Located in the heart of the Rocky
Mountain region, the city and county of
Denver are at the center of numerous
economic activities including business,
services, transportation, government,
product distribution, workforce,
entertainment, shopping, and cultural
and sporting events.
At 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver
is known as the “Mile High City” and is
the core of Colorado’s financial district
and the base for state government
offices. The city is also home to hospitals
nationally recognized for excellence in
patient care. The region’s thriving
bioscience research community is known
for clinical discovery.
With downtown, the I- 70 industrial
corridor, the Central Platte Valley, and
surrounding neighborhoods and business
districts, Denver is clearly a city where a
varied economy supports a diverse
population. Central Denver is an original
area of the city and is rich in history.
The neighborhoods of Capitol Hill,
Cheesman Park, Congress Park, and
Cherry Creek are convenient to
downtown and just minutes from the
Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of
Nature and Science in nearby City Park.
Metro Denver is also the cultural capital of
the Rocky Mountain region. The Denver
Performing Arts Complex—the second-largest performing arts complex in the
world—gives visitors access to the
symphony, ballet, opera, theatre, and
Metro Denver is also home to avant-garde
museums and family-friendly attractions
including the Denver Zoo, the Denver
Botanic Gardens, the Children’s Museum
of Denver, Elitch Gardens and much more.
Like shopping? Not to worry here!
There are 21 shopping and lifestyle
centers with 500,000 square feet or
more, plus many smaller shopping
districts throughout the city.
HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS
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