has written 6 SperlingViews. Currently, Todd is living in Bettendorf, IA and has a little something to say:
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You get what you see. Posted On: 11/25/2007 8:44:59 PM
I moved to Ottawa 6 months ago, I like it. Sure Ottawa is not full of culture and recreational things to do, but who moves to Ottawa for that????? Its geographical location to Chicago is what sold me. Moving from Orland Park I have found the relaxed, laid back lifestyle of Ottawa comforting. Working in Joliet I have a traffic free commute of 35 minutes. On the weekends I can be downtown Chicago in an hour. Affordable housing, nice people(big drinkers), a classic river city downtown, I am staying for a while :)
Don't fall into the move to Denver dream Posted On: 1/26/2007 8:49:22 AM
Like all areas that are forward moving, Denver is also a city that encourages new residence. Its important to hear both sides before making such a big change and in my case a huge mistake of moving to the area. Online, on TV ads you see and hear make Denver seem like a true dream spot. Like any ads we hear of other areas that are growing. The idea of the mountains, healthy educated community with lots of great jobs seems like a great place to be right...maybe not. I found myself surrounded by a bunch of academic snobs, basing their opinions on people of what they do, and what education they achieved, it never personal offended me but was immature and rude. The mountains are a terrible rat race, overcrowded with lots of the natural habitat that no longer call the Colorado Rockies their home. Job market is poor, if you move there make sure you have a job going into it. Many of the Denver natives speak how great Denver was before the horrible "outsiders" destroyed their city, my suggestion is, let them have, consider an area with culture, freindly people and a solid job market...and yes Chicago is that.
Quad Cities blues Posted On: 9/15/2006 10:08:55 PM
The area is often described as,"not that bad". Probably a true statement as true as,"not that good either." Affordable housing, descent job market(blue collar), good quality schools ( k-12 and college) but nothing to do. If you can make the 2.5 hour drive to Chicago on the weekends you will be happy. The only reason I would relocate there if it was with John Deere, otherwise consider somewhere else.
RE Get an education..Grow up academic snob:( Posted On: 9/15/2006 10:49:38 AM
This post is a very typical example of the Denver attitude. Denver and Denvernites are so consistently rude. Its very common for pople in Denver to attack your education level, it some how makes them feel superior. PLease reconsider if you are moving there!!!! I am so happy to be back to the great city of Chicago. :)
Chicago...Is this Heaven Posted On: 9/15/2006 10:42:32 AM
I love this city!!!!!!The best of everything....Hey Frankie S thanks for the advice this town will not let you down. So glad to be away from Denver and back to a real city:)
Things to do In Denver..you wish you were dead.(Mo Posted On: 9/15/2006 10:36:10 AM
Denver was a total let down. Denver in the 60,70 and 80's is when it might have been a enjoyable area but don't think thats how it is today. Living in Chicago I believed all big cities had culture, great entertainment and fun people to be around...NOT DENVER!!!! Their idea of restaurants is Apple Bees and Black Eyed Pea. The people do not want to meet and make new freinds, if you don't know many people when moving out there you will be lonely. The cops are very tough, lots of black gloved rookie types just waiting to bust you and make your life hell. People are backwards from the way they drive to their social skills. Housing is way over priced and good jobs are scarce. It is a highly educated area, where the liberal coffee shop academic snobs will remind you of how stupid you are and how brilliant they are. I moved from Denver 3 years ago and still try not to think about it.....PLEASE reconsider befor moving to Denver.:)