15 Reasons Denver is the Coolest City

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15. You can wear flannel ironically (left) or un-ironically (right).

About the Picture:
On the left, an ironic use of flannel at the popular, annual Lumberjack party. On the right: stock photo.
William Frey, senior fellow of the Metropolitan Policy program for the Brookings Institution, parsed numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and determined that from 2008 to 2010, even as the hopes for a quick comeback from the recession faded, young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 were high on Denver -- and proved it by coming here.

A quick inventory of Westword staffers came up with fifteen reasons to chill in Denver right now.

Read the full story by Patricia Calhoun: "Fifteen reasons why Denver is now the coolest city in the country, and the capital of Coolorado."