Photos: Movoto's top thirty reasons to move to Denver

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Would you love it if loads of people suddenly decided to relocate to Denver? If not, we have some bad news for you: The folks at the real estate website Movoto have just published "30 Reasons You Need to Move to Denver," which lays out a pretty damn good argument for heading this way immediately.

Continue to start counting down all thirty, complete with our photos supplementing headlines and text by Movoto contributor Jennifer Eakins. Check them out below.

30. There's a Demon Blue Horse to Welcome You

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While some call the blue horse statue located outside of Denver International Airport art, others are calling for its destruction. It has fiery red eyes and, to be honest, is kinda creepy. There was even a grassroots Facebook campaign to remove it, stating that it brings bad luck to the city.

29. Altitude Television

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Denver has its very own local sports television station, Altitude Sports & Entertainment. It is actually owned by the same person as the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Rapids, the major league soccer team in town. Therefore, you get the best local coverage of all the teams.

28. My Brother's Bar

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This Denver staple is so popular and has been around for so long that it doesn't even need a sign to let people know what it is. The food is incredible and so is the patio in the summertime. Beatniks like Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady used this bar as a hangout and it is known as the oldest bar in Denver.

27. Denver Nature and Science Museum

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This fun and highly educational museum covers everything from dinosaurs to the human body. It has an in house IMAX theater with rotating films as well. You will also find a kids zone where your little ones can experiment and play.

26. Rocky Mountain National Park

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America's national parks are truly awe inspiring and are a must-see. The beauty of the topography and animals in their natural habitat bring tourists from all over the world. Rocky Mountain National Park is a few short hours by car from Denver and can be accessed from either Estes Park or Grand Lake.

Continue to keep counting down Movoto's thirty reasons to move to Denver.


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Jason Wagner
Jason Wagner

Casa Bonita beats Rocky Mountain National Park? WTF!

Stephen Felt
Stephen Felt

Please stop posting these we have enough people here in Colorado. Send them back to Texas and California

Cheryl Jaremba
Cheryl Jaremba

I knew I lived here for a reason! \U0001f354\U0001f37b

Angela Suell
Angela Suell

Beware of street sweepers? Yep that's totally why I'm here.

Kevin Borah
Kevin Borah

Did you not just post 13 reasons to not be here? At least you still remain in the positive.

April Spezze-Price
April Spezze-Price

Oh, and P.S. Westword, Elitches can't be better than Six Flags, because it IS Six Flags. SMH.

April Spezze-Price
April Spezze-Price

A reason to move here is the street sweepers? Yep. That's why I live here! And I'm sorry, but I don't think the people of cherry creek would appreciate being called 'snooty'.

Stephen Vigil
Stephen Vigil

You don't want to come to denver!! Stay in your town

Laura Hermanski
Laura Hermanski

Such a shame, Westword. I refuse to read this, based on the number of pages you believe everything should be on. 6 pages? Really?!! SIX? C'mon.

Meghan Dawkins Garza
Meghan Dawkins Garza

A bar is a reason to move here? I'm not even going to read it. I like the haters reasons, for why Colorado sucks!

Joshua Spett
Joshua Spett

wherever you go is the world, your world and other peoples world..... but for english cultures and maybe some english speakers its strange because they seem to name the world 1st world and 3rd world and like class systems. anyway they always leave out 2nd world in this thinking, why is that? is the 2nd world where it is a mix of spanish or hindi and english splanglish or maybe we should go back to the roots of enlish like "knowlegde" which the root kno come from sanskrit. one world one love, lets get together and feel alright. Actually everyone pretty much speaks english in aurora and they do not say mean things about other people here.

Sammy River
Sammy River

Or you could move to a place that is a cornucopia and leave Denver like we all like it.

Sammy River
Sammy River

Sounds like a third world country...no English.

Sammy River
Sammy River

It's called Capitalism, get over yourself. You ever fought for Colorado? Doubt it so pick up a rifle or shut the help up. Many Texans fight and defend this state...they can live anywhere they want. smdh

Sammy River
Sammy River

We have a MLS team? Go Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche, Nuggets and all other real sports American teams.

Sammy River
Sammy River

I'm sure they feel the same when you walk in...mick.

Sammy River
Sammy River

"crapy" ...education level lacking in the big city?

Sammy River
Sammy River

Another dbag reference. You Denverites love nasty p*****.

Sammy River
Sammy River

Another douchebag reference. What is it with you Denverites and your obsession with nasty slits.

Daron Fritz
Daron Fritz

I get that but MBB is terribly overrated. I don't know if he is the owner or not but its the guy who is always there acting like a host literally giving dirty looks to every patron who didn't fit his 'ideal crowd'. There are way better burgers in Denver.

Zach Stock
Zach Stock

Daron Fritz, well….regardless of that, the story that people are tossing around is about a shit hole in Lodo so I don't know what to tell you

Daron Fritz
Daron Fritz

Actually my husband got really dirty looks from his tattoos at MBB...

Tai Kahn
Tai Kahn

The fact that people know about the other one and not the original one is pathetic.

Mike Lawrence
Mike Lawrence

Don't Move To Colorado, Stay in your crapy states and city's...

Carol Urbanowski
Carol Urbanowski

Love My Brothers Bar! I ve gone there for years for thr JCB s and Moisha s! Great, unique atmosphere and people!

Alyssa Stephens
Alyssa Stephens

My brothers bar has a cockroach infestation, and while they have tried to resolve it, they still scurry around the floors, walls, kitchen, and bathrooms at all times of the day. Even when we approached management, they acted like it was just a minor problem and that there was nothing to be done. We will never go back.

Amanda Dennis
Amanda Dennis

Kelsey Holt and Brian Holt, thought you might need to read this.

David Barton
David Barton

They're not talking about the douchebag bar in LODO, wrong place.

Robin Webber
Robin Webber

Stop telling people to move here, we have enough people!!

David Barton
David Barton

Thanks! I was just about to post that. MBB is a class act deep in history!

David Barton
David Barton

My Brothers Bar is the oldest bar in Denver, the old haunt of Jack Kerouac and Neil Cassady, NOT the place that bans visible tattoos. That's Brother's Bar and Grill.

Zach Stock
Zach Stock

Just so everyone knows that tattoo issue was BROTHERS BAR, not my My Brothers Bar, BROTHERS being a douche bag chain from the Midwest, My Brothers Bar is a denver institution which has some of the most knowledgeable friendliest classy bartenders in town!

Ashley Glass
Ashley Glass

Umm wasn't Colfax the hooker stroll? It's probably been 15 years since I lived in CO

Joshua Spett
Joshua Spett

16 st is fun so is sante fe arts district and El Taco De Mexico on 7th and sante fe is awesomely down home yummy!!!

Kara Elizabeth Smolinski
Kara Elizabeth Smolinski

Why are we trying to get people to move here? I think we have been bombarded with enough transplants (especially Texans)!

Joshua Spett
Joshua Spett

fuck that!! move to aurora arts district east colfax 20min ride to most anywhere in denver anyway and not the downsides of denver. Its got great culture, not like white culture stale denver, and great food from all over the world at low price with moma and pop non corporate ownership, and you can afford to live, and the police don't fuck with u or act like they are on some high horse of corprate state here, they actually seem like they serve and protect the people here. Everyone smiles and says hello if you smile at them, no matter where they are from in the world. The people down on luck do not accost you like meth heads road roamers in Denver because they are less angry here and not as abused (and there are some natural places where they can hide their tents) so they even got a hopeful attitude (in the summer time). Its got a homey feeling and everyone respects everyone here, You do not have to speak English to be part of the family or try to fit in. East colfax aurora arts district is where its at. Fuck denver and pictures of buildings mother fuckers!!!!! (of course this place would not be what it is without being so close to and practically a part of denver ---ooooops)

Mallory French
Mallory French

My Brothers Bar...you're kidding right. I have tattoos so no and what amazing personality type moves to a town for a bar?

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