Moving from Nashville, TN, to Denver, CO

A slightly larger capital city (with a much higher altitude!)

Nashville and Denver are similar because they’re both capital cities and have the largest populations in their states. Denver has a bit more residents, with 715,522 compared to Nashville’s 689,447, according to the 2020 U.S. Census, but you might not notice the difference in population. You will feel a difference in the altitude since Denver isn’t called “The Mile High City” for nothing — it’s located one mile (5,280 feet) above sea level, so it’s a good idea to prepare for moving to a higher elevation.

Prepare for more winter snowfall

While the summer average high temperatures in Nashville and Denver aren’t drastically different (around 90 degrees), you will notice a significant change in snowfall during the winter. Investing in a good winter coat and boots is essential to stay warm during the colder months because Denver averages 57 inches of snow annually — 50 more inches per year than Nashville!

Living and working in Denver

Although the cost of living can be higher in Denver than in Nashville, the city also has a strong job market with average salaries higher than the national average. There are employment opportunities at multiple research institutions, including the University of Colorado-Denver and the University of Denver.

Other key industries include finance, health care, hospitality and telecommunications.

Find music outside of “The Music City”

The music scene in Denver might have a different vibe than what you’ll find in “The Music City” of Nashville, but with the variety and vibrancy of what the city has to offer, you’re sure to find something to enjoy.

Check out these live-music venues to find your new groove:

  • Ball Arena: This state-of-the-art venue hosts big-name tours year-round and is also home to the Denver Nuggets (NBA) and Colorado Avalanche (NHL).
  • Bluebird Theater: Originally a movie theater, the venue embraced live music in the mid-1990s.
  • Dazzle: The perfect marriage of a jazz bar and a supper club.
  • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater: An outdoor event center with excellent acoustics and scenic nighttime views of the Denver city skyline.

Use U-Pack for a stress-free move to Denver

U-Pack® has nationwide service centers and more than 25 years of experience. With locations near Nashville and Denver, we’re ready to help with your long-distance move. We’re a DIY-moving service where you handle packing, loading and unloading, and then we move your belongings.

Get a free online quote today or give us a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant.