Why More People are Moving to Denver
It's no secret that there are tons of people moving to Denver from other places. You could probably take up a street census and find that the number of transplants is staggering. In fact, moving to Colorado is so common that it's even being commercialized with such things as bumper stickers that say “Proud Colorado Transplant.” So what's so great about Denver, Colorado that waves of people are compelled to move here?
Denver has everything. There is literally something for everyone here. From museums, to professional sports teams and stadiums, to amusement parks, to landmark music venues and more, not to mention shopping galore, Denver has at least one thing that would compel any given person to move here.
Denver is also rich with enthusiasm and positive activity. It may be the “300 days of sunshine per year” or all the legal marijuana going around that makes residents happy to the point of appearing mentally unstable, but you'll find that the people who live here (and have moved here from elsewhere) are die-hard about, and tickled by their hobbies. With an array of activity hubs either within the city or just a short drive away – skiing, hunting, fishing, biking, running, hiking, rock-climbing, and a myriad of art, music, sports and outdoor venues, it's easy for anyone to get their fill of favorite things to do without having to go out of their way. The number of things to do in Denver is uncanny, so it's no wonder that in an age where people have short attention spans and tend to relocate out of boredom, Denver seems to keep their transplants. Un-catchy as it may sound: Once you go Denver, you never go back.
The atmosphere created by the people in Denver is an amazing. The city is littered with health food connoisseurs, sports and outdoor enthusiasts, pet lovers, successful small business owners, and a myriad creative types – individuals who are nuts about their avocations and delighted to share their experience. People who move to Denver are often instantly enchanted by its natives – there is certainly not a lack of happy, healthy, bright-minded locals. Just talking to a Denverite for 10 minutes will make you want to move to Denver.
But how is the weather? Well, contrary to popular outsider belief, Denver is not located on a snowcapped mountain, nor does it snow 24-7. Sure, the weather in Denver can be a bit unpredictable – warm, sunny days in January, or a surprise snowfall in the middle of June, but overall the weather is pleasant and easy to acclimate to. And no, the altitude is not going to send you running back to the lower valley of another state out of fear of suffocation. Of course, if you currently can't 'run' elsewhere without experiencing shortness of breath, it means you definitely need to move here and get on the healthy living kick with the rest of Colorado.
So, if you're a native and reading this article, feel free to share with an outsider who may be on the fence about moving to Denver. If you're a transplant, you know what we're talking about and you're probably already trying to recruit movers to Denver. If you're a non-resident and reading this, what are you waiting for? Get your move on.