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Old 01-30-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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I grew up in Prince William County; went to CD Hylton High. Now live just outside of Boulder and work at CU Boulder. Place is fantastic with a lot of alternative type activities available. If you're in any way a fan of the outdoors you'll love every minute here. I ended up here in May 2012 after a stopover in Charlotte, NC for a few years.

It is very dry and takes some getting used to. Weather patterns are a lot of fun to passively observe. Mountains are tremendous. Significantly less traffic; drivers are worse though in my opinion. In DC and NOVA people will run you over just to get a better position in lane, in Boulder/Denver a lot of people drive so cautiously it borders on wreckless. I can't yet attribute this to anything, nor can I say this is something everyone experiences, but it certainly has been obvious to me. Even family comment on it on their visits.

Its a great place to live. You'll find it incredibly refreshing after only living in DC/NOVA.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: 5280 above liquid
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Significantly less traffic; drivers are worse though in my opinion. In DC and NOVA people will run you over just to get a better position in lane, in Boulder/Denver a lot of people drive so cautiously it borders on wreckless. I can't yet attribute this to anything, nor can I say this is something everyone experiences, but it certainly has been obvious to me. Even family comment on it on their visits.
Yes less traffic than DC, however much, much, much, much worse than 10 years ago. I still find humor in the hypocrisy of relocated folks saying that CO drivers are awful when most of the traffic is made up of other relocated folks.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: CO
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. . .in Boulder/Denver a lot of people drive so cautiously it borders on wreckless. . .
If cautious driving results in being "wreckless" we're all better off. Wrecks are bad - we want to prevent them.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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Didn't say Colorado drivers were bad. Just those driving in/around Denver and Boulder stink. Don't care where they're from, they stink.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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I drive cautiously so I can be wreck less. Remember it is a more relaxed pace out here. When in Rome...
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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16 years in Virginia Beach before moving to Grand Junction in 2006. I haven't missed Virginia Beach at all, though I do miss going over to the Blacksburg area in fall. The color show in the VA mountains provided a broader variety of colors than the mostly golden aspens in the Colorado mountains. Virginia Tech also plays a more exciting game of Football than any of the schools in Colorado.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Parker, Colorado
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Born in Carson, raised in Bethesda... but the Western Slope is the place for me.

I too have noticed a good deal of DC area transplants in Colorado. Much more than further west in NV and CA.

HTTR always! Will never leave that behind.
The Redskins play the Broncos in Denver this next football season. Hoping for a huge Redskins showing. We are giving up our season tickets to move!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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^^^^You are moving just when the Redskins are showing signs of life again after all those years of mediocrity.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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16 years in Virginia Beach before moving to Grand Junction in 2006. I haven't missed Virginia Beach at all, though I do miss going over to the Blacksburg area in fall. The color show in the VA mountains provided a broader variety of colors than the mostly golden aspens in the Colorado mountains. Virginia Tech also plays a more exciting game of Football than any of the schools in Colorado.
The fall out here in VA is amazing. I love it. I moved here after living in California for 5 years, the last two of which were Monterey. Monterey is an awesome town, but when it comes to seasons and weather, you have two choices: sunny and 55 or overcast and 50. Didn't matter if it was Christmas Day or the 4th of July, the weather would be one of those or the other. So when we moved here last April, we were looking forward to the changing seasons. Summer was miserable. 100+ several days in July and August, and with the humidity, I hated it. But fall makes it all worth it out here.

Fall in Colorado can be quit pleasant as well. The aspens in late August at higher altitudes is pretty tough to beat. Like you said, the color range is not as impressive, but the contrast between the aspens and the surrounding spruce trees, coupled with the mountain back drop and Colorado can hold its own nicely for fall scenery.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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I drive cautiously so I can be wreck less. Remember it is a more relaxed pace out here. When in Rome...
Denver? Relaxed? Oh my! Try Cortez! LOL
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