Due to Denver’s low unemployment rate, job growth is stronger than ever. There are fewer people renting and more businesses opening up in Downtown. Younger people are finding the ability to own their own home in Denver. Compared to the rest of the country, 35% of millennials are able to afford homes and condos in Denver. Growing wages and the booming labor market are two reasons that are driving up demand.
There are thousands of arts and attractions in Denver to partake in. Denver currently has a thriving art scene featuring unique art and outstanding museums. There are seven art districts that hold art walks that are open to the general public. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science allows you to explore cave painting while sipping on tequila. On certain days you can kick back and relax in the garden taking in an outdoor concert. The 1stBank Center is a venue that holds 6500 people that can enjoy sporting events, community functions, live music, and family entertainment. If you like Murder mystery dinner theatre, Adams Mystery Playhouse is the place to be. You can catch a weekend show that is fun for the entire family.
It is well known that people travel from around the country just to be apart of Denver’s music events. In May, Denver Day of Rock is a one-day festival that supports child education and health organizations. There are more than 25 bands, family-friendly entertainment and plenty of food trucks. The Westword Music Showcase is a summer festival that has been a staple in Colorado for years. It features highly anticipated artists and takes place in June. During its first year, the Underground Music Showcase had over 300 visitors and only four bands. As of today, it is the most popular music festivals in Denver that lasts over a four day period. There are now over 400 musicians and more than 20 stages to accommodate. If you enjoy a great beer, you can listen to live music while drinking craft beer at Skyline Beer Garden.
When it comes to the culinary scene, Denver has got to be in the top ten.
There is a large diversity of ranchers, local growers and farmers that provide only the freshest ingredients. Hearth & Dram in Union Station is a beautiful restaurant with a loft-like atmosphere. Executive chef Jeff Wall creates shared plates of bone-in ribeye and pappardelle.
Public School 303 is one of the best gastropubs in the area. They have 24 craft beers on tap, plenty of wine and signature cocktails. You can order a pizza or a bison burger with whiskey sauce. They offer weekend brunch with bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas. Hedge Row is an American Bistro brought to you by the founders of The Kitchen and Next Door. This is a farm-to-table restaurant with a trendy atmosphere. They use firewood to slow roast pork chops in their open kitchen. At the heart of Cherry Creek, Matsuhisa Denver features world-renowned cuisine by chef Nobuyuki. You can sit at the sushi bar or at a table with a gorgeous backdrop of stone, teak and tile. They offer a multi-course tasting menu that always looks like a work of art. The Stanley Beer Hall is an urbanized space offering 70 craft beers, a double-fisted cheeseburger and small plates by chef Theo Adley. This is a great place to kick back and relax while enjoying excellent beers with friends.
Cherry Creek North is the spot for casual to high-fashion shopping. You can shop at A Pea In The Pod, Alex and Ani, The Brass Bed Fine Linens & Furnishing and Dolce just to name a few. You can also shop for your groceries at Whole Foods or the Vineyard Wine Shop. You can purchase gifts for friends and family and any one of their fine boutiques and stores.