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  • OT: Thinking of moving, Denver is one city I'm considering!

    Hello fellow Orangemaners!

    Its Ro_50. Its been a long, long time since I've posted on here but I do come here often and check out the posts.

    I had a question that was not sports related.

    I'm contemplating moving away from New Jersey (been here 7 years) and want to make one final move before settling down in a new city.

    I like NJ but I want a change and go somewhere fresh and make a new start for myself.

    I'm looking to move by 2015 and the cities I've considered have been Chicago (a city which I love and been there nearly 15 times), Seattle and Denver.

    I'm posting this because I've never been to Denver and don't know much about the area (other than what I've read about). I have friends who live near Littleton and thinking about visiting next year sometime to get a feel for the city.

    I just wanted to know for a single 34-year old guy who wouldn't want to live in the city but in the suburbs (want to settle down eventually and have a family), how is the job market out there in general and cost of living?

    I venture it's not cheap but its not as expensive as New Jersey.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

  • #2
    paging whoever Mighty Smurf is now, whoever Mighty Smurf is now please pick up a white courtesy phone...

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    • #3
      Seattle > Denver, Chicago..

      Don't get me wrong, all three are great cities. Chicago is awesome, as is Denver. I think Seattle is the place to go west young man...

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      • #4
        How long before OBF1 comes in here and cries about the OT thread on the main page?

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        • #5
          Coincidentally, I grew up in the Littleton/Columbine area and had to move to NJ with my parents just before starting high school. I ended up staying in this area due primarily to landing a job here after graduating from college. My parents are back in CO so I still come out there occasionally. Denver has changed a lot since I moved away but I still love it and would recommend to anyone. I particularly love the Denver climate compared to this area. One thing that will be jarring for you is how lush and green everything is here in the summer, and how dry, barren and brown Denver and surrounding areas are by comparison. About the only "negative" I can think of, really. That and not being close to the shore, and big cities like Philly, Baltimore, NY, and DC, if you care about those things.

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          • #6
            Come out here to Carmel. There's a house down the street from me in the beginning of pebble beach about to go on the market again. Only 79 million.

            Last edited by Drunken.Broncoholic2; 12-04-2013, 08:50 AM.

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            • #7
              If you love Chicago, check out Denver. Its not similar in any respect, but I have found a lot of people who love Chicago love Denver.

              Seattle is awesome. I take the Seattle or Denver weather any day over Chicago. I cannot stand wind and humidity in the winter.

              Really depends on whats important to you and where you can get a decent job though. You'll be able to settle down in the burbs anywhere… the big question you want to know is what is easily accessible to those burbs. Mountains, water, weather, sports teams, entertainment?

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              • #8
                If you want grey clouds and drizzly rain weather for 7 months without a break then move to Seattle! In Oregon, I never adjusted to that (5-6 months of the same 42 degrees for the high and the low with a light rain and full cloud cover), but the summers were awesome.

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                • #9
                  Visited Seattle a few times. I concur with ColoradoDarin. The lack of sun drives me nuts after a few days. Cool area though for sure.

                  There are still screaming deals in the front range. Market has gotten a bit soft lately. Rates are still killer. I'm not in the rate predicting business but pretty obvious they are going to be tightened by the fed over the next few years.

                  If you have the ability I would buy a fixer upper now and rent it. Rentals are EXTREMELY tight. Toss is some fresh paint and rental grade carpet and cash flow it til 2015, rip out all the carpet and Customize it how you want in 2015.

                  You'd be up 50k or more.

                  I have associates who can help you buy and even manage it for you. Same for anyone else. I've been busy the last few years doing some renovations of my own but have time to help some others again.

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                  • #10
                    I visited Denver for the first time in during Week 3.

                    The air is really dry. That's probably the biggest downside to my 4 day visit to Denver. I really wish I could have taken the time to drive into the mountains, but I slacked a bit.

                    The rest seemed like every other place in America.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ro_50 View Post
                      Hello fellow Orangemaners!

                      Its Ro_50.

                      Thank you for clarifing this point. For a minute there, we might have thought someone hacked your account.

                      I had a question that was not sports related.

                      I think you are in trouble. Sounds like a place for Maniac area but ask OF1 for his thoughts on this.

                      I'm contemplating moving away from New Jersey (been here 7 years) and want to make one final move before settling down in a new city.

                      Ok, what is it? You want to move away from NJ but seems you are looking for a city to live in for a final move before deciding to live in a new city. So what non new city are you moving to ?

                      I like NJ but I want a change and go somewhere fresh and make a new start for myself.

                      Finally! To this California, NJ people are weird. Yes, a SoCaler just called out NJ.

                      I'm looking to move by 2015 and the cities I've considered have been Chicago (a city which I love and been there nearly 15 times), Seattle and Denver.

                      So choices are before your choice of depressing Seattle, windy Chicago or Cow town Denver?

                      I'm posting this because I've never been to Denver and don't know much about the area (other than what I've read about). I have friends who live near Littleton and thinking about visiting next year sometime to get a feel for the city.

                      Oh ****! Asking Maners about life decisions might be not be a good choice. Did you read the thread on Myrtle Beach? Some really bad opinions that turned out to be horribly wrong.

                      I just wanted to know for a single 34-year old guy who wouldn't want to live in the city but in the suburbs (want to settle down eventually and have a family), how is the job market out there in general and cost of living?

                      34 and single? You are gay. Boulder or Florence might be a better choice.

                      I venture it's not cheap but its not as expensive as New Jersey.

                      Aqua Net? Probably not found in cases at Costco but it is all about supply and demand.

                      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

                      Prepare your anus

                      Thanks!
                      See bold and good luck!

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                      • #12
                        Why would you want the expense of a place like Denver, Chicago, or Seattle? If you want to live in a ****ty suburb there are lots of better places to do it. Watching the miles of traffic jams this morning on TV drives that point home.

                        The actual city of Denver, on the other hand, is amazing. Walkable, vibrant, and varied. It's my favorite place on earth and it's why my wife and I choose to make our family home here.

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                        • #13
                          if your going just on weather, i would say denver is the best. I think it might be the most bang for your buck in cost of living as well. Seattle and Chicago are higher (you can google cost of living in top cities and see what ranks higher).

                          As for being single, all 3 cities have hot girls and plenty of nightlife.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ratboy View Post
                            The air is really dry.
                            This is another "negative" I failed to mention in my previous post. It it an adjustment for people coming from more humid climates.

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                            • #15
                              single 34/ check out LODO, you wont need a car or consider Portland if you can deal with the NW weather.
                              If you love sports, Denver is your town. if , if you only like football, seattle can get your fix for half the year...
                              I live in scottsdale, the greatest place on earth when its not june, july or august.

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