Moving from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO

Moving from Indianapolis, Indiana to Denver, Colorado

Although Indianapolis and Denver are very different cities, if you’re moving from Indianapolis to Denver, you’ll find that they also have some similarities! Both of these cities are the capitals of their respective states; however, Denver is slightly smaller than Indianapolis. While Indianapolis has a population of 829,718, Denver’s population is 619,968. Don’t worry about the difference in population, though. The metro areas of both cities are very close in population, so you shouldn’t notice too big of a difference, and you’re sure to love learning about everything that the thriving city of Denver has to offer!

Traveling from Indianapolis to Denver

If you plan to drive yourself when moving from Indianapolis to Denver, be prepared for quite a long trip. Denver is more than 1,000 miles from Indianapolis, and that can take about 15 and a half hours to travel. If you’d like to stop for a rest along the way, be sure to check out great cities such as St. Louis, MO, where you can take a ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, or Topeka, KS where you can visit the Topeka Zoological Park and the Kansas Museum of History! Before you know it, you’ll make it to your new home in Denver!

Denver’s Climate

Although Denver’s climate is drier than Indianapolis’s climate, their temperatures are very similar throughout the year. While Indianapolis has hot, humid summers, Denver has hot and dry summers with average highs in the high 80s, and like, Indianapolis, Denver has very cold, snowy winters with average lows in the high teens and occasional temperatures below 0 F! Denver receives much less precipitation than Indianapolis with an average of 15.5 inches each year; however, it receives much more snowfall with an average of 53 inches annually compared to Indianapolis’ yearly average of 27 inches.

Denver’s Transportation

Whether you choose to drive or take public transportation, when moving from Indianapolis to Denver, you should have an easy time getting around! Driving in Denver is made simple because of the many major roads connected to the city including interstate freeways I-25 and I-70. Public transportation in the city is also fairly extensive and is provided by the Regional Transportation District, which operates five light rail lines as well as more than 1,000 buses. They also provide Access-a-Ride for riders with disabilities; Park-n-Ride, to park your car and catch the bus or light rail; and Call-n-Ride for curb to curb transportation service.

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Education in Denver

If you’re moving from Indianapolis to Denver with school age children, they’ll be moving from a city with 11 school districts that have a combined enrollment of over 107,000 students to one school district that has an enrollment of over 81,000 students. So, they shouldn’t have a hard time transitioning at all! Denver Public Schools provides the city with public education and has a total of 73 elementary schools, 15 K-8 schools, 17 middle schools, 14 high schools and 19 charter schools. Additionally, Denver is home to great colleges and universities including the University of Colorado- Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Denver.  

Recreation in Denver

Moving from Indianapolis to Denver means that you’ll find so many interesting and diverse things to do no matter what you love! Of course, if you love sports, Denver has four major professional sports teams—in basketball, the Denver Nuggets; in hockey, the Colorado Avalanche; in football, the Denver Broncos; and in baseball, the Colorado Rockies!

If you prefer the performing arts, be sure to visit the Denver Performing Arts Complex where you can see Opera Colorado, the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Ballet and one of the many shows in The Buell Theatre!

For all those who love exploring nature, definitely check out the Denver Botanic Gardens, City Park which includes the Denver Zoo, and the beautiful Washington Park! You're sure to have a great time exploring all that Denver has to offer!

So, come on over to “The Mile-High City”! You’re going to love moving from Indianapolis to Denver, Colorado!