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Old 02-27-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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I really agree with phillyhomelessguy I think that Denver hides its problems well! And I also agree that the suburbs are cookie cutter and boring! One thing i am really happy to see is bradburn and arista going up in westminster and broomfield its nice to have a nice change of scenery!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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my impression of denver is that it is a big city made out a small town. a product of the 70's era boom (houston, columbus, phoenix, atlanta).
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I have friends that are from Denver and they have nothing good to say about Denver. They where born and live there for over 50 years before moving to Tennessee.

John
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I think of the cartoon "South Park"
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Some facts are that denver is the thinnest city in america, the highest, the city that brews most beer, the city has great night life, and also the drunkest city in america.
I'm sorry, but you're clearly mistaken. Denver is nowhere near being the drunkest city in America.

America's Drunkest Cities - Forbes.com
1. Milwaukee
2. Minneapolis-St. Paul
3. Columbus
4. Boston
5. Austin
6. Chicago
7. Cleveland
8. Pittsburgh
9. Philadelphia
9. Providence
11. St. Louis
12. San Antonio
12. Seattle
14. Las Vegas
15. Denver/Boulder
16. Cincinnati
16. Kansas City
18. Houston
19. Portland
20. San Francisco-Oakland
20. Washington-Baltimore
22. Phoenix
23. Los Angeles
24. New Orleans
24. Tampa
26. Norfolk
27. Dallas-Fort Worth
28. Atlanta
28. Detroit
30. Indianapolis
31. Orlando
32. New York
33. Miami
34. Charlotte
35. Nashville
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: IN
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I think of Denver as a young city demographically with a large creative class of people. From pictures, I would say the city has a dense urban core with suburban houses on small lot sizes compared to Midwest cities. The culture, nightlife, sports, etc have to rank up there regionally. The climate is one of extremes and also very brown (high levels of aridity). The city itself is not in the mountains, but on the edge of the High Plains. I am told that some of the far western suburbs are in the foothills at a higher elevation. It wouldn't be a city I would be very interested in living in due to climatic reasons and the fact that I need to be in a place with lots of greenery all year long.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:09 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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When I think Denver, I think of my brother moving next year.
He's never been there!
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Inactive Account
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If the street views on maps.google are accurate, you can't even see the mountains when you're in the city... because the air is too hazy or there's just too much clutter on the ground.

Looks a lot like Fresno or Sacramento to me. Flat, recently-built sprawl, sunny skies ... with maybe some mountain views on clear days from the edge of town.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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If the street views on maps.google are accurate, you can't even see the mountains when you're in the city... because the air is too hazy or there's just too much clutter on the ground.

Looks a lot like Fresno or Sacramento to me. Flat, recently-built sprawl, sunny skies ... with maybe some mountain views on clear days from the edge of town.
Of course you can see the mountains when you're in the city, you can't see them from every house, building, or street, but they are there, I see them every day.

Google Maps isn't a good indication of Denver's views, the pictures were probably taken during the summer, which is usually quite cloudy. A simple drive around town will get you several peeks of the mountains.

Denver is not like Fresno or Sacramento, believe me.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Dont let the 'cool' pictures of Denver fool you. Those pictures are doctored up by professionals to market the city. The city actually has among the worst air pollution on the country after LA, Phoenix and Houston.
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