Why I love Denver and why people love it when they moved here!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Debe Maxwell came up with a great contest that we all should love when we live.  I came Colorado in the early 70's for the ski slopes and the great powder snow with my college friends and fell in love with the state.  I knew after college of where I wanted to live.  Denver has lots to enjoy from the DENVER BRONCOS, DENVER, NUGGETS at the time.  Since them we have a great hockey team and now the Rockies for baseball.  The ski slopes are close by and has some of the longest seasons to ski, I think the latest I ski was June 5 many years ago.

But wait there is so much more in the Denver city it self.  The National Stock show and rodeo is in January.      It has so many pro rodeo riders from the whole United States that come for the prize money.  I was luck to have a friend from Pennsylvania that made it out to compete in the barrel racing many years ago.  The stock show has lots of great champion animals that sell for top dollar and helps future college kids out with their winnings.

You must go to RED ROCKS and enjoy concerts, it is so unique.  Groups like the Steve Miller Band coming this year, others greats from the past years were John Denver, The Beatles and Jimmy Hendricks.  It is a must see for sure.

Of course, the weather is some of the best in the nation.  It does not get all the snow that people think, yes we get a major snow maybe every 8 years of 28 inches of snow but we have 300 days of sunshine each year.  Lots of times in the winter months we have 60's days weather most days.  With the dry heat we have you can wear a t-shirt if it is 30 degrees outside for a short period of times.  Wearing a heavy jacket is not really a think except maybe one or two weeks each winter

  Funny I did not use my snow blower at all in 2022 and 2021.  So far in 2023, I use it once

The nice think is you can see snow in the mountains from lots of areas in Denver year round.  

So many people come and vacation in the Denver area since you are so close to the mountains and places like Estes Park are within 90 minutes of Denver and we have lots of wildlife up there.  I wish Debe and Ray had time when they  were here in Denver to visit the Mountains, maybe next time.

You do not want to miss downtown area also, it is lite year round also and has lots of broadways plays that can be seen year round.

You are close to Golden where the Coors brewery is, once you could only get Coors Beer in a couple of states and people would fill up their trunks of car and take it across states lines ( I know, I did a few times)

Come on out to Denver, you may be like me and stay for years!


Comments (18)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Will - it's easy to see why Denver has become a memorable mile-high place for you to live, work and play.  

Feb 28, 2023 02:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Will,

Denver has a lot to offer as you have told us in your post. I can see why you love living there...love the backdrop of the mountains!

Feb 28, 2023 04:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Will yes I love reading about Denver.... but when you mention snow blower, hmmm you lost me right there:)Endre

Feb 28, 2023 08:03 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Love that you are able to enjoy the mountains! Isn't it amazing when you visit a place and don't want to ever leave? Now that's love. :-)

Mar 01, 2023 04:56 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have been to the area a few times and always enjoyed it.  The next time that I go, I definitely want to meet you!  My uncle lives in Black Forest, how far are you from there?

Mar 01, 2023 04:58 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Some interesting facts about Denver it seems like a great place to live or visit. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great afternoon.

Mar 01, 2023 07:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Will.

You have good reasons to be proud of your area.

Have a productive March.

Mar 01, 2023 08:06 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

So much to do in terms of outdoor activities.. and multiple people have highlighted Red Rocks so it must be an amazing venue!

Mar 01, 2023 08:49 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lise Howe,  Red Rocks is so great and lots of concerts there


Mar 01, 2023 09:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael Jacobs, it is a special place for sure.


Mar 01, 2023 09:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie,  The view of the mountains are great.

Mar 01, 2023 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Will- I'm learning more and more about Denver thanks to you and Joan Cox  Denver must have been calling you for you to leave PA!

Mar 01, 2023 10:47 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Our relatives recently came back from skiing right near Denver and they can't wait to go back! And, you proved that Denver is so much more than snow!

Mar 02, 2023 06:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, there's so much to offer in your area, Will! Sports would be right up our alley and I do love that you have a lot of great skiing nearby. 

Funny but, we are in Las Vegas right now and when we arrived, there was a tiny bit of snow on the mountains we could see in the distance. Yesterday we woke up to snow-covered mountains - they were gorgeous! This is something we rarely see in NC. Can't wait for our next snow!

Thanks for participating in February's challenge. Sorry it's taken me a couple of days to get to you; vacation and classes have kept me super busy this week!

Mar 02, 2023 02:38 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I have been in Denver, but only for short stopovers at the airport.  One day I hope to visit your fair city for real and experience some of the charms of the area that you have described.  I would love to do some spring skiing there!

Mar 02, 2023 05:23 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Denver is a beautiful city. Our kids live there and I don't think I can get them back to Texas.

Mar 03, 2023 08:02 PM
Chris Chiarenza
DealHouse - Smithtown, NY
Sell your home to DealHouse and skip the headaches

I really enjoyed my holiday in Denver last summer. The breathtaking mountain views, vibrant cultural scene, and friendly locals made it an unforgettable experience.


Dec 21, 2023 05:39 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Chris and thank you for stopping by to catch this blog.


Jan 10, 2024 01:34 PM