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Old 01-10-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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missionhill, you pretty much have it right...for the most part.
I need to clarify more, we obviously know that we can't live in any of the NYC borroughs or most of the surrounding area and still be able to go hiking or other similar outdoor activities. I have been to NYC probably 20 times (just went in October) and actually lived in Northern NJ (Wayne) for about six months when I was in college, so I know ALOT about NYC and know what to expect. IF we were able to move there, it would be so that we could have the no-car, urban cafes and museums lifestyle. We would be trading the outdoor activities for the city life and that would be awesome!!! BUT if we cannot live in VERY close proximity (in the city on the weekend in an hour or even less and easily) to NYC, then the city we choose to move to would ideally be located very close to mountains, lakes, etc so that we could enjoy outdoor activities on a regular basis. Does that make sense? I know the two situations contradict each other but we like both situatios and lifestyles. The ONLY city like NYC is NYC! You can't find that lifestyle ANYWHERE else (not even Chicago really) BUT if we cannot live there, then we want the outdoor options and beauty (which probably means Denver because unless I find something that makes me fall in love with Seattle, I am not all about the rain) SO, that's where I am coming from. I am totally open to more suggestions than Denver because there may be cities similar or even better that I am not aware of, and that's basically what I was looking for in the first place. I also wanted to hear negatives about Denver if people had them. I do not need to hear anymore suggestions in CT (but I REALLY appreciate the suggestions there because I honestly never considered it and now we will) So, there we go....ask questions if someone needs clarification....
BUT please stop insulting, criticizing, attacking, etc, etc....if you think I'm a, well, whatever crappy thing you think, that's fine, but keep it to yourself! I promise to do the same

 
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Location: Ohio
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BUT please stop insulting, criticizing, attacking, etc, etc....if you think I'm a, well, whatever crappy thing you think, that's fine, but keep it to yourself! I promise to do the same
And I'm going to INSIST that you do the same if you want this thread to stay open. Some of your responses to members who were trying to be helpful with their posts are not appropriate. It's fine to have strong opinions, but don't take it out on the people who shared their opinions. Tone it down or I will shut it down.

Rachael84, you have made your last post in this thread. It's clear that LindseyG696 has had her fill of your advice, so it's time for you to post in one of the other 200,000+ threads on City-Data.

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Old 01-10-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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missionhill, you pretty much have it right...for the most part.
I need to clarify more, we obviously know that we can't live in any of the NYC borroughs or most of the surrounding area and still be able to go hiking or other similar outdoor activities. I have been to NYC probably 20 times (just went in October) and actually lived in Northern NJ (Wayne) for about six months when I was in college, so I know ALOT about NYC and know what to expect. IF we were able to move there, it would be so that we could have the no-car, urban cafes and museums lifestyle. We would be trading the outdoor activities for the city life and that would be awesome!!! BUT if we cannot live in VERY close proximity (in the city on the weekend in an hour or even less and easily) to NYC, then the city we choose to move to would ideally be located very close to mountains, lakes, etc so that we could enjoy outdoor activities on a regular basis. Does that make sense? I know the two situations contradict each other but we like both situatios and lifestyles. The ONLY city like NYC is NYC! You can't find that lifestyle ANYWHERE else (not even Chicago really) BUT if we cannot live there, then we want the outdoor options and beauty (which probably means Denver because unless I find something that makes me fall in love with Seattle, I am not all about the rain) SO, that's where I am coming from. I am totally open to more suggestions than Denver because there may be cities similar or even better that I am not aware of, and that's basically what I was looking for in the first place. I also wanted to hear negatives about Denver if people had them. I do not need to hear anymore suggestions in CT (but I REALLY appreciate the suggestions there because I honestly never considered it and now we will) So, there we go....ask questions if someone needs clarification....
BUT please stop insulting, criticizing, attacking, etc, etc....if you think I'm a, well, whatever crappy thing you think, that's fine, but keep it to yourself! I promise to do the same
Well - I know you don't want to hear anymore about CT, but it's under an hour to NYC and minutes to mountains, lakes, ocean, etc. So that's all I'll say about that.

I think if you REALLY want the scoop on Denver, head over to the Denver forum.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Bowie please delete this thread. You won't see anymore posts from me anywhere on your site!!!! If this forum represents america, god help us all!!!
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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I don't think you'd like Denver. The sense I get is that you would get bored pretty quickly with it.

It is absolutely nothing like New York. Not even close. It's a mid-sized major metropolitan area where the major draw is the outdoors. It's a great place and it's home (for me), but it's really not the sort of cosmopolitan place you're looking for.

I'd say DC would be your best best--or New York or Chicago. I'd stay on the East Coast if I were you.

If it's the nature and beauty you're looking for, Seattle and San FRancisco would be much better picks than DEnver. They are bigger than Denver have a coastal, sophisticated vibe that Denver lacks. Denver's feel is more suburban.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Bowie please delete this thread. You won't see anymore posts from me anywhere on your site!!!! If this forum represents america, god help us all!!!
It's a two-way street, Lindsey. Why yes, we do tend to draw our share of nutburgers from time to time, and trust me, the moderators do eventually get around to slapping down the suspensions (or bans) for those who get carried away. But you also cannot stoop to their level by dishing out some of the same stuff they sometimes toss out either. As per the norm, folks also need to use the "notify" feature to let us know what's getting out of control, too.

Since you started the thread, and you are requesting it to be shut down, that's what I'll do as I assume you've received more than enough legit info via some of the posts to get you started on your quest.

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