Denver's high housing costs make it a magnet for the wealthy
Denver is a new destination for the wealthy.
What's happening: The city's overpriced housing market, glitzy Cherry Creek shopping district, flush state coffers and $175 sushi menu are all signs of how the richest are "thriving" as the pandemic lifts, per Bloomberg.
- The story features a Denver penthouse on the market for $12 million (with cryptocurrency as the preferred payment method), as well as Denver's seven tech "unicorn" startups.
What's more: Outside the city, the "fabulously wealthy" are buying ranches and large swaths of land in the West, the Washington Post reports.
- Two of the biggest private landowners in the U.S. boast Colorado connections. John Malone, one of the state's richest people, ranks No. 2, and at No. 6 is the Kroenke family, which owns the Colorado Avalanche and Rapids, along with the Denver Nuggets.
The bottom line: This is how Denver's other half lives, apparently.
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