Newcomers soon discover what Metro Denver residents already know: Few regions in the nation can rival Colorado’s Front Range for excitement and breathtaking natural beauty. Dubbed the “Mile High City” for its elevation, Denver is the engine that drives Colorado’s robust economy. Over a decade of impressive employment growth has positioned Metro Denver as a leader in high-tech expertise. The area’s leadership in telecommunications is undisputed as the home of corporate giants like Qwest Communications and Lucent Technologies.

Surrounding the City of Denver, expansive counties sprawl over scenic terrain in every direction. Transportation improvements and new high-speed thoroughfares have made it possible for commuters to consider settling into lovely new subdivisions and master-planned communities. Just a short drive from Metro Denver are other rapid-growth Front Range communities like Loveland, Fort Collins, and Greeley. The latter two are university towns that offer exceptional services to a regional population.

Colorado residents are serious about quality education, evidenced by highly respected public and private schools as well as internationally recognized institutions of higher education. Even in the public school system, choices and alternatives abound in charter schools and magnet schools that emphasize themes from the performing arts to Montessori or Waldorf philosophies. Research centers join a network of public universities, private institutes, independent colleges, and strategically located community college campuses to ensure opportunities close to home. The University of Colorado, Northern Colorado University, Colorado State University, University of Denver, Regis University, and the Colorado School of Mines are just a few of the major institutions that are located in the Front Range region.

Healthcare facilities are no less prolific or prestigious, encompassing teaching hospitals, research institutes, centers of excellence, region medical centers, and support services of every type. Progressive healthcare systems ensure well-managed hospitals that excel in innovation. The St. Anthony Hospital system is renowned for pioneering the nation’s first emergency air ambulance service, and the national Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine continues to break new ground in the research and treatment of asthma and tuberculosis.

Serving residents and businesses alike, the region provides a comprehensive network of transportation facilities. The new Denver International Airport has earned top rankings in a variety of categories, including best on-time arrivals and the most efficient cold-weather airport in the nation. Efficient light rail service has joined a fleet of buses as a mass transit option offered by the Regional Transportation District in Metro Denver.

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