When people talk about popular, chic cities, Denver often gets overlooked for its trendier coastal counterparts like San Francisco, New York and Boston. But the capital of Colorado has a lot to offer. It’s young and educated meets tech hotspot meets the great outdoors. I’ve visited the city a few times, and each time I have one of those “yeah, I could see myself living here” moments. Here are the top 5 reasons I want to move to the Mile High City.
1. The Active Lifestyle: Denver residents take advantage of their surroundings and get outside to hike, cycle and run. The city boasts over 800 miles of bike routes, and it’s not uncommon to see couples and families enjoying outdoor activities at all hours of the day. You can even kayak in the middle of the city at Confluence Park. How cool is that?
2. The Sunshine: Sure, the winters may be cold and snowy, but Denver enjoys about 300 days of sunshine a year! That makes the town one of the top five sunniest cities in the United States.
3. The Landscape: Places like Red Rocks, Mount Evans and the rest of the nearby Rockies will leave you in awe of Denver’s natural beauty.
4. The Food & Drink: From some of la mejor Mexican food north of the border (it’s all in the green chilies), to western specialties like rattlesnake, bison and elk, Denver has a great food scene. There are also microbreweries dotted throughout the city that make this place a craft beer lovers dream.