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It's a great time to live in Denver. The city is humming with activity and growth, evidenced by the sizzling real estate market. If you are thinking about buying a home in Denver or along the Front Range but are still on the fence, we recommend touring metro Denver, like visitor. With a little bit of summer left, here are some of our favorite Denver summer attractions.

Check out a farmers' market

Metro Denver has a robust famers' market scene, and each one is like a festive street fair with live music, family-friendly activities and, of course, plenty of fresh, local produce and baked goods. Most run through October, so there is still some time to visit a few different markets this year.

Go to Red Rocks

It doesn't matter if you go for a concert , a movie , Yoga on the Rocks , make sure you get to Red Rocks Amphitheater before the summer is out. There are also beautiful hiking and biking trails surrounding the amphitheater, and the Visitor Center features interactive educational displays, a short film on its geologic and musical history, a Performer's Hall of Fame and a restaurant, Ship Rock Grille. There are daily tours through October.

Attend a summer festival

The Denver festival season begins in late May and parties on until Labor Day, so there's still time to take in one of the many festivals and street fairs. The Golden Arts Festival is this weekend (August 15th & 16th), and the Taste of Colorado caps off the summer September 4-6 in Civic Center Park. Many restaurants have their own mini events as well with outdoor music and food and drink deals. Check out Vita's Summer Concert Series , Elway's Tastes and Tunes , or Music on the Green at Viewhouse Centennial .

Take a hike

Hiking season is still upon us. In fact, one of the best times to hike is late summer early fall when you can see the Aspen trees change color in Golden Gate State Park, which is just a quick trip from Denver. Not so outdoorsy? There are actually quite a few short hikes (less then a mile) just a day trip away from Denver.

And when you’re ready to take the next step and buy (or sell) a home in Colorado, contact us to learn more about how we can help. is a Colorado Real Estate Search Engine and home of the best Colorado Realtors® in the state. If you are ready to buy or sell a home in Colorado then you are in the right place.

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