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5 Reasons Millennials Should Move To Denver CO

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By now, most millennials have realized that we’re living in a much different world than the one our parents experienced during their 20s and 30s. College degrees seem to be carrying less weight in the job market and good paying jobs are harder to find. As a result, many millennials are finding it harder to find financial independence. People are living at home longer, and holding off on making big purchases and starting families. For lots of people, relocation seems to a great way to get a new start and be in a place that offers more opportunities. So where are lots of millennials heading? Surprisingly, Denver. Although Denver may not seem like the most fun or exciting place, it can also be a great place for young adults. Why’s that? Keep reading for 5 reasons millennials should move to Denver CO.

Good Public Transportation

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Having the option to use public transportation is always nice. It’s good for the environment and convenient for people who need to commute regularly. Although it may not seem like Denver wouldn’t be the place for it, public transportation in the city is clean and reliable. The city even has plans to improve the system in the years to come.

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It’s Progressive

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Many millennials would label themselves as progressives – both politically and socially. Lots of us have moved away from the ideals of our parents and grandparents, and are pushing for a more accepting society. If that describes you, then Denver is the perfect place for you. The city is known for being progressive, and it seems to be moving more and more in that direction.

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Lots Of Job Opportunities

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For millennials, finding the perfect job seems to be the ultimate struggle. Unlike our parents and grandparents who were promised pensions and other benefits for long years of service with the same company, many of today’s employers are no longer offering those things. On top of that, many companies are offering small wages in exchange for skilled employees with college degrees, making it hard for millennials to find a job that can actually support them. The good news, however, is that Denver CO has lots of job opportunities and millennials in the city make more than their counterparts in other cities in the country.

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Plenty Of Start-Up Companies

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Start-up companies are very attractive for millennials. These companies tend to offer flexible and casual work environments and are also places where employees feel that their opinions and efforts are valued. Denver CO has lots of cool start-up companies, and it’s a great place to go if you’ve got new ideas that you’d like to share. But if start-ups aren’t your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that Denver is also home to some larger and more established companies.

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Things Are Affordable

DENVER, CO. - JULY 21:  Young people packed the 1 Up Arcade and Tavern early Sunday morning, July 21, 2013.  All Denver bars are required to shut their doors at 2 a.m. The resulting flood of humanity back onto the streets sometimes lead to problems.  Photo By Karl Gehring/The Denver Post


A high cost of living is one of the main things that keeps millennials from wanting to move to some of the country’s biggest cities. However, Denver CO offers plenty of affordable activities and as well as lots of living options. However, it is worth noting that the price of buying a home in Denver is a little on the expensive side, so many millennials looking to purchase homes are relocating to Denver CO suburbs.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.