Denver is a vibrant city with 300 days of annual sunshine, year-round adventure and the breathtaking Rocky Mountains as a backyard. Denver is the capital and the most populous city in Colorado, with the larger Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area ranking in the top 20 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas. The city claims to have the 10th largest central business district in the United States. With a thriving arts and culture scene, world-class attractions, endless shopping possibilities, nationally recognized chefs, exciting nightlife and abundant outdoor recreation, Denver is a welcoming "mile high" experience. Whether you're moving for business or pleasure, get started finding the perfect home for rent today.
Because Denver is the largest city within 600 miles, it has become a natural location for storage and distribution of goods and services to the Mountain States. Denver is also approximately halfway between the large cities of the Midwest -- Chicago and Detroit -- and the cities of the West Coast, another benefit for distribution.
The Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area has more federal workers than any other metropolitan area except for Washington, D.C. Along with the plethora of federal agencies come many companies based on U.S. defense and space projects. Energy and mining are still important in Denver's economy today, with companies such as EnCana, Halliburton, Newmont Mining, Noble Energy, and Anadarko calling Denver home.
Denver's location on the 105th meridian at over 1 mile in elevation also enables it to be the largest city in the U.S. to offer a "one-bounce" real-time satellite uplink to six continents in the same business day. Qwest Communications, EchoStar, Starz-Encore, and Comcast are just a few of the telecommunications companies with operations in the Denver area.
Denver International Airport serves as the primary airport for the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan area. It is the 10th busiest airport in the world and ranks fifth in the United States. It covers more than 53 square miles, making it the largest airport in the United States by land area. Denver serves as a major hub for United Airlines and the headquarters for Frontier Airlines.
Denver has sports teams in four major leagues. Just west of downtown is the 76,000-seat Invesco Field at Mile High, home of the NFL's Denver Broncos and soccer's Colorado Rapids. The stadium also houses the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. In Denver's Lower Downtown, 50,000-seat Coors Field hosts baseball's Colorado Rockies. Just outside is the 18,000-seat Pepsi Center, where the NBA's Nuggets and the NHL's Avalanche play their home games.
The City and County of Denver has defined 79 official neighborhoods. Well-known neighborhoods include the historic and trendy LoDo (short for "Lower Downtown"), part of the city's Union Station neighborhood; Capitol Hill; Highland; Washington Park; Uptown, part of the North Capitol Hill neighborhood; Curtis Park, part of the Five Points neighborhood; Alamo Placita, the northern part of the Speer neighborhood; Park Hill; and Golden Triangle.
Denver is home to many institutions for higher learning including the University of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Johnson & Wales University, Regis University, Community College of Denver, Heritage College, National American University Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary, Iliff School of Theology, Denver Seminary, The Art Institute of Colorado, Lincoln College of Technology FKA Denver Automotive and Diesel College, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, The College For Financial Planning, and Colorado Technical University.
The Mile High City has world-class attractions, a thriving arts and cultural scene, exciting nightlife, top-quality restaurants, and great shopping. Denver is an energetic city that offers urban adventure and abundant outdoor activities. With numerous distinctive neighborhoods, including a vibrant downtown and historic district, Denver offers an array of exciting and unique experiences.
Denver is home to many nationally recognized museums, including a wing for the Denver Art Museum by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the second largest performing arts center in the nation, and bustling neighborhoods such as LoDo, filled with art galleries, restaurants, bars and clubs. That is part of the reason why Denver is considered one of the best cities for singles. Denver has a very active pop, jazz, jam, folk, and classical music scene, which has nurtured several artists and genres to regional, national, and even international attention.
For recreation, the Colorado area is famous for its majestic mountains and world-class skiing. The Rockies make Denver a hiker's paradise, with dozens of challenging trails within a 30-mile radius of the city, and trips to Clear Creek for 15 miles of whitewater rafting between Idaho Springs and Golden.
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