Denver's vibrant and active "personality" has made it one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, but how much do you really know about the Mile-High City? If you're moving to the Denver area, use these great sites to get a feel for your new home town without leaving your computer.
Moving to a new city involves a number of "official" errands such as updating your driver's license and vehicle registration. The city's website has all the information you need about these legal necessities as well as services including schools, libraries, police and fire, recycling, parks and recreation.
Did you know that Denver is one of the 10 "Best Cities to Relocate to in America?" This is only one of the fascinating facts and figures you'll find at Sperling's Best Places. Get current data about population, unemployment, cost of living, schools and other statistical categories. You can even drill down to zip code level, and with just a few clicks you can compare Denver to any other city in America.
Playing tourist is one of the best ways to learn about a new area. Visit Denver is packed with information about day trips, seasonal activities, family-friendly attractions and numerous other cultural and entertainment options. Sign up for the e-newsletter to get a heads-up on the latest and greatest events.
You'll definitely want to bookmark this site. The newly revamped Denver.com is a comprehensive guide to everything that makes the city such a diverse place to live, work and play. In addition to thumbnail sketches of top entertainment options, there are individual pages devoted to each of Denver's distinct neighborhoods. Follow the blog for great features such as how to take a DIY ice cream tour.
Denver has a robust bus and rail system that makes it easy to get around the city without a car. The RTD site has maps, schedules and fare information for daily transportation as well as special event services, such as shuttles to Broncos and Rockies games. Want to fit in some exercise? Denver also has a bike-sharing program.
Planning a date night or an outing with friends? Westword has a day-by-day calendar featuring events in dozens of different categories ranging from Activism to Zoo and Animals. There's a separate section exclusively for concerts, and you can narrow your search to specific neighborhoods.
Part of Denver's appeal is its remarkable access to exciting outdoor activities. Colorado Adventure Sports has the lowdown on amazing opportunities such as skiing, river rafting, ziplining and rock climbing. Explore on your own or check out one of the many listed tours.