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Old 11-17-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Everywhere is more expensive now than it was 20 years ago.
Counter arguments: Detroit, Gary, Cleveland, Buffalo
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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Counter arguments: Detroit, Gary, Cleveland, Buffalo
Sorry, everywhere that is not an absolute sh*thole is more expensive now than it was 20 years ago.

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Old 11-17-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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EL Paso , Tx : 7 months of summer , hot as hell June- July - August ,no water in the Rio Grande river during the winter , dust storms, snow is rare , high electric rates , lower salaries ,lower cost of living , 800,000 people, Brand new dirt colored stucco houses for under 250,000, Mountains with trees are 2 to 3 hours away, at least 85 % Hispanic bi-lingual culture . The grass is not greener because there is not very much grass. .......
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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CO is definitely not CA. Anyone who thinks it is hasn't spent much time in CA. CO is way more affordable, less crowded, better politics, nicer people, better schools, better roads, etc... In CA, you can't even get plastic bags in grocery stores for f**ks sake.

Agreed.
As someone who's lived in both places, all of this is debatable as to if CO is better than CA and vise versa. CO does have better schools and politics but I think parts of CA have better people and better roads.

The plastic bag thing is beyond annoying though. In L.A. you have to ask for a bag at the store and it actually costs an extra 10 cents for one.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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OP,
We are not in Denver, but an hour south. We had to move from a location we hated for various reasons (schools, medical). I’m a stay at home mom and the struggle is real here from a financial perspective. However, we need the medical Denver provides. If you are unhappy where you guys are living, I encourage you to find a better place. Life is too darn short! We are so happy we moved. Best of luck.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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As someone who's lived in both places, all of this is debatable as to if CO is better than CA and vise versa. CO does have better schools and politics but I think parts of CA have better people and better roads.

The plastic bag thing is beyond annoying though. In L.A. you have to ask for a bag at the store and it actually costs an extra 10 cents for one.
Boulder passed a plastic bag tax 4 years before California so maybe California is becoming more like Colorado.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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patch62383, people will deny that CO is turning into CA. However, when you read this article regarding the first city outside the west coast passing a ban on declawing cats, they're grasping at straws. Wouldn't it make sense to rely on the veterinarian's choice to say whether or not to declaw the cat? CO is the puppet state of CA when it comes to policies because 'CA did it too!'

On a last note, you'll be better off leaving the state and looking for better opportunities. I did the same thing.

Denver cat declawing ban faces final vote in City Council
Oh, you forgot the recent requirement that new high rise buildings have "green" roofs. How about letting the building owners decide this, not the City council?? Geez.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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EL Paso , Tx : 7 months of summer , hot as hell June- July - August ,no water in the Rio Grande river during the winter , dust storms, snow is rare , high electric rates , lower salaries ,lower cost of living , 800,000 people, Brand new dirt colored stucco houses for under 250,000, Mountains with trees are 2 to 3 hours away, at least 85 % Hispanic bi-lingual culture . The grass is not greener because there is not very much grass. .......
From what I've read, El Paso has a low crime rate. Impressive for a border city IMO.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Kansas, there are some decent areas there. As a boy, we had relatives in the Colby, Hays, and Russell areas. Always enjoyed trips there because it was SO different from Colorado. Camping at Lake Wilson was cool because they had lightning bugs.

As an HVAC tech, it certainly opens up employment chances. Maybe spend some time over in the Kansas forum reading up on issues. Seems a lot of local posters over there bemoan the gang and drug problems in Wichita, so I don't know that I'd suggest it as a best place to go without visiting and getting more details. The suburban areas around Kansas City on both the Kansas and Missouri sides are very nice. My wife's company is based out of KC and we've visited numerous friends in the area. I could picture it as a great place to live.

Might also consider Omaha Nebraska or Council Bluffs Iowa. A quietly growing metro area along the Missouri River that is home to a large number of Fortune 500 companies and probably the largest concentration of millionaires outside of the top tier cities in the US.
You're right: Omaha is having a boom of its own right now. If you're not big into mountains, I don't see it as vastly inferior to Denver but way more affordable. IMHO.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Oh, you forgot the recent requirement that new high rise buildings have "green" roofs. How about letting the building owners decide this, not the City council?? Geez.
This was a public vote that the city council opposed.
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