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Cities in the Spotlight: Denver

Denver may be a great spot if you enjoy winter weather activities.

Denver may be a great spot if you enjoy winter weather activities.

There are many cities that can offer you wintry conditions, but few that have such an array of outdoor activity options as Denver. The city not only has much to offer, but also has an unusual geographical setup that may intrigue some visitors.

Denver County has a population of nearly 620,000, and is one of the largest cities in the country. It is the capital of Colorado, and widely known as "The Mile High City." This is because its elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. There is no city in the country as large at such a height, and if you have your moving company bringing your belongings to the area, be aware that you will likely need to adjust to the altitude change before you start moving everything in. It isn't difficult, and likely just takes a day or two without strenuous activity, in order to get used to it.

The city has multiple universities such as the University of Denver and Regis University. The University of Colorado at Boulder is also a short drive from the city.

If you are looking to get around the city, Denver has bus service throughout the area. Additionally, there is a light rail under construction to connect Denver International Airport with the city's train hub, Union Station.

Many recreational, educational activities available
Colorado is known for its skiing and snowboarding options, so if you like to hit the slopes in the winter, there are many places not far from the city. The Rocky Mountains allow for many ski resorts throughout the state of Colorado, and people flock to the area to get a chance to see what the area has to offer.

Those looking for activities inside Denver may be interested in the city's history, as the Colorado History Museum gives visitors an idea of what the city's Old West past was like. Also, there are many art galleries, such as the Denver Art Museum.

The city also has sports teams in each of the four major sports, including the Avalanche of the National Hockey League, the Broncos of the National Football League, the Rockies of Major League Baseball and the Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. Both the University of Denver and the University of Colorado provide college sports to the area.