Living in Denver
At 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver, Colorado is lovingly regarded as "The Mile High City" by visitors and locals alike. It's located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains, east of the Rocky Mountains' Front Range. While you're not "in" the mountains if you live in Denver, you can spot their towering peaks beyond the city skyline from almost anywhere. And when the good ol' Rocky Mountains call your name (and trust us, they will), you can grab your hiking boots and hop in the car. You're only a short drive away when you live in Denver or one of its many affordable suburbs!
No car? That's no problem in Denver. Not only is the city a mecca for cyclists, it also boasts a great public transport system. There are more than 1,000 buses serving 10,000 bus stops in 38 municipal areas across eight counties in the Denver-Boulder area, not to mention a speedy light rail system! Whether you live in the heart of Denver or just outside the city, you'll have no problem commuting via public transportation when and where you want, including into the foothills and mountains.
Denver still has plenty to offer those who aren't outdoor enthusiasts too. The city is home to every major sports teams (plus two professional lacrosse teams), an overflowing number of microbreweries, and renowned art museums and music venues.
Renting in Denver: Furnished Apartments, Short-Term Leases & More
Denver is made up of a variety of unique neighborhoods for those looking to rent an apartment, whether you're looking for a sophisticated, modern loft or a charming studio apartment downtown. In general, the average rental rate for an unfurnished apartment within the city of Denver is $1,588. A typical one bedroom apartment in Denver rents for about $1,394 per month and a two bedroom unit rents for approximately $1,794 (as of August 2016). Rental prices will vary depending on whether you choose a fully furnished apartment, temporary housing, or are looking for a month-to-month apartment near downtown Denver.
The priciest apartments tend to be in the neighborhoods of Cherry Creek, LoDo, and Golden Triangle. Cheap Denver apartments can typically be found in the neighborhoods of Alamo Placita, Southeastern Denver, and Southwestern Denver.
Moving to Denver
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