Situated in the South Platte River Valley and about twenty minutes east of the Rocky Mountains is historically and culturally enriched Denver, Colorado. Denver, the state capital, is the largest city in Colorado and has the 19th largest population in the U.S. at over 700,000. Denver is referred to as The Mile High City because it is located exactly one mile above sea level.
Forbes ranked Denver as 6th on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers, and it’s easy to see why. Denver International Airport and a network of interstates and highways traverse Denver making it a thriving business hub. There are more than 20 major corporations based in Denver, and many of them are Fortune 500 companies. Some of these companies, like Western Union, have been in Denver since the late 1800s.
In addition to career opportunities, Denver has over 80 neighborhoods and some of the best schools in the nation. Just two years ago, U.S. News and World Report ranked Denver as the 2nd best place to live in the U.S. and 55th among the best cities to retire.
With 300 days of sunshine, Denver offers something year-round for everyone. Here are a few: