Welcome to Metro Denver
One look and you will want to stay. Metro Denver has an enviable quality of life that makes it simply one of the best places in the United States to live and work.
Just step outside. Metro Denver offers a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, the nation’s largest public park system, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. As a result of these and other amenities, the metro area consistently tops the lists of most livable cities.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 places to live in the United States, Metro Denver also has all the things businesses need to flourish, including our young, healthy, educated workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, and a multimodal transportation system that will take us years into the future. Find out why Metro Denver is simply one of the best places in the country to live and work. An energetic business environment.
Nestled between the towering Rocky Mountains to the west and the vast high plains to the east, Metro Denver sits almost in the center of the United States—a strategic location that makes the area a natural crossroads for both domestic and international commerce.
Metro Denver boasts one of the highest per-capita education levels in the country. Of metro Denver’s adult population, 38 percent are college graduates and 89.6 percent have graduated from high school—a testament that area residents value education and continue to experience the enjoyment of learning. Denver’s value for education began in 1859, when the first private school was established—a year after the building blocks for Denver were formed. Several other private schools emerged in the area during the next few years.
Four years after the founding of Denver, the new territorial government formed two public school districts that opened in 1862, providing the foundation for the 19 highly rated metro Denver public school districts that serve approximately 428,000 area school children today.
With 300 annual days of sunshine and the nation’s largest public park system, metro Denver residents dabble in everything from skiing to hiking, mountain biking to river rafting. Perhaps that’s why Denver is one of the healthiest cities in the nation.