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Denver shines brightly as an exemplary place to not just work but live, play, and thrive.

More than 70 beautiful, vital and walkable neighborhoods in Denver share a legendary park system.

It’s hard to be humble with all that Denver has to offer to you, your employees, their families, and just about anyone who has ever visited or vacationed here. Small wonder that Denver consistently takes top honors in surveys of preferred places to live.

Even if you took Denver’s robust economy out of the equation, or removed our talented and educated workforce, well, what’s left is one of the most treasured and coveted “backyards” found anywhere. Other places are welcome to try competing with Denver’s legendary urban park system or the Colorado Rocky Mountains . . . but you’ll find it simply can’t be done.

More than 70 beautiful, vital and walkable neighborhoods in Denver share a legendary park system.





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A moderate, high-plains, four-season weather system delights golfers and skiers alike. Denver's location adjacent to the Rocky Mountains--not in them--translates to plenty of seasonal, sunny days on the links in town and up to seven months of skiing per year within a hour's drive.

Meanwhile, Denver is pedaling hard to join the top ranks of cities with non-motorized commuters: today an estimated 4.4% Denverites walk to work, and 2.3% arrive by bike. Denver has made substantial strides in bike-sharing and expanding its bike lanes, particularly through its urban core, with miles of bike lanes, with many along the Platte River Greenway alone.

Rating the overall quality of Denver's health care system--accounting for the number of professionals, staff, equipment, and costs--Numbeo gave Denver an 83 score, putting us at a healthy advantage over Phoenix (64), Los Angeles (65) and San Francisco (68).

Regardless of income level, all workers value safe, secure housing within a reasonable distance to work. Denver has been largely successful, particularly with its regional transit system, in preventing the frustrating congestion and long commutes that would otherwise affect employers' ability to recruit the talent they need. By car, Denver workers commute an average of 24 minutes (U.S. Census), a fact that supports our legendary reputation for environmental awareness.

In fact, in its 2014 index of air and water pollution as well as overall environmental factors, Numbeo gave Denver a healthy 32 rating, bettered just by Seattle (23) and Boston (25), with significantly less favorable, more polluted rankings to Austin (47), Philadelphia (51), Houston (59), Louisville (56), and Phoenix (69).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denver's rising on the list of bike-friendly cities, too. We're  pedaling hard to join the top ranks of cities with non-motorized commuters: today an estimated 4.4% Denverites walk to work, and 2.3% arrive by bike. Denver has made substantial strides in bike-sharing and expanding its bike lanes, particularly through its urban core, with ___ miles of bike lanes, a popular ___ miles along the Platte River Greenway alone.
Denver's rising on the list of bike-friendly cities, too. We're  pedaling hard to join the top ranks of cities with non-motorized commuters: today an estimated 4.4% Denverites walk to work, and 2.3% arrive by bike. Denver has made substantial strides in bike-sharing and expanding its bike lanes, particularly through its urban core, with ___ miles of bike lanes, a popular ___ miles along the Platte River Greenway alone.
Denver's rising on the list of bike-friendly cities, too. We're  pedaling hard to join the top ranks of cities with non-motorized commuters: today an estimated 4.4% Denverites walk to work, and 2.3% arrive by bike. Denver has made substantial strides in bike-sharing and expanding its bike lanes, particularly through its urban core, with ___ miles of bike lanes, a popular ___ miles along the Platte River Greenway alone.

Since 1989, our much-admired Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the seven-county Denver metro area. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history and cultural history.

The distribution budget for scientific and cultural organizations in the seven-county area is approximately $40 million annually. And we've discovered that funding on that scale, delivered to a local area, makes a profound impact. As a result, metro Denver has been elevated in stature to a world-class cultural center.

Major cultural institutions in Denver include the Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Zoo, Opera Colorado, the Colorado Symphony, and the Colorado Ballet.

 

Seven professional sports teams provide great year-round entertainment to residents and visitors. Metro Denver is home to the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth - Lacrosse (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Colorado Rockies  (MLB), Denver Broncos (NFL), Denver Nuggets (NBA), and the Denver Outlaws - Lacrosse (MLL).

There’s possibly just one thing that Denver people love more than rallying happily for their sports teams: getting out and enjoying athletic endeavors themselves.