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Old 09-12-2014, 10:11 PM
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I thought I had my mind set on moving back down south to work as a nurse but am considering colorado because higher pay. I know that Florida is hot (I thought about moving to orlando) and colorado is a dry heat and I know one has mountains one has coast etc etc... I want to know the DIFFERENCE between culture...more specifically Denver vs Orlando not in regards to weather slash geography. I get that. Which has more young professionals? Friendlier people? Activities to meet other young professionals. Better economy? Quality of life? I will be moving alone and hope that whatever city I move to I am able to fit in and make friends. I'm in my 20s enjoy any outdoor activities. Enjoy a decent nightlife. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Wish I could afford to travel more and I'd visit (; I don't like cold weather but I know palm trees doesn't always mean paradise either!

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Old 09-13-2014, 11:59 AM
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IMO Denver - Boulder has a ton more young professionals in that it's the tech center for the Intermountain West and a growing tech center in general.

I've been to Orlando and it's mainly a family-centered tourist trade with a tons of youngsters visiting The Mouse or The Whale, etc.

IMO the quality of life is far better in Denver, despite its high housing / rental costs.

There are year round things to do both inside and outside. It's a great place for young people.

I'm sure Orlando has a certain constant pulse of tourism but the economy of Denver is built on much more $olid ground than minimum wage tourism jobs and retirement villages.

Look at our many threads on both nursing and the young single life. Run a few queries using our advanced search tool with key words like: nurse or nursing or young or professional or young professional or single or downtown or LoDo or whatever key word fits your interest (Pizza, Mexican, Skiing, Biking, etc).
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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You need to visit BOTH places.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:40 AM
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I've been considering the same move (hence my presence on these boards). I've only been to Denver once vs. a few trips to Orlando, but I've gotta agree with Mike from back east. Orlando is a real tourist trap and sure that comes with a lot of things to do, but bar hoping with out of towners or constantly visiting theme parks loses it's appeal pretty quickly IMO.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:43 PM
Location: Superior, CO
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Downtown Orlando itself doesn't have much to do with tourist traps. I lived there for about 10 years. There is a big misconception that Orlando itself is Disney, but you actually have to drive 30 miles south to LBV (Lake Buena Vista - resort city) to approach the tourist trap areas. The downtown Orlando area along S Orange is quite nice - plenty of bars and some unique places to see shows. There is a big beautiful lake right in downtown within sight of the night club scene. The other perk of the area is being able to travel to Tampa (namely Ybor City) if you want to upgrade that night life experience.

However, I would pick Denver over Orlando so long as you can actually live close to downtown Denver (or some place within light rail vicinity of downtown). The economy is more vital & diverse. There is just more to do in Denver, period. It is a bit more expensive to live here, though.
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