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View Poll Results: Denver vs. Minneapolis
Denver 118 51.98%
Minneapolis 109 48.02%
Voters: 227. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-12-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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I already lived in Denver, I would live n Minneapolis to see what that is like.

I also hear that there is a abundance of Blonde scandaniavian girls in Minnesota.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I already lived in Denver, I would live n Minneapolis to see what that is like.
I should have mentioned that I've already lived in Denver, too.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: West Coast
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Denver will win due to weather being a huge factor for people.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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Which city do you think gives the most urban feel?
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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I think both cities have a lot to offer. It would be nice if each city was a little closer to another major city, but they're big enough that that isn't a key factor. One thing I remember about Denver is the brownish cloud that surrounds it as you drive in from a distance. That is a negative, but the proximity to the mountains is a plus.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Tough one indeed, since a lot of transplants to Denver are from Minnesota originally. I'd say the weather is a lot better in Denver and the Rocky Mountains are incredible and that's a bonus.

Though I would probably prefer to raise my kids in a place like Minnesota. Urban wise the twin cities actually have 2 cities, though it's not as centralized as Lodo in downtown Denver. Maybe Denver in my 20s, Minnesota in my 30s.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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Lodo was centralized and urban and all, but I thought Denver felt very spread out. Where I lived, Capitol Hill, one of Denver's most inner city neighborhood more like a inner ring suburb in the east. I realize that of course in the West your going to have more spread out. I saw pictures of Minneapolis, and I thought it looked very similair in style to Denver with urban areas. I would like to hear from somebody that knows both well. I never been to Minneapolis, but really want to go. Minneapolis, Seattle, and Portland are the three cities I haven't been too that I want to see the most.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Which city do you think gives the most urban feel?
I go to both quite often and I think Minneapolis feels more urban while Denver is much more clean. One plus to Denver is that it has a great mountain backdrop and that probably gives you a little more to do. Minneapolis has way more trees and vegetation though. Denver is dry, and warmer while Minneapolis is humid, and chilly.

Minneapolis has a stronger art scene, music scene, and cinema scene which is a large part of what makes it more urban. Denver has a lot of cookie-cutter houses, "southwest styled" architecture, and strip malls which make it feel more suburban.

Both are fantastic cities!
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Which city do you think gives the most urban feel?
They're similar. Minneapolis has a lot of people who moved there from "the farm". Denver has a lot of people who moved there from the midwest. Both have nice urban areas in the city. Both have kind of sprawly suburbs with lots of chain stores.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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It is currently 5 degrees in Minneapolis while it is 41 in Denver.
And in May when its 82 degrees in MPLS, it can be 100 in Denver, followed by snow flurries a few days later. Im not joking.
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