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Old 05-16-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Pearl City, HI
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Have you thought about Salt Lake City?
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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My husband and I are looking to move out of California in the next year or two and are interested in Denver as an option. It would be helpful to hear from coastal California transplants, or those who have moved to Denver from a warm climate regarding Denver winters. Do you like winters in Denver, or is it difficult to adjust to the colder, snowy winter weather?
I was born and raised in Southern California (Corona, Riverside). The first time I saw snow fall in Denver was only the third time I saw snow fall in my life. I will be here 10 years on 6/1.

I like it. It isn't difficult. Just push it off and go. Keep your space, go slow, brake sooner. Dress warmly.

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Old 05-16-2017, 04:01 PM
 
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Have you thought about Salt Lake City?
I did for a bit, but then came to the conclusion I would probably like Denver better for various reasons.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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My husband and I are looking to move out of California in the next year or two and are interested in Denver as an option. It would be helpful to hear from coastal California transplants, or those who have moved to Denver from a warm climate regarding Denver winters. Do you like winters in Denver, or is it difficult to adjust to the colder, snowy winter weather?
You won't know until you do it. I enjoy winter a lot, even go out in below zero days and the cold never makes me complain. But that's me. Have also lived in places (Vegas/So Cal) where people were in big jackets because it was 60. I wouldn't even bother telling those people they can adjust to it. It's just not going to happen so would never tell them try out Colorado. You may adjust fine, but you may not so maybe avoid committing to it long term.
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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I spent 7 years in the Silicon Valley. The Denver-Boulder tech scene is not pathetic. Yes, you run into people you know. There are only 2.5 million people here.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Pearl City, HI
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Does someone have any information about Stapleton? It looks like the homes are nice, new, and affordable. Also, it seems walkable and the schools appear to be good. However, I read that it was built on a former airport. Any environmental issues?
http://www.stapletondenver.com/
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Pearl City, HI
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I've lived in Warm Climates most of my life. PHX, SJO, PDX, HNL, SAT, and ABQ. The main thing is to be prepared. Get a great jacket, leggings, winter clothes, boots, skicap, coat, and layer. It can be 80 F on one day and the next will be snow. I've only experienced 7" of snow. It can take 2-5 days for the snow to melt off depending what part of winter that were in (early, late). I have lived in Denver without a car for three years. I scooter around the metro. If I can do it you can. The winters are mostly sunny and ice free. When I say that it can take 2-5 days I'm talking about snow/ice on the main roads. When it snows hard when driving. Keep your space and speed down. Good Luck!
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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To answer your original question, the winters in Denver are long but not severe. You can get snow from October through May (seriously) but even in January and February it's broken up by occasional days that are in the 60's and sunny in between.
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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I come from Miami and it doesn't get any hotter than that! I'd never seen or lived or driven in Snow. Trust me, the winters here are not bad. You'll have snow one day and then the next day it's crystal clear and 50/60 degrees. Very odd but I'll take it. I only remember one or two times since I've lived here (4 years now) that it was doomy and gloomy for 2/3 days
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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If you're a person who is picky about keeping your car clean, Denver's winters will disappoint you. After a snow they're all covered with dirt, sand and salt.
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