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Old 05-25-2011, 01:01 AM
 
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Which city is better for young professionals, vibrant social scene and upscale nightlife? WHich city would you consider wealthier or having a better standard of living?
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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IMO, Denver, hands down. But of course I'm biased because I was born and raised in Denver. There are some huge mansions and awesome gated communities in COS though.

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Old 05-25-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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There is no question. A city with a metro population of 2,552,195 versus a city with a metro of 626,227.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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hmm thats a tough one! /end sarcasm
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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Denver.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Which city is better for young professionals, vibrant social scene and upscale nightlife? WHich city would you consider wealthier or having a better standard of living?
The answers to your first sentence are all undoubtedly Denver. Regarding "wealth" I would say its a push. Regarding "standard of living" I'm going to say Colorado Springs, by a healthy margin, based on my personal experience living in both cities and the things I value. I lived in Denver from age 26 through 30, unmarried, and it was FANTASTIC. I've lived in Colorado Springs from age 32 through 41, married with children, and every single time I come over that Monument Hill headed south, I feel a huge sense of relief. Assuming you could make the same income in both cities and once you get past the "social scene" stage of life and assuming you prefer shorter commutes to endless gridlock, Colorado Springs has alot to offer over a vast unified metropolis like Denver. For some of us.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Denver city: //www.city-data.com/city/Denver-Colorado.html
Metro area: Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
CoS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Springs,_Colorado

And the population is growing, by all other accounts.

Some folks think the metro area is larger still: http://www.metrodenver.org/demograph...opulation.html

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