When you move your company here, be sure to pack your hiking boots.
Metro Denver's superb outdoor lifestyle makes healthly living a natural fit for residents. The City and County of Denver has the nation’s largest city park system with more than 200 parks and more than 34,000 acres of parks located in the nearby mountains.
Also, counties throughout Metro Denver have preserved more than 374,000 acres as open space. The health mantra is well at work in our communities, where organizations are dedicated are committed to the health and well-being of all Colorado resident:
- LiveWell Colorado invests in healthy communities by funding coalitions working on healthy eating and active living strategies at the local level, most recently awarding $2.5 million to 24 communities.
- The Colorado Health Foundation—one of the largest health-focused foundations in the country—provides grants to nonprofits focused on encouraging healthy lifestyles
- A truly Colorado initiative, Flat 14ers is encouraging children, families, and neighborhoods to increase their levels of physical activity by climbing virtual 14,000-foot mountain peaks
The bottom line: Metro Denver's outstanding quality of life translates into a productive workforce that experiences less absenteeism and places fewer demands on the healthcare system.