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Denver, Colorado Home Values and Comparables

The City and County of Denver is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located on the plains just east of the Rocky Mountains and forms the heart of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. The central downtown district is on the east side of the South Platte River, near its confluence with Cherry Creek, approximately fifteen miles from the foothills.

Denver is the county seat of, and shares the same borders with, Denver County one of the few consolidated city-counties in the United States. According to 2005 Census estimates [1], the city has a population of 557,917 and ranks as the 25th-largest in the United States and the sixth-largest state capital. The population of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area is about 2,330,146 (2005) According to Demographics, it is the 20th largest metropolitan area in the United States by 2000 population[2] [3]. The city claims to have the tenth largest downtown in the United States [4].

Denver is nicknamed "The Mile-High City" because its official elevation, engraved on the fifteenth step of the state capitol building, is one statute mile (5,280 feet or 1,609 meters) above sea level.[5] The city's elevation, as surveyed at Denver International Airport, is 5,431 ft (1,655 m).

Denver has also been known historically as the Queen City of the Plains because of its important role in the agricultural industry of the plains regions along the foothills of the Front Range. Other nicknames that Denver has had include The Rail City, for the city's importance as a North American rail hub, and Capital of the Rocky Mountain Empire, for the city's preeminence in the Rocky Mountain region. Several US Navy ships have been named USS Denver in honor of the city.

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