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bleh! or try and make it work for you - 11/25/2011
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kathryn
Golden, CO

Bleh! Provincial! Flip flops and fleece are not fashion!

I've been here for a few years and try as I might can not determine the draw. The land is barren as is the cultural and intellectual landscape. There is a lot of racism here and virtually no diversity except for the south africans who live in aurora and work at the airport. The white folk who drive from the mountains to DIA are rude to the service staff beyond belief - a sign to me that they are so myopic that they can't even take the time to listen to nuances in accent and a sure sign that they can't see beyond their mountains.

Denver prides itself on it's weather to the point of being offensive. Every time - EVERYTIME - I have flown out of DIA to another city and a fellow traveler has asked me my destination they have responded with something like - 'oh the weather is terrible there'. Really? REALLY? Check the weather stats peeps - your beloved Denver has some of the most extreme weather in the nation. This year, -15 on February 1; 90 mile/hr winds in March and April with a 5000 acre fire close to my house in May; rain every afternoon June - August and then HOTTTTTT beyond belief. Then the growing season ended at the end of September. 10' of snow and killer frost in early October. 16 degree nighttime temps in late November. Dry brown and desolate unless there is snow. And if there is snow, it is a major storm. No wonder everyone drives a gas-guzzling ^&$#&$*#(Q

Food wise, not so good either unfortunately. Local produce is limited to melons and corn so everything is shipped in. Maybe some local beans. Peaches from the western slope but again, the growing season is so short that you have very little produce. No berries; not much tree fruit; no leaf products due to the desert climate. Just barren. Some farms are starting to do better-quality beef, lamb and poultry but you have to consider the grass they eat which is usually as dry as straw.

I think people get enthralled by this area because of the hype and the pictures of the mountains. Sure the Rocky Mountains are spectacular but with a style of living the is not comfortable, who cares? I frankly don't want to have to avoid the sun for it's harshness only to turn around and trudge through 3 ft of snow just to live near a range of mountains that are often shrouded in brown smog and that is so dry and dusty and desolate for 9 months of the year that your skin cracks when you look at them.

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Ed

re: bleh! or try and make it work for you - 11/25/ - 2/11/2013
yeah, so ok then, why are you still here? Is someone holding you hostage or something? Hit the road, sounds like both you & Denver would be better off without each other.


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Me
Littleton, CO

Ummmmmm - 8/21/2015

I can no longer read your post because of the poor grammar and spelling. You are obviously from a different state where public education is not a priority. You have no facts to defend your statements, and have OBVIOIUSLY never lived here in the winter because it is not nearly as miserable as the Midwest.. If you don't like living in Colorado, nobody is stopping you from moving out of state. BTW..."judgy" is not a word.

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Eric
Aurora, CO

Just my opinion. Denver is awful. - 8/16/2015

Like many people I made the mistake of moving to Denver too. If you are going to give me the knee jerk reaction of "if you don't like it leave," let me explain. I moved here to be with my now ex wife, not because Denver appealed to me. I have been here for years and am not part of the current population influx. Keep in mind, Dever ranks in the top ten for suicide rates. In my opinion it is depressing. Let me start by saying that unless you are an outdoor person, you may not like it here. The physical fitness culture here is stifling. The bicyclists in their spandex pants consistently get in the way of people trying to get to and from work. This city is like a billboard for "Northface." The landscape is ugly and brown for much of the year with a lack of trees. The architecture is atrocious and the suburbs are so ugly that it is beyond belief. Cookie cutter houses with zero character defines most of the suburbs. Apartment buildings that were built without thought being given to aesthetics. The city of Denver itself has some very nice neighborhoods though. Southwest Denver has a lot of charm. I realize that traffic in Denver is nothing compared to New York or LA but unless you live close to work, you will spend a lot of time commuting. This place is very spread out. Public transportation is quick if you are in Denver itself. Outside of Denver, if you are going any distance, you are in for a long ride. A 15 mile commute to work could be two hours on the light rail and/or bus. They are expanding the light rail here but because the area is so spread out, it probabaly will never be efficient. Commuting an hour each way to work here is common. Stay out of Aurora and Commerce City are the armpits of metro Denver. To me, Aurora is such a depressing place especially Mississippi and north of. Once again, ugly architecture, lack of trees, crime is fairly rampant, litter everywhere, and truly has zero character. Ugly strip malls with hoodlums everywhere and houses that make me want to gag looking at them. Aurora and Commerce City are total dumps. The food here is very lacking. People here think that chain food is "quality." Mexican food is good here but that is about it. Denver itself has some good family owned restaurants but the suburbs are mostly chain food. The natives here are so proud of Chipotle being from Denver. Chain garbage!! Who puts rice in a burrito? Chipotle!! Cheap filler to destroy a burrito. Let's not forget Noodles and Company which is another chain restaurant from Denver. Trash!!! The food here is atrocious. There are rude and snobby people everywhere but Denver really is a very rude place. Some people actually have "native" bumper stickers on their vehicles. So what if you are a "native?" What do you want? A cookie? I understand that the influx of people from other places has changed the culture and politics for the worse but why brag about being a native? I just laugh at it. People here are in their cliques and overall it is very unwelcoming. I have had people be really nice to me until they find out that I am not from Colorado. It is so preposterous. The out of state people here are the majority of the decent people that I have met here. People here are very aloof and lack backbone. They are so timid and afraid to speak up. Just my observation on many of the people that I have known. I don't know if it is the lack of oxygen or what? Denver's suicide rate speaks volumes of the place and the people. They will try to blame it on the lack of "services." They will also blame it on the fact that our culture tells men to not "express their feelings" so therefore they don't seek help. Hogwash!! Nowhere in the U.S. is it considered acceptable for men to express their feelings. Denver is no different except that it sucks plus the lack of oxygen. Now people are moving here for the marijuana!! What a bunch of losers.

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Steven
Aurora, CO

East Coasters, your concept of Denver winter weath - 8/14/2015

Before moving here from the East, I had little to no idea what Denver winters would be like. I approached it with trepidation, because a) people back East constantly said things like "hope you like snow!" and b) when we visited in October 2013, it snowed two of the nights. But with two winters under my belt, I realize that Easterners have NO IDEA about the weather here. Does it snow? Sure! But just one of the snowstorms resulted in more than 2 days of snow on the ground. More often, winter days opened with maybe 10-20 degrees in the morning (which felt much warmer due to the low humidity and frequent strong sunshine) and 40-50 degrees by lunchtime. That NEVER happened in New York or Cincinnati before March. So you "enjoy" your snowstorms that stay on thje ground for weeks, and your chilly January daytimes, Easterners. We'll keep on changing to light jackets at noon.

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Sid
Austin, TX

Vastly Overrated - 7/19/2015

It cracks me up to hear people get so fussy and worked up (akin to the manner that an 11 year old girl does when someone tells her that her favorite boy band lip syncs) when you make a slight criticism of Denver for being overcrowded, expensive, or simply dirty. Perhaps that is coming from people that have never ventured outside of the borders of Colorado? Denver used to be an interesting place to live decades ago. Anymore it lacks an identity or culture of it's own. How many things here are influenced by California, Texas, Washington, and Oregon? Quite a bit. There isn't much Denver culture left to speak of sadly. Denver has become a conglomerate of other cultures (good and mostly bad) almost like a shopping mall. A little of this and a little of that but a whole lot of nothing terribly original and organic to Denver itself when you tally it up at the end of the day. Now the culture has been defined by legalized pot. I keep hearing about the great music scene here...say what? A city with a great music scene is Austin TX...not Denver. Denver has become dirty. Yes, dirty. I see more and more trash and crud littering the streets. There seems to be little civic pride among the population to not be an a-hole and empty your ashtray, fast food wrappers, or beer bottles on the curb. The air quality is dismal. Too many cars at altitude makes for that lovely brown haze around Denver and the surrounding areas. Like a mini-Los Angeles. As for the people...there are some very nice and down to earth folks here in Denver. Sadly the ratio is tilted too far toward the loud, obnoxious, highly intoxicated, rude, and self-absorbed masses that are slowly taking over this city. These aren't all people in their 20s and 30s that I am talking about. As much as people want to pretend that Denver is a tolerant place it simply isn't. There is a very subtle form of racism and bigotry here that gets swept under the carpet. Even better are the morons that come here for legalized weed without bothering to check on how much it costs to live in the Amsterdam of the Rocky Mountains. I know why the locals in Vegas hate the tourists that come to their city and make a mess of it only to leave on the next flight out. As for housing and employment...I keep hearing about job growth but do service industry jobs pay enough to keep people in food and rent? Hardly. Salaries for professional fields are not what they used to be despite the local propaganda about how great the local economy is. Minimum wage jobs shouldn't count as job growth. The cost of renting is an utter joke compared to what you earn on a decent local salary. If you seek an apartment close to downtown or what you feel is a trendy area be prepared to fork over $1200-1400 for a small apartment with no parking. To own a smallish 2 BR ranch style house with a postage stamp sized yard in Denver proper requires at least $350-450K which means you are going to live in a less than nice area. How are these housing prices deemed acceptable? What do you think will happen when people can no longer afford to buy or keep homes in Denver/Colorado and start leaving for less expensive locations outside of the state? Do you really think that your $650K townhouse will hold that value when it becomes a buyers market again? Traffic here is dismal. It isn't Los Angeles but it is getting there. I-25 is short for I can go half a mile in 25 minutes. The highway system (like any city) is a disaster unless you are driving at 3 or 4 AM when most of the locals and professional athletes have already driven home drunk. If you are stuck in highway traffic between the hours of noon and three in the afternoon you can get a lovely contact high from our many motorized weed enthusiasts. Even the local streets require some quick thinking and shortcuts to just get from one place to another within a reasonable amount of time. The sad thing is that Denver was once a fun and decent city and now it has grown too bloated with people, cars, and has become so vastly overpriced. To borrow from a Woody Allen quote from Annie Hall..."I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light and buying legalized weed."

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Blake
Denver, CO

Citizens, Culture, & Hospitality - 5/27/2015

Introverts and judgy citizens! Being from the city of Dunver, Bororado I have seen the whole state and I am here to tell you once you visit San Luis Valley you can really get a feel for Colorado. Citizens of the State of Colorado and City of Denver have no clue how immature and rude the people residing here are.I have been in Colorado off and on for 32 years of horrible seasons and experiences and I am done with the lacking of hospitality.If something is fake most people dont want to deal with it or find it hard to believe and must do research, well if your the curious type individual have at it but be prepared and bring one or two friends as you will find no culture in Colorado just over opininated introverts that keep secret everything and enjoy lonely activities. I have been down the whole west coast from Vancouver all the way to the Mexican Rocky Mountains and have met more interesting people in Portland, Oregon than Denver. Denver is filled with bland shallow people enjoying movies and video games acting like marijuana makes a great temporary get away from the reality of a lame town. The layout of the city is great and there is beautiful parks and recreation if the people would ever find there way to finding outdoor group activities being fun. Most individuals enjoy lonely activities or it must be with family. I think the large hispanic families that keep it within the culture cause this issue as well as the surrounding states like IOWA that come to Denver to get away from their boring hillbilly towns corrupting our nicely mapped out and developed city. The traffic does suck and the drivers are strange. Maybe if people werent worried about coming off wierd or oddly strange from being stuck inside all winter it would create a better Vibe. Sincerely Blake ST.

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Ryan
Denver, CO

California on the Plains - 5/8/2015

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Gail
Denver, CO

Living in the Denver area - 4/14/2015

My rent has increased over $600 since 2012 when I moved here and there is next to none competition in rents. The thing you hear over and over is "everyone wants to live here so deal with it" when one asks about the insane increases in rent per year. I have seen Denver and the surrounding area in the foothills change significantly in the past three years and not for the best. The land here won't support the growth but obviously the builders don't really care. The traffic is awful the infrastructure hasn't and isn't keeping up with the growth. The I-25 corridor is insane. The people are, by and large the most unfriendly I have ever encountered. They are standoffish and not welcoming to newcomers. It's a beautiful place, but if you're not into battling the traffic into the backcountry on the weekends.....Have heard that the western slope is a totally different place. I came here with high hopes, don't get me wrong, the backcountry is incredibly beautiful but it's not affordable for regular people. I guess if you come from Cali, or TX and have money it's the place for you.

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Desiree
Wheat Ridge, CO

RTD - 3/24/2015

Denver has one of the best public transportation systems I have ever seen. The busses go everywhere and they are always adding more on and making it bigger and better. There are not many places you can't get to around Denver and Denver metro.

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Peter
Atlanta, GA

Colorado Is Awesome. Denver Is Not. - 3/8/2015

I loved this place in the 80's when I was much younger. Today's Denver sucks in my opinion. And I want to give whatever credit may be due its population, but it just doesn't work for me any more. And the problem with Denver seems to be a very complicated one - one that may take years, even decades, to solve. My advice to anyone considering a move to Colorado is to avoid Denver at all costs - unless you have a ton of money that allows you to live above the rif-raf and nightmare that is metro-Denver. I do my best not to have racist affectations. The population of Denver is 40% Hispanic today. And it shows. It is impossible to escape the Hispanic and Mexican cultures in the city of Denver. They are the predominant races in the area. If I want to be that entrenched in the Hispanic culture I will travel to Mexico or Spain. Please don't go to Denver seeking enlightenment because the majority of the population is operating at very low energy levels. This place is BLEAK. It's a very old, run-down place and culture that seems to be teetering on the brink of spiritual bankruptcy. Maybe one day again Denver will soar. For now I would recommend living in any city or town 60 minutes or more from there in any direction - unless you're a Mexican or a Nazi. Colorado as a whole is a wonderful place, but Denver has definitely seen better days.

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Ahmed
Lincoln, NE

Cost of rental - 2/15/2015

I was woundering how much it cost for two room house rent

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Shane
Denver, CO

You get all 4 seasons but you are never torchered - 1/23/2015

Colorado overall is a beautiful state. Such a diversity of landscapes and the best sunsets you will ever see. Being central in the country makes trips anywhere else shorter and not as expensive. You can get direct flights just about anywhere, including London, Tokyo, Iceland and many other major cities. Colorado is going through a culture change and moving more toward the left of politics and culture. The only thing missing really is an ocean. I hate snow but it comes and then it goes the next day in many cases, unlike up north where it's on the ground for 4 months. I want to move somewhere warmer but I don't want to contend with humidity. Colorado is pretty dry and we are at a higher altitude. Folks who visit tend to get dried out and short of breath for the first week or so. I love going to lower altitude states and having so much more endurance. It's a great place to live but in 10 years it may have too many people because it's so nice.

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Verbil Kent
Denver, CO

Horrible - 1/14/2015

I spent 5 years living in Denver and moved there with the hopes of making it my permanent residence. I found so many issues wrong with the city, it's hard to choose where to begin. The People: Prior to moving, I read that people in Denver are very friendly. Wrong! Many "appear" to be friendly but that's as far as it goes. In 5 years, I managed to muster 2 solid friends and a lot full of acquaintances. I have met more people than not who conveniently make themselves unavailable to grab a drink or watch a game as friends would normally do, but were always around when they needed favors, and let me assure you, there were many. Many of the people I met from all professions and walks of life had alcohol problems, drug problems, and insecurity issues. Many I encountered appeared to be more of followers than leaders. Those cut from the same droopy, bland cloth that molded 20 and 30ish yuppies, hipsters, and trust fun baby douche bags. The same cloth that created yoga loving, dog walking, flip flop wearing, mustache sporting dickheads. The same dickheads who lack creativity and essentially try to follow anyone sporting a fad thinking it's unique, meanwhile a 100,000+ other idiots are following the same fad. These people lack culture. They lack a sense of creativity. They lack individualism. Their yes's and maybe's really mean no because instead of speaking their minds, they would rather rely on passive aggressiveness and linger in the non confrontational gray zone. Frustrating to say the very least. Workwise: Coming from the east coast, I hold myself to a certain expectation in the workplace. Denver, Colorado has absolutely no work ethic. At least from my 5 years of experience. The first year I spent out here, I worked for one douche bag that would spend a great deal of time talking the talk but lacking any type of ambition to actually grow his client list. When I pursued clients, instead of being gracious, he tried to steal them because in his words "he knew more than me". Yeah, tell that to the $0 in your bank account. Interviewing was just as bad, having come across many individuals who were greased into their jobs because of the overwhelming "good ole boy" nepotism out here. It's hard to land a job when you know more than the people interviewing you. It's even more difficult to show restraint knowing that these same people have this air about them, that they actually believe they deserve these positions. Of course, we can also talk about HR never even letting applicants know what their decision is, this is after going to the final round of interviewing. Really? Happened one too many times. Inside the workplace is just as bad. You encounter more of the same droops that were given positions based upon nepotism because again, Denver is overwhelmingly incestuous. These individuals never meet deadlines, usually consider Fridays a holiday, sleep walk Monday thru Thursday, and are so incompetent that even fucking up a cup of coffee isn't out of the question. In the 5 years here, I heard everything from you're discriminated against because "you're from the east coast, you should lose your Sopranoish, Brooklynish accent, people are intimidated by aggressive workstyle, so take it back a few notches, if you can't change your personality no one would hire you." Well ladies and gentlemen, I went into business for myself to avoid working under the douche bags. : ) My overall impression of this city is that if you're a hipster, yuppie, have no culture, no sense of individualism, don't like dogs but want one because everyone else has one, and like to look disheveled then Denver is the place for you. Personally, I piss on this city and all of the people that go with it. I'm happy I moved, have doubled my salary, and never have to question whether a maybe and yes really means no. Take it for what it's worth.

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Verbil Kent
Denver, CO

Horrible - 1/14/2015

I spent 5 years living in Denver and moved there with the hopes of making it my permanent residence. I found so many issues wrong with the city, it's hard to choose where to begin. The People: Prior to moving, I read that people in Denver are very friendly. Wrong! Many "appear" to be friendly but that's as far as it goes. In 5 years, I managed to muster 2 solid friends and a lot full of acquaintances. I have met more people than not who conveniently make themselves unavailable to grab a drink or watch a game as friends would normally do, but were always around when they needed favors, and let me assure you, there were many. Many of the people I met from all professions and walks of life had alcohol problems, drug problems, and insecurity issues. Many I encountered appeared to be more of followers than leaders. Those cut from the same droopy, bland cloth that molded 20 and 30ish yuppies, hipsters, and trust fun baby douche bags. The same cloth that created yoga loving, dog walking, flip flop wearing, mustache sporting dickheads. The same dickheads who lack creativity and essentially try to follow anyone sporting a fad thinking it's unique, meanwhile a 100,000+ other idiots are following the same fad. These people lack culture. They lack a sense of creativity. They lack individualism. Their yes's and maybe's really mean no because instead of speaking their minds, they would rather rely on passive aggressiveness and linger in the non confrontational gray zone. Frustrating to say the very least. Workwise: Coming from the east coast, I hold myself to a certain expectation in the workplace. Denver, Colorado has absolutely no work ethic. At least from my 5 years of experience. The first year I spent out here, I worked for one douche bag that would spend a great deal of time talking the talk but lacking any type of ambition to actually grow his client list. When I pursued clients, instead of being gracious, he tried to steal them because in his words "he knew more than me". Yeah, tell that to the $0 in your bank account. Interviewing was just as bad, having come across many individuals who were greased into their jobs because of the overwhelming "good ole boy" nepotism out here. It's hard to land a job when you know more than the people interviewing you. It's even more difficult to show restraint knowing that these same people have this air about them, that they actually believe they deserve these positions. Of course, we can also talk about HR never even letting applicants know what their decision is, this is after going to the final round of interviewing. Really? Happened one too many times. Inside the workplace is just as bad. You encounter more of the same droops that were given positions based upon nepotism because again, Denver is overwhelmingly incestuous. These individuals never meet deadlines, usually consider Fridays a holiday, sleep walk Monday thru Thursday, and are so incompetent that even fucking up a cup of coffee isn't out of the question. In the 5 years here, I heard everything from you're discriminated against because "you're from the east coast, you should lose your Sopranoish, Brooklynish accent, people are intimidated by aggressive workstyle, so take it back a few notches, if you can't change your personality no one would hire you." Well ladies and gentlemen, I went into business for myself to avoid working under the douche bags. : ) My overall impression of this city is that if you're a hipster, yuppie, have no culture, no sense of individualism, don't like dogs but want one because everyone else has one, and like to look disheveled then Denver is the place for you. Personally, I piss on this city and all of the people that go with it. I'm happy I moved, have doubled my salary, and never have to question whether a maybe and yes really means no. Take it for what it's worth.

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Jaye
Denver, CO

LOVE THE PLACE, HATE THE PEOPLE - 12/28/2014

Prior to moving to Denver I had never been stood up and I don't mean just on a date. Upon moving here I met lots of people who seemed friendly and open but in short order I found out they were friendly on the surface but had no depth or interest in depth of friendships or any other type of relationships. The first 5 yrs. here I cried probably every day because of being stood up either for an activity or a date. When asked why the person didn't show up OR CALL and cancel the response was always, I found something more interesting to do. Really???? How selfish are you all???? They are also quite thankless. Trying to get someone to say thank you is like pulling teeth! Dating has been a nightmare until I hired a professional matchmaker named Michele with Bon Jour Matchmaking to assist me in my choices. Thankfully she is very discriminating in who she works with so I am more able to avoid this other scenario. The weather is great. Cannot complain about that. Almost always sunny, dry so it's always a good hair day, rarely rains or snows. I stayed because of the climate compared to where I moved from. So I've stayed and just accepted what I cannot change. Been here for 30 years!

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Matthew
Lubbock, TX

Don't come here unless you plan to rot! - 12/27/2014

Mountains, valleys, zoos? Yeah that is definitely where I want to go in extreme snow and in a area where I can hardly breathe. I spent 20 years rotting in this mountain. HORRIBLE schools to say the least. When we moved to Lubbock, whose schools aren't even ranked high, my son found himself studying until midnight most days and trying to cram courses to get into a good college. Courses are not offered in Denver public schools. Try calling the cops to see if they can help you find missing children(useless). Home invasions, robberies, rape like living in a third world country unless you have an income of over 150K a year, life will be miserable here. It's the land of minimum wage opportunity. HIGH, HIGH sales tax of really nearer to 8% on everything.

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Akan
Denver, CO

Multimodal transit falls short in Denver - 6/29/2014

Denver is in a unique position to lead the mountain west region in developing multimodal transportation. The new light rail system is a true gem, but the hype around multimodal transit misses the point. Combined with good feeder bus service and adequate parking, it can be a great way to solve many of our urban transportation issues, as more people move to metro areas. Denver has also pushed to increase bicycle and foot traffic by expanding a bike share program and zone for high density development, as well as transit oriented development around transportation centers. It falls short, however, in the way Denver is implementing policies which force people to use public transit by reducing the requirements to provide adequate parking in high density areas, and reducing bus routes to encourage light rail use. Suburban bus routes have been reduced in favor of bus feeder routes to the light rail stations, diminishing convenient and timely bus service in and around the suburbs. The reduction of available parking in high density developments or transit hubs creates a traffic congestion nightmare as people who drive instead of bike or walk to a location because they are constrained by time, distance, or weather (especially in winter) now clog the streets looking for a parking space. Although moving in the right direction, Denver has fallen short in making multimodal transit convenient, which is the key to it's success.

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Marge
Denver, CO

Climate - 6/11/2014

THe climate is nice in Denver. Warm in the summer-mid90's as a high and sometimes very cold in the winter. It can get down to 0 to 20 degrees in the winter. We've been getting part of the global warming and the winters have been milder over the last few years.

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DenverBlowsDirtyDicks
Englewood, CO

Denver: Home of the Rude & Ugly - 6/3/2014

Denver, you suck. Bad wages. Unfriendly, rude, snobby, yuppy, terrible people. Rents approaching the cost of LA. Traffic. Vehicle registration. Mountain men. Hypoxic population. Zero fashion sense. So happy Denver lost the Super Bowl - couldn't have happened to a more deserving city! Can't wait to leave!

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Want to move
Portland, OR

What is the smoking situation really like in Denve - 5/26/2014

Hello Denver, I've been living in Portland Oregon for the last 10 years and am ready for some nice dry and sunny weather. I have asthma and I don't want to be around people smoking anything. I will be living in an apartment. I currently live in a smoke-free apartment complex. With Colorado's new smoking laws are all of my neighbors going to be smoking pot? Thanks for your comments.

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Tom
Seattle, WA

Here's the deal about the mile high climate - 5/18/2014

I grew up in Boulder, not far from Denver: EVERYONE I know in Colorado will brag to you about their weather, climate. Most of those same people originate (or their families) come from the Midwest. And yes, relative to the Midwest, Colorado weather is overall superior. Especially the winters. Here is where the hype needs to end though: Colorado is a high, and dry desert climate. So you get extreme colds in the winter, and it can get very hot in the summer. It seems like forest fire season has been getting longer each year. Its dry, so get used to dry skin and chapped lips in the winter. Its common to get a blizzard each year in the month of May... When storms roll in, in the spring, it can be insanely windy (talking 40+ MPH sustained). No one ever called CO weather not interesting. Now that I reside in a more temperate climate along the West Coast, I don't miss the CO weather. Yes, Denver gets 300+ days of sunshine a year, but you pay a price for it...... Basically, I'd prefer just about any micro climate from San Diego (duh) along the coast all the way up to Seattle (not kidding).

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