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Old 03-16-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Hello,

I am planning to move to Colorado area this summer. I would like to know which Denver suburbs or cities are quiet and/or surrounded little bit by the mountains.

Is the IT Market high?

Thanks for your help,
G
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Hello,

I am planning to move to Colorado area this summer. I would like to know which Denver suburbs or cities are quiet and/or surrounded little bit by the mountains.

Is the IT Market high?

Thanks for your help,
G
If you are thinking of actual suburbs, rather than ex-urban communities such as Evergreen and Nederland, the answer to part 2 of your first question is "none". Boulder and Golden are the closest to the mtns. Boulder is not exactly a suburb, I don't know if I could accurately describe its relationship to Denver. Golden is a little more suburban. Living in the mts is generally considered a separate category vs living in the suburbs.

Can't help you with the IT market, though DH works in it. The economy is better than, say, the economy in Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Denver
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If you are thinking of actual suburbs, rather than ex-urban communities such as Evergreen and Nederland, the answer to part 2 of your first question is "none". Boulder and Golden are the closest to the mtns. Boulder is not exactly a suburb, I don't know if I could accurately describe its relationship to Denver. Golden is a little more suburban. Living in the mts is generally considered a separate category vs living in the suburbs.

Can't help you with the IT market, though DH works in it. The economy is better than, say, the economy in Pittsburgh.
Hi, so do you think Golden would be in the middle of being quiet and not?
How far is Golden from downtown?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:33 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Golden is 20-30 minutes from downtown. IT works centers aren't downtown.

If quiet is your number one priority - and being close to the foothills is the second; I'd look at Golden and Arvada, or Ken Caryl & Roxborough, parts of Lakewood or Morrison...depending on where work is and how tolerant you are for a slow sun glare induced commute going west to east in the am and east to west in the evening.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Golden is 20-30 minutes from downtown. IT works centers aren't downtown.

If quiet is your number one priority - and being close to the foothills is the second; I'd look at Golden and Arvada, or Ken Caryl & Roxborough, parts of Lakewood or Morrison...depending on where work is and how tolerant you are for a slow sun glare induced commute going west to east in the am and east to west in the evening.
Thanks so much for your answers. Now I have a better idea where to choose and live.

So, where is the IT market located?
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:11 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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see IT Job Market in Denver/Boulder area
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I have seen little bit harder that the company in CO pays your relocation while you are here in NH.

Do you think is it better to be in in CO and start job hunting while you are there physically?

Let's say while I am job hunting in Colorado, is there any descent place (hostel) and of course affordable to stay while I do job hunting?

I am planning to move in June.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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Their are tech jobs all over the Denver & CO springs area. Highest concentration is in the DTC (Denver Tech Center) which is in South Denver. However in North of Denver their is Sun/Storage Tek, lot's of consulting companies in the Boulder area, HP and other stuff in Denver, and even a few companies in Longmont (where I work).

I would HIGHLY suggest you start looking for a job prior to coming here. Don't ask/worry about Re-Lo since you seem willing to fund that anyways. You might get lucky and find a company that thinks you're such a perfect fit they are will to pay some or all of your expenses.

Depending on which part of "IT" you are, will depend on how employable you are in this area, and where you are likely to find a job.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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I have seen little bit harder that the company in CO pays your relocation while you are here in NH.

Do you think is it better to be in in CO and start job hunting while you are there physically?

Let's say while I am job hunting in Colorado, is there any descent place (hostel) and of course affordable to stay while I do job hunting?

I am planning to move in June.
I'm having a tough time finding work before I relocate to NY. Also, I know a couple from NY/NJ that couldn't even get an interview until they moved here. As soon as they moved, he found his IT job.

But there exact situation might not be the same as yours. .
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Their are tech jobs all over the Denver & CO springs area. Highest concentration is in the DTC (Denver Tech Center) which is in South Denver. However in North of Denver their is Sun/Storage Tek, lot's of consulting companies in the Boulder area, HP and other stuff in Denver, and even a few companies in Longmont (where I work).

I would HIGHLY suggest you start looking for a job prior to coming here. Don't ask/worry about Re-Lo since you seem willing to fund that anyways. You might get lucky and find a company that thinks you're such a perfect fit they are will to pay some or all of your expenses.

Depending on which part of "IT" you are, will depend on how employable you are in this area, and where you are likely to find a job.
Thanks so much for your input. I have been job hunting and submitting applications. Also, I have set up a Colorado Virtual Phone Number so they can call me here in NH. Also, I am emphasizing that I will be in Colorado on the third week of June. More suggestions more than welcome.
Cheers...
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