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Old 09-27-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Pro: #2 behind SoCal for aerospace jobs (and probably #1 when aerospace jobs per capita is considered)
Pro: Decent ratio of high paying jobs to house prices
Pro: I think I heard that Denver is the smallest city with all four major sports teams. I guess that's a pro.
Pro: Diversity of geography and topography.

Con: Idiotic rules about selling liqour on Sundays. (Is the same true for selling homes & cars?)
Con: Possibly related to above, No Trader Joes (something to do with Trader Joes selling a lot of diverse beers and wines??)
When we moved here my husband wondered the same thing about the alchohol. It isnt a religious thing is it?
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: drifting in space
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Yes, it is because of religion from like 1930.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Yes, it is because of religion from like 1930.
Wow.....weird
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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Wow.....weird
still a little "wild west" in some ways... would you believe that "the plague" is still an issue in CO? for one, all that suburbia very much disrupts some balances that haven't had a chance to shake out yet, so next to the suburban sprawl is prairie dog sprawl (suburbia keeps the bigger predators away, so...) - prairie dogs (and their fleas) carry the plague....
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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Charles- No Ikea either, grr. One just opened near Salt Lake City, but that's the nearest.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:03 PM
 
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Pros:

* Gorgeous views
* Proximity to family
* Affordable housing (compared to the coasts)
* Good job market
* Great climate

Cons:

* Very homogeneous
* No ocean
* Cookie-cutter housing developments
* Inaccessibility of public transportation
* The politics (I'm the lone Democrat in my south metro neighborhood)

I haven't had any issues purchasing alcohol; however, it is a little weird for me to have to go to a liquor store for a bottle of wine. I'd always been able to buy it at a grocery store until I moved here.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:28 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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kind of funny reading the lists some thing I see as pros some see as cons. Like the cars and alcohol sales and family. I am leaving most of mine here and that a huge plus for me.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:31 PM
 
Location: drifting in space
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I noticed that too outofsocal. One thing I think it is, is where people are coming from and what they are comparing it too. I saw cost of living in both. Some people from areas like Buffalo, Cleveland, and the south think it is high, people from California think it is low. I saw restaurants on there in both too. People from N.Y. or other east coast cities will have that on a con, as where sombody from a smaller town would think they are great there. It most likely is just on people's perspective.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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...Mind your own business attitude, not super politically charged
Unless you're hanging out on this bulletin board!
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Ok, I'll have a shot at this:

Pros:
1. Outdoors-oriented, physically fit culture
2. Many cool neighborhood business districts, city parks
3. Hometown spirit, civic participation
4. 4 seasons, sunny climate, with lack of humidity
5. Great place to live if you love taking roadtrips through the Rocky Mountains and the desert southwest.

Cons:
1. Horrible drivers
2. Pollution-- brown cloud and ozone pollution
3. Suburbs are BORING-- a little too family friendly
4. Home prices are a little off the wall
5. Over time, people in Denver are becoming noticably meanier, cockier, and a little too high-fallutin'.
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