If you started to count off the all things that Denver is known for you’d run out of fingers before you ever came close to naming them all. From its altitude to its snow-covered mountains and from the professional sports teams to the great nightlife, Denver has a lot of things going for it. While many people think of mountains when they think of Denver, the city is not actually in the mountains. It is however very high up like a mountain, being exactly a mile above sea level. Although Denver is a large city, it also has one of the most walk-able downtown areas in the country. Yes, it snows in Denver, but probably not as much as you think, given that the city enjoys about 300 days of sunshine every year on average. The city also boasts one of the best city park systems in the country and it’s very proud of both its green spaces and its environmentally friendly “green” initiatives. Additionally, although the city is home to seven professional sports teams, it is also highly educated and sophisticated, with plenty of artistic and cultural outlets as well.