Colorado has grown at almost twice the rate as the rest of the United States. With so many people moving here, we have compiled a list of what to know about moving to Denver.What to Know About Moving to Denver

High Elevation

Denver is already a mile high, with its elevation being 5,280 feet, so going to the mountains for sports and other outdoor recreation can nearly double the elevation. This can make it difficult to adjust to the elevation, which can impair breathing and lead to nausea and fatigue if you don't take the time to acclimate.

Some tips for adjusting to the elevation include ramping up slowly, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of fluids, eating a high carbohydrate/low salt diet, and avoiding alcohol.

Limitless Outdoor Recreation

The Red Rocks Ampitheater is an open-air amphitheater, constructed in naturally occurring red-colored rock formations. It is located just ten miles west of Denver in Morrison. This venue is owned and operated by the City of Denver and has hosted some of the most iconic concerts in history, including U2, the Beatles and Sting. They have daily summer concerts and events.

Vail Mountain Resort has over 5,200 acres of mountain and is known for its downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities as well as mountain biking and hiking throughout the summer months. It is known as one of the best ski mountains in the world.

Confluence Park is a park where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River come together. There are concrete trails for hiking and bicycling, as well as kayak rentals for kayaking the unique waterways.

There are boundless opportunities, but these are just a few that highlight the unique opportunities available in the natural beauty of Colorado.

Unpredictable Weather

Weather in Denver ranges from extremely cold winters to hot summers, and a whole lot of unpredictable weather in between. With its elevation, the Denver area can get a lot of snow accumulation in a short amount of time and the very next week, the sunshine can bring warmth to melt it all.

It's a beautiful place to enjoy four true seasons but you have to be aware of and ready for its somewhat unpredictable weather.

Avid Professional Sports Fans

Denver is home to the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Rockies. The fan base for these teams is die hard and games are energetic and fun for everyone.

The Denver Broncos, a professional NFL football team, play at Empower Field at Mile High.

The Denver Nuggets, a member of the National Basketball Association, play at Pepsi Center, a multi-purpose arena in Denver.

The Colorado Rockies, a Major League Baseball Team, are also based in Denver and play at Coors Field.

For more information about moving to Colorado and current listings in the Denver area, contact us at My Colorado Move.