How to Make Yourself at Home in Denver


PUBLISHED September 30, 2020

By Natalie Jones

Moving to a new place always comes with challenges. Beyond the basics of unpacking and arranging your new home, you need to get familiar with all the area offers and establish a new routine. Read on for some tips that will help you make yourself comfortable when moving into a new home in Denver, Colorado.

Basic Essentials

Putting a roof over your head is just the starting point of moving into a new place. Beyond that basic checkbox, you have some other must-haves that help you live comfortably day-to-day.

Ensure that on the day you move into your new abode you have access to essentials, like water, electricity, and waste disposal. And if you work from home or homeschool, a speedy internet connection is also a must. Shop around for the service that fits your needs and budget. A few of the common choices in Denver are CenturyLink and Xfinity Comcast.

Medical Care For You & Your Pets

Connecting with good medical care is a must wherever you live. Fortunately, Denver boasts three of the top hospitals in the country, per Denver Business Journal. Landing in the top one percent for clinical excellence are the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, and Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge. The Denver area also offers one of the top children’s hospitals in the country, Children’s Hospital Colorado. Additionally, Denver and the surrounding Colorado Front Range is an animal lover oasis, offering a wide variety of businesses for your animals from top veterinary clinics to doggie daycares (see some top recommendations according to here), dog swimming pools (IandLoveandYou lists some top ones here), groomers, apparel, pet supplies,  locally owned pet stores and so much more. A list of some of the top locally owned pet stores can be found here.


When it comes to getting around, Uncover Colorado points out the abundance of options, ranging from a Front Range light rail system taking you to the heart of the city, to air-conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled RTD local and commuter buses, to by-minute personal transportation rentals for around-town commuting including bikes, scooters, and pedi-cars.

 In addition to all of those choices, Coloradoans can also choose from rideshares like Uber and Lyft, a free 16th Street Mall Shuttle as well as an Amtrak station offering easy access to the Colorado slopes, west to California or east to Chicago. Note that children, seniors, and those with disabilities can enjoy discounted fares if they take RTD Public Transit. There are also income-based options and discounts for military veterans.


It won’t take long for you to notice people referring to various neighborhoods around the city.

For a quick guide to some of the most walkable areas of town, take a look at our blog, “20 Neighborhoods Every Denver Buyer Should Know About.” If you haven’t found your home sweet home yet, an expert Realtor from LUX. Denver can guide you to the ideal neighborhood to suit your needs and lifestyle preferences. In the meantime, go explore! Denver is a beautiful place to live so make sure you get out into the sunshine and fresh air to sample Denver’s many offerings.

Things To Do

Colorado offers an incredible amount of activities to suit everyone’s desires and is loaded with interesting and exciting attractions that people of all ages can experience. Consider going for a hike, do some horseback riding, go canoeing or kayaking, or visit the nearby Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. Check out a local farmers market at Denver’s Union Station Farmers Market, Cherry Creek’s Fresh Markets, The South Pearl Street Farmers Market and so many more!

History lovers will enjoy visiting the Molly Brown House Museum, where the activist used to live. There is also the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum for those who enjoy studying science, history, or flight, and the Denver and Chatfield Botanic Gardens, ranked one of the top gardens in North America, invite you to savor peaceful moments in nature. Art lovers are sure to enjoy the incredible Denver Art Museum and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. Sports lovers can head to Coors Field or the Denver Broncos Mile High Stadium, and bibliophiles will love the Denver Public Library’s collection of over 2 million books, movies, DVDs, photos and other ephemera.

Believe it or not, that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Denver offers a little of everything for everyone. Make sure you set up your necessities, then do some exploring! We hope you’ll feel right at home in Mile High City. On behalf of everyone at LUX. Denver, welcome to Colorado.

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