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Old 01-30-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Ill tell you what, they sure as hell arent leaving the Midwest and Northeast for good summer weather, change of seasons, excellent schools, good public transportation, gigantic cultural offerings and world class cities. Theyre moving to the South and West for mild winters and cheap (literally) homes.
Apparently people aren't finding your snotty little list of things where they live, so they are going elsewhere. The majority of people are intelligent enough to investigate a city before moving there...and they find out that there are places with tolerable weather that have all of the choices that anyone could want. You should do the same and stop making such nasty comments.

It seems like you could love your city without putting down other cities or regions. It doesn't reflect well on you or your hometown...
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hmmmm.... Denver experiences blizzards, sub-zero temps, MORE snow than the Midwest (make that DOUBLE the amount than Chicago gets), awful winds, and a winter that starts earlier and lasts longer than the NE and Midwest. What, the 15% more sun Denver gets is some kind of deal-breaker for snow in October through May sometimes?
Yeah, its a good thing Chicago doesnt get wind (I have no idea who would have thought to name it the windy city), or snow, or sub zero temperatures! Whew!
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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Wow. Whoopee. Yay for you.

Ill tell you what, they sure as hell arent leaving the Midwest and Northeast for good summer weather, change of seasons, excellent schools, good public transportation, gigantic cultural offerings and world class cities. Theyre moving to the South and West for mild winters and cheap (literally) homes.

Ooooooh. Ahhhhhh. We're all amazed.

Oh, and by the way, you can have all those types of people... frees up more jobs here, less traffic, etc, while adding it all into your cities. Enjoy!
Some people like the heat. The Sunbelt gets 3 seasons. The only season they don't get is winter, which is the season people want to avoid when they move.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Ill tell you what, they sure as hell arent leaving the Midwest and Northeast for good summer weather, change of seasons, excellent schools, good public transportation, gigantic cultural offerings and world class cities. Theyre moving to the South and West for mild winters and cheap (literally) homes.
They're moving for lower costs of living and an abundance of jobs--you know, bread and butter issues. Good schools as well; those aren't exclusive to the North and Midwest, ya know.
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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I suggest that the popularity of Denver has to be from the Democratic Convention and the Obama Speech at Mile Hi Stadium. Many people saw that and the weather in Denver was perfect. So it may be only a temporary effect that has boosted the image a bit.

However, it has always been perceived as a a good place to live and indeed it is, if you accept and are aware of the real Colorado. People have perceptions of Denver that make it more than it is because of the continual wrong ideas about the West that is the "West of the Imagination" in popular culture.

Many people are surprised that Denver is on the Great Plains and not in the mountains; it is always the mountains that people see in pictures. People are always asking about small towns on lakes, forests on the Denver forum; they have no idea that Colorado is a semi-arid State and very dry; does not have the lush vegetation, water resources and small idyllic towns, as in the east.

If the Democratic Convention was held in Seattle, than I think that city would have been on the top of the list, at this time.

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Old 01-30-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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live you don't really believe that do you? Denver has ranked high among places to live even before Obama was born. Its been growing due to in-migration for many years.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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live you don't really believe that do you? Denver has ranked high among places to live even before Obama was born. Its been growing due to in-migration for many years.
You are correct, Denver has ranked as a great place for a long time. I am just saying that the Convention gave it a little temporary push in popularity which effects would have been felt in any popular city in the same level of good perceptions. Obama was little more unique which put Denver in the secondary limelight. If there was no convention in Denver, Denver would have still placed high on the list.

I came to Denver in the 1970s from Dallas; I am originally from Buffalo, New York. Denver and many other cities where popular destinations out of the rust belt at that time. I remember meeting people who moved here 30 years before me, as a result of the big wave of state in migration that happened because of soldiers stationed in Colorado during and after World War II.

Any large event in a city that gives it a good perception causes some new people to move into that city. Even Buffalo, decayed and badly perceived today, had a day in the limelight. The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901 gave it exposure, and had popular effects on migration to Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier.

Livecontent
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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[quote]Originally Posted by Steve-o
Wow. Whoopee. Yay for you.

Ill tell you what, they sure as hell arent leaving the Midwest and Northeast for good summer weather, change of seasons, excellent schools, good public transportation, gigantic cultural offerings and world class cities. Theyre moving to the South and West for mild winters and cheap (literally) homes.

Ooooooh. Ahhhhhh. We're all amazed.

Oh, and by the way, you can have all those types of people... frees up more jobs here, less traffic, etc, while adding it all into your cities. Enjoy!





Chicago schools are pathetic and you indeed need relief big time from
the traffic on Tijuana type roads. We get it. In YOUR universe the
world revolves around chicago. Well guess what, a LOT of us are
happier in our new cities and obviously many others want move
here too. Can't say that I blame them. Way to much hostility
in chicago. Type A personality types should have their own
angry city. Maybe Ditka could be Da Governor
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Back home to NY or anywhere in New England. No place where it is summer year round.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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Denver was very pleasant 30 years ago but it didn't get much attention. popularity is certainly not due to the Democratic Convention!

And Golden was just a small place back then. we stayed at a motel that wasn't far from that mountain that has the big M carved in it.
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