Living in Colorado

Metro Denver, Aurora, Boulder Area

The University of Colorado College of Nursing is located in Aurora, Colorado, on the Anschutz Medical Campus. It is a vibrant city with a mix of urban and suburban living options. However, the Denver metro area offers a variety of communities to choose from, each with its unique charm and personality. Whether you're looking for a bustling city center, a charming small town, or something in between, you'll find the perfect place to call home near CU Anschutz.

Why Choose CU College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus?

  • Top-ranked nursing college: CU College of Nursing is consistently ranked among the best nursing colleges in the country. You'll receive a high-quality education that will prepare you for a successful career in nursing.
  • Vibrant and supportive community: The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is home to a diverse and supportive community of students, faculty, and staff. You'll feel welcome and connected from day one.
  • Location: Aurora is centrally located in the Denver metro area, putting you close to everything the region has to offer. You'll have easy access to world-class healthcare facilities, cultural attractions, outdoor recreation, and more.
  • Affordable cost of living: Compared to other major cities, the Denver metro area offers a relatively affordable cost of living. You'll be able to find a great place to live without breaking the bank.

Location, Location, Location

Living in Aurora

Aurora is a city on the rise, with a growing economy and a revitalized downtown. There's something for everyone in Aurora, from families and young professionals to retirees and students. Here are just a few of the things you'll love about living in Aurora:

  • Thriving arts and culture scene: Aurora is home to a variety of museums, art galleries, and theaters. There's always something new to see or do.
  • Abundant outdoor recreation: Aurora has plenty of parks, trails, and open spaces to enjoy. You can hike, bike, fish, or simply relax and soak up the sunshine.
  • Diverse dining options: Aurora has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, from casual cafes to fine dining establishments. You'll find something to satisfy your every craving.
  • Easy access to Denver: Aurora is just a short drive from Denver, Colorado's capital city. Denver offers even more dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

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Living in the Denver Metro

The Denver metro area is a thriving metropolis where urban excitement and outdoor adventures meet. It's the perfect place for those seeking a balance of city life and accessible natural wonders. Here's why you'll love calling the Denver area home:

  • Stunning Mountain Views: Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains offers breathtaking vistas and easy access to world-class outdoor recreation like skiing, hiking, and biking.
  • Diverse and Vibrant City Life: Denver offers a rich blend of cultures, cuisines, a thriving arts and music scene, and professional sports – there's always something to explore.
  • Growing Job Market: Denver boasts a strong and diverse economy, with booming tech, aerospace, healthcare, and outdoor industries, providing ample career opportunities.
  • Abundant Sunshine: Denver enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, perfect for enjoying the city's many parks, patios, and outdoor activities.

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Living in Boulder

Boulder is a city known for its stunning natural beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and lively arts scene. It's a great option for those who want a more active lifestyle. Here are some of the things you'll love about living in Boulder:

  • Breathtaking scenery: Boulder is nestled at the foot of the Flatirons, a stunning mountain range. You'll have access to world-class hiking, biking, and skiing.
  • Thriving college town: Boulder is home to the University of Colorado Boulder, which creates a vibrant and energetic atmosphere.
  • Commitment to sustainability: Boulder is a leader in sustainability initiatives. You can feel good about living in a city that's committed to protecting the environment.
  • Great schools: Boulder has some of the best public schools in the state. If you're planning on starting a family, Boulder is a great option.

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Living in Colorado Springs

Experience the perfect blend of urban excitement and breathtaking mountain vistas in Colorado Springs. Whether you're into sports, military history, or outdoor adventures, Colorado Springs has it all.

  • The great outdoors: Home to the iconic Pikes Peak immortalized in "America the Beautiful"
  • One of the best to work and live: The city boasts a pleasant climate, diverse attractions, and a vibrant tech industry.
  • Military history: Home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs is steeped in military history, memorialized in the Peterson Air and Space Museum.
  • With the Olympic Training Center and dozens of sports federations nearby, it’s common to spot world-class athletes around town.

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Considering the Commute

The commute from Denver or Boulder to Aurora will vary depending on your specific location and mode of transportation. However, with a good traffic plan, the commute can be manageable.

Public transportation: The Denver RTD light rail system connects Denver, Aurora, and Boulder. This can be a great option for those who want to avoid traffic. See one of the perks of working with CU Nursing by using the Eco Pass.

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