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Denver CO - The Mile High City

Jun 3

Denver CO is a metropolis that has become a national leader in many high-tech industries. Telecommunications, aviation and aerospace, software, financial services, and health care are all major employers in the region. Tourism is also a large component of the local economy. Manufactures include electronics, computer equipment, rubber products, luggage, and pharmaceuticals. A branch of the United States Mint is located here, producing about half of all circulating U.S. coinage. Coolsculpting treatments in Denver, CO

Among Denver's most distinctive features is its altitude of 5,280 feet above sea level, giving the city its nickname The Mile High City. Newcomers should be aware that adjusting to this higher elevation can take some time and may cause discomfort for some people. It's not uncommon for residents to experience symptoms like headache, loss of appetite, or fatigue, but these effects typically fade over time.

The city is a center of 19th-century American West culture, with historic neighborhoods, landmarks and museums such as Larimer Square, the Denver Art Museum, and the mansion of Titanic survivor Molly Brown. It's a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as for those who simply want to enjoy 300 days of sunshine and explore Colorado's spectacular natural beauty.

Denver's population grew rapidly in the early 1900s, fueled by military activities and the oil boom. With a strategic location far from coastal rivals, the city was a prime spot for defense contractors and federal agencies. This led to a building boom and a downtown area with skyscrapers.

A resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s brought race relations to their worst point. Members targeted blacks, Catholics, and Jews, held cross-burnings, boycotted Jewish businesses, and fought the state supreme court justice who had exposed Klan corruption. However, political ineptitude and Klan policemen's ties to vice trades ultimately doomed the group.

Today, Denver is a vibrant, diverse and growing city with a burgeoning culinary scene, a top-notch beer scene, small local shops, epic street art, and world-class museums. The city's residents are mostly millennials, and it is ranked as one of the best cities for young families.

The cost of living in Denver is lower than the national average, and most expenses — including housing, gas, utilities, food, entertainment, and healthcare — are significantly less expensive than in San Francisco or New York City. The only exception is housing, which has seen a huge spike in prices over the past year. The average price for a 1-bedroom apartment in Denver is $1,474 per month and $1,806 for a 2-bedroom. However, this is a relatively new trend and prices are expected to return to normal in the near future. This means that for most people moving to Denver, it will still be cheaper to rent than it is to buy in the city. If you are a homeowner, you'll find that property taxes and sales taxes are lower than in most other American cities. However, income taxes are quite high. This has made some people reluctant to move to Denver for this reason alone.

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