Denver Rising – New York Times
Denver Featured in the New York Times
We love Denver. Apparently the rest of America does too as our city took a featured role in today’s New York Times Article “Denver Rising”
The article talks about all the things locals love about our mile hi city. It begins touting the hip and trending Lower Highlands neighborhood and the great selection of restaurants that are being created across our city every week. It talks about how amazing our city designers, planners, and leaders have been in designing a city with sporting arenas within walking distance of downtown, a new airport, the rapidly expanding FasTracks transit system, and the overall sense of community within our population.
It’s a great read that reminds us how wonderful the Denver lifestyle is.
The article also talks about the result of having such a great city. Our population is growing. Millennials, which even the New York Times is challenged to assign an exact definition to, are moving to Denver en masse. Who can blame them. Many of us originally moved here from somewhere else, drawn to the mile hi city with a rocky mountain backyard.
The milehimodern team has been taking care of Denver home buyers and sellers for so long we have seen many changes. We remember when Riverfront Park and the Union Station Neighborhood was brownfield waiting to be developed. We remember the days when Stapleton International Airport served our travel needs. We fondly remember when the commute to the mountains didn’t require a departure in the wee hours of the morning.
But as Denver continues to grow, and our city talks about the many ways growth is enriching our city (wonderful restaurants, a downtown people choose to live in, the arts, and a growing economy) along with the concerns (traffic, rising rents, more traffic) we thought this article was a nice reminder and tribute to our city.
Simply put, living in Denver is Wonderful. Everyone on the milehimodern team feels fortunate to live and be a part of our incredible community. It is also our pleasure to help our clients and friends navigate the constantly changing real estate market to find their dream home, loft or condo.
Thank you New York Times for taking note of how wonderful Denver is. At the end of the day, we are grateful we live here too. Our love of this city is clearly felt by others as we look at the articles stats on our population growth.
According to a Brookings Institution analysis of population movement from 2009-14, the city had a net annual migration gain of 12,682 people ages 25 to 34, the highest of any metropolitan area in the United States. That means an average of 12,682 more millennials per year moved here than left, for each of the five years measured.
Similarly, an analysis of census data by Zillow, the real estate website, found that 18- to 34-year-olds accounted for 35 percent of the city’s population growth from 2010 to 2014, up from 26 percent in the first 10 years of the century.
While definitions of a millennial vary (a widely used one is someone born from 1981 to 1997), it’s clear that many of this generation are attracted to this city. One obvious reason is the economy: the city’s is healthy — and hiring. Development Research Partners, a local research firm, found that of the 1.6 million jobs in metropolitan Denver, about 33.2 percent were held by 19- to 34-year-olds.
Now let’s ask our readers when you moved to Denver, or if you are a reader planning to move here, or you are a Denver native.