Moving from Seattle, WA to Denver, CO

Moving from Seattle to Denver 

Seattle is home to iconic attractions like the Original Starbucks, Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. And while the city has been a fun place to live, you’re moving on to Denver, Colorado. Get ready for incredible views, sunny days and unique job opportunities. You’ll soon see why Denver continues to draw in young professionals and outdoor lovers. Keep reading to learn what life is like 1,300 miles southeast of Seattle

Seattle vs. Denver

Seattle is a great American city, but there’s a lot to enjoy about living in Denver. Check it out: 

More Sunshine and Less Rain 

What word best describes Seattle’s climate? Cloudy. Thanks to the storms from the Pacific, Seattle experiences more than 200 cloudy days per year. And due to the constant drizzle, it’s also one of the rainiest U.S. cities. If you want more sunshine and fewer rainy days, then moving to Denver is a great idea! On average Denver experiences 245 sunny days per year and only 17 inches of rain. The city also gets more than 50 inches of snow, making it a perfect winter paradise. 

Lower Living Costs 

One of the downsides to Seattle is its high cost of living. And while Denver’s costs are higher than the U.S. average, they’re much lower than Seattle’s. In fact, Denver is 29.3% less expensive than Seattle. Median house prices are about $300,000 less in Denver, so you’ll get more space for your money.  

Major Transportation Hub 

Both cities are centers for domestic and global transportation. They each operate bus and rail lines that make navigating their city’s easy. They’re also home to some of the country’s busiest airports — the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and the Denver International Airport (DEN). And though both are major airports, Denver serves more passengers and provides flights to more destinations. Check out these stats about DEN: 

  • It’s the fifth-busiest airport in the United States  
  • It served 204 nonstop destinations in 2018 and added 59 new routes 
  • Twenty-three airline carriers serve the DEN airport 
  • The airport generates more than $26 billion for the region each year 
  • DEN is a 24-hour cargo operation for several world-class cargo carriers 

Moving with U-Pack®

U-Pack is an affordable DIY moving company with nationwide service. Our process is simple. We’ll deliver a trailer or container to your door, you’ll load it, and then, we’ll drive it to Denver. Transit times average 2-5 business days, so your belongings arrive fast! Get a free online quote or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to see how much your move from Seattle to Denver will cost.