Location and Weather
Denver is an outdoor-centric city with a river running right through downtown where you can always see kayakers. It is the capital of Colorado and is at the western edge of the Great Plains. East of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is the basecamp of Colorado’s outdoor recreation.
Denver’s cold season is from November to March with high temperatures below 53 degrees and lows in the low 20’s. The warm season is from June to September with average high temperatures above 80 degrees and low temperatures in the low 60’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Denver’s had consistent growth at an annual rate of 1.57% and a population of 716,492 in 2018. The job market has increased by 2.8% over last year. 10-year job growth is predicted to be 45%. The factors explaining Denver’s growth are the diversified business and industries. Those include Scientific Services, Technical Services, Health Care & Social Assistance, Accommodation & Food Services, Mining, Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction and Agriculture. The cost of living is high due to the Denver real estate market and higher cost of housing which is common for Colorado as a whole.
With Denver’s culture of outdoor recreation, gateway to all the great ski areas in Colorado, an international state-of-the-art airport, steady job growth and diversification of businesses it is poised to continue its reputation as one of the best places in the country to live.
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