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Old 03-09-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Hello to All, I am 36yr old native Floridian who is thinking of making the move from Miami to Colorado. I currently work in an advertising agency as Project Manager/A.E./Traffic Coordinator and have done so for the last 8 years. I enjoy Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, working out and the outdoors in general. Miami has become a little too congested for me and I am looking for a lifestyle change. Looking for something a little more calm where people are a little more friendly and not so caught up with status. Don't get me wrong, Miami is great, but it all revolves around Tourist, night clubs and its beaches which to be honest, I am over with. Just looking for an overall better quality of life.

Any advice would be great. Thanks
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Well, what you'll find in Denver are less crowds, much less humidity, the Rocky mountains nearby, less cultural variety (mostly white American population), and a slower pace of life. Overall people tend to like it if they enjoy the following:

- suburbs (most of Denver is suburbs)
- hiking in the mountains
- dry air
- access to the mountains and deserts of the Rocky mountain region and the southwest

Things you might dislike would be the cold, snowy winters, (which are often very cold), the lack of greenery, and a city that's not quite as cultural or urban as it probably should be for a city of its size.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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And I wouldn't even think about it unless you already have a job in hand.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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Cold is a relative thing. From Miami it's a big change. For me, growing up in Wisconsin, this feels like Miami. Personally, I don't think the winters are that bad. We get cold, we get snow, but we also get many days during the winter where you don't need a coat during the days.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Also, keep in mind that there is a "status-driven" element here as well. Probably not as bad as Miami though.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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I think it'll be a DRASTIC change for you coming form a wet, tropical climate and coming to a dry, desert climate.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Agreed on the weather. Having experienced Miami and knowing Denver too well, it's like flipping a coin over. Totally different. Miami is like having a hot wet blanket draped over you, Denver lots of sun, wind and dry air.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Appreciate the feedback guys
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:20 PM
 
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Default Thinking of same move

Did you make the move? How did it go? I'm thinking of the same move, for change of lifestyle as I also enjoy the outdoors. What are some tips in the move? I am thinking of doing a solo trip for a month and see how it goes while also looking for any work.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Aspen, Co.
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Are you in Miami as well???
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