DENVER – Located a Mile High above sea level, Denver was founded in 1859 as a mining town. Today’s Denver residents seek their fortunes through enjoyment of family, friends, great sports, entertainment and dining amenities, good business opportunities and the rich natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain region. Denver, like any city, is made up of neighborhoods that are diverse and unique. Among Denver’s neighborhoods are Belcaro, Bonnie Brae, Cherry Creek, Country Club, Harvey Park, the Highlands, Lower Downtown (LoDo), Park Hill, Platt Park, Sloan Lake, Stapleton, Washington Park and many, many more. From turn-of-the-century Victorians to mid-century moderns to contemporary single-family homes and posh lofts – simply pick your price and amenities!
Denver is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Colorado. As Denver County, it is the second most populous county in Colorado after El Paso County, which surpassed Denver County as of the 2010 Census. Denver is a consolidated city-county, located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (1.6 km) or 5,280 feet (1,609.344 m) above sea level, which is defined by the elevation of the spot of a benchmark on the steps of the State Capital building. The elevation of the entire city ranges from 5,130 to 5,680 feet. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich passes through Union Station and is the temporal reference for the Mountain Time Zone.
Denver City was founded in November 1858 as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in western Kansas Territory. That summer, a group of gold prospectors from Lawrence, Kansas, arrived and established Montana City on the banks of the South Platte River. This was the first settlement in what was later to become the city of Denver. The site faded quickly, however, and by the summer of 1859 it was abandoned in favor of Auraria (named after the gold mining town of Auraria, Georgia), and St. Charles City.
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