I disagree with the previous poster. We moved to Colorado from Raleigh, Durham after living in Chapel Hill, NC and Charlotte, NC before that.
Depending on where you live in Broomfield, it is is about 10 miles or so from Boulder, so it is fairly far west of Denver. We first lived in Denver, but didnt like being so far away from the mountains. We couldn't afford Boulder or even Louisville, and live in Broomfield, really close to Lafayette. Views here are to die for as you can see the back range, good schools, convenient to everything.
Regarding jobs - Broomfield is mostly a residential area in the Denver-Metro - it shouldn't be judged for its job opportunities. Jobs or lack thereof are more in Denver or Boulder. Having said that, Interlocken is in Broomfield, Conoco is relocating 11k workers near there, Sun is there, Level 3, etc.
Compared to NC, the job market in Colorado is tougher and it is more expensive to live. People want to live here and you can tell. Home prices are higher than I thought, groceries are more expensive than NC and health care is much more expensive. I think you sacrifice to live in Colorado, especially western Colorado - that's just part of the deal. However, in general, I am much happier here - we don't have to drive very far to be in the outdoors, sunny all year long. We are going to have to move soon, and I am very sad about it.
I will be back