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Old 06-20-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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I am sorry, I realize there are probably alot of posts like this but I would like some advice.

I have lived in Denver my entire life. Infact, the only places I have visited are lame midwest family vacation spots, Vegas, San Diego and Seattle (which I loved Seattle in the 5 days I was there). I love living in the city, but feel Denver isn't big enough. I also feel like Denver lacks a certain local charm. Most everything has been taken over by chains (which I realize happens everywhere, but we don't have alot of local stuff).

I work close to home, and drive a scooter. I love that! I also love biking with my single speed or walking. I don't intend to buy a car.

I make a base pay of 37k a year and currently pay 775 a month to live my my self. I don't mind having roomates or paying a bit more. (I would get a pay increase in certain areas like NY and San Fransisco for example).

I'm 25, like haning out at indie rock/scene bars I guess (Sputnik in Denver is my Favorite), I am a vegitarian, rather liberal, I have two little dogs, I like going out later at night.

I love really dense areas. I hate the suburbs. I prefer apartments or old/historic houses.

What do you all think?
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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I am sorry, I realize there are probably alot of posts like this but I would like some advice.

I have lived in Denver my entire life. Infact, the only places I have visited are lame midwest family vacation spots, Vegas, San Diego and Seattle (which I loved Seattle in the 5 days I was there). I love living in the city, but feel Denver isn't big enough. I also feel like Denver lacks a certain local charm. Most everything has been taken over by chains (which I realize happens everywhere, but we don't have alot of local stuff).

I work close to home, and drive a scooter. I love that! I also love biking with my single speed or walking. I don't intend to buy a car.

I make a base pay of 37k a year and currently pay 775 a month to live my my self. I don't mind having roomates or paying a bit more. (I would get a pay increase in certain areas like NY and San Fransisco for example).

I'm 25, like haning out at indie rock/scene bars I guess (Sputnik in Denver is my Favorite), I am a vegitarian, rather liberal, I have two little dogs, I like going out later at night.

I love really dense areas. I hate the suburbs. I prefer apartments or old/historic houses.

What do you all think?
Well, I guess Omaha, we are smaller, but we have a huge Indie Rock scene with Saddle Creek records being here. We have plenty of cheap apartments and a strong economy and job market, plus we are pretty liberal. We have pretty much only historic stuff in the Old Market District, which used to be storage warehouses that were converted into shops and restaurants, and a lot of the restaurants and stores we have are local. But like I said, its smaller than Denver but who knows.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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Seattle is a good choice. I'd also highly recommend Minneapolis if you can stand the cold. Boston would also be another choice that meets most of your criteria.
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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Seattle is a good choice.
You already like it and it's probably the most liberal, vegetarian friendly city in America.
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Old 06-22-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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Minneapolis has alot of people that fit her description and has alot of local charm, but it isn't going to feel like the big city of Denver feels small.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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I've lived in the Twin Cities and also have spent a lot of time in Denver. The Twin Cities feels much larger than Denver. And technically the metro area of the Twin Cities is substantially larger than Denver.
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