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Old 02-27-2017, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Frederick, CO
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We moved from St Louis 5.5 years and I can tell you the weather is way better here. I suffered from Seasonal depression in St Louis but do not have that problem here.

As for housing depending on where you live you could swing an apartment or even townhome for the price you are paying now in Chicago.

The light rail is not all built out here yet but it is improving. If you go south or west of Denver you can find areas along the light rail they are working on the north lines as we speak. I would study the light rail map posted above then come back and ask questions about certain areas

Biomed downtown and out Boulder way and for sales jobs I think you will do ok. We do have a lot of startups and also bigger tech companies moving into the area. The tech companies seem to gravitate to Broomfield-Boulder area.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Since I work in clinical research administration someplace besides CU, I'm going to have to disagree that is the only place where OP's wife might find a job. Yes, it's the largest, and many of the researchers in the area are affiliated there, but there is a fair amount of research based at several other institutions in Denver.

Although bad timing for my particular institution as we recently (as in the past few weeks) filled two research compliance positions but OP's wife definitely needs to expand her search beyond CU.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago - NW side
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Thank you all!
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Winters are very different in Denver. You can have a blizzard Monday and by Wednesday it will be 60 and sunny. This scenario is pretty normal whereas Chicago gets cold and stays cold. However, the dry air in Denver doesn't agree with everyone. Coming from Chicago you may have a tough time getting used to the altitude and extreme dry air. I was blowing blood out of my nose for months. Plan on a humidifier and lots of chapstick! Denver is certainly not Chicago, but it's a decent little city. Train is limited, but yes, you can find spots to hop on and get downtown. Also, Denver is super dog friendly. I'd recommend some vacation time there to check it out before committing.
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