Colorado is an outdoor lover’s dream, it is ranked as the most active state in the country. The residents can't wait for the next adventure. Denver is a great place to start your home search for easy access to shopping, dining, and the mountains! Along with the rocky and unmistakable landscape and a massive amount of green space from the open spaces and high number of parks, Denver is a unique outdoor lovers dream.
Denver sees all four seasons and does them well. (Sometimes we get all 4 seasons in one day!) When the July summers hit highs of 88 degrees, you can go hiking and mountain climbing through the rocky terrain, kayaking, or visiting the Denver Zoo and amusement parks. And when the winters bring lows of 17 degrees and 53 inches of snow, get ready to try out winter sports! Snow shoeing, sledding, skiing, snowboarding - you can live the winter Olympics every weekend with a quick ride up the 70!
Driving around Denver is better than the usual city commute. The daily average in the Mile High City averages approximately 24 minutes each way, which falls below the national average of 25 minutes. That probably has something to do with just how bike-friendly Denver is. Even though the Walk Score of Denver only gets a 56, the Bike Score for the overall city is a fairly high 71. That number jumps even more significantly, though, when you look in the heart of town. Downtown boasts a Walk Score of 91 and a Bike Score of 93, Capitol Hill’s Walk Score is 91 and the Bike Score is 90, and Baker has a Walk Score and Bike Score of 88. So no matter where you live in the city, you can get around by bicycle with relative ease. But if you’re in the more concentrated areas, you can get around by bike and foot in a breeze.
Denver doesn’t come with the cheapest price tag. But overall, the city isn’t really that much more expensive than other cities. With a Cost of Living index of 107, the Mile High City is only 7 points higher than the national average. And since groceries, healthcare, and utilities are all relatively on par with the national average, it’s the notoriously high housing market that sets the index higher than average. With a median home value of $246,300, the homes here are 24 percent higher than the national median home value. But the market is desirable and homes sell relatively quickly, so seeing a return on investment in your property is easier than many other places.
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