Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.
As you might have guessed from posts like 2010's "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States," we think there's no place better than the Mile High City. And it turns out that the folks at The Delicious Day agree.
The site's post declaring Denver to be the best city in the U.S. lists eighteen reasons why. We've photo-illustrated the complete list.
Count it down below, and click here to read The Delicious Day item.
Number 18: "25 days of sun a month (or 300 days of sun a year) (or more sun than San Diego or Miami)."
Note: We've debunked this theory as a myth several times, but nothing seems to kill it.
Number 17: "The highest percentage of high school and college graduates in the country."
Photo by Kate Levy
Number 15: "A population that is 52% white, 32% Hispanic, 10% black and two of the last four mayors have been African American."
Number 14: "The skinniest city (in the skinniest state) in the country."
Photo by Kyle Huninghake
Number 12: "The biggest urban park system in the United States (205 parks, dudes)."
Number 11: "650 miles of paved bike trails (Distance between Denver and Vegas? 753 miles)."
Number 9: "25 ski resorts within 100 miles of the city."
Number 8: "The second largest performing arts center in the United States."
Number 6: "A self imposed 10th of a cent sales tax which raises $36 million dollars a year, making Denver the largest art collecting municipality in the country."
Number 5: "The only city in the US to say, 'Thanks, but no thanks' to the Olympics."
Number 3: "Seven sports teams."
Number 2: "Average high temperature in February? 49."
Number 1: "More beer brewed daily (80 varieties) than in any other city in the US + extra thin air to get you drunker -- faster."
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More from our Lists & Weirdness archive: "Fifty reasons Colorado is the best state in the country, 2013 edition."
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