Denver Metro

Welcome to Denver Metro

A sophisticated, urban metropolis offering big-city experiences and endless outdoor adventure against a breathtaking natural backdrop

Dating back to the Old West era, Denver is a thriving metropolis teeming with art, culture, and history. Featuring easy access to multiple ski resorts, 19th-century landmarks, world-class shopping, and top-notch museums, it’s easy to see why Denver, Colorado is one of the best places to live in the country. Considered an outdoor adventure center, Denver combines urban sophistication with the beauty of the great outdoors. 

Residents are environmentally conscious and often take advantage of the terrain and gorgeous weather to go mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, and much more in Denver’s natural playground. Denver Metro residents have their pick of homes and neighborhoods, from elegant Victorian estates to contemporary housing close to the best shopping and nightlife districts. Whether you’re a young professional or looking for a place to raise your family, Denver is guaranteed to have what you’re after.

What to Love

  • Denver Zoo

  • Ski resorts

  • Outdoor adventure

  • Metropolitan amenities

  • Museums and art galleries

  • Beautiful scenery

People & Lifestyle 

People flock to Denver, as Colorado’s capital has a high quality of life thanks to its beautiful scenery, thriving economy, and vibrant arts scene. As a booming and fast-developing city, the central metro area has become a magnet for creatives and professionals seeking out an exciting, sophisticated area to call home. 

Aside from the myriad of exciting job opportunities and the genuinely healthy, enriching community, Denver offers a vast array of events and activities. With almost 300 days of sunshine annually thanks to its elevated position, it’s easy to see why residents are always looking for reasons to go outside. 

Whether you love white river rafting, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, or canoeing, you can trust that Denver not only has premier equipment available in one of the many shopping districts but also a plethora of beautiful locations from which to choose.

If you prefer to watch from the sidelines, you can get engaged with the local sports, an integral part of the city’s culture, with dozens of professional teams to support! Entertainment opportunities are endless, and Denver is also home to amazing restaurants and an impeccable craft beer scene. It’s a haven for foodies! 

The best part about Denver’s lifestyle is that it offers a big-city experience with small-town comforts.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

With such a large selection of top-tier restaurants and trendy hotspots in Denver, it can be hard to choose the best place to eat first. The following are some of the local favorites. 

Located in the bustling Denver Union Station, Tavernetta is a celebrated Italian restaurant serving regional classics alongside a notable wine list in a refined, sophisticated space. Along with multiple rooms and a fireplace lounge, Tavernetta offers three intimate patios and an exhibition kitchen. The restaurant is brought to you by the James Beard Award-winning team of Frasca Hospitality Group.

Sushi Den is the most highly-regarded sushi and Japanese restaurant in Denver. The staff flies in fresh fish daily for an outstanding dining experience. Located in Platt Park, this homey Denver institution serves delicately battered tempura, raw fish specials, and other Japanese specialties. 

Enjoy a slice of Parisian life at the swanky French restaurant, Le Bilboquet. Open daily for lunch and dinner, this charming bar and bistro is a favorite for anyone who enjoys French cuisine. Try their signature dish, the Cajun chicken -- sliced chicken breast served with a unique composition of rich spices.

Considered one of Denver's finest eateries, Linger is a trendy restaurant housed inside an old mortuary. Despite its rather macabre origins, there is nothing sinister about this hip, refined hotspot. Enjoy global small plates on the rooftop lounge, or indulge yourself in a handcrafted cocktail!

Things to Do

If you live in Denver, odds are you'll spend a significant amount of time at the open-air Red Rocks Amphitheater—an impressive performance venue built into a rock structure near Morrison, CO. Year after year, Red Rocks has won awards for being a top small outdoor venue. 

Sports are a big deal in Denver. Luckily for locals, there are tons of teams for almost every professional sport in the area. Among the most popular professional groups are the Broncos football team, the Nuggets basketball team, the Avalanche ice hockey team, the Rapids soccer team, and the Rockies baseball team.

Since Denver is renowned for its incredible craft beer scene and world-class dining, numerous food festivals are held annually. There is almost always an epic festival, tasting, or tour in the city and its various communities, from the Downtown Denver Food Tour to Beer Week.  

Aside from the many tasty, exciting food festivals, Denver is home to many fascinating museums, including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Molly Brown House Museum, and the Denver Art Museum

Charmingly nestled in Cheesman Park is the beautiful and renowned Denver Botanic Gardens. The 23-acre park features a conservatory, multiple themed gardens, and a sunken amphitheater that hosts concerts throughout the summer months. 

Founded in 1896, the Denver Zoo is an iconic 80-acre zoological park located in the City Park region of Denver. It is one of the most popular attractions in the entire city. Today, the zoo's animal collection is home to an astounding 3,500 specimens representing 550 unique species. Among the current exhibits include the historic Bear Mountain, Predator Ridge, Lorikeet Adventure, Giraffe House, and the Toyota Elephant Passage. 

Schools

School-aged children within the city of Denver are typically served by the Denver Public Schools System or the Cherry Creek School District. There are also several prominent institutions of higher education in Denver, such as the Johnson & Wales University and the University of Colorado Denver.

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  • Belmar
  • Bell Mountain Ranch
  • Berkeley
  • Bonnie Brae
  • Belcaro
  • Bow Mar,
  • Capitol Hill
  • Castle Pines North
  • Castle Pines Village
  • Cheesman
  • Cherry Creek
  • Cherry Creek North
  • Cherry Hills Village
  • City Park
  • Cory-Merrill
  • Columbine Valley
  • Congress Park
  • Country Club
  • Crestmoor
  • Downtown
  • Golden Triangle
  • Greenwood Village East
  • Greenwood Village West
  • Hale Mayfair
  • Heritage Greens
  • Highland
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Hilltop
  • Homestead
  • Jefferson Park
  • Ken-Caryl North Ranch
  • Keen Ranch
  • Ken-Caryl Valley
  • Lakewood
  • LoHi
  • Lone Tree
  • Lowry
  • The Meadows
  • Montclair
  • Observatory Park
  • Park Hill
  • Platt Park
  • Polo Reserve
  • Pradera & Timbers
  • RiNo
  • Saddle Rock Golf Club
  • Sloan’s Lake
  • Southglenn
  • Southern Hills
  • Stapleton
  • Sunnyside
  • Tallyn’s Reach
  • Uptown
  • Washington Park East
  • Washington Park West
  • West Highlands

 

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