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Avg Price in Denver: $759,900 / County Avg $771,700

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Avg Taxes in Denver: $3,400 / County Avg $3,400

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Avg Sq. Ft. in Denver: 2,063 / County Avg 2,056

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Avg Price per/ft2 in Denver: $368 / County Avg $375

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Avg Walkscore in Denver: 68 / County Avg 70

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Avg Year Built in Denver: 1976 / County Avg 1976

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Avg Days on Website in Denver: 58 / County Avg 58

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The City and County of Denver (pronounced /'d?nv?/) is the capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains.

The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 15 miles (24 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.344 m) above sea level. The United States Census Bureau estimates that, in 2006, the population of the City and County of Denver was 566,974, making it the 26th most populous U.S. city. The Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated 2006 population of 2,408,750 and ranked as the 21st most populous U.S. metropolitan statistical area, and the larger Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area had an estimated 2006 population of 2,927,911 and ranked as the 17th most populous U.S. metropolitan area. The city claims to have the 10th largest downtown in the United States.

History
Denver City was founded in November of 1858 as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in western Kansas Territory. That summer, a group of gold prospectors from Lawrence, Kansas, arrived and established Montana City on the banks of the South Platte River. This was the first settlement in what was later to become the city of Denver. The site faded quickly, however, and was abandoned in favor of Auraria (named after the gold-mining town of Auraria, Georgia) and St. Charles City by the summer of 1859. The Montana City site is now Grant-Frontier Park and includes mining equipment and a log cabin replica. On November 22, 1858, General William Larimer, a land speculator from eastern Kansas, placed cottonwood logs to stake a claim on the hill overlooking the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, across the creek from the existing mining settlement of Auraria. Larimer named the town site Denver City to curry favor with Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver.

Larimer hoped that the town's name would help make it the county seat of Arapaho County, but ironically Governor Denver had already resigned from office. The location was accessible to existing trails and was across the South Platte River from the site of seasonal encampments of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. The site of these first towns is now the site of Confluence Park in downtown Denver. Larimer, along with associates in the St. Charles City Land Company, sold parcels in the town to merchants and miners, with the intention of creating a major city that would cater to new emigrants. Denver City was a frontier town, with an economy based on servicing local miners with gambling, saloons, livestock and goods trading. In the early years, land parcels were often traded for grubstakes or gambled away by miners in Auraria. The Colorado Territory was created on February 28, 1861, Arapahoe County was formed on November 1, 1861, and Denver City was incorporated on November 7, 1861. Denver City served as the Arapahoe County Seat from 1861 until consolidation in 1902.
In 1865, Denver City became the Territorial Capital. With its new-found importance, Denver City shortened its name to just Denver. On August 1, 1876, Denver became the State Capital when Colorado was admitted to the Union. Between the years 1880-1895 the city experienced a huge rise in city corruption, as crime bosses, such as Soapy Smith, worked side-by-side with elected officials and the police to control the elections, gambling, and the bunko gangs. In 1887, the precursor to the international charity United Way was formed in Denver by local religious leaders who raised funds and coordinated various charities to help Denver's poor. By 1890, Denver had grown to be the second largest city west of Omaha, but by 1900 it had dropped to third place behind San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1901 the Colorado General Assembly voted to split Arapahoe County into three parts: a new consolidated City and County of Denver, a new Adams County, and the remainder of the Arapahoe County to be renamed South Arapahoe County. A ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court, subsequent legislation, and a referendum delayed the creation of the City and County of Denver until 1902-11-15.

Denver hosted the 1908 Democratic National Convention to promote the city's status on the national political and socio-economic stage. Beat icon Neal Cassady was raised on Larimer Street in Denver, and a portion of Jack Kerouac's beat masterpiece On the Road takes place in the city, and is based on the beat's actual experiences in Denver during a road trip. Beat poet Allen Ginsberg lived for a time in a basement apartment on Grant Street (no longer standing), and Kerouac briefly owned a home in the Denver suburb of Lakewood in the late spring and summer of 1949. In addition, Ginsberg helped found the "Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa," in nearby Boulder at the Buddhist college Naropa University, then Naropa Institute.

Denver was selected to host the 1976 Winter Olympics to coincide with Colorado's centennial celebration, but Colorado voters struck down ballot initiatives allocating public funds to pay for the high costs of the games, so the games were moved to Innsbruck, Austria. The notoriety of becoming the only city ever to decline to host an Olympiad after being selected has made subsequent bids difficult. The movement against hosting the games was based largely on environmental issues and was led by then State Representative Richard Lamm. Lamm was subsequently elected as Colorado governor in 1974. Denver has also been known historically as the Queen City of the Plains because of its important role in the agricultural industry of the plains regions along the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. Several US Navy ships have been named USS Denver in honor of the city.

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Areas in Denver CO
1616 South at Platt Park
29 Zen
44 Tennyson Townhomes
5390
Aria Cohousing
Artists Row
Barclay Towers
Beauvallon
Beauvallon Condos
BridgeCreek Townhomes
Bromley Commons
Brooks Tower
Brooks Towers
Brownstones on 28th
Cadence Curtis Park
Chamberlin Heights
Circa West
City Homes at Boulevard One
City Homes at Boulevard One - Atlas Series
Club Valencia
Colonnade Lofts
Condor Townhomes
Diamond Lofts
Dickenson Place
Edge LoHi
Espadin
Fairway Villas
Fire Clay Lofts
Flour Mill Lofts
Four Seasons Residences
Glass House
Governors Place
Grant Park
Hampden East
Highland Terrace Condos
Isbell Lofts
Ivy Residences
Jasmine Condos
KUH Lincoln Park
Kuh Vine
Lake Park Condos
Lakehouse
Lakehouse 17
Lakehouse on 17th
Landmark Condos
Larimer Place
Laurel
Le Jardin
Lofts on Central
Logan Brownstones
London House
McGregor Square Residences
Midland Lofts
Monroe Pointe
Montgomery Court
Museum Residences
Neusteters
North Pointe Ten
Observatory Flats
Observatory Row
Officers Row
One Lincoln Park
One Polo Creek
ONE Riverfront
One19 Cherry Creek
Palace Lofts
Park Hill 23
Park Lafayette Condos
Park Place Lofts
Parkway Condos
Penterra Plaza
Penthouses at 16 Market Square
Perry Row at Sloans Lake
Pinnacle at City Park South
Prado Condos
Residence XXV
Riverfront Tower
S*Park
Seven Springs
Skyland Village
SloansEdge Southshore Townhomes
Sobo 58
Spire
Spire Condos
Spire Denver
Stoney Brook
Strada Condos
Swansea Homes
The Coloradan
The Flats at VillaRosso
The Pinnacle at City Park South
The VICTOR
Versailles Condos
Watermark
Watermark Luxury Residences
Waterside
Waterside Lofts
Whispering Pines
Windsor Gardens
Wrigley on Penn
Zen Condominiums
Zia
Zia Sunny Side Condos
Neighborhoods in Denver CO
Alamo Placita
Alton Park
Aria
Athmar Park
Baker
Balboa Park
Ball Park
Ballpark
Barclay Towers
Barnum
Bear Valley
Beauvallon
BEAUVALLON CONDOS
Belcaro
Berkeley
BERKELEY GARDENS
Berkeley Pointe
Berkeley-Regis
Berkely - Regis
Biscayne
Bonnie Brae
Boulevard One
Breenlow
Brooks Tower
Brooks Towers
Cadence Curtis Park
Candlewyck
Capital Hill
Capitol Hill
Case & Eberts
Cedar Pointe
Central Business District
Chaffee Park
Cheeseman Park
Cheesman Park
Cheltenham Heights
Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek Country Club
Cherry Creek North
Cherry Hills III
Cherry Hills Vista
City Park
City Park North
City Park South
City Park West
Clayton
CLEMENTS ADD
Club Valencia
Cole
Colfax Ave Sub
Congress Park
Copperstone
Cory Merrill
Cory-Merrill
Cottage Hill
Country Club
Country Club Historic
Crestmoor
Crestmoor Park
Curtis Park
Denver
Denver Country Club
Downtown
Downtown Denver
East Colfax
East Denver Boyds
Evanston
Fairway Villas
First Creek
Fisks Broadway
Five Points
Gaiser Holly Hills
Golden Triangle
Goldsmith
Governors Park
Grant Ranch
Green Valley Ranch
Gun Club
Hale
Hampden
Hampden Court
Hampden Heights
Hampden South
Harkness Heights
Harvey Park
Highland
Highland Park
Highlands
Hilltop
Holly Hills
Hutchinson Hills
Indian Creek
Inslees
INSPIRATION POINT ESTATES
Jasmine
JEFFERSON PARK
Kalcevic Heights
King Houston
Larimer Place
Lincoln Park
LoDo
LoHi
Lowry
Mar Lee
Marston Shores
Mayfair
Mayfair Park
Midtown At Clear Creek
Montbello
Montclair
Morningside
Mouats Resub
North Capitol Hill
NORTH COUNTRY CLUB
North Park Hill
Northfield
Oak Park
Oakland
Observatory
Observatory Park
Park Hill
Parkfield
Parkway Condos
Penterra Plaza
Platt Park
Platte Park
Polo Club
Polo Grounds
Potter Highlands
Raintree East
Regis
RiNo
Riverfront Park
Rosedale
Ruby Hill
San Rafael
Seven Springs
Shadow Wood
Sherrelwood Village
Skyland
Sloan Lake
Sloan Lake Sub
Sloans Lake
Smiths
South Broadway
South Park Hill
South Sloans Lake
Southern Hills
Southmoor
Southmoor Park
Speer
Spire
Spire Condos
Stapleton
Stoney Brook
Sunnyside
Swansea
The Coloradan
The Highlands
The Nightingale
Three Fountains
Trails at Parkfield Lake
Union Station
Union Station North
University
University Hills
University Park
Uptown
Villa Park
VillaRosso
Virginia Vale
VIRGINIA VILLAGE
Wash Park
Washington Park
Washington Park East
Washington Park West
Washington Virginia Vale
Waterside Lofts
Wellshire
West Colfax
West Highland
West Highlands
West Wash Park
Western Hills
Westminster Station
Westwood
Whittier
Windsor
Windsor Gardens
Windsor Gardens East
WINONA GARDENS
Winston Downs
WITTER & COFIELDS
Woodside Village