The Colorado state capital of Denver, nicknamed the “Mile High City”, ranks among the top five cities in the U.S. in terms of employment and income growth. The population of Denver is expected to grow by 11.79%  in the next five years with one of the highest ratios of college students and young migrants nationwide.
The city’s strategic location near the Rockies has positioned it as a resource abundant leader in clean energy, attracting several large corporations in recent years. The population of Denver numbered over half a million people at 663,862 in 2014 . Its flourishing business environment has fueled residential property values with an average yearly price increase of approximately 4.83% since 2007 .
 Transwestern. Economic Outlook. South West Metro Denver Outlook-Midyear 2015