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Old 02-25-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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I was surprised how warm it is. I mean even in mid February the average highs are in the low 50's.

I was there and it snowed a lot, but then within a day or two it was 65 and everything melted. I think the thing about Denver is that while it snows, it always seems to warm up a lot, and you don't get the snow sitting around on the ground like out east/north.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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From watching NFL games for many years (since the early 1980's), I've long said the weather in Denver is strange. You can have snow there I think anytime between October and April, and you can also have nice, warm days in the winter as well. I perceive the weather in Denver as being like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates. Football commentator John Madden has said in so many words if you want to see many different types of weather, go to Denver.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Snow, mountains, smog, skiing, pretty neighborhoods, nice downtown.

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We think of the Broncos...[snip]..John Elway!
I try not to think about that. [/20-year-old grudge]

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I would have thought for a guy from Cleveland the first thoughts about Denver would be "The Drive", John Elway, "The Fumble", Earnest Byner, and Jeremiah Castille.
Yeah. That either.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I think Denver is one of the cleanest cities in the states. The downtown is lively with lots to do. Most of the neighborhoods are livable. I enjoy my visits there and always have a nice time. However, I wouldn't more there because it is in the middle of nowhere to me. I need to be by some water.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:57 PM
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What do people generally think of denver that have never been there??
I think it's better than Atlanta.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Before some family moved there:

Denver Broncos, Mile High, Rocky Mountains, Lots of snow cold weather, Mostly white, That's about it.

After:

Boomtown, In plains next to mountains not mountains (can you actually build a city in mountains?), Not as cold as I thought although it can be sometimes, Mostly white and hispanic (not many blacks compared to Georgia), Beautiful scenery, Hip, vibrant intown.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I think of a flat, dusty city fronted by tall mountains. I think of a whole lotta sprawl all the way out to Boulder. That's about it, since I know practically nothing about Denver.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Before I started reading about Denver here, I didn't know anything about the city. I was led to believe, by someone who lived there briefly, that the weather was wacky. One minute it could be a beautiful summer day, and the next minute a ferocious thunderstorm has blown up out of nowhere.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Most people think Denver is a cold, mountainous city that has snow 9 months out of the year.

Infact, Denver is at the foothills, it is relatively warm there, and snow melts quickly with the intense sun and quick warm ups.

Denver has more of a "southwestern" feel than you think.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:50 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Mild temperatures, outdoorsy people, newer looking downtown, generic suburbs, lots of sprawl, mountains, fresh dry air, not many cultures there other than white, black, Latino, American Indian and Asian, moderate job climate, brand new Childrens' Hospital, no public transportation other than buses, decent schools. I may be WAY off, but you asked.
No one else has stepped up to clarify these issues, so I will. Generic suburbs? I don't think so. Not all of them, anyway. To the west, Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Golden were communities in their own right before they became part of the suburbs. Golden was, I believe, the territorial capital of Colorado, and is home to the Colorado School of Mines. Arvada and Wheat Ridge were farming communities. To the NW, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Erie and Boulder were all mining communities. Louisville has a statue of a miner in front of City Hall, and does a lot to maintain its mining history, as does Lafayette. Littleton to the south, and Castle Rock all have "histories". The culture statement is true, but really, what more could you want. There is a large international community in Boulder and Denver. There is a light rail system that is growing, regarding public transportation. And the bus service is extensive.
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