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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kjrranch3d
kjrranch3d

Don't forget to tell MOVOTO about the niggers and crime and the niggers.

pitchman101
pitchman101

I moved here in 1983 from the fox valley Wisconsin. To this day I dont tell anyone back there how good I have it here in Colorado. Then I would be contributing to the congestion and why rune a good thing? This list is pretty poor though. many other better reasons to live here. I would not suggest moving here though. I'm sure people have it just fine were there at! Wink/Wink  ;)

BlondyVanWeirden
BlondyVanWeirden

The question was, "Would you love it if loads of people suddenly decided to relocate to Denver?"  They've done it before and messed things up for the natives.  In fact, because there were too many Californians in Denver, I left for a decade in LaLa figuring that I could take a space vacated by those transplants.  Unfortunately, the Recession had me crawling back and now I am one of them.  As pretty as Denver became in my absence, I would rather be in L.A.


Gary Rich
Gary Rich

#17 300 days of sunshine? prove it. I think this was printed once a long time ago in a brochure and has been considered gospel since then, especially by lazy journalists.

Emerson Boyd
Emerson Boyd

I lived there for 34 yrs... I was never so happy to leave the God forsaken state.... in 76 it was pretty kewl... but as time went on, it (Denver) got OVER POPULATED with illegal imigrants...GOOD RIDANCE TO CLORADO

Kris Anger
Kris Anger

Um, so I lived in the Northeast for 15 yrs, then the South for 17 yrs. I visited CO back in 2001, and was finally able to make it out here 2 yrs ago. None of what was listed made me want to move here. It was simply just the lifestyle. And for the people who commented about traffic, crowding, etc. I work from home and walk everywhere. I might be an exception to the rule, but I also pay taxes and donate to several charities. Be happy for people like me...

Rusanne King
Rusanne King

we need to put out the "no vacancies" sign....lol

ChaCha Minogue
ChaCha Minogue

As a REAL native, I say you all stay where you are! We are getting too crowded! Traffic is terrible already!

Wesley Honegger
Wesley Honegger

So many people are moving here. We need a top 30 of why NOT to.

MileHigh TrapKing
MileHigh TrapKing

dont do it... too many floridians and californians and wisconsinites...if u arent from here dont come here...thank you

Lydia Cabrera
Lydia Cabrera

Shhhhhhhh keep this shit a secret no more people needed in Colorado!!

Mary Cicotello
Mary Cicotello

traffic jams are bad here, rush hour is 3 hours.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

And one major reason not to move to Denver: Water. More specifically, the lack thereof.

Might I suggest Des Moines instead? They have water, and can probably use the people...

lonememe
lonememe

Wow, REI is number 2?  What a joke.  They treat their employees like dirt by paying them pennies (literally 18 cent raises every year), understaffing them (read: long waits to get help of any kind), and working them ragged.  I worked for that joke of a company for 7 years and we tried to unionize it was so bad.  This list lost all credibility when it put a big box retailer on it.  Give me a break. 

lambda
lambda

It beats an average amusement park like Six Flags any day of the week." 

Oh come now you are not that high! LOL...which Six Flags are u speaking of?? I definitely know it is not Six Flags Magic Mountain in CALI cause that place has like 4x more everything to include a Water park. FAIL there but yes DEN is a great city to live in! 

Chris Ross
Chris Ross

We are running out of vacancy fast. Don't destroy the greatness of this place by overpopulating, over polluting, ridiculous traffic, etc. We don't want to be a big city! Hear me Texans??

Cindy Bergstrom-Coley
Cindy Bergstrom-Coley

Wow! Reading this reminds me how much I love it here...most people won't get most of those unless you already live here....yay for us!

Michael Sabin
Michael Sabin

We don't need to tell more people to come here....

Mish Desmarais
Mish Desmarais

Don't move here! It snows year round and we have yetis that attack you. Is that convincing? ;)

Jack Meyer
Jack Meyer

Sean Kershaw Michelle Johnson Courtney Redman Hannah Monroe

atla87
atla87

These "Why Denver is Awesome Lists" are getting old. I mean Blackhawk?  Six Flags?Really??

Joshua Pərəz
Joshua Pərəz

I like the public transportation system. Everything you need in a few block radius on the hill. Cant wait to get back. Yeah back. I lived on the hill for 5 years or so.

Lindsey Dulin
Lindsey Dulin

Denver Westword Hit me up if you need a writer/editor that pays attention to details.

Roberta J Repasz
Roberta J Repasz

I love Colorado, I miss Colorado, I want to come 'home' to Colorado..it is the best of the west...:)

otterprods
otterprods

I love Denver but most of the items in this article are things that almost any major US city has. For visitors wanting to see what really makes Denver Denver, go to:

1) Red Rocks Amphitheater

2) The Nat'l Western Stock Show

3) The Creepy Horse at the Airport

4) The US Mint

5) A daytrip to Rocky Mountain National Park

6) A daytrip to just about anywhere else in the high country.

7) REI Flagship Store (1 of three, but we all know that REI really = Seattle)

8) Campus Lounge by UD (for Chile Verde)

9) The Platte River trail on a sunny day in January

10) A 20 mile drive East of downtown to Watkins, CO so that you can look back west and say, "Dang, it's really not in the mountains at all is it?"


Michelle Concha
Michelle Concha

No, New Mexico sucks! Just my personal opinion. Not into dirt, tumbleweeds and sagebrush. Didn't like living in a country-western movie setting.

Tracy Strode
Tracy Strode

Just start writing articles on how much Colorado sucks. We have way too many Californians here already

Hayley Richardson
Hayley Richardson

Yeah I know it grows here, but the article talked about getting it from NM, so they should have talked about local Chile but they didn't.

Jean Hawk
Jean Hawk

Moved to Denver in '72...haven't left and won't.

Jean Hawk
Jean Hawk

Imported?? I get mine locally at Palombo farms!!!!!

Gail Spisak
Gail Spisak

I am so not sharing this.. We have enough people living here now......

Michelle Concha
Michelle Concha

I tried to move back to NM after 16 years of living here and I couldn't stay in NM. I missed CO, namely Denver too much so I moved back a year ago and do not regret it. I'm good with the chili being imported as long as I do not have to live in NM ever again. Hahaha!!!

Hayley Richardson
Hayley Richardson

can you give real reasons to move (jobs, schools, safety...etc) instead of burgers and sports? and please dont even try to claim green chile, that shit's imported.

lownumber
lownumber

@Rusanne King typical comment. Go to anywhere great--the locals (anyone living there a month or more) is like "I got mine, now close the doors.."

lownumber
lownumber

@lonememe Denver is the flagship store?  What happened to Seattle? I bought a down bag from REI 44 years ago and it didn't come from Denver. (I still use it.)

soontorelocate
soontorelocate

@Chris Ross Sorry boss. See ya in 3 weeks. The neurosurgeon treating my brain tumors is at Anschutz. 

A64 is just one hell of a bonus!

See ya in September!


michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Chris Ross Bet you speak for a lot of people, Chris. We're going to make your post an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

martin48484
martin48484

@Jean Hawk I beat you Jean.  I've been here since '60.

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