Overrated, mediocre, dry (not just climate)
Obviously, there are exceptions, and this is just my subjective personal feel of the city.
Climate: dry, semi desert environment, almost year-round drought. The entire Metro Area looks brownish to yellow, barren, lackluster for 6-8 months out of year. Spring is nice, but then by August everything is burnt and dry. Whatever tiny Zeroscape backyards people have here look dead most of the time. Year-round dust, boogers and nose bleeds are a norm. You can’t take a humidifier with you outside.
Contrary to the popular belief, Denver is not very outdoorsy, meaning you won’t spend the majority of time outside walking, gardening, sitting on porch with drink. There are no beautiful outdoor patios or beer gardens.
Food: since not much grows in CO, most produce and everything else needs to be transported here. As a result, food is overpriced and not fresh. There are good restaurants to fill your belly, but it’s almost impossible to find great yummy places. Read More