Moving to Colorado soon
Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:03PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm trying to weigh my options. I've only lived in CoS for a short time and I loved it, but I'm afraid my prospects of getting a job (I'm an accountant) would be 1000% better in Denver and surrounding suburbs. However, I'm concerned that Denver will be too hustle bustle stressful compared to CoS.

Other thoughts: Boulder is full of so many elite endurance athletes that I might find it a bit stressful from that standpoint. That is, I might prefer a place where endurance sports are a part of it but not where every resident is soooo competitive. In my mind only Boulder fits this.

So based on what I know,
For running I'd rank them:
1. CoS
2. boulder
3. Denver

And
For job opp I'd rank them:
1. Denver
2. Boulder
3. CoS


Im also strongly considering living in Evergreen or Golden or Black Hawk and commuting to Denver for my work. How is the running there? Is the environment there stressful?
ignorant turd
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:12PM - in reply to Moving to Colorado soon Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Denver is a major cosmopolitan city, in which you can find literally anything that interests you.

Boulder is a stinky hippy town.

Springs is infested with evangelicals.

Denver it is!
Moving to Colorado soon
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:19PM - in reply to ignorant turd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

ignorant turd wrote:

Denver is a major cosmopolitan city, in which you can find literally anything that interests you.

Boulder is a stinky hippy town.

Springs is infested with evangelicals.

Denver it is!


Thanks for this advice. Not sure I like bIG city life. What if I prefer a more chill place than Denver with a lot of running trails and great scenery? Would you suggest living in Evergreen, Idaho Springs or Golden and commuting to Lakewood/Denver?
Moving to Colorado soon
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:20PM - in reply to Moving to Colorado soon Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Also isn't Denver Of course very hustle bustle with cars and traffic everywhere?
Agent Whitewash
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:21PM - in reply to ignorant turd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

ignorant turd wrote:

Denver is a major cosmopolitan city, in which you can find literally anything that interests you.

Boulder is a stinky hippy town.

Springs is infested with evangelicals.

Denver it is!


Denver is a smelly hellhole. More homeless zombie crackheads and douchey hipsters than any city in America.

Boulder stopped being a stinky hippy town a long time ago and ironically it's much worse now that it's a stronghold of rich liberals.

Colo. Springs is full of religious cowboys and other weirdos.

Try someplace like Broomfield or Louisville. Just don't libe next to me if you have noisy kids or I'll run them over on purpose.
ignorant turd
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:27PM - in reply to Moving to Colorado soon Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yeah, Golden, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette are smaller but you would still have access to everything.
Moving to Colorado soon
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:33PM - in reply to Agent Whitewash Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
CoS has the best running routes though, but employment very difficult? Are most of The Single CoS Girls are offen divorced military wives? The running community there is awesome though.

I suppose I am most similar myself to boulder's demographic (masters
Degree, serious (but non elite) runner, etc) However, I think Boulder may be over-rated since the cost of living very high, and I'm not sure how much good running there is there compared to CoS.I.e. since boulder is most well known for being THE PLACE for endurance athletes I'm concerned the best running there is overcrowded. On the positive side the women at UC Boulder might be really hot? Also probably tons of hot Yoga ladies in Boulder but they may be too stuck up to wanna go out with me. Also in Boulder probably everyone is crazy into staying in shape.

Denver? Well I've only driven through it on the interstate past the bronco stadium and well,'it looked insanely crowded to me. Seems like it takes away from the reasons I'd want to move to Colorado in the first place since it's basically one big @ss city not too different from any other big @ss city.
chewbacca
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:38PM - in reply to ignorant turd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

ignorant turd wrote:
Denver is a major cosmopolitan city, in which you can find literally anything that interests you.
Boulder is a stinky hippy town.


This person has never been to Colorado.
ignorant turd
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:44PM - in reply to chewbacca Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

chewbacca wrote:


ignorant turd wrote:
Denver is a major cosmopolitan city, in which you can find literally anything that interests you.
Boulder is a stinky hippy town.


This person has never been to Colorado.


I lived in the northern suburbs of Denver (Thornton and Westminster) and worked in Aurora at the UC Health Science Center for 3 years.
Stomach issues
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:53PM - in reply to ignorant turd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Isn't Westminster boring as sh't?
LeadvilleNative
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/9/2013 11:58PM - in reply to Moving to Colorado soon Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I live and work in Lakewood/Golden. Lots of trails right in town-I live on the Bear Creek Trail in south lakewood and can run 14 miles to my office in Golden on a bike path/dirt trail without crossing a major street. Downtown Denver is all bikepath-10 miles, again without crossing a street. Trails in Mathew Winters, Green Mountain, White Ranch, Bear Creek Park, Waterton canyon-all within about 15 minutes of my home or office. Colorado Trail on Kenosha Pass is an hour away on US 285-Summit County is an hour away on I-70.

The west light rail line which connects Golden to Downtown via Lakewood opens in April.

Evergreen is a bit pricey-and you'll be commuting everyday. Golden and Lakewood are nice-and less expensive. 10 minutes from 6th and Union in Lakewood to the Elk Meadow Open Space in Evergreen-an 8000 foot elevation trail network. Better to commute there once a week to run, than from there 5 days a week to work.

Blackhawk-no-unless you like low stakes gambling. Idaho Springs is OK-surprising dearth of trails. And the Interstate in the narrow canyon sucks the soul out of that town.

I don't have much nice to say about either Colorado Springs or Boulder. One is a right wing enclave-votes 80 percent Republican. The other is the opposite-votes 80 percent democrat. Such a lack of diversity makes each place intellectually inbred-regardless of one's own political leanings.
the 303
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/10/2013 12:19AM - in reply to LeadvilleNative Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i live in boulder and moved here from the east coast

after living here for 1 and a half years here are my observations

a lot of homeless people, although coming from a nice new england town I'm not sure if this is the norm around the country or not

a lot of fit people, there are more fit people here than on the east coast for sure, there are always a ton of people running out on trails

a lot of friendly people, compared to the northeast though it's not a surprise



boulder as a running town I think is a bit overrated. it is better than where I came from, but many of the trails are rocky. there are nice running routes for sure though. but it gets such a reputation for being the running mecca of america that I was underwhelmed when I got here, but it is still quite nice overall
Moving to Colorado soon
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/10/2013 12:40AM - in reply to LeadvilleNative Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

LeadvilleNative wrote:

I live and work in Lakewood/Golden. Lots of trails right in town-I live on the Bear Creek Trail in south lakewood and can run 14 miles to my office in Golden on a bike path/dirt trail without crossing a major street. Downtown Denver is all bikepath-10 miles, again without crossing a street. Trails in Mathew Winters, Green Mountain, White Ranch, Bear Creek Park, Waterton canyon-all within about 15 minutes of my home or office. Colorado Trail on Kenosha Pass is an hour away on US 285-Summit County is an hour away on I-70.

The west light rail line which connects Golden to Downtown via Lakewood opens in April.

Evergreen is a bit pricey-and you'll be commuting everyday. Golden and Lakewood are nice-and less expensive. 10 minutes from 6th and Union in Lakewood to the Elk Meadow Open Space in Evergreen-an 8000 foot elevation trail network. Better to commute there once a week to run, than from there 5 days a week to work.

Blackhawk-no-unless you like low stakes gambling. Idaho Springs is OK-surprising dearth of trails. And the Interstate in the narrow canyon sucks the soul out of that town.

I don't have much nice to say about either Colorado Springs or Boulder. One is a right wing enclave-votes 80 percent Republican. The other is the opposite-votes 80 percent democrat. Such a lack of diversity makes each place intellectually inbred-regardless of one's own political leanings.



Politically I'm probably more on the liberal but perhaps libertarian side. What do you mean by low stakes gambling in Black Hawk? Also, manitou springs (just outside CoS) is really nice, but again what kind of job ops in CoS? (close to zero...right?)
LeadvilleNative
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/10/2013 12:57AM - in reply to Moving to Colorado soon Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Moving to Colorado soon wrote:



Politically I'm probably more on the liberal but perhaps libertarian side. What do you mean by low stakes gambling in Black Hawk? Also, manitou springs (just outside CoS) is really nice, but again what kind of job ops in CoS? (close to zero...right?)


BlackHawk and Central City were two essentially ghost towns that got casino gambling about 20 years ago. Blackhawk is filled with casinos and hotels-I don't know of many people that live there. It's kind of a scummy place, and a lousy road to commute on. No running opportunities.

My comment on the politics in those two places was meant to infer that you won't find much diversity of thought. If you moved to Boulder-you would have difficulty finding someone who voted for Romney-but rather just as much difficulty in finding someone who does not thing Obama walks on water. I think life is more interesting when opposing viewpoints are debated. Not much of that goes on in Boulder or El Paso Counties.

Quite a bit of high tech in Colorado Springs-I think Intel has a plant-lots of software going on too-but the military is overwhelming. I agree-Manitou is nice. Have you looked up north at Fort Collins-I went to school there-it's probably more economically active than C. Springs-Hewlett Packard, Seagate, and some solar companies. For my money-a nicer place to live.
Pa2co
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/10/2013 2:18AM - in reply to LeadvilleNative Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Don't forget the girl you went out with tonight with you
Kjujujnj
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/10/2013 9:32AM - in reply to Pa2co Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Pa2co wrote:

Don't forget the girl you went out with tonight with you


Who are you?
This is the man who
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/10/2013 7:19PM - in reply to Kjujujnj Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Is Boulder good for running?
Old Woman in the Shoe
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/10/2013 8:47PM - in reply to Moving to Colorado soon Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Colorado Springs is only good for running if you live within a mile of palmer park, and there is no snow on the ground. Boulder has way better running trails in my opinion. And it's closer to Denver, definitely within commuting distance if you get a job in the city.
Garden boy
RE: Question about Colorado...should I move to Denver/Boulder/or CoS? 2/10/2013 9:22PM - in reply to Old Woman in the Shoe Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Old Woman in the Shoe wrote:

Colorado Springs is only good for running if you live within a mile of palmer park, and there is no snow on the ground. Boulder has way better running trails in my opinion. And it's closer to Denver, definitely within commuting distance if you get a job in the city.


Awesome. Well, that's really good to know. What about Garden of the Gods? Do you consider that a good running area?