Denver is well known for the Broncos, both those playing at Mile High Stadium to crowds in excess of 70,000 and the four legged kind, listening for the shout “let ‘er go” in the world’s largest Rodeo, the Western Stock show.
Baseball fans enjoy watching the Colorado Rockies playing at Coors Field in the heart of downtown Denver, and with 205 parks within the City limits not to mention 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby Rockies, there’s no end of something to do in this beautiful town.
The Mile High City also claims to be the birthplace of the cheeseburger, which may hold some truth since the trademark for the word “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast in 1935. After dining on a juicy cheeseburger at Steuben’s Food Service or feasting on delicious Thai at the Wild Ginger, a brisk walk around one of Denver’s beautiful parks can ease your calorie surplus a bit!
Housing in Denver appears to be stable, with pockets of growth in certain areas. The average price per square foot in Denver was $179, showing an increase of 1.7% from the same time last year.
Median sales prices in Denver for the fourth quarter of 2011 was at $189,000 and was based on 1,951 home sales, which reflected a decrease of 0.2% from the year prior while sales reflect a decrease of 12.9% over the previous 5 years.
For the week ending January 11th, the average listing price for Denver homes was at $423,805 – a steady rate from the week before.
Cherry Creek and Green Valley Ranch are both popular neighborhoods with listing prices, on average, of $976,435 and $186,444 respectively. Other popular locations are Stapleton, Highland, Five Points and Capitol Hill, with listings priced from $401,937 to $519,401.
There are 8 school districts with a total of 527 schools and over 309,000 students attending with the majority of schools receiving high rates from parents, as indicated by Trulia.com.
The City of Denver has plenty of great places to take the family. If you’re seeking a way to teach your kids about science, then take a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where the kids can be forensic sleuths trying to crack the case or learn about the world around them when they check out the exhibits at this popular tourist site.
Denver, like much of the country, appears to be holding its own as the median sales prices is keeping steady. As of April, 2011, Denver’s unemployment rate was at 8.3%, however the city is forecast to increase jobs by 1.1% in 2012, which will obviously be a positive indication of some slow growth in the metro area, and could potentially bring an upswing in Denver’s economy.
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