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View Poll Results: Denver vs Minneapolis
Denver 104 55.91%
Minneapolis 82 44.09%
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:30 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Whistler is like $70. The Vail resorts are like $130-$160. Whistler is bigger than any CO resort. It's kinda sad when your airline ticket out to CO is cheaper than the lift ticket.
You seem to be confusing the Whistler of 20 years ago with the Whistler of today. Lift tickets there are not 70 dollars.

And you don't have to ride at Vail, Breck, or Aspen, lol. There are plenty of other good resorts in CO with out the Vail price tag.

I mean what can you ride in Minnesota? Lutsen? That's a bunny hill.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:38 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Whistler is around $77 US dollars right now, that's an incredible deal but has to do with the exchange rate too.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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Minneapolis is nice. I think it has a distinct German/Scandinavian heritage that makes it unique.

However, I'm going with Denver.

More cosmopolitan, and more singles from more diverse backgrounds. And theres so much vast, diverse nature and outdoors to explore in your backyard. Eastern nature is a little dime a dozen/kinda same wherever you go. (trees and water).

For the record, I would say Denver is better than 10-15 years ago, if you are a single guy. More even sex ratio. Its nice to know that "Menver" is an outdated stereotype. Douchey isn't all bad. You stand out better to women who are looking for a down to earth guy
Denver more cosmopolitan than Minneapolis? More diverse backgrounds?? Where do you people come up with this stuff?

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By cosmopolitan, I mean a melting pot of educated people from all parts of the US and around the world.
Minneapolis usually ranks above Denver when it comes to having an educated populous. They are similar in terms of foreign born.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:04 PM
 
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By far DEN. Better weather, people, downtown, walkability etc.

"People in MSP are much much nicer than Denverites many of whom tend to be nosy nouveau riche douchebags."

Really? Ever hear of "Minnesota Ice?" I've been to MSP three times for work and from what I gathered they are (mostly) a bunch of backstabbing, religious & sealed off Scandinavian Hicks.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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By far DEN. Better weather, people, downtown, walkability etc.
Weather and people are wholly subjective, but walkability sure isn't. If you think Denver is more walkable than Minneapolis, then I don't think you know Denver very well. In general, Minneapolis is more walkable, has better transit, and is far more bike friendly.

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Ever hear of "Minnesota Ice?" I've been to MSP three times for work and from what I gathered they are (mostly) a bunch of backstabbing, religious & sealed off Scandinavian Hicks.
First of all, it's "Minnesota Nice". Secondly, it seems that you work for a really awful company if these are the kind of colleagues you're encountering. Not sure where you're getting "religious", either.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Weather and people are wholly subjective, but walkability sure isn't. If you think Denver is more walkable than Minneapolis, then I don't think you know Denver very well. In general, Minneapolis is more walkable, has better transit, and is far more bike friendly.
Minneapolis ranks slightly higher then Denver on Walkscore for all of those. However, transit is pretty equal with Denver having the more extensive bus/light rail system.
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:53 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Weather and people are wholly subjective, but walkability sure isn't. If you think Denver is more walkable than Minneapolis, then I don't think you know Denver very well. In general, Minneapolis is more walkable, has better transit, and is far more bike friendly.
I'm curious how Minneapolis has better transit. I know rail isn't the end all be all when it comes to transit but Denver has a much more expansive rail system.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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Weather and people are wholly subjective, but walkability sure isn't. If you think Denver is more walkable than Minneapolis, then I don't think you know Denver very well. In general, Minneapolis is more walkable, has better transit, and is far more bike friendly.

First of all, it's "Minnesota Nice". Secondly, it seems that you work for a really awful company if these are the kind of colleagues you're encountering. Not sure where you're getting "religious", either.
A few things:

1. I really don't think MSP's transit system is better than DEN. Not that DEN's is anything special, but it will be built out to the airport this year.

2. MSP and DEN are both very bike friendly cities. DEN is extremely walkable - I can vouch for that. And unlike MSP, Denver has more mild winter & spring days where it's pleasurable to walk around. MSP is like, what between -20 and 20 degrees from December to April?

3. It's well documented that MSP has a culture that is hard to break into for transplants. People from MN are simple-minded, set in their ways, not looking to expand perspective. Clearly not the case in DEN where people are moving to in doves.

4. This article is a good read on people who moved to MSP and had negative things to say about making friends and fitting into corporate culture: Barriers to Living and Working in Minnesota Culture - Surviving and Thriving in Minnesota Nice!

5. "Minnesota Ice": What Exactly is Minnesota Nice? - Surviving and Thriving in Minnesota Nice!


Sorry, no question that Denver is better than Minneapolis. I don't miss my business trips out there at all.
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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A few things:

1. I really don't think MSP's transit system is better than DEN. Not that DEN's is anything special, but it will be built out to the airport this year.

2. MSP and DEN are both very bike friendly cities. DEN is extremely walkable - I can vouch for that. And unlike MSP, Denver has more mild winter & spring days where it's pleasurable to walk around. MSP is like, what between -20 and 20 degrees from December to April?

3. It's well documented that MSP has a culture that is hard to break into for transplants. People from MN are simple-minded, set in their ways, not looking to expand perspective. Clearly not the case in DEN where people are moving to in doves.

4. This article is a good read on people who moved to MSP and had negative things to say about making friends and fitting into corporate culture: Barriers to Living and Working in Minnesota Culture - Surviving and Thriving in Minnesota Nice!

5. "Minnesota Ice": What Exactly is Minnesota Nice? - Surviving and Thriving in Minnesota Nice!


Sorry, no question that Denver is better than Minneapolis. I don't miss my business trips out there at all.

I didn't care for all the dead trees as far as the eye can see near Denver
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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I didn't care for all the dead trees as far as the eye can see near Denver
Seems we both live in LA - I think we have our fair share of dead trees out here
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