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Old 12-10-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Surprisingly the whole world does not revolve around California, hard to believe as that may be.

Other states have their own history, culture, and identity.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Colorado is definitely not "Cali East". I cant think of anything that is similar enough to compare the two closely.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:25 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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No.

Both have mountains, sure. CA spans a lot of different latitudes, so the climate differs dramatically across the state. CO is relatively large, but it's not the same. It's also landlocked.

Denver is nice, but it's still fairly conservative as far as big cities go (good). It's not like CA with all the crazy hippies. Most of the state is rural. Politically, it's a swing state.
80% of the Colorado population lives along the Front Range, from Ft. Collins to Pueblo. Most of those people live in metro Denver. Colorado has a lot of rural/undeveloped land, but there aren't many people living there. Politically, we're purple, and probably always will be.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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I would never consider Colorado *anything* East.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Here's the East side of Cali:

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Old 12-11-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Its been 15 years since ive been to Colorado, and I sure hope it has not been ruined by Californians to the extent that it is now becoming "California east". Even here in TN we see Californians moving here to escape the mess out there. The western states must really be overrun with Californian inmigration. I hear AZ is full of them. Nothing wrong with people leaving the golden state, but they need to leave California in California. They should not forget that people in their new states don't want Californian politics, social values and attitudes transported to their states.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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80% of the Colorado population lives along the Front Range, from Ft. Collins to Pueblo. Most of those people live in metro Denver. Colorado has a lot of rural/undeveloped land, but there aren't many people living there. Politically, we're purple, and probably always will be.
I'm from Laramie originally, I know the area fairly well. A bit mistake people make is automatically thinking CO=Denver=Inner City.

Yes, Denver is the population hub. So is Birmingham in AL for example. One city is not the entire state. More then that, the suburbs in Denver are fairly spread out and differ greatly from the inner city.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:35 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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^^My original point was that Coloradans are not primarily rural. Jefferson County (suburban Denver and into the mountains) is considered one of the "Bellweather" counties in the US in political terms. It looks like American, supposedly. There's everything there, all income levels, high to low and in-between.

Denver is hardly inner-cityish, especially compared to the big eastern and midwestern cities.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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I guess I'm in the minority of people who think that the two state have certain things in common.

If you love the Sierra Nevadas (or even the high mountains in SoCal like the San Jacintos), you'll probably love the Rockies and vice versa (even the the mountain ranges still have a lot of differences.

The Central Valley is still a wide rural agricultural plain similar to where the high plains meet the Rockies minus the fruit/produce production and larger hispanic population.

If you like Sacramento, but bigger with more amenities, yet proximity to beautiful western mountains, you might like Denver.

Does you California life revolve around the beach/coast, Hollywood and San Francisco, and you never go inland for anything . . . you probably wouldn't like Colorado.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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I call Northeast California "Colorado West"
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