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Living the Denver Lifestyle

Denver Tops List of Favorite Cities by Pew Research Center Publications in January, 2009. Denver offers one of the highest qualities of life in the country. When you live here, you can enjoy sunny weather, excellent dining, and a lively downtown area. Read more about the lifestyle that awaits you in Denver.


Pleasant Weather

Denver receives 300 days of sunshine each year. That's more annual hours of sun than either San Diego or Miami Beach! Expecting to be snowed in? Denver averages just 14 inches of precipitation in an entire year — about what Los Angeles gets. Denver and the Colorado front range enjoy some of the best and most diverse weather in the United States. Nowhere else can you ski, golf, snowmobile, and bike — all in the same day.



Half of Colorado land is dedicated to public recreation. Colorado has two national parks, six national monuments, 11 national forests, three national recreation areas and 30 state parks. In Denver you will find the largest city park system in the nation: 205 parks within the city limits and 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains. The mountainous area of Colorado is six times the size of Switzerland and contains 9,600 miles (15,449 km) of fishing streams, 2,850 lakes, and more than 1,000 peaks that reach two miles (3,218 km) high.

With Denver's year-round mild weather, Denverites lead healthier lifestyles and participate in many outdoor sports and activities. Denver residents are the thinnest of any U.S. city. You can be active in any of the city's hundreds of parks, pools, ball fields, skateboard parks, tennis courts, and more than 70 golf courses

The nearby foothills and citywide parks offer some of the finest mountain biking anywhere, and those outside the Denver area are accessible within 1-2 hours by car. Many ski resorts convert operations in the summer months to take mountain bikers up ski lifts so the can ride down the miles of trails.


Refined Culture

Denver citizens contribute more public funding for the arts per capita than any other U.S. city, and the results show. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre, the Denver Art Museum, fabulous dining and a bustling nightlife provide all the cultural opportunity you would expect in a big city. Denver has the nation's second largest performing arts center: the Denver Performing Arts Complex includes eight theaters that can seat more than 9,000 people.


Championship Sports Teams

Denverites love their two championship teams: the two-time Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, and the two-time Stanley Cup winning Colorado Avalanche. Between the Colorado Rockies (MLB), the Colorado Rapids (MLS), the Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Mammoth (NLL) and of course the CU Buffs, there is always a good sports ticket to be had.