Why Are So Many People Moving to Denver?

We’re in the heat of the selling season and homes are flying off the market quickly! Do you have clients who are relocating to the area? Here’s a great reminder of why our city is so appealing to relocating homebuyers.

Denver metro attracts thousands of newcomers, but why?

By: Jamie Froyd – Associate Publisher, Denver Relocation Guide

According to 2014 U.S. Census, Denver Metro is welcoming 270,000 newcomers annually. And it’s no surprise – with a top ranked economy, consider these facts from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce:


  • Colorado was the third-fastest growing state in 2013 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014)
  • The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA ranked No. 2 for attracting college-educated workers from 2007-2012 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014)
  • Colorado ranks No. 1 for labor prospects (Forbes, 2014)
  • Colorado is the nation’s second-most highly educated state for residents (37.8 percent) with a bachelor’s degree or higher (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014)
  • In addition, Colorado has the nation’s lowest obesity rate and in No. 2 for physical activity (Trust for America’s Health, 2014; Kaiser State Health Facts, 2014)
  • Median age is 36.6
  • Average income is $56,514

However, it is truly Colorado’s extraordinary outdoor lifestyle that attracts newcomers. Nestled between the majestic Rocky Mountains to the west, and the High Plains to the east, residents and visitors alike are blessed with over 300 days of sunshine, a mild climate and diverse geography that presents a wide range of activities to enjoy.

With Denver as the starting point, Colorado is home to the Rockies’ 30 highest major summits, as well as four national parks, six national monuments, two national recreation areas, two national historic sites, three national historic trails, a national scenic trail, 11 national forests, two national grasslands, 41 national wilderness areas, two national conservation areas, eight national wildlife refuges, 44 state parks, a state forest, 323 state wildlife areas and numerous other scenic, historic and recreational attractions. Surrounding the city limits itself are many opportunities for enjoying the outdoors, such as golfing, skiing, camping, hiking, bicycling and fishing. Developers incorporate open space, trails and recreation in new communities which hold great appeal to a relocating family.

It’s no wonder the out of state newcomer growth in the “Mile High” city is hitting new records! Denver Relocation Guide is the perfect tool for those out of state clients looking for information on neighborhoods, business, things to do, jobs and more!