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It’s alright - 12/15/2021
Been in Colorado for 4 years, Denver 1. My biggest hesitation for moving here was the dry, sunny, high desert climate. I shrugged it off and tried to downplay it, but it really has become one of my least favorite things about the front range.

I live east of 1-25 so getting to a forested trailhead is a pain in the ass. Hiking here in general is a pain. I started going later in the afternoon to avoid crowds. I feel like there should be more trailheads in the foothills than there are. Probably because so much of it is private residential land. Being into the outdoors requires too much driving. I really miss being 15 minutes from a forested trailhead like I had in the Midwest and South.

It’s easy to find decent food, extremely tough to find great food. My wife and I never trust the reviews here - a lot of stuff that gets hyped up just isn’t that good.

It’s fun at times, the wild weather can keep things interesting, but I don’t think it will ever Read More

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Decent under 40 playground if you can afford it - 11/10/2021
I find it both disturbing and humorous that any city small or large listed here that has a reasonable number of reviews, say 20+, everyone is complaining of the same thing. “Outsiders” moving in, traffic, crime, homeless, drugs, skyrocketing costs. Let’s face it folks, America is filling up. And places like CA are emptying, with millions more people that will likely relocate. You are not going to escape that anywhere, unless you buy acreage in a remote locale.

As for Denver, I’ll offer my honest review, take it or leave it, hate it or not. I moved here when I was 20, just before Denver began to take off mid-90’s. Back then it was the hidden gem, albeit a bit of a cow town, that boomers and older X’ers like me now reminisce about. Downtown was dead after 5pm. For fun you either partied or climbed/skied mountains. The economy was boom or bust. But you could drive to places like Castle Rock or Loveland/FoCo and see lots of open land. We had an airport and a football team. Read More

Denver has so much to offer! - 8/9/2021
I've lived in Denver for 30 years and can't imagine calling any other place home. Yeah, the traffic stinks. You'll hate your life driving on I-25 during rush hour or coming back from the mountains on I-70 on Sundays but, it's worth it! Denver has so much to offer! I've never run out of fun and exciting things to do here. If you want to live in a big city but, love the outdoors, there's no better place. I will warn, however, that the cost of living is pretty high. So be prepared for that. Read More

Hometown Denver girl disgusted - 7/29/2021
I was born in Denver. I live only 2.1 miles away from where I was born 50 years ago. I have always loved Denver Read More

Beautiful Denver has been ruined by liberals. - 7/18/2021
Moved to Denver for retirement in 2016. Can't take it any longer, so moving out next month. City management is atrocious. The liberals have made it a haven for homeless & drugs, then they complain. If you love America, you won't like Denver. I would not own property Read More

Great city - 7/10/2021
It is what you make of it. Denver has a ton to offer as a city, but you'll be missing out if you're not into the outdoors. Cost of living is okay, and the salaries are only going up. The city is green, clean, it doesn't have as many homeless as LA or Seattle. It has ski towns, hot springs, and Boulder is only 30 mins away.
I don't think legalizing marijuana was the right thing, however. Lots of slow people in Denver. Marijuana legalization has attracted lots of dough heads. Lazy crowds who have no education, manners and simply trash the place.

Four stars, overall.
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this place is like a bowl of cream-o-wheat - 6/26/2021
Denver is the purgatory of the states
its not great, its not bad; the mountains are soo pretty, but thats like an hour drive away(so not even in Denver), the closest thing we have to a beach, is this disgusting "swim beach" -the cherry creek reservoir, shrooms are decriminalized, thats cool I guess but its not like they're any easier to obtain. Ofc we also have dispensaries on every corner, so youd expect everyone to be a lil more chill but yeesh theres a log of douchbages.
theres a lot of old rich white people who own everything
the Denver Int'l Airport isnt even in Denver which is annoying when you have a super early weekday flight and have to get a car.
theres about three colleges so that adds to the douchebags I waS talking baout ^
but at the review under me about "creepy white st8 men and damaged women". bro every place got that look at what the internet did to us, on top of a pandemic, on top of the mental health crisis blah blah
OH and the Read More

Denver is awesome - 6/1/2021
Loved in 80205 since 2005. Denver is fantastic. Problems typical of any medium to large urban area but that’s just the reality of capitalism in 2021 United States. Overall the maturity of the urban corridor has progressed nicely. Great restaurants, transit to the airport, excellent cultural diversity and unique neighborhood flavors. Outstanding weather, great parks, awesome entertainment. Don’t let the suburban and rural trolls jade you. Real estate is absurd, but that’s almost everywhere—again a function of 21st century American life. Overall an excellent progressive bubble in an ever increasingly blue state. Read More

Not as woke as it seems - 3/20/2021
I never sought to live in Denver—it reminded me too much of the Midwestern city where I'm from, which I never wanted to live in either—but a job brought me here, after living here for a few years and visiting many times over the past few decades, I can still say it's "not for me" (which is what the 2 star rating signifies when you hover over it when rating).

There are plenty of reasons why it's so trendy and popular. The views of the mountains are gorgeous. It's easy to get to from pretty much anywhere thanks to the airport and highway system. It's sunny almost every day, and the snow is beautiful. Legal marijuana, plentiful public art, breweries/restaurants, and proximity to snow sports and hiking are great.

But as others have pointed out, unless you're coming from California or NYC, housing costs are absurd and traffic is horrible, with neither showing signs of letting up. Poor air quality is a regular problem, and last year's record-setting forest fires Read More

Lived in a lot of places; Non-native review - 3/18/2021
I lived in a lot of different cities in the 90s and 2000s including Denver. Now I'm back in Denver and while it is not perfect, honestly the city is pretty good, especially relative to comparable cities that you can move to NOW, as opposed to an idealized pre-90s Denver viewed with nostalgia lenses.

Climate wise you have much better winters than the midwest and northeast, better summers than most of the country (no humidity means it is 80s in the shade and extremely pleasant nights), very good proximity to outdoor activities (without having to hike/camp/run/climb in a damp mist which kind of sucks). You can get all these benefits in California but the cost of living is even higher there.

Regarding the two major complaints of homelessness and traffic, EVERY major city in the country has this problem, and Denver is not the worst by far. There are not the miles upon miles of homeless encampments, tent cities, nonstop garbage refuse. In fact, in most eastern Read More

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