A list of important information for newcomers to Denver
With 300 annual days of sunshine, the nation’s largest public park system, a thriving economic and business climate, and plenty of opportunities for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, and more, it’s no wonder that so many families choose to move to metro Denver each year.
Colorado’s historic focus on low taxes, coupled with metro Denver’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. Metro Denver’s utility rates are also among the lowest of any major U.S. city.
The information we’ve compiled will help those new to Denver make a smooth transition, so you can start to enjoy all that the Mile High City has to offer.
Consumer and Business Assistance Resources
Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection303-866-5304
Better Business Bureau303-758-2100
Colorado Division of Consumer Protection303-692-3620
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade303-892-3840
Colorado Office of Small Business Development303-592-5920
Colorado Business Assistance Center303-592-5920
Boulder County Legal Services303-449-7575
Colorado Legal Services303-837-1313
Justice Information Center303-832-1220
Denver Libraries(District offices/main branch libraries)
Arapahoe Library District12855 E. Jamison Circle Englewood, 80112 303-798-2444 www.arapahoelibraries.org
Aurora Public Library14949 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, 80012 303-739-6600 www.auroralibrary.org
Boulder Public Library1000 Canyon Blvd. Boulder, 80302 303-441-3100 www.boulder.lib.co.us
Denver Public Library10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Denver, 80204 720-865-1111 www.denver.lib.co.us
Douglas County Libraries100 S. Wilcox Castle Rock, 80104 303-688-7620 www.douglas.lib.co.us
Englewood Public Library1000 Englewood Pkwy. Englewood, 80110 303-762-2550 www.englewoodgov.org
Jefferson County Public Library10200 W. 20th Ave. Lakewood, 80215 303-232-7114 www.jefferson.lib.co.us
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library3 Community Park Road Broomfield, 80020 720-887-2300 www.ci.broomfield.co.us/library
Rangeview Library District8992 N. Washington St. Thornton, 80229 303-288-2001 www.adams.lib.co.us
Check the federal government listings in the white pages for the post office nearest you. The General Mail Facility, located near the Stapleton development, is open 24 hours.