Review of Denver, Colorado


It’s alright
Star Rating - 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 feel like home to me. There’s an energy here that just always feels uneasy. Maybe it’s the altitude, maybe it’s because we’re so isolated from other big cities, I can’t really put my finger on it, but I don’t like it.

I’ll leave on a positive note. Denver really does feel urban and I’ve enjoyed that aspect of living here. I live in a neighborhood where I can walk to a grocery store, CVS, several restaurants (a couple of them are good). That’s been my favorite thing
Andrew | Denver, CO
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