has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Abhd is living in Denver, CO and has a little something to say:
re: Best City in the US - 4/15/2011 Posted On: 4/28/2011 6:55:52 PM
It's probably more accurate to say that the city is liberal and the suburbs are conservative. There are liberals in the suburbs, but they are outnumbered.
Conservative, friendly, beautiful (usually) Posted On: 11/29/2010 9:51:54 AM
The weather in Denver really is second-to-none. Except for the few major snowstorms and bone-dry winter weather, it's hard to beat the sunny skies and usually warm temperatures. Denver is a bit of a dusty, dry, brown cowtown, but the mountain views and ample park space make up for that.
The people are generally conservative, family-friendly, and reserved. As with any big city, however, there are plenty of exceptions. The City of Denver itself is much more liberal, older, and has the bulk of the area's hipsters and hippies. The suburbs, especially those in the southern half of the metro area, are very conservative.
You have to realize that Denver is not a warm, beach-lined coastal city and for that reason it isn't going to attract the same sort of people that flock to southern California, for example (although we do have a lot of southern Californians who flock here, for whatever reason). It is much more like Columbus or Indianapolis with mountains than it is Seattle or Portland. A lot of people who move here come from smaller towns throughout the midwest--as well as a ton of Californians, Texans, and Chicagoans.