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Looking for clean and secure storage units in the Denver, CO area? SmartStop Self Storage has convenient locations and storage options in Aurora, Lakewood, Federal Heights and Littleton, CO.

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Near Denver

 

Looking for clean and secure storage units in the Denver, CO area? SmartStop Self Storage has convenient locations and storage options in Aurora, Lakewood, Federal Heights and Littleton, CO.

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Storage Locations in the Denver, CO Area

Moving to Denver, CO

An Overview of the Denver Metropolitan Area, CO

Denver, Colorado sits at an elevation of 5280 feet. Known for being the mile-high city, it is one of the best places in the United States to live and work. The greater Denver metropolitan area consists of seven counties including — Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson and Denver is the 19th largest city in the US with a population of more than 700,000 people. There are many communities represented across the metro area including Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Broomfield, Centennial, Boulder, Littleton, Lakewood, Thornton, Westminster, and  Federal Heights among many other smaller communities. 

The cost of living in Denver, CO is slightly higher than the national average, but it is still lower than many other major cities. Denver's focus on lower taxes has created a thriving business environment for both large and small companies representing a wide range of industries including aerospace, software development, financial services, bioscience and energy. 

As the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, the Denver area offers stunning scenery, a plethora of cultural events and unique entertainment venues, and a commitment to preserving nature while providing access to some of the most iconic terrains and natural sites in the world, the Denver Metropolitan Area has something to offer every visitor and resident.

Cities and Suburbs in the Denver Metropolitan Area

Five of largest cities in the Denver Metropolitan Area are:

  • Aurora. The largest of the Denver suburbs located just east of Denver, Aurora is known for its diverse population and is one of the largest cities in Colorado. Aurora offers a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. The nearby Cherry Creek State Park provides many outdoor opportunities such as hiking, boating, and camping. 
  • Lakewood. Located to the west of Denver, Lakewood is known for its pleasant residential neighborhoods and its many parks. The city is well-connected to Denver through its major highways and public transportation.  Lakewood also hosts many community events throughout the year including music festivals, farmers' markets and holiday celebrations.  
  • Boulder. While not directly part of the Denver metro area, Boulder is nearby and considered part of the Front Range. It's known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and the presence of the University of Colorado.
  • Broomfield. This city located in the northern Denver Metro area lies between Denver and Boulder. With a population over 70,000 strong, Broomfield is known for hosting numerous corporate headquarters and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities among its many parks, trails and open spaces. 
  • Littleton. Littleton is located about 10 miles south of downtown Denver and is known for its picturesque location along the South Platte River and its location close the the Rocky Mountains. Littleton has a diverse economy including a good mix of industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing and retail. Littleton's historic downtown is known for its well-preserved Victorian architecture. 

There are many unique smaller nearby communities in the area with plenty of activities, dining options, and entertainment to offer including Parker, Highlands Ranch, Cherry Hills Village, Washington Park, Park Hill and Baker.

What Are the Best Things to Do in the Denver Metropolitan Area?

The Denver Metropolitan Area has no shortage of experiences for nature lovers and city enthusiasts alike. Here are some of the best things to do in the Denver Metro Area:

  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison. Located just outside of Denver in Morrison, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a world-renowned outdoor concert venue set in the stunning natural surroundings of Red Rocks Park. You can visit during the day to hike the trails and enjoy the breathtaking views, or experience the amazing venue during a concert of your choosing.
  • Denver Art Museum. Explore a diverse collection of art at the Denver Art Museum, which features a wide range of exhibits, including American Indian, Western American, and contemporary art. The unique architecture of the museum itself is worth a visit.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens. The Denver Botanic Gardens is a beautiful and peaceful oasis in the city. It offers a variety of themed gardens, including a Japanese garden, a tropical conservatory, and a water garden. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Downtown Denver (LoDo).  Take a leisurely stroll around downtown Denver to experience the vibrant city life. You can visit Larimer Square, the 16th Street Mall, and explore the city's many restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. Don't forget to check out the Union Station area, which has been revitalized into a trendy hub. 
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - Estes Park. While not technically in the Denver Metro area, Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short drive away and is a must-visit destination. Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains with activities like hiking, wildlife watching, and scenic drives.

Choosing Storage in the Denver Metropolitan Area

  • What’s the weather like in Denver and nearby areas? Denver enjoys four distinct seasons, with warm summers, cold winters, and comfortable temps in between, making it the perfect area for people who enjoy a full four seasons of outdoor activities. The July high temps typically average 88F (31.1C), with lots of partly sunny and sunny days — perfect for park activities and hiking weather. Winter temperatures occasionally dip close to 16F (-8.9C), but typically hover between 45F and 50F (7.2C - 10C), providing lots of opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and winter hiking. Many of our facilities in the Denver area offer climate-controlled storage to keep your recreational equipment safe during the off-season.
  • How do I store my boat, kayak, canoe, snowmobile, or RV when I’m not using it? The beautiful parks, forests, and mountains around Denver, coupled with the four-season opportunities for outdoor recreation make boating, kayaking, biking, skiing, and snowmobiling popular recreational activities. If you’re looking for a place to keep your boat or RV in the off-season, consider our storage facility at 12750 W Alameda Pkwy in Lakewood, which offers uncovered RV and boat storage units. You can learn more about storing your boat or RV by reading How to Store a Boat: The Best Long-Term Boat Storage Options or The Best Indoor and Outdoor Storage Solutions For Your Recreational Vehicle on our blog.

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