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  • #31
    Originally posted by ro_50 View Post
    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!
    just what the west needs, another moron from the east coast. Hey, bring your stupid gun laws with you because, yah know, you're leaving a place you love soooo damn much because it sucks so of course you want to bring your idiocy with you out west right?

    just remember why you are leaving the east coast and don't bring your baggage with you.

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    • #32
      Yeah, what the idiot said

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      • #33
        Used to live in Denver for years, but it is not the same place it used to be, not even close. It has become a lot more like California with its politics and such which is the worst part of California beside traffic, high costs, over population and gang issues (Which Colorado now has its own serious issues with)

        Seattle as mentioned has the wet weather issues and a drug culture like no other except for maybe Alaska. Chicago is like to parts of Jersey but colder in the winter and a real big city.

        Why is it that you want to leave Jersey excluding being associated with Jersey shore?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by DHallblows View Post
          Yeah, what the idiot said


          sorry for the rant...

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          • #35
            Originally posted by OBF1 View Post
            Used to live in Denver for years, but it is not the same place it used to be, not even close. It has become a lot more like California with its politics and such which is the worst part of California beside traffic, high costs, over population and gang issues (Which Colorado now has its own serious issues with)

            Seattle as mentioned has the wet weather issues and a drug culture like no other except for maybe Alaska. Chicago is like to parts of Jersey but colder in the winter and a real big city.

            Why is it that you want to leave Jersey excluding being associated with Jersey shore?
            You are basically saying the entire state of Colorado is like this. You are wrong. The city of Denver does have some issues with gang related activity lately. Honestly, I wouldn't consider it to be any worse that it's been for the past 10 years right now and I live in one of the neighborhoods that is considered to have a higher crime rate than the rest of the city (5 Points/Curtis Park).

            I live there because it is quickly becoming the new Highlands, and the RINO (River North) district is simply exploding with incredible galleries, restaurants, and breweries. (TIP to anyone considering moving to the city of Denver - get a place near RINO now before it gets any bigger!)

            Other cities, like the suburbs I mentioned earlier, do not have these problems. It is mostly centralized in the city of Denver.

            To the OP - you may also want to consider Fort Collins. Personally, that is my favorite city/area in all of Colorado (grew up there). It is 60 miles north of Denver, a 1 hour drive without traffic. Look into it, you won't regret it.
            Last edited by crush17; 12-04-2013, 11:14 AM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by OBF1 View Post
              Used to live in Denver for years, but it is not the same place it used to be, not even close. It has become a lot more like California with its politics and such which is the worst part of California beside traffic, high costs, over population and gang issues (Which Colorado now has its own serious issues with)

              Seattle as mentioned has the wet weather issues and a drug culture like no other except for maybe Alaska. Chicago is like to parts of Jersey but colder in the winter and a real big city.

              Why is it that you want to leave Jersey excluding being associated with Jersey shore?
              it's really a sad place to live now IMHO and it's things like traffic and rocketing real estate prices that have really made a great place to live and stressful place to live.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Tombstone RJ View Post
                it's really a sad place to live now IMHO and it's things like traffic and rocketing real estate prices that have really made a great place to live and stressful place to live.
                What part of Denver do you live in, Tombstone??

                ohhh, you don't.

                I love how all these people claim to know what they are talking about when they don't even live in the city or state at all.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by crush17 View Post
                  You are basically saying the entire state of Colorado is like this. You are wrong. The city of Denver does have some issues with gang related activity lately. Honestly, I wouldn't consider it to be any worse that it's been for the past 10 years right now.

                  Other cities, like the suburbs I mentioned earlier, do not have these problems. It is mostly centralized in the city of Denver.

                  To the OP - you may also want to consider Fort Collins. Personally, that is my favorite city/area in all of Colorado (grew up there). It is 60 miles north of Denver, a 1 hour drive without traffic. Look into it, you won't regret it.
                  I never said the entire state is like that, Gang issues are mostly but not isolated to Denver and Aurora areas. But do not kid yourself for a moment that those are the only areas that have gang related issues. I have no idea of your age or how long you have lived in Colorado/ Denver but let me tell you it is not the same city that it used to be.

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                  • #39
                    I am 34 and I've lived in Colorado my entire life, and in Denver for over 10 years.

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                    • #40
                      I grew up in Aurora (Aurora Central High School...fun) and now live in Highlands Ranch. Talk about easy mode, I'm white and I can't get used to all the white people still.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by crush17 View Post
                        You are basically saying the entire state of Colorado is like this. You are wrong. The city of Denver does have some issues with gang related activity lately. Honestly, I wouldn't consider it to be any worse that it's been for the past 10 years right now.

                        Other cities, like the suburbs I mentioned earlier, do not have these problems. It is mostly centralized in the city of Denver.
                        First of all, the bulk of the issues right now are in northern Aurora. There is no part of central Denver that I'm not comfortable in. My wife and I have lived in the city for the last 7 years. Outside of the occasional annoying homeless person, we haven't had a single moment of feeling unsafe. Not a single one.

                        Hell we're currently building a home in five points. It's an unbelievably safe city.

                        To the OP - you may also want to consider Fort Collins. Personally, that is my favorite city/area in all of Colorado (grew up there). It is 60 miles north of Denver, a 1 hour drive without traffic. Look into it, you won't regret it.
                        Ft. Collins is definitely awesome. If you're looking for that lifestyle, that's a fantastic place to be.

                        We just don't need another Suburbanite putting yet another car on the road in Denver. We're a better city than that. There are PLENTY of happy families being raised in the city.

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                        • #42
                          Seattle is extremely beautiful but if you do go there, be forewarned that a mega quake is coming to that area and very soon. The city is already going through the planning of this. The Northwest (Seattle, Portland, Vancouver) doesn't shake nearly as often as Cali does but when it does shake, they say it's 60 times more powerful then the quake that leveled San Francisco. It's called a "megaquake". There's a ton of stuff on the web about this event. A high chance it's going to be a 9.0 monster that will shake for 4 to 5 minutes. Odds are 1 in 3 it happens it the next 50 years.

                          http://seattletimes.com/html/localne...coveryxml.html

                          http://www.livescience.com/6513-odds...-50-years.html


                          Last edited by ZONA; 12-04-2013, 11:48 AM.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by crush17 View Post
                            What part of Denver do you live in, Tombstone??

                            ohhh, you don't.

                            I love how all these people claim to know what they are talking about when they don't even live in the city or state at all.
                            I grew up in Colorado and know plenty about it. I spent a lot of time in Denver and Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs so please shut up. Thanks!

                            oh, and Vail and Copper Mountain, and Mary Jane, and... oh never mind...

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by DHallblows View Post
                              Dry air is a negative? Come back to me when it's 100 degrees in July or -5 in January and tell me how you wish there was more moisture in the air People are crazy.
                              It is when it's so dry your nose starts to bleed.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by ZONA View Post
                                Seattle is extremely beautiful but if you do go there, be forewarned that a mega quake is coming to that area and very soon. The city is already going through the planning of this. The Northwest (Seattle, Portland, Vancouver) doesn't shake nearly as often as Cali does but when it does shake, they say it's 60 times more powerful then the quake that leveled San Francisco. It's called a "megaquake". There's a ton of stuff on the web about this event. A high chance it's going to be a 9.0 monster that will shake for 4 to 5 minutes. Odds are 1 in 3 it happens it the next 50 years.

                                http://seattletimes.com/html/localne...coveryxml.html

                                http://www.livescience.com/6513-odds...-50-years.html
                                Umm, alright.

                                Anyway, if you want to move to the pacific northwest, you better like grey skies and rain.

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