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Old 01-13-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Being from Los Angeles and finding over the years that this is not the right place for me, I've often dreamed about living in different places. Portland, SLC, Austin, Charlotte, etc. have come up in discussions but my wife and I have always come back to thinking about Denver. As a result, we're decided that in the near future, we're going to shed our fear and make the move.

However, I was wondering, where do folks from Denver dream about living, assuming it's not Denver of course. Just a curious question.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Being from Los Angeles and finding over the years that this is not the right place for me, I've often dreamed about living in different places. Portland, SLC, Austin, Charlotte, etc. have come up in discussions but my wife and I have always come back to thinking about Denver. As a result, we're decided that in the near future, we're going to shed our fear and make the move.

However, I was wondering, where do folks from Denver dream about living, assuming it's not Denver of course. Just a curious question.
Los Angeles, lol! We moved here from Orange County 9 years ago and I love Denver, but I still feel more at home in Southern California. We may move back after our kids go to college.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Los Angeles, lol! We moved here from Orange County 9 years ago and I love Denver, but I still feel more at home in Southern California. We may move back after our kids go to college.
LOL

I guess I should have seen that coming

What made you move to Denver and what makes you want to move back? Very curious about that. What part of OC? I live in the Pasadena area, and while nice, it's rather pricey.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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Moved here from Orlando. I'll probably die here in CO. No place else sounds tempting to me right now, but I could use some warmer weather! Vacations work for that!
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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My forum name says it all

I grew up on the east coast and lived in Colorado for over 40 years. While Colorado is beautiful, I really missed the ocean. When it came time to retire, my husband and I looked for someplace warm and near the ocean, and now we live part of the year in Hawaii!
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Aspen.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I'm a native Californian as well, through and through, but as a young'un I felt constrained by it's golden grip. I needed to see, feel, and understand what the land outside of it was all about. CA is home, but I don't feel a reason to ever return there (to any of it) to live permanently.

I really loved Spokane, WA. I felt like me there. I've always felt like somebody else here in CO.....a more jaded person.

My biggest "dream of living", involves going wherever I want, whenever I want. And that could be basically anywhere. The freedom of mobility is what I think I'm getting at here.

Money no object, I don't think I'd go to any particular one place. I would have no reason to stay here at that point, but I'd also have no particular reason to be anywhere. CO was a dream once, and it has been a dream realized. Maybe one day, I'll have the opportunity to dream again.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:53 PM
 
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I'm a native Californian as well, through and through, but as a young'un I felt constrained by it's golden grip. I needed to see, feel, and understand what the land outside of it was all about. CA is home, but I don't feel a reason to ever return there (to any of it) to live permanently.

I really loved Spokane, WA. I felt like me there. I've always felt like somebody else here in CO.....a more jaded person.

My biggest "dream of living", involves going wherever I want, whenever I want. And that could be basically anywhere. The freedom of mobility is what I think I'm getting at here.

Money no object, I don't think I'd go to any particular one place. I would have no reason to stay here at that point, but I'd also have no particular reason to be anywhere. CO was a dream once, and it has been a dream realized. Maybe one day, I'll have the opportunity to dream again.
I have a friend that feels Colorado has hardened her personality. Is that kind of what you mean by jaded too and either way why?
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Denver has a lot to offer but I do miss my North Atlantic coast. I don't know that I'd want to live there full time (weather and wacky politics for some of the reasons) but I'd love to have a summer house in Maine.
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:15 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Provence, France.
But, I lack the financial wherewithal to accomplish this mission.
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