Elevation: 5,280 ft
Denver, Colorado, known as The Mile High City — is known for 300 days of sunshine, endless outdoor recreational opportunities, high altitude, and home to the Denver Broncos.
Downtown Denver is home to three sports stadiums for football (Broncos), baseball (Colorado Rockies), basketball (Denver Nuggets) and hockey (Colorado Avalanche). Denver is also known for something other than the Broncos - beer. With more than 100 breweries and tap rooms in the metro area, many of them sharing space in Denver's evolving food hall scene, Denver has become a foodie's paradise with a large number of chef-owned restaurants.
If you really want to explore Denver, delve into its diverse neighborhoods. A very walkable city, check out Lower Downtown (LoDo) or explore numerous nearby cultural attractions by bicycle from Denver B-cycle, Denver’s citywide bike-sharing system. Denver offers more than 5,000 acres of parks, trails, golf courses and playgrounds. Many of Denver's neighborhoods are built around park spaces such as Washington Park, City Park, Cheesman Park and Sloan's Lake. The metro area's proximity to the Rocky Mountains also creates numerous opportunities for residents to ski and snowboard in the winter. Moderate temperatures, low levels of humidity and abundant sunshine offer an ideal climate for year-round activities. Ranked as one of the fittest cities in the country, Denver’s young, active residents are among the nation’s healthiest.
Offering an enviable quality of life that makes it one of the best places in the United States to live and work, Denver has a thriving business climate with companies both large and small representing several industries, including aerospace, biosciences, software development, financial services and energy. The U.S. Government is the largest employer in Metro Denver. The Department of the Interior includes such agencies as Bureau of Land Management, Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, Bureau of Reclamation and all have offices in or near the Denver Metro area. Another top employer in the Denver Metro Area is the State of Colorado. As the capitol and largest city in the state, Denver hosts the State of Colorado in multiple locations.
Metro Denver is also home to some of the finest hospitals and medical research facilities in the world, including the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Craig Hospital in Englewood, Children’s Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital.