So you've settled into your new home at one of our Springs Denver luxury apartment communities and you're ready to start meeting new people. Denver has a rich social scene that features something for everyone, but navigating it can be a bit overwhelming.
Our residents suggest these groups and activities as the best local resources for expanding your social network, learning a new skill or just having some fun. And yes, there's even an app for that!
1. Sports Monster
Participatory sports create a lively but casual atmosphere that's perfect for making friends. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a newbie, Sports Monster is the solution.
The organization facilitates leagues and tournaments for basketball, bowling, tennis, cornhole and other popular sports. Unlike many organizations that accept only ready-made teams, Sports Monster encourages individuals and couples to sign up for placement. Activities are held year-round, so visit the website for the current schedule.
Think of MEETinDENVER as a social director for the digital age. Their website is a repository for postings about mixers, pub crawls, concerts, art gallery tours, ski trips and just about any other activity you could think of taking place in the Denver area.
Founders of the MEETin network, which operates in major cities across the United States and worldwide, wanted to create a forum for people to meet and socialize without the stress found in more structured events and activities groups. The organization is 100% volunteer-operated and free of charge.
Shapr takes the convenience of dating apps and applies it to general networking. Once you've downloaded the free app (iOS and Android), you'll be prompted to enter information about where you work and what type of people you'd like to meet, as well as up to 10 interests that can be used to generate matches.
You'll then begin receiving a daily curated list of other app users who fit your criteria, and the decision to meet is up to you. According to the folks at Shapr, the app has generated connections with results ranging from personal friendships to the formation of new companies.
Meetup is the granddaddy of social networking websites, and after 16 years it's still going strong. Once you sign up (at no charge), simply enter the type of group or activity you're interested in, along with the geographic search radius. Meetup will instantly pull up dozens of options for your perusal.
Meetup's biggest benefit is that its groups are so specifically defined that it's easy to find ones meeting your personal interests. Still don't see anything that grabs you? Start your own Meetup group.
5. Mile High Mamas
Families need friends too, and Mile High Mamas is here to help. The group's slogan, "Parenting with Altitude," perfectly captures their breezy, down-to-earth approach. The website is a wealth of information about family-friendly activities and events, parenting resources and money-saving specials.
Get to know your neighbors at the leash-free dog parks, 24/7 fitness centers and residents-only events of our Springs luxury apartment communities.