An Ideal Climate
The Metro Denver area is situated on the high plains at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Moderate temperatures, low levels of humidity and abundant sunshine provide an ideal climate for year-round activities. In fact, the area has more annual days of sunshine than either San Diego or Miami Beach.
Winter storms are normally shortlived, and snow melts rapidly. However, the nearby mountains and ski resorts receive significant annual snowfall, allowing residents to enjoy the best of both worlds—a mild climate for hiking, biking and a variety of outdoor activities, as well as a nearby climate for snow skiing, snow-boarding and other mountain activities.
Metro Denver’s climate is best described as “semi-arid,” averaging a little less than 16 inches of precipitation annually.
Known as the Mile High City, Denver is the heart of an energetic metropolitan area that embraces newcomers and visitors. The Metro Denver area consists of seven counties—Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson.
This diverse region ranges from a dynamic central business district with a cosmopolitan urban atmosphere to small communities with a distinctly rural flavor to picturesque mountain towns in the foothills of the Rockies.
The City of Denver is home to an active and historic downtown area with lofts and high-rise housing options, as well as tree-lined neighborhoods that also have historic roots.
Jefferson County, the area’s second – largest county, includes three cities— Arvada, Lakewood and Westminster—that have populations greater than 100,000. In the county’s western section, residents can live in mountain communities and still work in a major metro area.
East of Denver, Arapahoe County is experiencing major residential growth. Aurora is the county’s largest city with a population of more than 300,000. Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village are two of its more affluent neighborhoods.
Adjacent to Denver International Airport, Adams County has a mix of established cities, new master-planned communities and rural farmsteads. Most of its cities offer a small-town atmosphere with easy access to businesses and attractions in nearby Denver.
Situated on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder County’s mountain communities, as well as its parks and trail systems, provide a serene lifestyle and easy access to skiing, hiking, mountain biking and climbing.
South of Denver, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, with large portions of the county designated for agricultural and openspace uses. Most of this county’s residents commute to Denver or Colorado Springs.
North of Denver,Broomfield County is a high-tech center and home to several major companies. Housing development continues to grow here.
A Moderate Cost of Living
A city of distinctive neighborhoods, Metro Denver’s cost of living remains affordable. Living here is easier on your wallet than living in California or East Coast cities, as well as Chicago, Minneapolis or Portland.
Colorado’s focus on low taxes, coupled with the region’s high household incomes, has kept the region’s cost of living at or near the national average. Metro Denver ranks slightly above the national average for cost of living, but well below many other major cities.
Although housing costs have appreciated in recent years, the metro Denver market has recently stabilized and offers some of the best housing values of any major metropolitan area. Numerous housing options are available in the area, ranging from executive housing to entry-level homes and apartments.
Many communities, employers and organizations in the area provide programs ranging from down-payment assistance to community advocacy programs to increase the availability of affordable homes.
The Metro Denver Relocation Guide is the largest and most respected relocation publication serving the Denver metro area. In addition to providing useful information that assists newcomers in quickly adjusting to the area, the interactive guide features prominent businesses and merchants that the newcomer will find especially helpful.
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