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Old 09-19-2018, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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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.
The real rivalry is with NM though. http://gazette.com/life/is-pueblo-ch...d1e858afb.html
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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Hi bluescreen -
Moving to a Denver from San Diego. However, Iím a lifelong Dallasite, so would love for someone to compare parts of town in Denver to Dallas suburbs. I think this would help me a ton.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Hi bluescreen -
Moving to a Denver from San Diego. However, Iím a lifelong Dallasite, so would love for someone to compare parts of town in Denver to Dallas suburbs. I think this would help me a ton.
Sure. What kind of comparison are you looking for (housing stock, demographics, terrain), and where are you looking to live?
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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I moved from the Seattle area via a 2 month stint in Charlotte, North Carolina. I'm originally from Oregon, but will keep the post referencing the Seattle/Puget Sound area where I lived on and off for last 6 years, except for one year when I went to Boise and then moved back.

What I love about Denver:
1. Less Traffic than Seattle
2. Easy Navigation
3. Glorious Rockies closely accessible to city
4. Great Food and especially surprised at the pizza places
5. Great Beer and so much of it
6. Excellent Coffee scene that leaves Seattle in the dirt
7. Very Clean City, wow, how come Seattle/Portland cannot learn from this city?

What I miss:
1. Glorious Cascade mountains (I will forever be a Cascadian in my heart)
2. Glorious Olympic mountains (A jagged range of mountains that towers right above the water)
3. Lush greenery
4. Giant Spruce, Firs, Cedar, Alder Trees
5. Large bodies of water, Puget Sound, Rivers, Lakes
6. Top Quality Organically Grown Cannabis (Cannabis in colorado seem subpar in quality and much more chemicals than Washington).
7. Chuck's Hop Shop (Hard to beat this beer store/70+ tap room, but I am sure denver has a rival and I will find it).
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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@bluescreen73

I just sent you a direct message.

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Old 09-23-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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4. Great Food and especially surprised at the pizza places
1. You must be joking. Clearly not from the Northeast

2. I thought you said you kept kosher? Like my cousins, only when convenient? (Recently my daughter got together with some orthodox cousins. For restaurants, they wanted either kosher or sushi!)
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:44 PM
 
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I moved from the Seattle area via a 2 month stint in Charlotte, North Carolina. I'm originally from Oregon, but will keep the post referencing the Seattle/Puget Sound area where I lived on and off for last 6 years, except for one year when I went to Boise and then moved back.

What I love about Denver:
1. Less Traffic than Seattle
2. Easy Navigation
3. Glorious Rockies closely accessible to city
4. Great Food and especially surprised at the pizza places
5. Great Beer and so much of it
6. Excellent Coffee scene that leaves Seattle in the dirt
7. Very Clean City, wow, how come Seattle/Portland cannot learn from this city?

What I miss:
1. Glorious Cascade mountains (I will forever be a Cascadian in my heart)
2. Glorious Olympic mountains (A jagged range of mountains that towers right above the water)
3. Lush greenery
4. Giant Spruce, Firs, Cedar, Alder Trees
5. Large bodies of water, Puget Sound, Rivers, Lakes
6. Top Quality Organically Grown Cannabis (Cannabis in colorado seem subpar in quality and much more chemicals than Washington).
7. Chuck's Hop Shop (Hard to beat this beer store/70+ tap room, but I am sure denver has a rival and I will find it).
Seattle is a cool city, Im not a city person but I enjoy visiting Seattle. The older i get the more I like cool rainy weather. Done with summer, ready for fall. The sun is cooking us.

That said though, SEA is still more $$$ than Denver and I dont think I could justify moving there. Still its prettier than CO IMO. When its not raining.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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1. You must be joking. Clearly not from the Northeast

2. I thought you said you kept kosher? Like my cousins, only when convenient? (Recently my daughter got together with some orthodox cousins. For restaurants, they wanted either kosher or sushi!)
Shalom Barry, I am not sure where you read that I keep kosher? I am not really super religious or Shomer Shabbat. I do not eat pork or shellfish and try to eat the best I can, but I am definitely not strict kosher.

Yeah, I cannot imagine Denver would be able to surpass New York or even Chicago with Italian cuisine. I am merely comparing it to West Coast, especially Seattle and even to Charlotte where I was living. Of course, every pizza place has New York, Brooklyn or Italy in the name so it makes sense that the Northeast, where the style of Italian/Pizza cuisine originated would have the best pizza and italian food. I have a lot of family who came from Brooklyn, so I did get try some good Italian cooking growing up.. My aunt and grandmother made lasagna like I never had in my life. Seattle probably has the worst Italian I ever had and good luck finding a pizza or calzone you would actually want to eat. The only exception would be Valarmos in University District, which is a step above any other East Coast style italian restaurant in seattle.


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Seattle is a cool city, Im not a city person but I enjoy visiting Seattle. The older i get the more I like cool rainy weather. Done with summer, ready for fall. The sun is cooking us.

That said though, SEA is still more $$$ than Denver and I dont think I could justify moving there. Still its prettier than CO IMO. When its not raining.
Seattle has its perks and you make a few interesting points. Yes, I agree that it is hard to compare to the beauty of Washington and even Oregon has some fanastic gems like the Oregon Coast and Columbia Gorger which are hard to rival in the lower 48. However, after driving through the Western Slope all the way to Denver from Utah via a night in Parachute, I will say that the Colorado Rocky mountains have a grandiose and unique beauty of their own. Colorado has so many mountains and unique rock formations that I find the beauty pretty spectacular and hard to compare to Washington. It is almost apples and oranges. For example, you will not find giant mesas towering into the sky at every corner anywhere in Washington or Oregon like you do in Grand Junction and Parachute area. As well there are such an expanse of rugged and jagged rocky peaks expanding for 100s of miles. You have rocks that just tower 1000s of feet right from the base and this is not something you will see in mountains frmo the Cascade range very often. it is hard to describe but I am pretty amazed at Colorado's beauty. However, if your standard of beauty is lush green forests and lots of vegetation and water then Washington and Alaska will definitely be your cup of tea. East of the Cascades and once you get to wenatchee, most of the state of Washington can be quite desolate and barren. Many do not realize that Washington has as much prarie and desert as it has forests. Northeastern Washington up near the selkirks is an exception and is pretty lush, but is very remote and isolate and gets too much snow.

Another thing people don't realize is lately Washington and Oregon have been plagued with nasty fires that blow lots of smoke right into the cities. People couldn't even leave their house this Summer in Seattle. Imagine waiting 9 months for sun, only to be stuck inside because of smoke.

As far as Seattle as a city, I would say Denver blows it away. Seattle use to be a better city, but the cost of living is insane, traffic is unbearable and the layout of the city makes it challenging to navigate and brutal during rush hour. It took me literally over 2 hours to go from Ballard to SODO (appx 5 miles) on as monday at 4pm. I have travelled all over Denver at all times and never did it take me that long to travel such a short distance. As well, the homeless and drug problem is no joke and there is a lot of mentally distrubed people just wandering all over the streets. Downtown Seattle really is starting to smell like a human toilet as many of the homeless defacate in the alleyways and other various locations. The smell of human waste is something you don't even realize until you leave Seattle. There is also problems with syringes all over the parks, etc. Kids are finding needles and nothing seems to be able to be done about it. I find Denver to be a much more clean, intelligently designed and livable city than Seattle.
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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Shalom Barry, I am not sure where you read that I keep kosher?
My mistake, then. I thought I recalled that from some of your prior posts, but I didn't go back to try and find it.
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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1. Less Traffic than Seattle
2. Easy Navigation
I went to Seattle a few years ago and met up with a friend who lives there. She was driving us around the town, and I can't remember exactly where it was (I want to say it was on our way to the "troll bridge", but I could be mistaken), but there was a spot where it looked like cars were coming at us from five different directions. She was unfazed, but I nearly had a heart attack!
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