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Old 05-23-2016, 10:38 PM
 
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Okay, a bit of background. My friend and I are tired of both the political climate, and level of opportinity in our
current small town in East tx. I am an aspiring musician looking for a decent place to get involved in the music scene. No lectures on the practicality of this career path please,I know where I stand. There is ZERO chance of making any kind of headway with music as a money making venture where I am now. So...
3 biggest selling points for me - Affordable/safe living, public transportation, and A music scene. Open minded people are a plus. Price range is 700-1000 apt, split between 2 people. I've read good things about both cities, and although Denver seems pricey I want to consider all options. I feel if I do not make a move soon, i'll get lost in the day to day. To give you some context, We are also considering places like Salt Lake City, and Ohio. Austin, Cali, and New York are too much.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:06 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Austin and Denver are similar in housing costs.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Music scene? I doubt that Pueblo would work for that. Denver doesn't offer a reasonable place for $1K per month that meets your stated 3 needs.

Have you considered Nashville?
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Sad but true: you'd need to double your stated rental budget range for Denver. Fastest growing city in the US right now, and housing costs have risen to levels that amaze me. Rents may level off a bit, but I doubt they will drop unless there's a big economic bust, which would bring many other problems.

I have no clue about the music scene in Pueblo. Pueblo is certainly more affordable than Denver. It also has drastically fewer job opportunities. And the highest per capita murder rate in the state. You can read about Pueblo in the main Colorado forum. Including many many posts by a Pueblo hometown booster.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Denver is gonna be more favorable for the music scene, but the COL is higher.

Pueblo is cheaper, but it's the Waco of Colorado - small, somewhat isolated, fairly rundown, and crime-ridden.

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Only good thing about Denver for you is the music scene.

Denver/Colorado has a great local music scene with no competition nearby. You might get lost in the noise of California, NYC, Austin, and Nashville.

Quite a few bands have used Colordo as a launch pad recently, so the word is out about how good the scene is.

But you'll need to double your housing budget.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Cost of living overall is about 10% higher in Denver than in Austin, so if Austin is too expensive, then Denver is definitely too expensive.

Consumer Prices in Denver, CO are 12.53% higher than in Austin, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Denver, CO are 9.21% higher than in Austin, TX
Rent Prices in Denver, CO are 4.08% higher than in Austin, TX
Restaurant Prices in Denver, CO are 9.25% higher than in Austin, TX
Groceries Prices in Denver, CO are 13.74% higher than in Austin, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Denver, CO is 5.15% lower than in Austin, TX

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I think the advice you have received thus far is spot on. Too expensive, but great local music scene.

I have a buddy who is a jam/bluegrass musician and just moved here from LA. Says the scene for his type of music is infinitely better in Denver. Who would have thunk it?!? Definitely goes to show that you should research the scene for your particular style in each city. It can be vary greatly as I'm sure you know.

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Chicago.

Otherwise, live in Pueblo if you want to become Pueblo famous.

IMO you could just as easily get lost in the noise in Denver. The scene is a lot more crowded than you'd think.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:59 PM
 
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What type of music?
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