The City

What’s life like in the Mile High City city? Pretty wonderful, according to Forbes, which rates Denver a “top city in America to live and work." Denver’s been named "the most desirable big city to call home" by the Pew Research Center and a "top destination for recent college graduates" by CareerCast.

Denver City Skyline

Food & Culture
Ready for Denver nightlife? Stroll our mile-long promenade through the tenth largest downtown in the U.S., with mountain views down every street. Choose from more than 2,000 restaurants in the area for food from all over the globe.

LoDo is Denver’s hip downtown historic district where restored Victorian buildings now house more than 90 restaurants, jazz clubs and sports bars.

Looking for a can’t-miss museum? Check out the Denver Art Museum, Downtown Aquarium, Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Zoo.

Get Outdoors
If you love the outdoors, Denver is the city for you. We have the nation’s largest city park system, with 650+ miles of paved bike trails, as well as 90 golf courses and over 140 free tennis courts.

Denver City Parks and WaterwaysWorld-famous ski destinations Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge are just a few hours away, along with snowboarding, river running, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and camping.

Entertainment
Music lover? Head to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a unique 9,000-seat outdoor arena, for concerts of all kinds.

And you can catch theater, symphony, opera and ballet performances at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the second largest in the nation.

Pro Sports
If you’d rather watch than play, you can catch home games with the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Rockies, and the world champion Colorado Avalanche and Denver Broncos.

Sunny Weather
With 300+ days of sunshine, Denver has a mild, dry climate. The average summer and fall temperatures are in the 80s.

Our winters are mild with an average daily high of 45°F. Snow does fall, but because of our altitude and climate, it usually melts in in short period of time.

Day of Service Highlights JWU Commitment to Denver

This year’s Day of Service for students, staff, faculty and community, generated more than 1,463 hours of service. read more