Denver’s secret is out: our quiet hometown is blossoming into a bustling sea of new businesses, buildings, and people. In addition, Denver has become one of the most popular cities in the country to live with comparable housing markets to New York and San Francisco. So how do we maintain a level of courteousness when thousands of people with different ideas on how to behave are populating one area? I believe we can do it, and so should you!
It’s been hard to find any restaurant in the metro area without a 45 minute wait. That being said, we can’t ignore that with the large numbers of people moving here came a plethora of amazing restaurants worth waiting 45 minutes for. As natives, how do we practice patience when waiting for a table when we’re used to being seated right away? Here are some ways to be a conscientious Denver diner (without raising your blood pressure):
Denver’s traffic scene has become almost unbearable in some parts of the city. If you don’t feel like positioning yourself in the driver’s seat, Lyft is an incredible alternative. Additionally, Lyft’s increasing popularity around the city makes it easy and efficient to get from point A to point B. There are a few common courtesies we need to take when riding in someone else’s vehicle…so here are a few I think are important!
Denver’s most five Lyft friendly zip codes are 80202, 80249, 80203, 80204, and 80205. If you live in one of these neighborhoods, consider Lyfting to avoid traffic and practice sustainability!
I love hiking Colorado’s trails, and I’ve noticed that hiking my usuals (specifically the ones just outside of Denver) are becoming increasingly popular. Sneaking away for a serene hike is becoming more difficult, particularly on the weekends. The trails are packed with people, dogs, and children who (some) are unfamiliar with Colorado trail techniques. Here are a few ways to be a conscientious hiker (for locals and newbies alike):
Denver has becoming a bustling, exciting place to live! So much is changing, and with every bit of nostalgia comes something new and fresh to be celebrated. I am honored and thrilled to be living in a city where so much new is emerging, and hope you are too! Cheers to Colorado, the most amazing place in the world to live.