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View Poll Results: Which city would be the best fit?
Denver 29 43.94%
Columbus 5 7.58%
St. Louis 10 15.15%
Cleveland 8 12.12%
Indianapolis 5 7.58%
Kansas City 9 13.64%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-05-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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I went with Columbus, but I'm iffy on whether Columbus or Denver would be better. I'm not sure what the Catholic population is in either city, though I'm thinking you should be able to find plenty of Catholics in any large city. It was your stated affection for the Midwest that had me leaning toward Columbus. It may come down to a question of how much preference you have for the Midwest, and why that is, versus the importance of big-time outdoor activities rather than local hiking in moderately hilly areas. If the Midwest is really a draw, Columbus, but I'd go with Denver if you really wanted serious outdoors activities.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Denver.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Minneapolis does fit your criteria but boy does it get cold up there. Denver actually has very mild winters with the occasional snowstorm that shuts down the city. My dad lives in Highlands Ranch which is a very conservative-white suburb and most other Denver suburbs are the same way. Denver itself is very liberal and Boulder is nicknamed the "Berkeley of the Rockies" so that gives you an idea of how liberal Boulder is too. There are plenty of Wild Oats, Whole Foods, and Range Rover dealerships in Denver-Boulder too.

The Rockies are a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and it takes about 20 minutes to get into the Rockies from downtown Denver. The Denver metro also has several nice parks, lakes, and reserves to go to for recreation. The region also receives over 300 days of sunshine annually so it is rarely cloudy outside and you will get all 4 seasons. I've been to Denver so many times and I can only remember one time where it was cloudy and that was just a thunderstorm. It's not unusual for winter to see 70 degree temps.

I'd just go with Denver. It's the best one IMO!
You would call a city that gets over 60 inches of accumulating snow per winter mild? Do you realize that it has to be below 32 degrees to get accumulating snow, and to get 60 inches per year it has to be like that quite frequently? Yes, winter can see 70 degree temps but it swings back and forth...that's not a mild winter. A mild winter is one that sees little to no snow and rarely gets below 32 degrees fahrenheit. Denver's winters are far from that criteria.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Well, if you love the midwest, go with Columbus, thats a no-brainer. Its a nice, growing city with good paying jobs, tons of entertainment, etc. Denver is ok and has lots to do, but its so isolated. At least in Columbus youll be smack dab in the middle of Ohio with short drives to Cincy, Cleveland, etc, etc. Plus I think Columbus is probably the safest city on that list by a longshot, but Im not 100% sure on that.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Denver seems to be the "In" city on this forum lately.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Any reason why Minneapolis isn't on your list?
The Twin Cities always struck me as really, really bland. For all of their problems, I love the old money, grit, and hard-earned sophistication of cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and St. Louis. I never felt any "soul" or history.

And, except for Denver, most of the other cities are centrally located. Columbus is with a 5 hour drive of half the US population. The same can't be said for Minneapolis.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:22 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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I went with Columbus, but I'm iffy on whether Columbus or Denver would be better. I'm not sure what the Catholic population is in either city, though I'm thinking you should be able to find plenty of Catholics in any large city. It was your stated affection for the Midwest that had me leaning toward Columbus. It may come down to a question of how much preference you have for the Midwest, and why that is, versus the importance of big-time outdoor activities rather than local hiking in moderately hilly areas. If the Midwest is really a draw, Columbus, but I'd go with Denver if you really wanted serious outdoors activities.
Thanks man. I don't need to be in the middle of the Rockies to get my nature fix. If a place has moderate hills and forested areas, that's good enough for me. So being in the midwest is more important than being in the middle of the rugged wilderness of Colorado's back country.

Would it be fair to say that Columbus is like a midwestern Denver?
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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You would call a city that gets over 60 inches of accumulating snow per winter mild? Do you realize that it has to be below 32 degrees to get accumulating snow, and to get 60 inches per year it has to be like that quite frequently? Yes, winter can see 70 degree temps but it swings back and forth...that's not a mild winter. A mild winter is one that sees little to no snow and rarely gets below 32 degrees fahrenheit. Denver's winters are far from that criteria.
Denver's annual snowfall is 55.4 inches. and most of that accumulated snow comes from mass blizzards that melt within a few days due to the increased temperatures. It's not like it snows 10 inches then it just adds and adds. It also depends which part of Denver you are in. The closer you are to the mountains the more accumulation you will have. Really though, Denver's winters aren't as bad as up in the mountains or even the blistering cold of Minneapolis and the Lakes.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Well, if you love the midwest, go with Columbus, thats a no-brainer. Its a nice, growing city with good paying jobs, tons of entertainment, etc. Denver is ok and has lots to do, but its so isolated. At least in Columbus youll be smack dab in the middle of Ohio with short drives to Cincy, Cleveland, etc, etc. Plus I think Columbus is probably the safest city on that list by a longshot, but Im not 100% sure on that.
I WISH it was a no-brainer! lol.
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Southeast suburbs of Denver (Douglas County) are conservative (the closer you get to CS the more conservative it tends to get)
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