Why I Love Denver

I’m originally from the Midwest. I travel around the world for work. But nonetheless, I couldn’t think of living anywhere else in the world. Denver to me is the perfect mix of nature and city. It has sports, it has culture, it has food, it has nature…did I already say that? Below is a more in depth list of things that I love about Denver.

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I <3 Denver.


The cost of living is relatively low and people generally seem really happy and are willing to speak with you.

The Air

Not only is the air clean and clear, it’s crisp. Lower humidity and higher allergy make for a climate that’s very generous during summers. Plus, you get an unparalleled line of sight when it comes to long distances.

The Mountains

Saddleback Ridge, Red Rocks, Chautaqua Park, Garden of the Gods, Castlewood Canyon, Roxborough State Park–there’s no shortage of beautiful (mostly) untouched areas to hike in–and for all levels. The Rockies are unlike any other mountain range in the United States. And they’re not only good for hiking. You can easily go snowboarding, skiing, snow-tubing wherever you like.

The Broncos

We just won the last super bowl.


Say what you will about college towns, Boulder is a town unto its own. There are a number of places to eat, several, breweries, and beautiful buildings, such as the Dunshanbe teahouse (a replica of a tea house in Tajikistan)…And it’s only 30 minutes or so from downtown Denver.

Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks pulls some of the top musical talent in and out of the country.

300 Days of Sunshine a Year

Three. Hundred. Days.

Activities for the Kids

Aside from catching the Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche or Nuggets–I can take the kids to the Elitch Gardens theme park, on a hike, to the zoo, to the Denver Nature and Science Museum

The list could go on and on, but these are things that are popping into my head at the moment. Maybe a part two is in order further down the line?

What do you like about Denver? Let me know @CoreyEngelen.