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Moving to Denver /Boulder from NYC - thoughts appreciated

 
BluzGal

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Fwiw, it's zero degrees in my backyard right now :-(
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It's 2 in mine. Thank goodness I'm upstairs where all the heat rises!
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So, what appeals to you about Denver? Do you love to ski or snowboard? Are you jonesing for burritos and chile verde?

I moved here 5 years ago because it was the first job I was offered in two years in my high tech field where I could mkae enough money to pay my mortgage. So I'm working here and paying a mortgage on another place I own with family members elsewhere.

I spent 8 years in Manhattan and loved the cultural life and the fact that NYC was a 24-hr town. Denver is not. It's hard to find a restaurant open after 10 p.m. There is a little bit of a live theater scene, but it's not even off-Broadway. There are some museums, sort of, but a New Yorker might not think so.

What Denver is about is sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It's very sports oriented and has a heavy blue-collar feel, even though there are very few blue-collar jobs left. Most of the downtown jobs are financial and high tech but the people are fairly mindless. If Denver was a movie or TV sitcom, it would take place in L.A. with Beverly Hills aspirations. Think Melrose Place. No Woody Allen or Seinfeld in view anywhere.

It's a very young skinny place and is starving for young skinny women. If you are one and really like to party, you will have a ball here but you need to live downtown in a loft. SW Denver is kind of like Westchester but the IQ is 25 points lower. There's money, but it's older and more quiet.

I wouldn't even consider moving here unless I knew someone.

If all this doesn't sound like you, think Northern California -- maybe San Francisco. If you have some money or are over 40, Santa Barbara is paradise (even though it's farther south). I'm an old high tech hippie and absolutely loved Santa Cruz. As a matter of fact, I'm considering moving back -- earthquakes be damned!

But wherever you go, remember that you take yourself with you. And the people will be just like those you left. Sort of.
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thx BluzGal for taking time to share with me... what appeals to me about CO, Denver and surrounding area, is first and foremost my sister. We've be divided by a couple thousand miles for too long. Next is a change in career industry, from banking to alternative energy and do something that will make a difference. Lastly, i want out of the disaster brewing in major cities like NYC.

Looks like I'll be givin snow boarding a shot and I love snow.

I greq up in MD, and have been in NYC for 25yrs and I'm over it. Seen it, done it, lived it to the fullest.

Sex, drugs, rock n roll... thats everywhere, I think its the choices made of who to associate and resonate with that will make ones own circle world be what it will be. Definately not a 'party girl', or a sports fan (i realize that is a big thing there), gave that up years ago, and as far as blue collar, grew up blue collar, AND, I don't go the way of men, not my cup of tea... women are, and have made headway into LGBT community there which is thriving beknownst to others who may refuse to see it or are bigot. Their problem, not mine.

SW Denver definately appealed to me as well, but can't help but feel the need to be 'out there' in the hills to some degree for the remainder of this lifetime. Nature is want I want to connect with and see the rest of the country in and around the Rocky Mountains.

California? have a friend who moved to San Fran, another in Seattle, both from NY. Not my thing, hate earthquakes, period.

As far as take you with you, yup :-)
INANNA (OP)
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Pay much lower than in New York. MUCH lower.

Yes, another weird thing about Colorado as a whole. Housing is way expensive relative to pay. Just the reverse is true in Austin TX, for example.

But, forgive me, OP. I didn't read the rest of your posts before I started in. If you're looking for alternative energy work and that kind of lifestyle, Boulder is definitely the place to be. It's like northern CA without the ocean and with lots of cold air and beautiful mountains. Think Westchester with an even higher IQ and more of a social conscience. Canislatrans is right! You could have a great time there. Hard to believe that Boulder and Denver are in the same state.
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thx again BluzGal.. yeah, NW corridor, Boulder area is sounding about right. As far as pay, I'm only taking a 2-5% cut, not a big deal, have a well placed and well respected private headhunter specializing in my field. The cost of living issues will actually work in my favor. NYC metro is out of freakin control, even with a correction taking place in housing.
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Sex, drugs, rock n roll... thats everywhere, I think its the choices made of who to associate and resonate with that will make ones own circle world be what it will be. Definately not a 'party girl', or a sports fan (i realize that is a big thing there), gave that up years ago, and as far as blue collar, grew up blue collar, AND, I don't go the way of men, not my cup of tea... women are, and have made headway into LGBT community there which is thriving beknownst to others who may refuse to see it or are bigot. Their problem, not mine.

 Quoting: INANNA 485858


My last shot before returning to major house organizing...

Given this info, Boulder is definitely your place! As you may have discovered, there's a huge LGBT presence in both Denver and Boulder (my middle stepson is heavily involved in the Denver gay community; on the other hand, the younger one is a lap dance afficionado -- something for everybody). I think this area is the most gay-friendly of any between both coasts; more than Ann Arbor MI even.

With your alt energy interests and all else, you should have a great time here. I wish you godspeed and hope you find everything you are looking for!
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12/14/2008 01:16 PM
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Not all of the mountain scenes in this video are in Colorado. They're in the Rockies but some are in Banff National Park in Canada, some are in Glacier National Park in Montana, some are in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and some are in Colorado.
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My last shot before returning to major house organizing...

Given this info, Boulder is definitely your place! As you may have discovered, there's a huge LGBT presence in both Denver and Boulder (my middle stepson is heavily involved in the Denver gay community; on the other hand, the younger one is a lap dance afficionado -- something for everybody). I think this area is the most gay-friendly of any between both coasts; more than Ann Arbor MI even.

With your alt energy interests and all else, you should have a great time here. I wish you godspeed and hope you find everything you are looking for!
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thx BluzGal ! sweet.
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Be sure to go to the Red Rocks Grille in Morrison and have a chicken burrito for me!


I was just there yesterday, ET. And I think they're freezing and microwaving em now! Or maybe the cook had the day off. Not too many harleys outside either. But then it was cold.
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Oh, well that sucks!! It's been about 4 years since I was there, but they used to be fantastic!
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Have you considered Pueblo, it is a nice city and very affordable. Also a little known fact is that there are more millionaires there than any where else in Colorado. Vestas is building a plant there, here is a link to an article in the Pueblo Chieftain: [link to www.chieftain.com]

HIRING SOON

AP PHOTOS/FILE -- Wind farms are popping up all across the United States and in other countries as people look for new sources of energy. Vestas sees nothing but continued growth in demand for wind turbines in the years to come.

VESTAS JOBS SOS Staffing is handling the application and screening process for the 500 or so jobs expected to be created by the Vestas wind-turbine tower plant: SOS Staffing 517 W. Fifth St. 546-0664

Vestas needs about 500 workers for its wind-turbine tower plant
By JAMES AMOS
THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN


More than 1,100 people already have applied for some of the 500 jobs expected to be created when the Vestas wind-turbine tower plant opens.

Vestas announced in August that it had selected Pueblo as the location for its new tower production facility, a four-building complex expected to turn out 1,000 steel tower units a year for the growing company.

Based in Denmark, Vestas is the world's leader in wind turbines, having sold and installed more than 35,500 wind turbines everywhere from the ocean off Denmark and Britain to locations around Europe and in China and Brazil. The company employs more than 20,500 people around the world.
canislatrans

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12/14/2008 02:02 PM
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Man is it cold today!

I thought it was supposed to be snowing all day, but the sun is out up here in Boulder.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
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Man is it cold today!

I thought it was supposed to be snowing all day, but the sun is out up here in Boulder.
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Hi canislatrans.. the more info on Boulder I find, and the likes of BluzGal last post, looks like Boulder might just be the eventual choice to settle. Hmm. Didn't realize the diversity it offers.
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Man is it cold today!

I thought it was supposed to be snowing all day, but the sun is out up here in Boulder.
 Quoting: canislatrans

It broke through here in Aurora, but now it's gone, snowing again.

The temp is up to four degrees tho. Heatwave!
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Man is it cold today!

I thought it was supposed to be snowing all day, but the sun is out up here in Boulder.


Hi canislatrans.. the more info on Boulder I find, and the likes of BluzGal last post, looks like Boulder might just be the eventual choice to settle. Hmm. Didn't realize the diversity it offers.
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Diversity in Boulder? If you mean leftist, well to do white people, maybe. They don't call it the "People's Republic" for nothing.

Blacks & hispanics are very rare, unless they're in menial jobs. Even most of the menial jobs are held by white, well to do students, many from the east coast. It's what gives the place its charm.

Don't get me wrong, I like Boulder, and wish I could afford to live there. But it's not diverse.
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Diversity in Boulder? If you mean leftist, well to do white people, maybe. They don't call it the "People's Republic" for nothing.

Blacks & hispanics are very rare, unless they're in menial jobs. Even most of the menial jobs are held by white, well to do students, many from the east coast. It's what gives the place its charm.

Don't get me wrong, I like Boulder, and wish I could afford to live there. But it's not diverse.
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Boulder is certainly diverse, not necessarily by race.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
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Diversity in Boulder? If you mean leftist, well to do white people, maybe. They don't call it the "People's Republic" for nothing.

Blacks & hispanics are very rare, unless they're in menial jobs. Even most of the menial jobs are held by white, well to do students, many from the east coast. It's what gives the place its charm.

Don't get me wrong, I like Boulder, and wish I could afford to live there. But it's not diverse.
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thx... I was referring to what Boulder has to offer, in arts, lifestyle, recreation, etc.. and is closer to the alt energy industry. Was not referring to 'ethnicity' of the population and could care less. The term 'diversity' has been coined by Corporate PR (with their Office of Diversity in large corps) over the last decade, poster childs, so I'm not surprised if it is read that way.
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Don't do it. People in DENVER hate newcomers.
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Clouds timelapse over Boulder

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Too bad it didn't show a nice sunset. But I got some pictures. :)


mountains

sunset3

:sunset5:

:sunset7:

::rockslide:

boulder

:flatiron2:

flatironet

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canislatrans

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[link to i27.photobucket.com]

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[link to i27.photobucket.com]

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plenty more where all these came from
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Inanna of Sumeria  (OP)

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thank you canislatrans... absolutely beautiful !

btw, my real work is photography :-), but make the bread & butter in CEO administration.
canislatrans

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btw, my real work is photography :-), but make the bread & butter in CEO administration.
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I like photography as well, all the pictures above but 3 are mine. I'm not so great, but I crank out some good ones now and then. :)
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hey Inanna..

my whole family lives in Colorado ..

they have been trying to get me to move back for years..

paladin


also the gold mines there are great..

you can take a few tours..

pan for gold also..

the water is cold......but the gold is great..

do not do it....you will get the gold bug...LOL
Inanna of Sumeria  (OP)

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btw, my real work is photography :-), but make the bread & butter in CEO administration.

I like photography as well, all the pictures above but 3 are mine. I'm not so great, but I crank out some good ones now and then. :)
 Quoting: canislatrans


Canislatrans... here are a couple from my portfolio, recent project shooting people with their pets... enjoy. I'll be offering my services in CO when I arrive.

[link to img515.imageshack.us]

[link to img515.imageshack.us]
Inanna of Sumeria  (OP)

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hey Inanna..

my whole family lives in Colorado ..

they have been trying to get me to move back for years..

paladin


also the gold mines there are great..

you can take a few tours..

pan for gold also..

the water is cold......but the gold is great..

do not do it....you will get the gold bug...LOL
 Quoting: paladin


HI! how you been? Holding onto the GOLD. We're gonna zoom zoom soon.
canislatrans

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Those are good shots. :) I am lame and usually stick to scenery shots, I should broaden my skills!

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If you live in the suburbs of Denver or Colorado Springs, or in one of the mountain towns, expect to see a wide variety of wildlife in your backyard on a day to day basis - deer (scads), skunks, mountain lions, bears, foxes, coyotes, hummingbirds, racoons, rabbits, and the occasional bigfoot peeking in your window or rummaging through your trash.
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Do tell.
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[link to img515.imageshack.us]

[link to img515.imageshack.us]

Those are good shots. :) I am lame and usually stick to scenery shots, I should broaden my skills!

[link to i27.photobucket.com]
 Quoting: canislatrans


thx.. i'm old school shoot tri-x b&w negative and process, 35mm nikon, then scan up on a nikon neg scanner.

strikng coat on that shot of the dog/coyote, halfbreed?

landscape shooting is not lame!
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Regarding wildlife, I was just talking to my sis today and she was telling me about the racoons? cyotees? hanging around from time to time, so have to be careful with my cat in the back yard.

 Quoting: Inanna of Sumeria

If a cat or small dog truly matters to you, do not let them outside or they will almost inevitably become coyote food. It is becoming a very big problem currently.
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