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Denver is a city, state capital, and a county of the state of Colorado. Originally, Denver City was founded in 1858, during the heady days of the Pike’s gold rush. The bustling town’s economy was initially based on servicing the local miners, but it wasn’t long before it became a lively supply and service center. The city hit a new age of prosperity in 1870, when the transcontinental railroad finally linked it to the rest of the nation.
Various factors contribute toward making Denver one of the best places to live in the U.S. The county has a lot of good schools, a strong job market, and low crime rates. Denver also has a thriving cultural, sports, and entertainment scene.
Denver has an abundance of schools for children of all ages. Whether you have children in PreK, Elementary, Middle, or High school level, you can learn about the schools close to the areas you are most interested in here.
Students in Colorado can opt to attend their assigned neighborhood school or can apply to attend another school within or outside their district. Virtually all the schools are open to this enrollment process, and this is one of few districts in the U.S. with this system.
Denver has convenient and inexpensive public transportation, making it easy to get around the city. The regional agency operating the public transit services is known as the Regional Transportation District (RTD). Their website provides a practical trip planner and schedules.
Denver is also serviced by the Denver International airport. Both local and international flights land here. A train runs from downtown Denver to the airport and back. The ride takes 37 minutes and during peak hours trains leave every 15 minutes either way.
Denver is a bustling city that offers its residents and visitors many entertainment opportunities. It boasts festivals, museums, exhibitions, gardens, amusement parks, and a zoo. The city also has some scenic routes to explore, sports, arts and culture, breweries, distilleries, music, nightlife, food, and coffee shops galore.
Museums include the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Wings over the Rockies and Space Museum. Denver also has an aquarium.