Denver Real Estate

Denver, Colorado is gateway to the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. Nestled in the shadow of towering peaks, this metropolitan area got its start as a mining town during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1858.

Today the Mile High City offers many attractions from theme parks, professional sports, shopping, and historical sites.

Primary and Secondary Schools

DPS, or Denver Public Schools, is a massive district that serves over 73,000 students. To accommodate all its students, DPS has over 73 elementary schools, 15 K-8 schools, 14 high schools, and 19 charter schools. The Cherry Creek District does take students with Denver zip codes who still live outsides of city limits.

Denver is also home to multiple colleges and universities including: University of Denver, Johnson & Wales University, and Regis University. The University of Colorado, the Air Force Academy, and Colorado State University are also just an hour drive from Denver.

Public Transportation

The Regional Transportation District (or RTD) manages an impressive public transportation system in and around Denver. Their fleet has over 1,000 buses that service 10,000 bus stops throughout the area. Additionally, RTD has multiple light rail lines and Amtrak has a major stop in Denver.

Those needing to travel a bit further can go to the Denver International Airport (or DIA). DIA is larger than the island of Manhattan and is the 10th business airport in the world.

Bicycle Riding

Colorado has been rated the most bicycle friendly state in the nation by The League of American Bicyclists. Denver, and other nearby cities, have taken active efforts to promote cycling through changes in legislation, adding bike lanes, and bike trails through the city and surrounding areas.

Denver Attractions

1. Professional Sports

Citizen of Denver boast several professional sports teams including: Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Rapids.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium and Coors Field are the two largest arenas in the area. Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium is home to the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum. Patrons can purchase tickets to watch the Broncos play or just for a tour of the stadium.

2. Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo covers 80 acres and has 1.6 million visitors every year. Visitors need to be aware that the zoo does have varying hours, according to the season. Additionally, the zoo has free admission on select days in winter.

3. Denver Mint

The Denver Mint produces coins for commerce, collectible coins, and bullion coins for investors. Limited free tours are available to the public, but reservations must be made in advance. Items that can be brought into the mint are also strictly regulated.

4. Elitch Gardens

Elitch Gardens boasts not just an amusement park but a theater and botanic garden as well. Due to weather restrictions, the park is not open year round and hours vary depending on the month.

 

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