brae, and the DTC or the Denver Tech Center. LoDo is very popular because it is close to shopping on the 16th Street Mall and very close to restaurants, businesses and event centers. Cherry Creek and Bonnie Brae are older neighborhoods that are still very popular because of the older architecture. The DTC and surrounding areas have the light rail for commuting to downtown plus the Denver Tech Center has a number of companies, including high tech, that have offices here.
Cultural Attractions in Denver, CO
Denver is host to many cultural attractions. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has one of the best dinosaur displays as well as amazing taxidermy displays of animals in North America. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is an excellent orchestra that offers more than 150 concerts per year. The Denver Art Museum has a large collection of Native American, Asian, and African art and has frequent exhibitions from other cities. The Denver Center for Performing Arts produces excellent plays and musicals and entertains more than 750,000 people every year.
Shopping in Denver, CO
One thing Denver has is shopping. In downtown, you have the 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, and the Denver Pavilions. Cherry Creek has the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. If you're able to drive south a little ways, you can find Park Meadows Mall and the Outlets at Castle Rock. If you are in the northern part of the Denver metroplex, you'll find the Outlets at Loveland and Flatiron Crossing. All of these malls have a large number of stores throughout and many more strip malls and regular malls are throughout the Denver Metro Area.
Outdoor Activities in Denver, CO
If you're going to live in Denver, one of the major perks is the ski areas within a short distance drive. Close ski resorts include Eldora Mountain Resort, Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin Ski & Snowboard Area, and Winter Park Resort. All four are easy to get to and you can have a great day of skiing and return home that evening. Eldora boasts of 300 inches of snow. Arapahoe Basin has about 350 inches of snow. Loveland Ski Area sees about 400 inches of snow in a season and Winter Park see about 300 to 400 inches of snow.
Sports in Denver, CO
Denver is the home to many professional major league sports teams including the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Denver Nuggets. Denver is an avid sports town and the fans are a bit on the rabid side when it comes to their teams. Denver also supports various college and local teams throughout the Front Range.
Transportation Options in Denver, CO
Denver has the RTD Bus Service and the RTD Light Rail. Other transportation options include cabs, bicycle paths, and walking. Denver has a major airport, the Denver International Airport which has most of the major carriers including United, Delta, Frontier, American Airlines, and others.
Weather in Denver, CO
One of the favorite sayings here is if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes. Denver has more than 300 days of sunshine but also boasts cold and snow as well. Winters can be mild with an average temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Denver is an arid climate with between 8 and 15 inches of precipitation a year. Summertime can see 90 degrees or more, but the average temperature in August is about 86 degrees Fahrenheit.View Apartments in Denver, Colorado
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