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Old 04-17-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Better that than an area overrrun with thugs and gangs.
Better neither, actually. With the latter, one can look up crime statistics.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Durham and Asheville here in NC. I have never been to Durham, this is what I hear a lot though. That is, if you plan to be east of the MIssissippi. I would head to NM perhaps, my treehugging friends all move there!!
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Too bad they can't, and wouldn't, self-identify on a vehicle like a census.

Just like people can look up a prospective area and pull up the racial/ethnic demographics to see how well they'd fit in, wouldn't it be great if NORMAL people could pull up area demographics ahead of time and see how many "treehuggers"/"granolas" live there so they can cross it off their list?


Would Definatly live with treehuggers, tofu eaters, than the rude, ignorant rednecks on my street any day!! Trust me on that!
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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Come to Boulder. Lots of Birkenstock-wearing, pot-smoking, granola-eating vegetarian white boys w/dreadlocks tree huggers (and I don't mean any of that in a negative way!) Denver has its fair share too, but Boulder would be the center of Colorado's tree-hugging universe.
Boulder used to be full of tree-huggers, but now it is primarily filled with hyper-wealthy runners and academics.

And Denver? Denver has a bunch of hunters and giant trucks and SUVs with country music stickers on the back.

The only genuine hippie towns in Colorado are small mountains towns like Nederland, outside of Boulder.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Thank you, all. Looks like PNW and CO win the consensus! Both sound pretty awesome. I would prefer to live among older folks in my age group (late 40's to late 50's range), but I guess they are going to veer more towards the warm weather like Fla and AZ.

I am surprised no mention of the Yellowstone area (ID, MT, WY)? I assume that is because they have a large hunting community, but I would think that many nature lovers would want to live there?
I've lived in Oregon and I'm from Colorado. I moved back to Colorado after living in Oregon precisely because I couldn't deal with the tree-huggers. There is an environmentalist streak in Colorado, but there is just as much of an anti-environmentalist, SUV-loving, oil-pumping streak, and the tree-hugger mentality is very maintstream in the Pacific Northwest. Unless you're thinking of Boulder, and unless you can actually afford Boulder, Colorado is more Ford F150 than Prius.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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I've lived in Oregon and I'm from Colorado. I moved back to Colorado after living in Oregon precisely because I couldn't deal with the tree-huggers. There is an environmentalist streak in Colorado, but there is just as much of an anti-environmentalist, SUV-loving, oil-pumping streak, and the tree-hugger mentality is very maintstream in the Pacific Northwest. Unless you're thinking of Boulder, and unless you can actually afford Boulder, Colorado is more Ford F150 than Prius.
I would imagine. The suburbs to the west (Conifer, Evergreen, Ken Caryl), to the south (Highlands Ranch, Littleton), to the east (Aurora), and to the north (Northglenn, Broomfield) don't seem too treehugger to me. And this is greater Denver. They say "Midwest meets West" to me. I've heard that the only real bad thing about the hillier mountain suburbs to the west is that you get the sun in your eyes in BOTH the morning and evening commute to and from the city.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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I've lived in Oregon and I'm from Colorado. I moved back to Colorado after living in Oregon precisely because I couldn't deal with the tree-huggers. There is an environmentalist streak in Colorado, but there is just as much of an anti-environmentalist, SUV-loving, oil-pumping streak, and the tree-hugger mentality is very maintstream in the Pacific Northwest. Unless you're thinking of Boulder, and unless you can actually afford Boulder, Colorado is more Ford F150 than Prius.
I see more Subarus on the road around here than any other type of vehicle. There are also alot of the yuppy soccer mom types of SUV's, too (Lexus, Chevy Suburban, etc). I don't see all that many pickup trucks, though.
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