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Old 04-14-2016, 08:11 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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The Mexican food here is awful!
Chile Verde at 23rd and Federal. From Puebla, MX.
El Chingon at 43rd and Tennyson. From México City.
I will buy.
Call me on it.
I get to pick day/time.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Have lived in ATL, Pittsburgh, NC and TX.

Positives:
Weather, 4 seasons
People are friendly
strong economy
outdoor rec opportunities
healthy lifestyle everywhere
good food choices

Negatives:
housing expensive and tiny lots
wind
politics-seems like they are constantly trying to raise taxes
population growth-too much ski traffic on the weekends, too many idiots on the mtn bike trails, too many idiots on the street road biking
DIA-practically in Kansas.

I like it here, but I get tempted to cash in and move elsewhere and make a profit off my home.
I think Denver is a bit overrated as a city itself, but the surrounding areas like Boulder and the burbs are all really nice. I rarely go to Denver. Bottom line, its getting pricey to live here, if you dont have a good job forget about it.
I agree about the high housing costs, but the small lots are a plus in my book. I grew up on an acre, and it seemed every weekend of my youth revolved around mowing and watering the damn lawn. I'll take community open space, which is plentiful in my part of the metro, over an acre lot any day.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Sounds like cities in Texas.
Now that you mention it, kind of, but on a way smaller scale. We have many more transplants to drown them out a tad.

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Everyone points out cost of living as a negative, however isn't that subjective to the neighborhood you live in. Rents and housing costs have gone up all over the country. If incomes arent going up in relative to cost of living then that could be an issue.
Incomes are good here, but cost-of-living is NOT subjective to the neighborhood you live in. Our ghettos start at $200K, and even those homes need work. It's not like Chicago or Philadelphia, it's like Los Angeles.
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Chile Verde at 23rd and Federal. From Puebla, MX.
El Chingon at 43rd and Tennyson. From México City.
I will buy.
Call me on it.
I get to pick day/time.
I might have to take you up on this. My experience with Mexican food while here has been disappointing
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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I agree about the high housing costs, but the small lots are a plus in my book. I grew up on an acre, and it seemed every weekend of my youth revolved around mowing and watering the damn lawn. I'll take community open space, which is plentiful in my part of the metro, over an acre lot any day.
Well, I enjoy the state, natl, public parks for hiking/biking etc....but an open field with just grass, prairie dogs and complete sun exposure isn't really worth sharing or preserving. Spread the houses out more and make them not so bland looking. It looks like Texas in most developments.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Well, I enjoy the state, natl, public parks for hiking/biking etc....but an open field with just grass, prairie dogs and complete sun exposure isn't really worth sharing or preserving. Spread the houses out more and make them not so bland looking. It looks like Texas in most developments.
Oh, I disagree. I love it! So many gorgeous walking paths in my part of town, both wooded and prairie, along with more developed park land. Plus, I'll pass on the water bill for irrigating a huge yard. No, thank you! I spend enough time and money on this house already.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Here is what I love about Denver:

There aren't a lot of attractive single women to distract me.
Sitting in traffic gives me time to contemplate the meaning of life.
If I ever decide to become a drug addict or alcoholic there are plenty of liquor stores, dispensaries, and pawn shops in the area.
Rent and home prices are lower than the five most expensive cities in the US.
We have nicer winters than Minneapolis.
We have nicer summers than Phoenix.
Traffic isn't as bad as traffic in LA.


You should definitely move here. It's great.
We need a sarcasm emoticon.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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The Mexican food here is awful
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Originally Posted by davebarnes View Post
Chile Verde at 23rd and Federal. From Puebla, MX.
El Chingon at 43rd and Tennyson. From México City.
I will buy.
Call me on it.
I get to pick day/time.
I have to agree about the Mexican food. There are some decent places but to me it just doesn't even come close to comparing to Southern California Mexican food.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I agree about the high housing costs, but the small lots are a plus in my book. I grew up on an acre, and it seemed every weekend of my youth revolved around mowing and watering the damn lawn. I'll take community open space, which is plentiful in my part of the metro, over an acre lot any day.
Yes, I love the small lots. I can my my lawn in 12 minutes. I like gardening, but small-scale gardening. And we have a park across the street that someone else maintains
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I have to agree about the Mexican food. There are some decent places but to me it just doesn't even come close to comparing to Southern California Mexican food.
What's with this "Torchy's Tacos" I keep hearing about? Just another Taco Bell, or decent Mexican? There is a new one in Statpleton.
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