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Old 04-30-2011, 12:24 PM
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I am considering taking a job in Denver. I have always lived on the east coast..my children were born and raised in Atlanta. They are both under 5 and make friends easily, so I am more worried about me and my husband. Also, for those who made the adjustment, what is it like living in a city with such a small African-American population?
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:36 PM
Location: Arvada, CO
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Why are you worried about you and your husband? IMO Denver is pretty introverted as a whole anyway. You won't be the first people to move here from somewhere else, join the club.

Living here is just like living anywhere else. If you want to be near the bulk of Denver's African-American population, generally stay south of (and along) I-70 and east of I-25 (Denver, Aurora). It's not like there's no AA's here, I know we don't have as large a percentage as Atlanta, but I think you'll be surprised at how comfortable you'll be.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:14 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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Denver is pretty different from the east coast, but if you've got your interests and passions you'll probably be fine. David summed it up well by saying that Denver is pretty introverted...not that you won't make friends if you keep reaching out...Denverites are friendly, but often keep to themselves.

We don't have a large African American population, but frankly I don't think we pay a lot of attention to race here in general. If you like being outside, or if you like small, dense cities with a little bit of everything on offer (though not a lot), then I think you'll be comfortable.

"Live and Let Live" is a common phrase used for residents here. Be patient, but persistent, have a little bit of "zen" about you, take advantage of the weather and the great outdoors (the parks, the bike trails, the not *too* far away mountains), and take things as they come and I think you'll find this to be a great, if understated, place to live.
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