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Named for Denver's height above sea level, 5280 magazine is a glossy, full-color guide to arts, entertainment, and dining in the Mile High City. From restaurant reviews to profiles of notable folks, the magazine's in-depth features and informative articles can make any recluse more regionally aware than the mayor. The June 2011 issue, for instance, lists the most scenic lakes in Colorado, profiles noteworthy local bands, and rates the region's dentists to ensure readers' teeth stay as white and straight as a well-ironed truce flag
In 1993, the publishers of 5280 canvassed the Denver area with the intention of getting at the heart of what's important to its citizens. With its name honoring Denver's mile-high elevation (5,280 feet)—the name 63,360 inches was already taken—the magazine's editors and writers seek to represent their city with in-depth, honest, and exciting stories about local arts, entertainment, and dining. Each glossy, full-color issue comes loaded with restaurant reviews and profiles of locals making an impact on the region. With recurring stories such as "Top of the Town," "Top Doctors," and the annual restaurant guide, 5280 aims to guide locals and visitors to healthy, enriched lives.
Today, the magazine boasts a distribution of 85,000, making it one of Colorado's top-selling magazines. It was also named one of the five best city magazines in America by the City and Regional Magazine Association.