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Old 05-02-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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Well I am originally from New Jersey and yes many Coloradoans vocalize their disdain for Californians & Texans(top of the list) & easterners. I have had hassles when I first moved here. I would not recommend moving here however if you do not have jobs lined up. I have been out work for nearly 2 years only doing temp work. Many out of staters like myself moved here because their home states economies crashed since 2008! They are really no decent paying jobs here. So think twice before you leave Cali!
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I lived at the beach Cali too and couldn't wait to get out of there. I moved here 7 years ago and loved it from the minute I got here. I found the people here to be incredibly friendly (espcially after living in LA) ...even when I told them I was from California. It seems like almost everyone I meet is either from somewhere else OR grew up here, moved away to someplace like NY or CA and then moved back when they realized how good they had it. Just move. You'll love it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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We moved to here from Bay Area about a year ago. We just feel lucky that we made the right decision. CA is a wonderful place, but I find what I like here.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:20 AM
 
Location: NOCO
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grow a beard and hit yourself alot in the face, that way you can fit in based on appearance. Also, drive in a lackadaisical manner, driving in a way that "feels right", taking the speed signs as "recommendations". While passing another car, be mindful not to spray rock into the other person's windshield, also, show a right palm.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:02 AM
 
Location: western Colorado, hoping to move to PA
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I realize this is sort of an old thread now, but for what it's worth--in my experience the dislike for Californians and Texas stemmed in part from an exodus from their own states in the 90s and snapping up homes here which drove prices up for all the natives. At the time, someone in California could sell their home there and then turn around and get an even nicer house here for half the price. I don't hear the "driving around in their BMWs acting like they own the world" complaint too much (though here in the western slope we often say that about front rangers, lol!) Anytime something specific does happen (a trio of Texans wrecking some off-trail areas by illegally driving their ATVs all over them a few years back jumps to mind), everyone wails and gnashes their teeth about those darn out-of-staters. If you say you're from Texas or California you may get some ribbing about being "one of them" or something along those lines. And you see these bumper stickers around, too. The sentiment is there, and in my experience many residents do exhibit it to some degree or another. But for the most part it isn't a big deal, it isn't as if we go around brandishing pitchforks and torches and chasing people back where they came from.
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