Denver city guide for expats planning a move

15th April 2019
Denver city guide for expats planning a move

Denver, Colorado’s largest city and capital, has grown incredibly in both regional economy and culture. Situated within the Rocky Mountain front range, it is surrounded by captivating scenery and provides easy access to some of the most exhilarating mountain climbing and skiing spots in the world.

Also referred to as the Mile-High city, Denver has nurtured an emerging job market that’s enticed many millennials, baby boomers and expats alike, with 11.3% of their population being said to be British.

There are a lot of job opportunities in Denver due to the varied industries in the city. Aerospace, software development and financial services all play a big role in Denver’s economy. Along with job opportunities, the city offers expats some great places to stay. You can find everything from quirky loft conversions, luxury condos or Victorian houses.

Cherry Creek

Those moving to Denver, looking for an active lifestyle and who love their food, would fit in well in Cherry Creek. The 22-mile bike path connects Cherry Creek with downtown and is perfect for those who like to commute to work on a bike.

The area is upmarket and is known for its fine dining, impressive collection of art galleries, spas and salons, designer shops and independent boutiques.

The local schools are above average, and the area is very safe; its perfect if you’re moving with the family. You’ll find modern apartments and 2-4 bed condos which are ideal for the family.

Five Points

A runner-up in Denver’s oldest districts is Five Points, popular with young professionals, it’s said to be one of the fastest growing places in the city for redevelopment and population. Five points offers residents bars, restaurants, breweries, coffee shops and parks.

Referred to as the ‘Harlem of the West’ Five Points was a popular place for Jazz musicians and is now known for the yearly Jazz Festival held in May, where they celebrate the heritage of the area with over 100 Jazz performers.

Housing in Five Points offers everything from townhouses, condos and apartments. Prices are reasonable, but house prices are on the rise due to the growth in popularity of the area. Transport links to the city are easy with the light rail running through the town.

Cheesman Park

Cheesman Park is 80-acres of green space, perfect for those who love the outdoors. On the weekends you’ll find it bustling with runners, cyclists, volleyball players and those enjoying picnics.

It’s popular with single professionals, and the housing options offer a mix of modern apartments to historic homes, in all price ranges to suit your budget. If you’re lucky enough to get a high-rise apartment, you’ll be treated to amazing views of the Rocky Mountains.

The area has great restaurants, cafes and coffee shops; plus, good public transport links via the bus to and from downtown.

Expats moving to USA will find Denver so diverse and welcoming with a thriving expat community. For help with moving your valuables and belongings allow our international moving experts to help.

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