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As a long-time Denver, CO resident, watching this video brought back some of the great reasons why I love living in this area…

Seriously…who would NOT want to at least visit Denver after watching that?! The scenery, the weather, the culture, the history…all combine to make this a wonderful area in which to live. The video repeats the statistic that Denver has over 300 days of sunshine each year, and once you live here…you realize that this is no exaggeration. Kids who are raised here, and people who have moved from other areas end up LOVING rain days…just because they are so rare. Add a little thunder and lightning, and we are happy, happy, happy!

Add our AWESOME professional sports teams to the mix – Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets, Denver Outlaws, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Rapids – and it’s the icing on the cake.

What’s your favorite thing about living in or visiting Denver?

People who are considering a move to the Denver area often ask us to describe how big of city/metro area we have. Well, here are the most current numbers:

The Denver metro area has gained 101,731 residents since the 2010 Census, according to new Census Bureau estimates Thursday. The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area, not including Boulder County, had an estimated 2,645,209 residents in 2012, up from the 2010 count of 2,543,478…

Here is a map that shows the metro area, with a mileage scale to give you an idea of the geographic size of this area:

Denver map

To put this in context, this report also notes that there are 52 U.S. metro areas with at least 1,000,000 residents. Here are the top 5:

  • New York, 19.8M
  • Los Angeles, 13M
  • Chicago, 9.5M
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, 6.7M
  • Houston, 6.1M

The five cities with the closest population numbers to Denver are St. Louis, Baltimore, Charlotte and Pittsburgh.

Have any questions about moving to Denver? We’d love to help!

With a population of about 2.6 million, the Denver/Aurora metro area comes in at #21 in a ranking of U.S. cities’ population.

Metro areas with larger populations include #1 New York (18.9 million!), followed by Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Philadelphia.

Other metro areas in the Top 20, and therefore larger than Denver/Aurora include Tampa-St Petersburg, St. Louis, Phoenix, Riverside-San Bernardino, Washington DC-Arlington, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, San Diego, and Baltimore.

If you have any more questions about the Denver area and relocating to Denver, please feel free to contact us at any time.  We are available via phone, email, text or live chat!

More nice news about living in the Denver area

Denver was just named 4th in a ranking of sustainability efforts by cities.  The organization that developed the rankings was OurGreenCities.com and the criteria for this ranking included planning & zoning, recycling, mass transit, government roles, and many more.

According to the EPA, sustainability can be defined as:

…policies and strategies that meet society’s present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

For more information about moving to Denver, The Bibeau Group is at your disposal.  We are your Denver Relocation experts…just let us know what we can do to help!

I think a lot of people are seeing there are deals out there to be had,”

Denver luxury homesAnyone looking for a luxury home in the Denver, CO area can be assured of bargains galore.  A recent article about million dollar homes in Denver speaks to the fact that, while high-end sales seem to be bouncing back in the Denver metro area, many buyers are still finding great discounts on these homes.  Jumbo interest rates have also come down in recent months, which makes the million dollar mortgages much more affordable.

Search Denver CO homes for sale over $800,000 and see which of the 1,700+ results is your dream home!

Perhaps it’s this $22-million estate in Parker CO with 50,000 square feet, 11 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, and 16-car garage?  Call us if you’d like to schedule a showing 😉

Forbes Magazine just released their annual ranking of colleges in the U.S. Colorado can boast 11 colleges on this list of 610 schools.

The Air Force Academy was Colorado’s highest ranking school, coming in at #11. Colorado College was the next highly-rated, at #51.

Additional Colorado colleges on the list included: Colorado School of Mines, Golden; University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Denver; Colorado State University, Fort Collins; University of Colorado Denver; Western State College, Gunnison; Fort Lewis College, Durango; Metropolitan State College of Denver; and Mesa State College.

Williams College (MA) was ranked as the top school, followed by Princeton and Amherst.

Forbes looked at factors such as student evaluations of courses and instructors, average graduate salaries, and average student debt is after four years.

Read the entire article here.

A recent Forbes magazine study, America’s Best Cities For Young Professionals, looked at population, unemployment, average salaries and cost of living to come up with a list of cities where ‘ambitious college grads’ have the best chance at succeeding.  The Mile High City came out great:

Denver ranks No. 8 on this year’s Forbes list of the best large cities where a recent college graduate can get a strong start on a high-powered career. The magazine and website rate Denver highest for having a relatively low unemployment rate and for higher-than-average income. It ranks lowest for its lack of large locally based companies.

Houston, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis took the top three spots…..however, we think that the quality of life in Colorado is so much better that we should really be #1.

If you are thinking about relocating to Denver, check out the links on this site, and we would also love to hear from you.  We are your Denver CO relocation experts and are always just a call, text, email or live chat away!  We would be happy to customize and send you a Denver Relocation packet.

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