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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Nov 12, 2012
Bocan
Rick Blair wrote:
I live just north of Downtown Denver in 5-points. I have been to Baltimore multiple times and I can share a few differences. 1. In Denver roaming crackheads are not 99% likely to break your car window for quarters in your change tray. 2. Generally, Denver is a fairly clean city. 3. You will probably not be living in a row house in Denver and likely will have a lawn, even if it is a small lawn. 4. At night in Denver, you will not be looking over your shoulder constantly for fear of being mugged. Most likely you could live 20+ years in Denver and never get mugged. Try that in Baltimore. 5. In Denver you will rarely, if ever, hear gun fire. 6. You will find people generally way friendlier in Denver than anywhere on the East Coast. 7. In Denver, say by to humidity. In the peak of summer, it gets down to single digits. Denver averages a lower relative humidity than some dessert areas.


8. There are women EVERYWHERE in Denver

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By Alex La.
Nov 12, 2012
Drew and I, trip to Seneca.
haha, I'd just like an abundance of world class climbing :D. with the above ^.. And ofcouse the other things we spoke about.

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By Lee M.
From Fort Collins, CO
Nov 12, 2012
Some post happy hour ice climbing under a full moo...
I lived and worked in Maryland just outside of DC for a few years before moving to Fort Collins about 9 months ago. I highly recommend Fort Collins, especially if you are a bit tired of the city. It's a nice little town but still has plenty going on with regard to night life and activities in general, sort of the best of both worlds. I enjoyed going out in Arlington and DC a lot, but I honestly haven't missed that one bit since Fort Collins satisfies me in that regard just as much (and more since I'm just a short 5 minute drive from the bars as opposed to a 50 minute metro ride). Also, the drive to RMNP is relatively short (especially compared to DC driving times) and pleasant. It's shorter than my commute to work frequently was in DC.

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By Laura Pyle
From Evergreen, CO
Nov 12, 2012
North face, Longs Peak.
Rick Blair wrote:
1. In Denver roaming crackheads are not 99% likely to break your car window for quarters in your change tray.


Maybe only 90% likely. I lived in central Denver before moving to Evergreen, and this was a regular occurrence. And we're talking pennies, not quarters. However, I lived in DC before that, and fully agree that Denver is a way cleaner, safer, nicer city than most of those on the east coast.

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By tenpins
Nov 12, 2012
Alex La. wrote:
Well, I live in maryland now so the wage is a little different here. But I install solar panels and have experience with construction. To be honest I don't really care what I do right now as long as I can pay my bills and climb. Right now I make 14 an hr and my single room apartment is 675/m.. I have a dog and some money saved and I'm just going.. I want to wake up to the.mountains honestly.. to be honest I'm in na, so no partying necessary. Im 20 and don't want kids lol.. Don't exactly wasn't a hermit shack but I don't need anything fancy. And I'm moving out there really because I'm tired of the city :/.



look anywhere but the springs. The housing bubble burst a long time ago so work has been sluggish here for all construction. Some companies might be doing OK but nobody is going gangbusters. better climbing is closer to a lot of other places than the springs. It is a little podunk too, so being from the east coast like I am you might find Denver or another town to your liking.

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By tenpins
Nov 12, 2012
Stich wrote:
I know. I hate the many loop roads we have like Circle Jerk and Whoawhatfuckingdirectionamigoingnow Drive.



planned on some ideal that General Palmer had of "wide boulevards and avenues"...has been grotesquely interpreted in the last decades. The traffic engineers here l-o-v-e the stupid little traffic circles, as they "calm" traffic.

Oh and the planning is like 30 years late for the population here too

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By Alex La.
Nov 13, 2012
Drew and I, trip to Seneca.
You guys and gals have been phenomenal help, I am extremely thankful for everything. Thank you so much for being so generous, I am looking forward to an awesome move and to hopefully cross paths with some of you :D! I think I've decided to move to fort collins!!

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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Nov 13, 2012
Stabby
No mention of FC traffic, get on College Ave after 4. Heh.

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By Peter Stokes
From Them Thar Hills
Nov 13, 2012
Wall Street, Moab, UT
If you move to the Fort, by all means check out Avogadro's Number (just north of campus)- good food, microbrews on tap, and a big part of the live music scene there.

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By Alex La.
Nov 13, 2012
Drew and I, trip to Seneca.
Coming from baltimore and dc the traffic can't be that bad. any ideas on a place to get a quick job up there?

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By Lee M.
From Fort Collins, CO
Nov 13, 2012
Some post happy hour ice climbing under a full moo...
Yeah, FC traffic on its worst day right at the peak of rush hour is NOTHING compared to dc/baltimore.

As for jobs, I've never really been looking while in FC, so I'm not sure about what the availability is really like, but there are a lot of restaurants, bars, and shops that probably need reliable people to work longer hours than the masses of college students can promise. The same might go for some positions at CSU. Like I said, I'm not sure, but those places which seem to hire a lot of college students might be a good place to look simply because you'd be offering something a bit more stable.

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By Kevin Stricker
From Evergreen, CO
Nov 13, 2012
The people bagging Colorado Springs are forgetting that the Waldo Canyon fire is likely going to create more new construction jobs In the Springs in 2013 than the entire rest of the state.

Anywhere on the Front Range is probably going to feel pretty great compared to Maryland, but pretty much all of the "cities" have traffic issues. Fort Collins has the worst traffic in my opinion by far due to the lack of any freeways. Maybe just personal preference, but I would rather sit in bumper to bumper traffic on I25 than stop and go through 100 lights. The Fort is close to Estes, but pretty far from everything else( except WY I guess). it is also 10-15 degrees colder in the winter. I lived there for a couple years when I first moved to Colorado, but wouldn't consider moving back.

Colorado Springs has arguably the best winter crags in the state, better access to the mountains(than Ft Collins), and close to good bouldering. It really would be good to come out and check them all out.

Good luck.

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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Nov 14, 2012
Stabby
I remember what I was most interested in at 20, and for that you want to be in Denver. But aside from that, Kevin nailed it.

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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Nov 14, 2012
rockerwaves
+1 Kevin nailed it.
I hope I never have to sell my place in Bear Creek Canyon.

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By Josh B
Nov 14, 2012
Alex, I sent you a PM about a possible job. Let me know if you want to talk. Thanks,

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By Airbiscuit
Nov 14, 2012
Western slope is full. Were just a bunch of redneck retards anyway. :)

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By other
From San Diego, CA
Nov 19, 2012
jmeizis wrote:
My mortgage is $550 a month

When did you buy and how much did you house cost?

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By dancesatmoonrise
Nov 24, 2012
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Yeah, we Springs guys get tired of the Springs sometimes. Hear that things are better in Boulder and Denver. More women, more singles, more culture. Yeah, it's pretty whitebread around here - military, right wing christian, etc... Though, it's hard to leave a solid climbing community, that 14er in the backyard, occasional ice in the canyon five minutes away, stellar mountain bike riding all year out the back door, a big house on 2/3 acre 10 minutes from downtown for cheap, all-winter climbing on bolted limestone an hour to the south, granite cracks an hour to the west, the Garden rigth in town...

But ya know, have to say, it really does need a beach around here.

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By Alex La.
Nov 28, 2012
Drew and I, trip to Seneca.
Right on, i think given all of the boastful information from city to city. I have made a decision to wait until spring to drive out there and just bum it for a few weeks and hit all the towns in between ft.collins and durango. I will be sleeping in my truck or at campgrounds in a tent/bed of truck or trying to find a secrete spot :P. If anyone has other beneficial information about anything it would still be highly appreciated. Thank you!!

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By Nate K
From Bozeman, MT
Nov 29, 2012
dirt bagging around cody
denver.craigslist.org/sls/3442...
im moving to CO soon too. was lookin on the denver craigslist jobs site and found this. sounds like the kind of solar job you mentioned. hope it helps

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