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Old 12-27-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Just curious what it is about Denver that attracks so many young people? From what I've heard and understand its the outdoor activities that Colorado in general offers. I mean the job market isn't ideal compared to LA or NY and the weather wouldn't be exactly ideal. Any ideas?
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:36 AM
 
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Don't know what attracts young people to the Denver area, but will say this:
After living in So Calif for a number of years, I WOULDN'T pick Denver to live in if I had a college degree and single. When we lived in the Denver metro area, a number of young adults told us that Denver was fairly boring to them. Even though the cost-of-living is high, lots of people and traffic, So Calif is a "hotbed" of activity, the mountains are close enough for skiing and the salaries for jobs is very nice. We now live in the Charlotte, NC area and I feel the same thing about Charlotte......if I was young, college degreed and single I WOULDN'T live here either.....BORING. Even Florida is better than Denver or Charlotte for a young adult. People who are young, have money, good looks and single should live in the "action" cities of the U.S.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta -Moved from Denver
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Well there are alot of us that value a smaller city with good bars and easy access to the great outdoors that are offered there. I had a GREAT time there during and after college and found it easy to find those that had the same values. I would kill to be back.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Just curious what it is about Denver that attracks so many young people?
What is the source of information that leads to this post? How do we know Denver attracts so many young people? Is there any data, or, is this an assumption?
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:55 AM
 
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Denver does attract many young people. It is hard to find data, but it does attract it's share of young people. I don't know what love boating was talking about. I thought it was a fun city with plenty to do. Lots of places to go on weekends, good bars to vist, etc. I am not the action, Californian, clubbing type though. I just needed a good jazz bar and mountians to hike and I was fine.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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This has actually been something I've thought about, too. When I was single in California, there was a huge variety of things to do that didn't involve bars. Dates would include going to places like the beach, Westwood, Pasadena, Shoreline Village, concerts, theater, etc. I then dated a guy from Minnesota whose idea of entertainment was going to the local bar and hanging out. I couldn't relate to the "Cheers" mentality. I would hope that kids in Colorado have plenty to do besides sitting around a bar.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Menver, CO
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I would hope that kids in Colorado have plenty to do besides sitting around a bar.
This particularly affects the under 21-year-old crowd in a negative way. I'd probably go crazy if I was a teenager, or in my early to mid-20s living in Colorado. But then again, like you, I'm from where a lot of the action is - SoCal. If I was from parts of the Midwest maybe I'd be OK with CO.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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No offense, but the So-Cal mentality that only in So-Cal there are things to do that don't have bars is annoying. You think you are the only ones who have theaters, shorline, and mountains with things to do? This is actually one reason I was happy to get back to the N.E., be back where the people are real.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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No offense, but the So-Cal mentality that only in So-Cal there are things to do that don't have bars is annoying. You think you are the only ones who have theaters, shorline, and mountains with things to do? This is actually one reason I was happy to get back to the N.E., be back where the people are real.
Sorry to offend. I am a happily married mother of three that would find plenty to do for myself in Colorado. I was simply wondering what most singles do in Colorado, and hoping that the majority don't think clubbing is the only thing to do. Of course I realize there are theaters, concerts, sporting events, mountains (duh!) to go to for entertainment. And yes, there is a lot to do in California--just a fact. I'm not saying California is superior. For my own kids, once they become young adults, I would hope they would have enough of an imagination to come up with things to do that don't involve bars.

I am also sick of people thinking that all Californians aren't real. My family came to California from the midwest, and we're pretty darn real. And get this: I have found friends here who are also real. Oh my Gosh! Isn't that just UNREAL!
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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I found plenty to do in Denver that didn't involve bars when I was there. Museums, hiking, biking, theaters, coffee shops, canoeing, fishing, libraries, and much more. However, I still enjoyed going to a jazz club late at night. What is wrong for one to enjoy going to Al chupetek (spelling is way off), on a Friday night and hear some jazz? I understand drinking your life away at the bar is something nobody should do, but going on a Friday night and seeing a band has nothing wrong with it. Why is it, going out on a friday night to see a Jazz band, or independent band in a bar involve no imagination? I did it a lot in Denver along with other things I mentioned. YOu seem to be calling me uncreative because I still enjoy the bar scene here and there.
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