NICE PEOPLE, VERY EXPENSIVE COST OF LIVING
The people are so friendly (nicest in the nation) and laid-back. Denver is a very neighbrhood oriented town with many different ethnic groups (large russian, croatian, mexican, central american, korean, vietnamesse population)
Crime: Denver has a very, very low crime rate.
Crime happens, but very little compared to other cities of similar size (Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Seattle)
etc: Denver police are very, very strict
Transit: Denver(local) 1 dollar, express 2 dollars, regional 4 dollars
Most routes: run from 5am-1am: regionals stop at 11pm
B&C LINE LIGHT RAIL,15 EAST COLFAX, 30/31 FEDERAL, 0 BROADWAY(auraria to littleton) run 24hrs
Arts: denver is big on arts
cost of living: rents range from around 400 dollars for a small studio in aurora and commerce city to what ive heard over a 1000 for the same tiny unit in central denver and capitol hill
weather: January average high 45 July average high 90. dry climate
education: Okay, similar to a city of similar size
jobs: boom-bust. Denver is a boom-bust city,
Unemployment can be far-below the national average or far-above. I grew up on the east side of Denver, before moving to Nebraska when I was 17. Growing up, everybody knew everybody in the neighborhood which is rare for a city in a metro area of 3 million people
The Auraria Campus
The Auraria Campus is not an ordinary campus, and I will explain why. If an ordinary campus has students of the same institution (college or university), the Auraria Campus, located in the downtown of Denver adjoint to Speer Boulevard and Auraria street, gives you a choice of three:
- University of Colorado in Denver;
- Metropolitan State College of Denver;
- Community College in Denver.
Some students take classes of each of the institutions, some graduate from each of them waking a path from associate degree to PhD. You will never know wether a student on capmus is a CU student or Metro student, unless they were a T-shirt with a school's logo. However, I think even in this case, there is some uncertanty.
Students also use the same library (Auraria Library), same student center (Tivoli) and other facilities on Campus.
The Auraria Campus - St. Cajetan's Center
The Spanish Colonial St. Cajetan’s Church, built in l925, was one of three Catholic churches within a six block radius in the Auraria neighborhood. St. Cajetan’s served as the focus of Auraria’s Spanish-speaking community until 1973, when construction of the Auraria Campus forced the parish to relocate. The landmark church now serves as a multi- purpose auditorium for lectures, concerts, recitals and other community events.
It locates on the West part of the campus near King Center (campus facility).
Denver Central Library building
In 1990, 75 % of the city's voters approved a $91.6 million bond issue to build a new Central Library and renovate, expand or build new branch library buildings. A 540,000 square-foot Central Library, the design of world-renowned Michael Graves and the Denver firm of Klipp Colussy Jenks DuBois, opened in 1995.
Branch improvements were also complete by 1995.
Denver Library website I like the design of Denver Central Library. The colorful walls and cube-built shaps of the building give make it not so boring as library so ofter assumed to be. I also would encourage you to look behind the door of the library and even walk in the hall. The inside interior looks splendid.
Waterton Canyon Trail
Waterton Canyon is very beautiful place for biking. The path lies in canyon along the mountain creek. You will enjoy the views of mountains and the beauty of nature. The path is good for beginner, especially for families, because the road is wide, the slopes are not high. Plus you will see a lot of families there with children on bykes with their parents. But it shouldn't stop the advanced bykers, because the path ends with long uphill road. I did only a half of it, believe me, it was tough
The path also is good for hiking, but pay an attention that path is not a concrete. You may take fishing poles. I saw many fishermen over there with their poles. They get to the creek on bikes, so you migh do both things for pleasure - biking and fishing