Denver is a modern city with Old West ties - Larimer Square is preserved with some of the city's 19th-century buildings still intact, so residents of Denver get a taste for the American history of Colorado's capital. What makes Denver so appealing for current buyers is the ideal location, situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, providing winter sports enthusiasts with limitless opportunities over the course of the year. Denver caters toward a wide variety of lifestyles, active being a top contender. Trulia ranks Denver a 6 out of 6 tiers for exercise opportunities across the city, along with arts offerings, nightlife, restaurants and cafes. So while Denver is known for being health-focused, it certainly doesn't fall short on entertainment, culture and eateries if laying low is preferred.
Real estate prices in Denver are steady but not rising astronomically. Last year, the average list price was high at $517,947, an increase of 4.12 percent from 2014 when the average list price was $497,438. But, inventory increased 9.47 percent across Denver, from 1,615 listings in 2014 to 1,768 listings in 2015, giving Denver house hunters more options as they navigate the market.