Moving from Columbus, OH to Denver, CO

Moving to a smaller (but higher) capital city

While Columbus and Denver are both capital cities and have the largest populations in their states, your new Colorado city has fewer residents, with 715,522 compared to 905,748 in Ohio’s capital, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. And Denver isn’t called “The Mile High City” for no reason — it’s located one mile (5,280 feet) above sea level, so you’ll want to take steps to prepare for moving to a higher elevation.

Cheer on professional sports teams in Denver

If you enjoyed professional ice hockey and soccer in Columbus, you’ll be happy to know that Denver also has teams on the roster. Along with the Colorado Avalanche (NHL) and the Colorado Rapids (MLS), Denver is also home to the Denver Broncos (NFL), the Denver Nuggets (NBA) and the Colorado Rockies (MLB). And if you enjoy less traditional sports, check out the Denver Outlaws (Major League Lacrosse) and the Denver Bandits (WNFC), the first professional football team for women in Colorado.

Seeking an education in Denver

Home to more than 93,000 students in grades PreK – 12, Denver Public Schools operates 207 schools (charter, magnet, pathway and traditional), so you’ll find resources to fit the educational needs of your students. For higher education, the city is home to public institutions, the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver, and private institutions, Regis University and University of Denver. 

Enjoy the city’s culture

If you frequented the arts scene in Columbus, you’ll feel at home in Denver. There are various museums, including the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Performing Arts Complex, one of the nation's largest performing arts centers.  

And don’t miss these attractions: 

  • Children’s Museum of Denver  
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
  • Forney Museum of Transportation 
  • Molly Brown House Museum 
  • National Ballpark Museum 

Use U-Pack for a stress-free move out of the Midwest

U-Pack® has 239 service centers and more than 25 years of experience. With locations near Columbus and Denver, we can help you with a long-distance move without all the stress. We’re a DIY-moving service where you handle packing, loading and unloading, and then we take care of moving your belongings. Get a free online quote today or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant.​​​​​​​