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  • #76
    Originally posted by Miss I. View Post
    b****, I told you to shut up and go make me a turkey pot pie.

    Out of curiosity OP, what is it that you want from where you are planning on moving? What do you like about where you live now and what don't you like? I'd imagine it might be good to look at demographic info on each city and I am sure there are many sites with cost of living and all that info and year round weather stats as well as the pros and cons of various cities.

    I've lived in Seattle and I liked it, but then again I liked England and they have somewhat similar weather patterns though England gets far more rain. With Seattle I found it a wonderful place for outdoors activities and I liked playing in the downtown. There are some great places to live, but it's not cheap. Of the options you've listed I think Denver is actually the least expensive of the 3 options. The issue with Seattle to me isn't so much the rain as it is the lack of sunshine. I've lived in wetter climates then Seattle (England for one) but what always got me was the lack of sun. Colorado for all it's cold ass days (and it does have a few of them and snow on Halloween sometimes as well as freak days in July) does have a lot of sun and open skies. I miss the open skyline of the west. I live in VA now and while I love the autumn leaves and the beautiful lakes and trees, I miss the big open skies (I grew up in Arizona and California mostly so I am keen on warmer weather). If I get back west I want to move to Denver. I have a house in Colorado Springs I hope to sell next year because I don't want to go back there. The Springs is ultra religious and conservative, pretty and cheaper then Denver, but not as much fun as Denver. I love LoDo in particular but I'd probably live in certain areas like Lakewood (the nicer parts) or even Littleton. Highlands Ranch is nice, but honestly if always seems like the Stepford Wives were all cloned there. Downtown is my favorite part of Denver and of course the stadium. I love the mountains there and the plentiful out door activities available. Seattle has a lot of this too, but if I was going that direction I might pick Portland as it is more laid back and appeals to my liberal sensibilities and seemed like it was cheaper to live and Seattle is only 4 hours away by car anyway. Chicago I know nothing about but I figure I'd probably hate the lake effect snow and being that close to Jay Cutler again. (heh, I kid, maybe). Anyway good luck.

    Huh. I'm the opposite. I grew up in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. I miss the water. Rain, ocean, actual rivers. I miss the huge trees and forests. Colorado is just so dry all the time. Only place I have ever been where everyone needs lotion just to have skin that does not resemble a shark's. Also tired of high fire danger from May to November.

    And I am a tad bit more conservative than you are and I wouldnt live in Colorado Springs either. I'd pick Denver/Littleton or even Aurora if I were going to stay in Colorado. Instead I am moving to South Carolina just because I want to. Not because of a stripper girlfriend who may or may not be my baby mama.

    I do have some pride.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Tombstone RJ View Post
      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.
      What a douche.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by crush17 View Post
        Also Denver has the best green chili in the world, so there's that.

        WTF?? New Mexico has that cornered.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by theAPAOps5 View Post
          I am sick of the cold. Does that mean it will be warm soon? Because Kathy Skankbin is on 9news saying its going to be nipply.... nippy tomorrow. What am I saying, nipple.
          I'd like to see those double dopplers, if you catch my meaning.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Drunk Monkey View Post
            WTF?? New Mexico has that cornered.
            All depends on where you go. I prefer New Mexico red and Colorado green.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by TheElusiveKyleOrton View Post
              Denver is great, but I'd avoid the suburbs. Seriously, who aims to move to the Suburbs? Denver proper is a great friggin' town with awesome food, drink, and nightlife. And I'm not sure you're going to meet a proper girl out in the burbs. JMO.

              Seattle is a great city, one of my favorite places to visit, and I'd like to move there someday. The weather isn't for everyone though.

              Chicago, I have no use for. Just not my kind of place. WAY too cold in the winter.
              Agree with the initial point here. I moved here from a green, wet forest in the PNW and I feel pretty lucky to be where I'm at in Denver (sweet little pad in west Wash Park). I'm not paying out the nose either--I'm sure you could find a cool place at a reasonable rate just to settle a bit. Suburbs just seem a bit lame--a bunch of old houses from street to street and then a shopping center thrown in here and there. I can get anywhere in Denver on a bike in ~20 minutes. There's a ton of awesome places to drink/eat within walking distance. You don't have to go downtown to have a good time, either. Tasty beer seemingly everywhere. Mountains to go explore. Pretty sweet deal for a 26 year old with no long term obligations.

              Seattle is pretty neat, too. I didn't spend a whole lot of time in Seattle when I lived in WA, but it definitely has much more of a "big city" feel than Denver does. Traffic is WAAAAY worse there. It actually rains more than once every 6 months, so if you appreciate moisture, there's that. The outdoors are, in my opinion, even better than CO. You have the ocean and the Cascades. Seeing a sh*t ton of people when you're trying to get away outdoors around here kind of blows, but in the Cascades you'll have to try to find someone else when you're out there. Obviously, if you go to certain places you can truly find seclusion, but you have to try harder in Denver (seems like). You also don't have to have AC because it doesn't turn into a damn oven for 3 months out of the year.

              Denver and Seattle strike a pretty serious contrast when it comes to the environment around each city, but you can adapt to either. It took me a while to get over blood/phlegm hacking in the mornings and living in an oven during the summers, but now when I go home for christmas I get kind of tired of rain haha.

              I have nothing on Chicago. Seems like a giant city in the Midwest. Awesome, I guess.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by ro_50 View Post
                Zona, what you posted kind of scares me about Seattle and potential for a mega earthquake.
                YOLO!

                It rained here for 3 days and entire cities were washed away in floods.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Mountain Bronco View Post
                  Enjoy your white neighbors and cookie cutter houses...
                  I'm building my future house on a 4 acre lot west of the divide

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by WABronco View Post
                    YOLO!

                    It rained here for 3 days and entire cities were washed away in floods.
                    lol, comparing a flash flood to a mega quake

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by WABronco View Post
                      YOLO!

                      It rained here for 3 days and entire cities were washed away in floods.
                      I was a kid during the Loma Prieta Quake. Lasted seconds then went on to eating my cereal.

                      I've been through hundreds of quakes. Would take them over floods hurricanes tornados etc any day.

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                      • #86
                        Megaquakes dont matter. The giant ass volcano under yellowstone is going to kill us all first.


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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Bronco Yoda
                          You need to go read the often referenced moving to myrtle beach South Carolina thread.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by TheElusiveKyleOrton View Post
                            I'd like to see those double dopplers, if you catch my meaning.
                            The double dopplers circa 2006, no doubt. But as of late she is more and more outdated.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by theAPAOps5 View Post
                              You need to go read the often referenced moving to myrtle beach South Carolina thread.


                              He's posted in it. Iirc he gave advice to the kid to follow his pecker...ermm heart and move down there with her.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by underrated29 View Post
                                He's posted in it. Iirc he gave advice to the kid to follow his pecker...ermm heart and move down there with her.
                                The he missed the update where he got his ass kicked by the roommate

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