Are you a dog lover who likes to smoke weed, skip around in Birkenstocks, and eat raw vegetables? Then you must be from Denver! At least, that’s what stereotypes make you think… Here are 13 of these common stereotypes about Denver that must be stopped. Now.
1.) First of all, there is a popular rumor that everyone in Denver is either a stoner...
3.) ...or hipster.
Okay, so I'd be lying if I didn't say we had our fair share... but to say that a majority of Denver residents is one or the other is a pretty big stretch.
4.) Everyone lives in Birkenstocks.
Birkenstocks? No. Toms? Yes. Definitely yes.
5.) Dispensaries are as easy to find as convenience stores...
Not quite... but, according to
Colorado Pot Guide
, there are now more dispensaries in the state than there are McDonald's and Starbucks COMBINED.
6.) ...And the city is always covered in a thick haze.
Only on 4/20... and only in Civic Center Park.
7.) All we eat is organic...
8.) ...And/or vegan.
Veganism is great, but have you ever tried green chili with pork?!
9.) The city itself is in the mountains.
Not quite... but it only takes a quick drive to get there!
10.) It is almost always cold and snowing.
Actually, Denver has both an average 300 days of sunshine each year, as well as average temps of 50 degrees.
11.) Everyone has a dog.
I personally have a cat named Bella... please don't hate me.
12.) We were taught to ski in utero.
Only the lucky ones...
13.) Finally, Denverites are some of the nicest, best looking, and most interesting people you'll ever meet.
This one isn't a stereotype; it's the truth!