Denver General Information
Dramatically situated 1.6km (one mile) above sea level on the Colorado Plains,
with the Rocky Mountains soaring to 4,200m (14,000ft) in the background, Denver,
known as 'the Mile High City', lies at the geographical centre of America,
midway between Mexico and Canada. It is a major transport hub where highways and
railways converge and its international airport has become a focus of worldwide
trade. In-comers make up over 60% of the population, attracted by the lack of
crowds, friendly people, a good lifestyle and a mild climate. With over 300 days
of bright sunshine each year, Denver outshines San Diego and Miami Beach.
||Perhaps it's the gorgeous climate that makes
Denver such an affable place: In fall, the air is crisp and dry; winter sees
plenty of sun, as well as dazzling snows; spring brings skies the color of a
robin's egg. Unless there are tall buildings in the way, you can orient
yourself by the towering mountains to the West. By and large, Denverites
tend to smile if you catch their eye; waitstaff in restaurants are helpful
and friendly. Denver may be increasingly gaining a big city ambience, but it
still has a hometown feel.
At the heart of Denver, the tree-lined red and grey granite, pedestrian
shopping area of 16th Street is dominated by the D&F Tower, a 990m (325ft)
replica of the campanile of St Mark's in Venice. On sunny days, people sit
around the fountains or at the pavement cafés, chatting and watching the
At night, the buzz continues, because everything remains open late. A few
miles southeast, on Speer Boulevard, serious shoppers visit Cherry Creek
with more than 400 shops and boutiques, including the famous Tattered Cover
Bookstore, where readers can browse all day, relaxing on sofas and drinking
Denver is expanding at a phenomenal pace. Since 1990, the city's population
has increased by nearly 30%, making it the 20th largest metro area in the
country. Denver's commitment to the arts is no less impressive. The Denver
Art Museum will also double in size, with the construction of a spectacular
new wing. Meanwhile, the land at the former Stapleton Airport is undergoing
redevelopment, with new housing and a 32-hectare (80-acre) urban park that
will be Denver's largest.
Originally the centre of entertainment for the roughnecks of the West, Denver's
first permanent building was a saloon. The tradition continues in the countless
brewpubs and microbreweries in LoDo. However, although Denver residents may have
some of the best beer in the country, they do not overindulge. Denver is the
'thinnest' city in America, with less than half of Colorado adults being
overweight. The active lifestyle, the abundance of sunshine and the outstanding
sporting and outdoor facilities must play a part.
With five big-league sports teams, football, basketball, baseball, soccer and
ice hockey, Denver also can claim to be 'Sports Town USA'. As well as the many
parks, the city has two beautiful stretches of paved bike paths, along Cherry
Creek and along the South Platte River. Beyond the city, Colorado's National
Forests provide miles of wilderness areas for camping, back packing and
exploring, while in the Rocky Mountains there is skiing from November to June,
as well as opportunities for hiking and mountain biking.
Enjoy the trendy downtown scene, stroll among the dignified civic structures
surrounding the capitol building, explore Denver's diversified neighborhoods and
feel the pulse of the city's history beneath the brick.
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