February 2013

There are 19 blog entries for February 2013.

Your wife or partner would probably prefer if you never found out about this…but Denver hosts the annual Great American Beer Festival each year, either in the month of September or early October. In 2013 the festival will take place between October 10th and October 12th so you should make a point of adding those dates to your calendar right now, as the festival is now entering its 31st year. The fact that it’s also the largest beer festival of its type anywhere on the planet should also be enough to convince you to attend at least once in your lifetime.

When the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) first started out there were just 22 breweries who took part but now in 2013 there are almost 500 attending. What this means for you, as a beer lover, is that you…
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Did you know that most of the western world is actually in the middle of an obesity crisis right now and that this same crisis is crippling the health care systems of many countries, including the United States? Even more worrying is that obesity, and its related illnesses, is currently costing the U.S. in excess of US$200 billion each year! To put some perspective on that it costs around US$3 billion to build a space shuttle and the cost of setting up a colony on Mars is around US$80 billion.

So what makes us say that Denver is the capital of healthy living? Well the fact that Colorado is the only state in the U.S. where the obesity rate is less than 20% is there for starters. Now don't get us wrong - the food in Denver is absolutely amazing with something…
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The American Midwest is someplace that you'll never truly be able to appreciate until you've been there yourself. The wide open spaces and incredible mountain vistas are hard to do justice with mere words so if you've been considering moving to Denver you might want to know a little bit more about the place, and what might entice you to live there.

Well we can start with the sports scene in the city and if you're a sports fan of any kind then you'll love the fact that the Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets give the Mile High City a really busy sports scene and calendar. If you love football or basketball then you'll be living in the right place and that's only the tip of the sports iceberg.

Another thing you might not realize about Denver is that it actually…
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There are a lot of great reasons for you to move to Denver like the amazing scenery, hundreds of parks, miles of hiking trails and having the Rocky Mountains in your back yard. One major perk you might not have considered though is that because you'll be living in the Midwest you can also enjoy the fact that the cost of living in Denver is lower than many other places in the country. The sample data we're going to provide here is based on the cost of living in Denver vs. Los Angeles, just so you can get a real feel for what Denver can offer your family in economic terms.

Obviously the first thing you'll need to know is the cost of property in the Denver and how it compares. If you decide to rent an apartment in Denver it will cost you roughly 30% less than…
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You're probably beginning to notice the trend that there always seems to be something going on in Denver regardless of what time of the year it is and February brings the Colorado Garden and Home Show around again. This year the event takes place over 9 days - from February 9th to February 17th and is located in the Colorado Convention Center on 14th Street.

The event itself donates 100% of all ticket sales to a wide variety of causes including scholarships for gifted students to attend university and also grants for many other worthy causes. In fact over the last 23 years this event has donated over $4,000,000 in grants alone - so by attending you're giving back to the needy causes of Denver, Colorado and also giving a number of students the opportunity…
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If you live on the west or east coast of the United States then you're than accustomed to days where it rains so heavily that doing anything other than staring out the window seems like too much hard work. That's typical of coastal climates though and it also means that you're in the same predicament as almost 80% of the rest of the Western world who have chosen to live within 15-miles of the coast of their respective countries; trading, hunting and fishing is made easier by access to the sea.

Fortunately Denver itself has what's called a semi-arid climate, which means very little rainfall and lots of sunshine. Now a lot of people would assume that because Denver is so close to the Rocky Mountains that this would mean a colder climate but in fact Denverites…
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Not everyone is going to add an international airport to their list of "must haves" when looking at any property but let's face facts here - having an international airport within a short drive of your home or business is going to be a perk for a lot of reasons.

Firstly if you're one of the many people who have to commute to their job each day or week then being able to catch your flight from your home city is always a plus - it saves hours of driving and the boredom and expense of staying in airport hotels. Overall it helps cut down on your commute and get to you there and back again as quickly and as comfortably as possible.

Then when you decide to take your family holiday having access to the entire world from your "local" airport is also a plus. It just…
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If you're a sports fan of any kind then you're going to love the fact that Denverites just love their sports. So much so in fact that Denver has quickly become the hub of sporting events for mid-western America. In fact they've added 3 massive stadiums to the city in just the last few years and that doesn't seem to be a trend set to change any time soon.

The Top 3 stadiums in Denver right now are:

Infinity Park
With a capacity for 5,000 this stadium isn't massive but has been home to many national and international rugby tournaments, so if you enjoy watching the rough and tumble action of rugby matches you'll be in luck. When there is no international rugby matches being hosted Infinity Park is home to the Glendale Raptors - a Colorado-based rugby club.

Coors…
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In as much as Denver is a family oriented city with everything a family could need in terms of education, health, shopping and entertainment, it also holds the honor of having won "Best City For Singles" 3 times in a row over the last few years. Now don't think for one second that this means Denver is some kind of wild party town because that's not what this award signifies at all.

In fact what's made Denver so hugely popular with so many single and married people is that it's so diverse in terms of cultural, dining and other entertainment attractions. When cities are rated for being "Best for Singles" there are a lot of factors taken into account in order for the judges to make their final decision.

When you look at Denver and districts like LoDo (Lower…
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When you're thinking of buying a home in any city in the United States you're going to follow the pretty standard rule of "location, location, location" and that makes perfect sense. After all you're investing in a home where you could potentially spend several years if not decades of your life so of course you want to make the right choice from the outset. For most investors and homebuyers one of the last things on your mind might be how many parks any city has but they matter more than you might think.

Remember that trees are natural air filters and on top of enjoying the semi-arid climate of Denver, Colorado and the amazing views it's also nice to know that there are plenty of green spaces in the city for both you and your family or friends to enjoy.…
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