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Old 09-17-2018, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Denverites/Coloradans seem to be obsessed with California. It's a constant topic. Why is that? I was born and raised in Colorado and don't have a single bad thing to say about California or Californians. If Colorado is so great, why do we (not me) spend so much time thinking and talking about California? It feels like insecurity.

Oh...and I'm from here.

Like: mild(ish) winters, sports teams

Dislike: "native" superiority complex, traffic, COL
10 years ago a friend of mine in undergrad from Grand Junction liked to say "stop Californicating Colorado". I haven't been around the state enough to say, but I get the impression what you've mentioned - changes in traffic and COL (and overall population growth) actually have a lot to do with the CA hate. It gets associated with CA I think because of the similar topography (i.e. urban sprawl a la LA vs east coast and some midwestern cities).
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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^ It gets associated because California makes up a majority demographic of transplants. That's all it really is. California is one of the most populated states out West, so it makes sense that they also make up one of the largest group of transplants.

And to flip the argument...assuming that anti-Californian mindsets come from jealousy also shows insecurity and an inferiority complex.

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Old 09-17-2018, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Boulder, CO
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Sounds like we could have been neighbors.
And me as well, moved here (Aurora then Boulder) 11 months ago from just a little bit east of Howard County: Odenton (Anne Arundel County).

I miss the bay and the beach and the ocean. (MD)
But I love the Mountains. (CO)
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I actually remembering reading an article that said the majority of Denver transplants are people from other cities in Colorado. I believe it was from 9NEWS.
I wouldn't really consider other Coloradans transplants?

But yes, that is technically correct.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Definitely superiority complex and/or jealousy. CA cities have beaches and mountains, so maybe that?

Also there's the (BS) theory that COL is rising in Denver in part because so many people from CA are moving there
Isn't the high pop. growth (a lot of which is due to transplants) a factor in the COL increasing? Especially WRT housing.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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Isn't the high pop. growth (a lot of which is due to transplants) a factor in the COL increasing? Especially WRT housing.
Perhaps *if* people that move there are only taking their CA-based salaries with them, but I don't believe everyone from CA is doing that. It's the hype and trendiness of moving to Denver that the apartment associations can get away with by upgrading prices (they're crooks) - and the new build apartments in downtown with first class amenities that charge new tenants through the roof to move in.

If CA is to blame for it, then TX, GA, WI, NE, MO, KS, AZ etc are just as much as well.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Perhaps *if* people that move there are only taking their CA-based salaries with them, but I don't believe everyone from CA is doing that. It's the hype and trendiness of moving to Denver that the apartment associations can get away with by upgrading prices (they're crooks) - and the new build apartments in downtown with first class amenities that charge new tenants through the roof to move in.

If CA is to blame for it, then TX, GA, WI, NE, MO, KS, AZ etc are just as much as well.
Yeah, ha, downtown Denver encompasses a lot of the reasons I left NYC (except probably with more amenities). It's just a newer phenomenon here, so there's less disillusionment around it, for now.

I know grad students from Anschutz living in Cap Hill and surrounding neighborhoods like Congress Park, Cheesman Park... was talking with a roommate about how they can possibly afford it. Presumably they are paying with student loans. That doesn't seem like financially the smartest thing to do. But maybe they are somehow in a higher income bracket than I am (I'm also a grad student) so what do I know, haha.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:56 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Well, it appears it really was expecting too much for this thread to remain light-hearted and fun and free of California hate. Sigh.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Well, it appears it really was expecting too much for this thread to remain light-hearted and fun and free of California hate. Sigh.
I havenít really seen any California hate. Native here. I love California.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Well, it appears it really was expecting too much for this thread to remain light-hearted and fun and free of California hate. Sigh.
I double that sigh.

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I haven’t really seen any California hate. Native here. I love California.
You are the norm from what I have experienced. Most Colorado natives that I meet are more interested on what it was like growing up and living in California rather than bashing on it.
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