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Old 03-06-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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I'm graduating soon with an undergraduate degree. I've lived in Texas my whole life, specifically Houston and Ft. Worth, but it's time for a change of scenery.

I plan to move to Colorado, but I have no idea which city best fits me. I'm looking for a bigger city, but it doesn't have to be a massive metropolitan area. A town the size of Fort Collins or maybe even smaller is totally fine. I also wouldn't mind living in a suburb of a larger city. I'd prefer to live in a more liberal area with decent job opportunities in the business field. And ideally, I'd like to be in a city with a younger population.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Boulder is super liberal and has a lot of business jobs, a new tech center is opening up there soon as well. It's retarded expensive though, so a lot of people commute from Louisville, Broomfield, etc.. the suburbs around it.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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Anywhere you go there is going to be savage competition for jobs. It is especially brutal in any university town (Boulder and Fort Collins as examples) where the universities disgorge hundreds of graduates every year who are desperate to stay in the area. Many of those people don't manage to be able to stay, so that should tell you something.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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Anywhere you go there is going to be savage competition for jobs. It is especially brutal in any university town (Boulder and Fort Collins as examples) where the universities disgorge hundreds of graduates every year who are desperate to stay in the area. Many of those people don't manage to be able to stay, so that should tell you something.
What about Denver? Are there are any neighborhoods in Denver that fits the bill?
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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What about Denver? Are there are any neighborhoods in Denver that fits the bill?
If you can afford it I would move to downtown Denver. The lodo area is fun.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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You said you didn't really want a massive metropolitan area though
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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I don't tend to see Denver as a "massive" metro area. It sure as hell isn't L.A. or NYC or Chicago, but IMO it is a collection of many small cities and/or quality neighborhoods that offer a wide variety of choices.

The city has good transit options, so one could live in the N.W. area of Denver and commute via bus to Boulder.

Much depends on where work site is located, but IMO the Denver metro area offers enough variety to satisfy just about anyone while keeping the commute to a reasonable experience, not to mention the variety of public transit here.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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You said you didn't really want a massive metropolitan area though
Yeah, but after living in Houston, Denver isn't that big of a city to me. I've been to downtown Denver before, walked around and went to 16th street mall, but is it safe? Forgive me if I'm wrong, but where I come from, downtown is a place to avoid, not reside.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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.... but is it safe? Forgive me if I'm wrong, but where I come from, downtown is a place to avoid, not reside.
Not so with Denver; downtown is a vibrant place, with lots of good stuff going on, definitely NOT a place to avoid.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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As a young person fresh out of college, you would do best to start your job search in Denver. That doesn't mean you have to live there if you don't want to, but I concur with those who think it's safe, and a neat place for young adults to live. In some suburbs, most of the singles you meet are likely to be single parents.

What is your major and what kind of a job will you be looking for?
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