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Old 01-29-2015, 07:43 AM
 
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what kind of rent am i looking at for a 1br place in a decent area?

what is it like there overall? i love the outdoors (snowboarding especially) and love nature in general.

how is the economy and job outlooks?

how hard is it to get a teaching job out here? my serious gf is a kindergarten teacher with a masters degree and special education certificate and would most likely need to find a job as well.

thanks.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:07 AM
 
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Lotsa posts on the board cover your questions.

A couple with the drive to make it...can make it here. I would think your G/F could find work with those cvredentials but the pay here may very well be less.

Denver is a good hour (OK...3 hours in bumper to bumper) to the ski hill. If yer young and crazy....head for the mountain towns and skip metro life. you;'ll be STUCK there forever if that's where you land. Just my opinion after seeing a lot of friends move from the Midwest "to the mountains"...and end up in Denver...never to be seen in the hills again..LOL.
IMO..the place is a shat hole and no different than any other noisy town with too many cars....but that's just me after 30 years in the hills. I go to Denver once a year...IF I HAVE TO. Other than that......nope. WHY? LOL

good luck in your quest. Take a Spring ski out this way and check it all out. Will be a worthy trip.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Rents - Record rents renew debate on renting vs buying
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The weather is MUCH nicer. I say that compared with the Northeast where I grew up.
However, it is also much drier. There are no trees.

The pace of life is slower.

After 34 years, I am not leaving.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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I'm originally from NYC. Was sent here in 1981 by my Uncle Sam to Lowry AFB. I would go back to NYC or Nassau County.

As the previous poster said, 3 hours to the ski resorts from Denver on weekends. Life tickets and lodging in the mountains is cost prohibitive for many.

Cost of living (housing and property taxes) not as expensive as the Big Apple and LI, but most jobs don't pay enough and employers know that newcomers to the state will accept low wages just to live here.

Rush hour traffic in Denver sucks. I avoid it all costs.

Our sports teams suck. Kubiak aka "Coach K" is not going to win a super bowl (you heard it here first).

You won't find the close relationships built on neighborhood camaraderie that you find in NYC.

We don't have the great restaurants, Broadway theaters, oceanfront, clubs, et al., that you have on NYC and LI.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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thanks guys!
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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$1,500+ per month for a 1 Bedroom in a decent area.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Rents - Record rents renew debate on renting vs buying
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The weather is MUCH nicer. I say that compared with the Northeast where I grew up.
However, it is also much drier. There are no trees.

The pace of life is slower.

After 34 years, I am not leaving.
I have 5 trees on my property. Just sayin'
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I have 5 trees on my property. Just sayin'
That fact that you can count them says it all.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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That fact that you can count them says it all.
Can't rep you any more, but so very true
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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I have 5 trees on my property. Just sayin'
I have 100+ on mine. Very peaceful.
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