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Old 03-29-2015, 03:15 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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Originally Posted by emm74 View Post
actually, this is the post I was thinking about re: the weather. In which you actually stated you were thinking about reconsidering California as your long term destination.


And no, I'm not a CO native, I've only lived here for 8 years. And I would never expect anyone to think a place is perfect nor do I find my lifestyle superior to anyone else's. However, I just know that if I had as many criticisms about a place as you do, it would not be somewhere I'd want to live, I'd find it depressing and I would be far from content and I'd be trying to find someplace more congenial - not "perfect", just something that was a better fit for me and my preferences. And I wouldn't go through the process of buying a home somewhere that I didn't see myself living long term (knowing life can throw curve balls anyway, but I'd want to at least *want* to stay there long term)
You mentioned three criticisms that I've brought up about Denver, and a couple were less criticisms about this city than about certain lifestyle characteristics that I've observed. The only real criticism I have with this area and that I've been somewhat adamant about is the high COL relative to the median individual income throughout the entire metro area. And by looking at some of the latest threads on this sub, clearly I'm not the only one who feels this way.

I'm sure you have your fair share of criticisms about various things in your life. Well, so do I and this is one of them. Hell, there's an entire thread about what you "Hate about Denver". Maybe all those folks should consider moving, too.
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:13 PM
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It really comes down to how bad you want to move to Denver. It was a reality check for us. My employer opened a new building of which I am general manager. We're in the process of relocating now. The pay is not any more than buildings we have in other (albeit, less desirable) locations, but Denver is a great place to live. My husband has a good education and background, but we're coming to realize it's not only that he won't make more, but will likely take a cut in pay to move here.
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