Well known as the Mile High City, Denver is best known for its active, healthy outdoor lifestyle, and its enviable quality of life making it one of the best places in the United States to live. Just step outside and enjoy a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, more than 300 days of sunshine, and countless activities from skiing to hiking to mountain biking to championship sports teams, and cultural events at the incredible Denver Performing Arts Complex. Denver is the heart of a diverse metropolitan area ranging from a vibrant cosmopolitan central business district with an urban atmosphere, to small communities with a distinctly rural flavor and picturesque mountain towns nestled in the foothills of the Rockies. Denver is the gateway to Colorado's unmatched recreation venues and the famous resort towns of Vail, Aspen, Telluride and Steamboat Springs, just to name a few. With a dynamic business climate, an education system boasting the second highest percentage of college graduates in the country, a moderate cost of living, exciting shopping and dining, quality health care, an ideal climate and stable economy, no wonder Denver is one of the country's best places to live, work, learn and play!