Moving from Madison, WI, to Denver, CO

Discover a breath of fresh air in the Mile High City 

Denver, CO, was once a bustling mining hub during the gold rush of the mid-1800s. Today, its residents are still digging life in the Mile High City — working hard, playing hard and savoring the stunning natural terrain at the base of the Rocky Mountains.  

If you’re planning a move to Denver from another fun-loving city like Madison, WI, read on for a taste of what to expect. Here’s a hint: it’s more than just a ski destination! 

Get your fix of both snow and sunshine 

Madisonians relocating to Denver likely won’t be surprised to find similarly cold winters balanced by glorious summers. But while Denver tops Madison with 60 inches of snow annually on average, the Mile High City also delivers a surprising 245 sunny days — well above the U.S. average — and less than half as much rain as Madison.  

Pro tip: Protect yourself with plenty of sunscreen, stay hydrated and dress in layers to manage the ever-changing elements safely while you adjust to living at a higher altitude

Enjoying the outdoors is a way of life 

People who live in Madison and Denver share a passion for the outdoors — and a move to Denver means more to explore. At 153 square miles, Denver is more than twice the size of Madison, which means more options for those who are into winter sports, hiking, biking, and green spaces. 

At least a dozen ski resorts are within a two-hour drive of Denver. But closer to home, the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater is just minutes from Denver in the city of Morrison, offering an iconic live performance venue along with two hiking/biking trails, a restaurant, and the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll never run out of excitement in Denver. 

A diverse job market solidifies a healthy economy 

Like Madison, Denver’s average annual salary tops the national standard while the unemployment rate is below the national average. The top industries in Denver include health care, research (the University of Colorado-Denver and the University of Denver), telecommunications, and finance. Lockheed Martin (aerospace) also is in nearby Littleton. And, with more than 17 million tourists visiting the area each year, Denver’s hospitality sector continues to grow and thrive. 

Let U-Pack take you to new heights 

No two moves are alike, especially when it comes to long-distance relocation. Bring a great attitude to higher altitude by getting the right help for your move from Madison to Denver. U-Pack® ready to help you save time, money and hassle. Find out more by contacting one of our local service centers for a free quote.