Moving to Denver
Cradled by the majestic Rocky Mountains, it’s no wonder that Denver—the capital of Colorado—is known as the Mile High City. It’s also no wonder that it’s serviced by SureMove.
The city was originally built as a gold-mining town, but today it stands as a booming capital with plenty to do. Explore all there is to do in Denver, and get a feel for life in the Rocky Mountains.
If rainy days get you down, you’re going to love Denver. The city only gets 17 inches of rain per year, that is 22 inches less than the national average. Winter weather average is about 18.8 degrees and gets to be an average of 89.9 degrees in the summer.
Because of the high altitude, the sun and strong UV rays are more prominent in Denver than in most U.S. cities. Make sure lip balm and sunscreen are with you at all (or most) times!
Moving to Denver, but don’t know where to live? Look no further. Below is a list of the best-rated neighborhoods in Denver and why they’re so special.
Millions of dollars have been invested in the area’s improvement, and remains an affordable and convenient option for young adults and families.
Arvada is a suburb mixed of both houses and apartments, and just a short 25-minute drive to downtown.
Offering miles of trails for biking and walking, and a 15-minute drive to the famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Lakewood is a great spot for adventure-seeking, outdoorsy folk.
Lower Downtown (LoDo)
Located in the middle of everything, LoDo has a wide variety of restaurants, art galleries shops, rooftop bars, and more for those who love the city life.
The Highlands is a diverse community teeming with young professionals and the ‘tastiest ice cream in Denver,’ Little Man Ice Cream.
Capital Hill sits in the center of the city, where walking or biking is all you need to hit the grocery store, work, coffee shops or restaurants.
Cost of living
The cost of living in Denver is higher than the U.S. national average, and growing. It’s still less than larger cities, but still, something to keep in mind.
Entertainment & Activities
It’s a good thing you’re moving to Denver — because there is a lot to do and see. We’ve narrowed it down to our top favorites, but don’t let that stop you from exploring everything else Denver has to offer.
- Catch a show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
- Take a walk down around Denver city blocks decorated with colorful street art.
- Channel your inner John Denver— take a trip to the Rocky Mountains, which is only a 90-minute drive from the city. #RockyMountainHigh
- Take a tour of the Coors Brewery and grab a couple of free drinks along the way.
- Food halls are the new trend, and they are no stranger to Denver — visit Avanti, Broadway Market, and Zeppelin Station to name a few, and eat your heart out.
Most people drive in Denver, but local buses run throughout the city as well as the RTD light rail, which covers 86.5 miles connecting the ‘burbs to the city. The RTC is one of the top-rated transportation systems in the country.
Denver is full of excitement and natural beauty, and on its way to becoming one of the top cities in America. As the great naturalist and preservationist John Muir once said, “The mountains are calling.” After settling in, you too will call the mountains…your new home!
Are you—or someone you know—one of the many people who will be moving to or from Denver or the surrounding area this year? Make sure that your move is a SureMove.
Just call SureMove toll-free at 866-347-2260 for more information about how we can help you with your Denver interstate or cross-country move.
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