Denver is consistently ranked as one of the top ten cities in which to live. One of the most active and healthy cities in the country, Denver is just minutes from outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains and boasts more than 300 days of sunshine each year. Denver is a magnet for young, diverse and well-educated professionals.
Nearly one-third of Denver’s population is ethnically diverse, with a 22% Hispanic population (as of 2009) and continued growth in all groups. Denver is also home to a concentrated, diverse public school student body, coming from largely lower income, transitional families.
Additional sources of information about living and working in Denver:
- Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
- Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
- Denver Colorado Tourist & Vacation Information
- City & County of Denver
- Teach in Colorado
San Luis Valley
The San Luis Valley region in southern Colorado encompasses 8,000 square miles of agricultural land. It is a sprawling natural playground made up of wildlife refuges, Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Zapata Falls, Wolf Creek Ski Area, National Forest and National Park trails to hike, and lots of pristine areas to hunt and fish. It truly is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Alamosa is the largest town in the area and is home to Adams State University.
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As a gateway to the majestic San Juan Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park, and the Canyon of the Ancients, the Southwest corner of Colorado is known for its outdoor activities like fly fishing or rafting on the Animas River, skiing at Purgatory, Silverton, and Telluride, and fantastic hiking and mountain biking from the San Juan mountains to the high desert landscape of Montezuma County. Durango, the largest city in the region, draws people from around the globe with attractions such as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the abundance of “fourteeners” in the region (mountains that are 14,000 feet in elevation or higher).
Northeast Colorado is Great Plains territory, complete with beautiful skies, scenic landscapes, friendly locals, and abundant history. Activities include fishing and boating in the abundant lakes, visiting the Pawnee National Grassland for incredible wildlife viewing, and taking in the abundant local museums and registered historic landmarks.