If an exceptional quality of life is what you are looking for, Denver is second to none. With a mild, semi-arid climate and 300 days of
sunshine, you can enjoy outdoor recreational activities year-round. Unseasonably warm weather is not unusual during the winter, and it
is rarely too hot to enjoy a summertime round of golf or a hike on one of Denver's many trails.
Denver is a sports town with a major league team in every sport and many smaller local leagues. You can easily enjoy your favorite sport as a spectator at one of the new, state-of the-art stadiums around town.
Due to Denver's many small-business incentives and low corporate tax rates, the city is consistently ranked among the best places to do business in the country. We attract a diverse and well-educated workforce with great promise for economic growth particularly in technology, renewable energy, engineering and healthcare.
Art and theatre thrive in Denver along with a diverse and sophisticated restaurant and bar scene. Residents enjoy the same benefits and activities of much larger Metropolitan areas with a lower average cost of living.
Climate in Metro Denver
Situated at the base of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, Denver enjoys a semi-arid climate, moderate temperatures and over 300 days of sunshine per year. Winters are quite mild with an average temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow melts rapidly, and 60 degree temperatures are not uncommon throughout the season.
Summers are pleasant with very little humidity, and few days over 90 degrees. Evenings and nights cool down allowing residents to enjoy outdoor activities and a comfortable sleeping environment. The average temperature in August is only 86 degrees. Incredibly, it is not unheard of for some nearby ski resorts to keep runs open until July. The mild climate is due to the high altitude (5,280 feet or 1 mile above sea-level) so there are some tips you should keep in mind if moving to or visiting our city.
Denver is an environmentally conscious community with many programs promoting energy conservation, air quality control, water conservation and the progress of green technologies. The Regional Air Quality Control Council leads Denver's efforts to link improved air quality efforts with education and economic development. Greenprint Denver promotes sustainable practices in all aspects of life and commerce in the community.
Culture in Metro Denver
Denver's arts and culture scene is brimming with museums, theatres and live music venues. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the second largest performing arts facility in the country next to New York's Lincoln Center. The four-block, 12-acre complex contains 10 performing spaces hosting Broadway touring companies, dance and ballet, a major symphony orchestra, opera and more.
Since 1989, the citizens have supported a 1/10 of 1% sales tax effort to support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District which distributes funds to support area cultural activities.
In 2006, a $91-million expansion of the Denver Art Museum designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind was completed. The incredible Frederic C. Hamilton building increased the size of the museum by 40 percent, allowing for larger traveling exhibitions and more room to showcase the museum's permanent collections.
Denver's Cherry Creek North neighborhood hosts the Cherry Creek Arts festival every year in the month of July. This is Denver's premier cultural celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts.
For more information, please view the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation's list of Denver's largest cultural institutions.
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