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Old 02-03-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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I am living in Florida and want to relocate out west to enjoy the outdoors. Skiing, mountain biking, hiking and all the wonderful things that is much better out west. I dont plan on moving until I finish school in 2 years however I wanted to take my time and research it.

The most appealing place from a pure outdoors perspective is Salt lake city however, other reasons make it not so appealing. I found these forums from doing research and check out several citys that may meet my requirements.

The funny thing is, of all the city forums I search, not one single city forum has near as many "I want to move here" Threads, its not even close even for the florida forums.

Another thing I find amazing is theres hardly any bashing of colorado. Every other forum you will see a lot of threads of people not happy, for instance the city I am from Jacksonville Florida has a lot of negative posts about the city.

Even with the economy the way it is, I think colorado is going to be fine because so many people are moving there, it seems like the prime location for people from california, Texas and the east coast. The more people that move there the more jobs are created and the cycle begins. Check out the other forums, you will see there is a lot more interest in Denver and the surrounding area than even the nice warm cities in florida.

Just a interesting observation I came across.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO Capitol Hill
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So true, I've been here since last May and the majority, 90% maybe, of the people i met have moved here within the last 3 years or so. All of them, great people, from tx, fl, sc, mi (myself). We're all having a blast. Glad i got here when i did as it looks like so many more will be arriving. I haven't experienced any native backlash yet but i hear it exists. I say fuggit, this is the u.s.a. , where were free to travel and live where we want.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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That is an interesting observation.

I've lived in seven different states in my life and Colorado is by far my favorite. But I like to climb, hike, ski, bike, kayak, and drink good beer, so it's an easy fit. That said, I think there are some other states that I might like living in just as much (such as OR, WA, UT, MT), but I'm not sure if I'll have the opportunity to move to any of those states.

I also work with a bunch of transplants (from CA, MN, IL, TX mostly), almost all of whom moved here because they love Colorado. Of all the people I work with and have met in the last seven years or so, I've only met a few natives.

One of the great things about the people in Colorado, IMO, is that most people are here for similar reasons (i.e., outdoors, open-mindedness, diverse culture, great cities, etc.). It's been easy to find people here that have similar interests to mine; much more than all the other places I've lived.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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That is an interesting observation.

I've lived in seven different states in my life and Colorado is by far my favorite. But I like to climb, hike, ski, bike, kayak, and drink good beer, so it's an easy fit. That said, I think there are some other states that I might like living in just as much (such as OR, WA, UT, MT), but I'm not sure if I'll have the opportunity to move to any of those states.

I also work with a bunch of transplants (from CA, MN, IL, TX mostly), almost all of whom moved here because they love Colorado. Of all the people I work with and have met in the last seven years or so, I've only met a few natives.

One of the great things about the people in Colorado, IMO, is that most people are here for similar reasons (i.e., outdoors, open-mindedness, diverse culture, great cities, etc.). It's been easy to find people here that have similar interests to mine; much more than all the other places I've lived.
Some great points there.
Sorry I ever moved away but that's a lonng story lol.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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The more I read about this city, the more I can't wait to move there! Denver here I come in just a few short months!!
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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LOL... what about all the posters who do nothing but complain about how cold it is here?
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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Well some people just dont like the cold but honestly the times I've been there its not near as cold as it is on the east coast where its a wet cold. Its better than the HUMID hot it gets here IMO however complaining about the weather is much better than complaining about crime, schools, taxes, cost of living, lack of things to do ect.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:52 PM
 
Location: ***Spokane***
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Rock on Denver....I've enjoyed all our visits there


CD from Spokane....
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:34 AM
 
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If you like the outdoors, you'll like it here.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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LOL... what about all the posters who do nothing but complain about how cold it is here?
Yeah, I think the wind chill is supposed to be around 60 above this afternoon. Just horrible!
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