DENVER: The Mile High City was founded where the south fork of the Platte River and Cherry Creek converge and where a party of prospectors discovered gold in November 1858. Named after James W. Denver, Governor of the Kansas Territory, it grew in importance as the main supply camp for the Colorado gold camps, which were not serviced by rail until 1870. Historic mansion homes from the likes of the un-sinkable Molly Brown and craftsman style bungalow homes, catalog houses, dutch revival, and everything in between are throughout the downtown area.
The City of Denver grew and continued to annex ground from counties around it until it was determined that that practice need to be approved by the voters. The City now encompasses 154 square miles and averages over 300 days of sunshine each year. Portions of the city will have homes in the one million plus range and the upbeat and vibrant Cherry Creek area offers townhomes in the $600,000 plus range. High rise condominiums and lofts are predominant in the downtown area, while the neighborhoods further from downtown tend to be more suburban in nature. Large and stately luxury homes surround the Country Club district.