Denver Never Stops Moving

This is the first in a series on the Front Range of Colorado. The Front Range of Colorado extends from Colorado Springs to the northern cities of Fort Collins and Boulder, the greater Denver metropolitan area offers something for everyone.

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Located near the foot of the Rocky Mountains the city provides breathtaking views and over 300 days of sunshine annually. Denver consistently tops lists of the most livable and healthiest cities in the country!

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The Foothills Golf Course

The seven county metro area covers 4,530 square miles. Three times the size of Rhode Island! With an elevation of 5,280 feet. The biggest surprise for visitors to Denver is the climate. The arid conditions bring only 8 to 15 inches of annual precipitation and up to more than 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s more sun than Miami and San Diego get!

For those of you that think we are covered in snow all winter, here is the truth. The snow doesn’t stay on the ground very long in Denver so golf courses and outdoor cafes are able to stay open all year. Denver has low relative humidity making for beautiful, sun-filled days and cool, comfortable evenings. The average high in August is a mild 86 degrees, with cool evenings.

Downtown Denver

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Downtown Denver Christmas Lights 1

 

Denver is the 20th largest metro area in America and has the 10th largest downtown area. Don’t let that scare you. Denver is one of the easiest cities I have driven in.

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There is a diverse ethnic population including, African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American

  • Denver is called the Mile High City because it truly is a mile high.
  • In 1893, while on top of nearby Pikes Peak, Katharine Lee Bates was inspried to write the words to “America the Beautiful.”
  • Colorado’s name comes from the Spanish Language meaning “Colored red”.
  • Colorado is nicknamed the Centennial State because it became a state in 1876, 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

There is one draw back to Denver, deciding what to do! In the upcoming installments of, Denver Never Stops Moving,  we will be exploring some of what  Denver has to offer.

Hope you enjoy it!

Happy 4th of July to you from the Front Range

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