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Old 03-04-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Location location location. Not everyone can afford it.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:53 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Location location location. Not everyone can afford it.
That is why the OP was trying to justify his comments.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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The OP is implying that it is over priced and over rated. To each their own. I am sure most think Manhattan is, but prices keep climbing. Supply and demand. There are always the suburbs.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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The OP is implying that it is over priced and over rated. To each their own. I am sure most think Manhattan is, but prices keep climbing. Supply and demand. There are always the suburbs.
The OP is trolling because he missed out on the boom. Nothing more; nothing less.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:50 PM
 
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The OP is trolling because he missed out on the boom. Nothing more; nothing less.
Precisely.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale az
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Interesting: Atlanta is laughable?? You probably never heard it's been once of the fastest growing metro areas for many years now. People don't flock to terrible areas.
I used to live in Atlanta, midtown is nice and hills and trees are nice to look at, but it is a sprawling, traffic jammed poorly planned overrated city. People there are more concerned about driving a nice car, but it does have a decent job market.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO - Capitol Hill
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I used to live in Atlanta, midtown is nice and hills and trees are nice to look at, but it is a sprawling, traffic jammed poorly planned overrated city. People there are more concerned about driving a nice car, but it does have a decent job market.
Way overrated. I thought I wanted to live there for a short while - when I was an 18 year old kid who had never been anywhere else.

In reality though, you can pick apart any city like the OP is trying to do to Denver. Thank god we're all different and look for different things to make us happy.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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I've lived in MPLS for 22 yrs. (grew up there), moved to NC for 6 mo. and couldn't get out fast enough, tried FL for 18 yrs. (winter was the only really good season), and here I am in the Denver Metro for the last (almost) 13 yrs. Never lived in Denver-proper, just the burbs.

I hate the winter because I freeze. But they are short and the other three seasons can't be beat! So in the winter... "Put another log on the fire"!

As for current home prices, well... I guess we lucked out to some degree. Timing is everything. In our case it was sheer luck.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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For me the draw for Denver is the state's politics. I don't mean republican, democrat, or libertarian. I mean the universal state tax rate among other policies that matter to me and my every day life. Thats why we have been looking into relocating there. The housing market has remained pretty constant since the legalization of marijuana discussion "started", so it probably won't drop off in the near future. I think it just got Denver noticed, not necessary why people are moving there.
As far as humidity, we lived in New Orleans and now Charlotte. Humidity is humidity, both are too humid for me. They cause me allergies, oily skin, frizzy hair, etc...
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Texas
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For me the draw for Denver is the state's politics. I don't mean republican, democrat, or libertarian. I mean the universal state tax rate among other policies that matter to me and my every day life. Thats why we have been looking into relocating there. The housing market has remained pretty constant since the legalization of marijuana discussion "started", so it probably won't drop off in the near future. I think it just got Denver noticed, not necessary why people are moving there.
As far as humidity, we lived in New Orleans and now Charlotte. Humidity is humidity, both are too humid for me. They cause me allergies, oily skin, frizzy hair, etc...
Funny you mention political climate and tax policy. I also consider both to be "positives" in Colorado. We love the fact that the state is solidly purple and there is room for people with all views and opinions. The 4.63% flat tax rate is very reasonable, IMO. We considered other states before moving here, including OR and SC, and eliminated both based partly on their tax rates.

We are seriously considering a move that would put us back in Houston (where we are from) making more money and finally being near our family and friends for the first time in 15 years. However, we are still undecided because we love Denver so much, that we might stay here anyway
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