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Old 04-22-2016, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Ewa Beach, HI
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I live in the Denver Metro Area (Parker), and I am looking to move somewhere else. I don't hate it here. I have been here long enough to have done enough Colorado stuff and I am just ready for something new, something different. So I look at the forums of places that I think I might want to move to, and I read the posts, and what I have determined is that everywhere else is terrible. Just kidding. What I have really determined is that people tend to be pretty negative on this forum. I don't know if it's because the people who are regulars on forums are just negative bitter people, or what, but it seems like there's too much negativity. So this post is only for positive things about living in the Denver Metro Area. I will start it off with a couple.

1. The four seasons (not a hotel) are awesome. This is the only place that I have lived that has four distinct seasons. It is really nice to know that by the time you are tired of the weather, it is already changing.

2. The job market here is strong.

Please add your own positive comments.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:19 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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No bugs.
Purple legislature. Blue (sorta) governor. Socialist City Council (Denver). Overall competent government.
Restaurants. 26 within 6 blocks of my house.
Car2Go.
Sunshine.
Utility costs.
My neighborhood — The Berk. Safe, walkable and gentrifying at 100 mph.
My neighbors.
Breweries. 9 within walking distance of my house.
My house - 3968Vrain.com. And, we have no mortgage.
Property taxes are very reasonable.
Income tax is reasonable.
Bike paths/trails. Arvada is particularly amazing for these.
Parks. Everywhere.

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Old 04-22-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Ewa Beach, HI
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The no bugs thing is so huge. I guess I forgot about the bugs because they aren't here.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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The no bugs thing is so huge. I guess I forgot about the bugs because they aren't here.
only mostly true. There are still mosquitoes (I know because they like me) and the miller moths are horrid for a few weeks every year. Definitely better than many other more humid areas. none of those giant cockroaches from the south.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Cleanliness of the metro area
Friendliness of people
Low cost of living
Food options
Sweet zoo
Clean air
Minimal traffic outside of rush hour (which really only lasts an hour or two)
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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My list would be very long, because I love it here, but two that I think cannot be under-rated...

Few bugs.
Low humidity.

When I travel to the southeast, I feel like I'm melting. It doesn't matter what time of year. I'm always miserable.

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Old 04-23-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: CO
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For me, it's a 'feel good' place.

I like the way I feel here - the weather's part of it. Take a day like yesterday - temperature high 60's, low 70's, bright blue sky, orange sun - the perfect Front Range day, and it's one that occurs randomly throughout the year, in all seasons, spring, summer, winter, fall.

I get off a plane in a hot humid place, I can't breathe, I don't feel so good.

Culturally it also feels good, even as it evolves. The mix of boomers and millenials, leftover aging hippies and rising hipsters, and everything in between is fine.

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Old 04-23-2016, 09:27 AM
 
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From a former Parker resident, and some of you aren't interested in this stuff, but we sure were:

The "rut" in RMNP. (Elk "rut")
The January rodeo (Stock Show & Rodeo)
Free Days at the zoo
Boating/Fishing on Chatfield Reservoir/Lake and CC
Watching the CO Rockies (MLB) play.
All the Christmas décor Denver, and metro, put up and the Christmas Parade
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Watching the CO Rockies (MLB) play.



Going to Coors Field, yes; watching the Rockies play, not so much.

Lots of positives, with the lack of bugs and humidity near the top of my list.
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Going to Coors Field, yes; watching the Rockies play, not so much.

Lots of positives, with the lack of bugs and humidity near the top of my list.
ha, ha, I have to go with you on the Rockies! I enjoy going to Coors, but rarely enjoy watching the Rockies. They have managed to win more than half of the games we've gone to over the years, but I can't say it's been particularly good baseball to watch for the most part. But I'm admittedly not that much of a baseball fan, I just enjoy the experience of going to the games.

Some of my positives are the more relaxed pace of life here vs. Boston. I am an attorney and once went on an interview where the partner interviewing me wore a sweater and dress pants. I was shocked! lol!

Low property taxes (won't get into the negative aspects of that, although they do exist)

Big sky and mountain views. I still swear it's a postcard that I'm looking at every morning as I head west towards work.

Being the metropolitan center of the region and having more power/reputation than a city this size would normally have.

Restaurants, theater, professional sports. Sure, many cities have even more, but we've got a nice selection to take advantage of.

Many other transplants - I know not everyone sees that as a positive, but I think it's a good thing and makes it easier to forge friendships and a network because so many people are doing the same thing.
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