Denver June 11, 2017
10 Things That Come To Everyone’s Mind When They Think Of Denver
For some reason, it is human nature to stereotype people based solely on where they live or where they were raised. Take, for instance, if you’re from out east: most people automatically assume that you worship the ground Tom Brady walks on and that all you do is sit around all day and eat NY pizza or Philly cheesesteak (depending on your whereabouts). Needless to say, Denver also gets its fair share of assumptions, as demonstrated by these 10 things that come to everyone’s mind when they think of the Mile High City:
1.) Everyone gets high 24/7
Let's go ahead and nip this one in the "bud" (Ha, see what I did there?): Yes, recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado. No, we do not all partake and those who do don't necessarily feel the need to do so every hour of every day.
2.) There is almost always snow in Denver
Whether it's falling from the sky or sitting on the ground, there is almost always snow in Denver, right? Wrong! With an average of 300 sunny days per year, the snow doesn't typically stick around too long in the Mile High City.
3.) People in Denver do nothing in the summer but hike...
4.) ...and nothing in the winter but ski
Okay, you are mixing up things we do all the time with things we *wish* we could do all the time. But the rumors are true: Denverites (and Coloradans in general) LOVE spending as much time outdoors as possible!
5.) The cost of living in Denver is crazy high
I wish we could deny this one, but alas... you now know why we don't really spend all of our time hiking 14ers or hitting the slope! However, with the high cost of living comes some good news:
Denver's job market is on FIRE
6.) Everyone in Denver is good looking...
7.) ...and super fit
Hey, I'm not the one claiming it --
is the one who named Denver the 4th sexiest city in America because we're so athletic! *insert the sassy hair flip emoji here*
8.) Denverites ride their bikes everywhere
This perception of Denver is also very true! Denver is an extremely bike-friendly city that provides ample bike lines, parking, and even special
for those who ride to work.
9.) Denver is in the mountains
If you thought this about the Mile High City, you are not alone (wrong, but not alone)... while Denver isn't in the mountains per se, we are a short half hour drive away from the gorgeous Rockies!
10.) Finally, there is no water to be found in or around Denver
Yep, it's pretty dang dry here... except of course for Cherry Creek State Park, Chatfield, Boulder Reservoir, etc.
For more Denver laughs, check out these
11 Awkward Moments Every Denverite Has Endured At Least Once.