For those planning relocation to Denver, Colorado, a Denver newcomer’s guide is one the most useful tools at your disposal. In fact, the earlier you have it in your possession, the better off you’ll be. By familiarizing yourself with the information contained in the Denver newcomer’s guide, you will better prepare for challenges and you will acclimate much faster and smoother once you arrive. At denvermovers.net, we generally advise our clients to begin the relocation process no later than thirty days prior, and we always suggest hiring the movers as soon as possible.
There are a number of benefits to hiring your moving, and packing service, if they are a separate company, as early as possible. These companies are a great resource, and whenever you have a question, you can simply call them and ask. In addition, these companies generally provide their clients with a moving kit. These kits typically contain a wide range of how-to guides, checklists, references and so forth. They will also usually contain a Denver newcomer’s guide, one tailored specifically to people from your current area, which can be of significant assistance.
However, you don’t have to settle for just one Denver newcomer’s guide. The more information you have, the better off you’ll be. Another great resource is the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (denverchamber.org). The website is essentially one big Denver newcomer’s guide, and it has a vast array of information concerning living, working, playing and shopping in Denver. Their Denver newcomer’s guide also provides a wide range of information on small businesses, local services, events, programs and even business training, which can be helpful if unemployed after the move.
Other excellent resources are the local newspaper, of which there are many, but the big ones are the Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News. Both of these papers and others have a Denver newcomer’s guide section directly on their website. In addition, in an effort to generate new clients, they will mail a free copy of the newspaper. All you have to do is call, email or write them a letter. Of course, a single issue of a local paper is not nearly the resource a Denver newcomer’s guide is, but it is an excellent way to get a feel for the area, start looking for a job or find products or services you’ll need when you get there.
With all of that out of the way, let us take a moment to congratulate you on your decision to move to Denver. It really is a wonderful area, and even in these difficult times, the Denver economy is strong, unemployment is low, demand for workers is high, especially in the technology and telecommunications field, and the public schools system is a great success. In fact, in surveys about the reasons for moving to Denver, the public school system always ranks extremely high on the list along with job and schooling opportunities. Denver also boasts a great selection of private schools, for those prefer it.
In case you’re not aware, Denver does not lie in the Rocky Mountains. We’re not trying to make a joke. It’s just that most people who have never been to Denver tend to believe that’s where it is. Actually, Denver lies east of the Great Plains, but the Rocky Mountains are relatively close, about a 30-minute drive at the closest point. The city employs a grid system, and Interstate 25 runs directly through the center of that gird north to south. Running perpendicular to Interstate 25 is Interstate 70. The nice thing about the grid is that once you learn the basics, it is very easy to make your way around the city.
One thing you should prepare yourself for is the altitude. Denver really is a mile high; at downtown, the altitude is 5,280 feet above sea level. Flatlanders (as they call them locally) will experience shortness of breath and dehydration. The dehydration is worse than the shortness of breath, and you will be amazed at how quickly your noise dries out. So as you acclimate, get plenty of rest, drink plenty of clear fluids, including a lot of water, and use moisturizes, Vaseline, lip balm and so forth. The effects will generally disappear in 2-3 days, although for some people, it takes up to 2 weeks.
A benefit of the higher altitude, however, is that your metabolism increases, so if you don’t eat more to compensate, you should lose some weight. In fact, a recent study found Denver to be the skinniest city in the United States, perhaps proof that diets and exercising do go further in Denver. If you haven’t hired your moving company yet, then please take a moment to fill out the brief form here on our site. The service we provide doesn’t cost a thing and comes without obligation. It does, however, guarantee you the lowest available rates coupled with the highest levels of integrity and dependability.