This area has greater fine particle pollution and more serious respiratory problems than the rest of the state. We build new custom homes in great locations throughout the Denver metropolitan region and Northern Colorado. Our communities are conveniently close to shops, restaurants, schools, major employers, walking trails, and outdoor recreation. They also offer a variety of on-site amenities, including children's play areas, pools, gyms, and parks.
The character of the neighborhoods varies significantly and includes everything from large skyscrapers to late 19th century houses and modern suburban-style developments. In general, neighborhoods closer to the city center are denser, older, and contain more brick construction material. Many neighborhoods far from the city center were developed after World War II and are built with more modern materials and styles. Some of the neighborhoods, even farther from the city center, or the recently remodeled plots anywhere in the city, have very suburban characteristics or are new urban developments that attempt to recreate the atmosphere of older neighborhoods.
Large Denver-area employers that have headquarters elsewhere include Lockheed Martin Corp. Geography also allows Denver to have a significant government presence, with many federal agencies based or with offices in the Denver area. Along with federal agencies, many companies based on space and defense projects from the United States come, and more jobs are being brought to the city because it is the capital of the state of Colorado. The Denver area is home to the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, the Denver Federal Center, Byron G.
The Rogers Federal Building and the United States Courthouse, the Denver Mint and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Because of its proximity to the mountains and the generally sunny climate, Denver has earned a reputation as a very active, outdoor-oriented city. Many Denver residents spend their weekends in the mountains, skiing in the winter and hiking, climbing, kayaking and camping in the summer. Denver and surrounding cities are home to a large number of local and national breweries.
Many of the region's restaurants have breweries on site, and some larger breweries offer guided tours, such as Coors and New Belgium Brewing Company. The city also welcomes visitors from around the world when it hosts the annual Great American Beer Festival every fall. Denver used to be a major trading center for meat and cattle when ranchers drove (or later transported) cattle to Denver Union Stockyards for sale. In celebration of that history, Denver has hosted the annual National Western Stock Show for more than a century, which has attracted up to 10,000 animals and 700,000 attendees.
The show takes place every January at the National Western Complex, northeast of the city center. Denver is known for its dedication to New Mexican cuisine and chili. It is best known for its green and red chili sauce, the Colorado burrito, the Southwest tortilla (Denver), the breakfast burrito, the empanadas, the chiles filleos and the tamales. Denver is also known for other types of food, such as Rocky Mountain oysters, rainbow trout and the Denver sandwich.
Denver is the setting for The Bill Engvall Show, Tim Allen's Last Man Standing and the 18th season of MTV's The Real World. It was also the setting for the primetime drama Dynasty from 1981 to 1989 (although the series was primarily filmed in Los Angeles). From 1998 to 2002, the city's Alameda East Veterinary Hospital hosted Animal Planet's Emergency Vets series, which was derived from three documentary specials and the current Animal Planet series, E-Vet Interns. The city is also the setting for the Disney Channel comedy Good Luck Charlie.
Denver Pavilions is a popular arts, entertainment and shopping center at the 16th Street mall in downtown Denver. Civic Center Park, with museums and the central library in the background, Denver is home to a variety of sports teams and is one of the 13 U.S. UU. Cities with teams from four major league sports (the Denver metropolitan area is the smallest metropolitan area in the country with a team in all four major sports leagues).
Including soccer in the MLS, it is also one of the 10 U.S. The cities will have five main sports teams. Ball Arena, home to the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB) Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS), Cheesman Park began as a cemetery. Red Rocks is a Denver park and a world-famous amphitheater in the foothills.
Genesee Park is the largest of Denver's mountain parks. Denver is a consolidated city-county with a mayor elected on a non-partisan ballot, a 13-member city council and an auditor. The Denver City Council is elected from 11 districts with two general members and is responsible for approving and changing all laws, resolutions and ordinances, usually after a public hearing, and may also request that misconduct by Denver departmental officials be investigated. All elected officials serve four-year terms, with a maximum of three terms.
The current mayor is Mike Johnston. The City and County of Denver impose an Occupational Privilege Tax (OPT or head tax) on employers and employees. University of Colorado-Denver in the city center The Ritchie Center at the University of Denver The Denver metropolitan area has a variety of print, radio, television and Internet media. Most of Denver has a simple street grid oriented to the four cardinal points.
Usually, blocks are identified in hundreds based on the median streets, identified as 00, which are Broadway (the east-west median, running north-south) and Ellsworth Avenue (the north-south median, running east-west). Colfax Avenue, a major east-west artery that runs through Denver, is 15 blocks (1500) north of the median. The avenues north of Ellsworth are numbered (with the exception of Colfax Avenue and several others, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and Montview Blvd.
Mass transit throughout the Denver metropolitan area is managed and coordinated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD). RTD operates more than 1,000 buses serving more than 10,000 bus stops in 38 municipal jurisdictions in eight counties surrounding the Denver and Boulder metropolitan areas. In addition, RTD operates nine railroad lines, A, B, D, E, G, H, L, N, R and W, with a total of 57.9 miles (93.2 km) of track, serving 44 stations. The D, E, H, L, R and W lines are light rail lines, while the A, B, G and N lines are suburban.
Greyhound Lines, the intercity bus operator, has a major hub in Denver, with routes to New York City, Portland, Reno, Las Vegas and its headquarters, Dallas. The American Buses subsidiary provides service to El Paso. Partner bus operators Express Arrow and Burlington Trailways serve Billings, Omaha, Indianapolis and Alamosa. Three general aviation airports serve the Denver area.
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) is 13.7 miles (22 km) north-northwest, Centennial Airport (KAPA) is 13.7 miles (22 km) south-southeast, and the Colorado Air and Space Port (KCFO), formerly Front Range Airport, is 23.7 miles (38 km) east of the state capitol. Centennial Airport also offers limited commercial airline service, on two cargo airlines. Six organized the move of headquarters to Denver from El Paso, Texas, because Six believed that the airline should be based in a large city with a potential customer base. On October 31, 1937, Continental Airlines, now United Airlines, moved its headquarters to Stapleton Airport in Denver, Colorado (before United Airlines later moved to its current headquarters in Chicago).
A local photographer and art consultant has proposed converting a 2,500-square-foot former auto parts store into a studio and exhibition space in the Derby neighborhood. People in Commerce City, north of Denver, have more serious respiratory problems than the rest of the state. The state's art and cultural scene is equally impressive, with prestigious venues such as the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. The CDPHE is committed to partnering with the communities of Commerce City and North Denver to reduce pollution disparities that can affect your health.
In the city's early days, the booms and downs of gold and silver played an important role in the city's economic success. There are three things to know about the major environmental concerns of the Commerce City - North Denver (CC-ND) community. The Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company, founded in Denver in 1911, is now part of the telecommunications giant Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink). It is also home to the sprawling Denver Performing Arts Complex, the second largest arts campus of its kind in the country, which hosts ballet, opera and symphony shows.
The CDPHE and EPA partnered with community members to clean lead and arsenic from the soil in North Denver neighborhoods. The Newmont Mining Corporation, the second largest gold producer in North America and one of the largest in the world, is headquartered in Denver. Art lovers can also look to the future, as Commerce City's evolving art scene begins to emerge. Art and culture have always been part of Commerce City's history, and an emerging art scene is bringing it to the forefront.