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Old 10-11-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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This is my first post to these forums. I've found a lot of great info on this thread. I'm hoping to get a few suggestions based on what I'm looking for.

I'm a native Floridian living in Palm Beach County. I'm planning a move to Colorado next summer and I'm hoping for a few suggestions. After over 37 years in the heat and humidity, I've decided I really need a change. I've visited Denver and Vail, but I'm trying to decide what area will suit my needs.
I'm a single male in my late 30s. I work as a personal trainer so I'd like to live someplace where that type of business can flourish. It has become way too seasonal in S. FLorida these days and if I have to endure another slow, blazing hot, humid summer followed by the annual winter invasion from the northeast (NY, NJ, MA) I just might snap :-)

I'd like to be someplace where I can work as a trainer full time and year round. I don't have any kids so family neighborhoods and schools aren't important to me. Somwhere with friendly folks, but not too overcrowded. Would like to be near the mountains. Looking forward to finding a place with more of a 4 seasons climate. I'm looking to rent for now. So a nice rental area is important as well. Thanks in advance for any input.
I just did the exact opposite, kinda funny. Unfortunately, Colorado also has a winter invasion, but they usually skip Denver and head straight up to the mountains. That was one thing I didn't like about Colorado, the mountains and highways up there can be pretty crowded a lot of the time. But, there are plenty of areas off the beaten path to be discovered.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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So, how do you like living in FL compared to CO?

I am just the opposite; looking to move from Tampa to Denver (hopefully in 2010).



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I just did the exact opposite, kinda funny. Unfortunately, Colorado also has a winter invasion, but they usually skip Denver and head straight up to the mountains. That was one thing I didn't like about Colorado, the mountains and highways up there can be pretty crowded a lot of the time. But, there are plenty of areas off the beaten path to be discovered.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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Any Floridians living around the Denver area?
I have spoken with Micktooth and have seen maybe one or two others posts.
Just wanted to see how you like it in CO and see if you can share some of your experiences.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Anyone move to CO from the southeast that is willing to share their moving experiences?
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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So, how do you like living in FL compared to CO?

I am just the opposite; looking to move from Tampa to Denver (hopefully in 2010).
For us, it's been great. We love tropical weather, the beach, etc. I love Colorado, too, but for me it's the kind of place I want to visit, not live full time. I grew up in NC and moved out to CO for college, then ended up staying because of my wife's family. The biggest changes coming from the southeast were the lack of trees/water, harsher winters, crazy weather, thin/dry air - basically the usual stuff you hear about. People are from all over the country in Denver, so it's very similar to S. Florida in that respect. There is a large Latino population, but there is less racial diversity overall. If you like some snow, but a lot of sunny days in between and big majestic mountains, you will love it. It really just comes down to the individual. For me, the southeast was a better fit long term.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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I am glad to hear that ya'll like living in FL.
It is a nice place, but one I would like to visit rather than live in.
I guess if I was born in CO and moved here I would be saying the same as you are now. I hope you and your family enjoy the beautiful beaches of FL.
Denver sounds like the place for me and my family. We love sunny days, but would also love to experience a true four seasons. Just tired of the heat, humidity, and hurricanes of the southeast.

Can you PM me any ideas of safe places to raise two boys (7 and 4) that are not too far from Devner?

Thanks in advance,

LaFrench

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For us, it's been great. We love tropical weather, the beach, etc. I love Colorado, too, but for me it's the kind of place I want to visit, not live full time. I grew up in NC and moved out to CO for college, then ended up staying because of my wife's family. The biggest changes coming from the southeast were the lack of trees/water, harsher winters, crazy weather, thin/dry air - basically the usual stuff you hear about. People are from all over the country in Denver, so it's very similar to S. Florida in that respect. There is a large Latino population, but there is less racial diversity overall. If you like some snow, but a lot of sunny days in between and big majestic mountains, you will love it. It really just comes down to the individual. For me, the southeast was a better fit long term.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:14 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I am glad to hear that ya'll like living in FL.
It is a nice place, but one I would like to visit rather than live in.
I guess if I was born in CO and moved here I would be saying the same as you are now. I hope you and your family enjoy the beautiful beaches of FL.
Denver sounds like the place for me and my family. We love sunny days, but would also love to experience a true four seasons. Just tired of the heat, humidity, and hurricanes of the southeast.

Can you PM me any ideas of safe places to raise two boys (7 and 4) that are not too far from Devner?
I am another Coloradan who moved to Florida--northeast Florida, where there are fewer hurricanes and a definite change of seasons. I got tired of winter grabbing me by the shoulder 9 months of the year.
But I understand that sometimes a change is good and sometimes it is all a person needs to be content.
What I don't understand is why you want everything PM'd. This is a relocation forum.
Anyway, I would think that Wheatridge and Louisville would be very nice and safe for raising two boys (and Denver would, too).
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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Yes, sometimes a change is good.
I hope you enjoy FL, as it has some awesome beaches.
I just want to get away from the heat, humidity, and hurricanes.

I don't want everything PM'd. When I ask for someone to PM me, it is so that I do not want others to get upset if something is said about a certain area, region, etc. And no, I am not a troll or spammer.
Just a simple "joe" who is looking to be able to move to the Denver area.
I have heard that Louisville is a nice area. What we are looking for is a good area with very good schools for the boys.
Had you lived in Wheat Ridge?

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I am another Coloradan who moved to Florida--northeast Florida, where there are fewer hurricanes and a definite change of seasons. I got tired of winter grabbing me by the shoulder 9 months of the year.
But I understand that sometimes a change is good and sometimes it is all a person needs to be content.
What I don't understand is why you want everything PM'd. This is a relocation forum.
Anyway, I would think that Wheatridge and Louisville would be very nice and safe for raising two boys (and Denver would, too).
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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How is the weather in CO lately?
Heard the snow storms were not too nice a few weeks ago....
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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How is the weather in CO lately?
Heard the snow storms were not too nice a few weeks ago....
70's one day, 30's the next...pretty typically crazy! I also used to live in Florida (Orlando). I moved here 6 years ago (company relo so I do not really know about the job search).
What to expect:
Climate: I was NOT prepared for how HOT it gets here! Summers can get into the high 90's for long stretches. Yes, there is little humidity, but when you are in direct sun you can feel the BURN very badly!
Also, it seems to be a good climate for young, healthy people, but not so much for people who are overweight or have any sort of breathing problems due to the fact that the thin air makes your body work harder.

People: I was very un-impressed with the general attitudes of people here, not very social at all. People here are not outright rude, just not warm and fuzzy and not very inviting at all. Also, many people I knew here have already moved other places.
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