Denver TMB'ers

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  1. ANTWONE

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    and I love it - a ton of cool bars/restaurants in walking distance and easy to get on 25 or 70
     
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  2. MA

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    My crew and I have all lived in Denver for 3-5 years.
     
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  3. Emma

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    Think I may have preemptively pulled the plug on Denver seeing all of these posts
     
  4. Corch

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    Huh? Did you leave?
     
  5. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I want to move to Denver so badly. Been actively looking for jobs there.
     
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  6. Emma

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    Had a wonderful experience the 7 months I was there until the reality of a shitty teaching salary for a highly qualified job/position came to fruition.

    Was being paid 50k for multiple years of experience in a special education job that services the entire district, does legal things (IEPs etc). First time they had the position in 20 years and I got low balled - foolishly thought I'd be fine with 2.2k in rent a month and that salary.

    Dierks dying topped it all off and threw me for a spin.

    Always next time.
     
  7. Corch

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    Yeah, I get it.
     
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  8. IowaHuskerFan3

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    Anyone planning on opening day next Friday? Tempted to buy some tickets right now, but I’m not watching baseball in shitty weather.
     
  9. bro

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    I go to a ton of Rockies games. Especially when they play the dodgers. It is fun no matter the weather. Tickets will be really cheap a few months into the season
     
  10. cal

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    plus it’s supposed to be 70° next friday

    i realize colorado weather changes every hour but it ain’t gonna go from projected 70° to shitty

    might’ve just talked myself into going now
     
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  11. IowaHuskerFan3

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    I’m probably going but the only friends I got here, I met off hinge, so yeah.
     
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  12. bro

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    so are you saying your friends suck?
     
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  13. Emma

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    IowaHuskerFan3 it's a bit hard, for me at least due to the nature of my job, to make friends in Denver. Just a heads up. Sports leagues etc will do wonders.

    Also the advice below, people are very friendly
     
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  14. bro

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    Team chat people up when doing things you like so you can share hobbies with them. Camping, hiking, hitting the slopes, running, brewery hopping, etc. Denver is a city full of younger transplants, People, generally, want to meet people with similar interests.
     
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  15. daddy fat sacks

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    I can say the same for my experience between New Orleans and here. Denver isn't an unsafe place but the homeless here are audacious and gross and aggressive.

    I live in Cheesman and generally like the neighborhood. I'd advise Wash Park if you have the money
     
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  16. daddy fat sacks

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    *Blow
     
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  17. daddy fat sacks

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    Been here for a year on my second time living here (2014-15) and Denver is a mediocre city. It has wonderful weather and a good music scene, but the food here is absolute trash for the most part and the people here, although friendly, are monolithic and monocultured. Rent is too expensive and the pollution over the time I've moved back is noteworthy and gross. Homeless people are aggressive and audacious here and make everything uncomfortable.

    The amount of racism here is compounded by the woke dreaded liberals and dead heads who think either they're beyond racism or that it doesn't exist here is dumbfounding. My partner and I experience some sort of nonsensical white liberal micro aggression on the weekly and almost every time we go out.

    There are great parks and tons of nature shit to do which is nice if you're into that. Plenty of bike lanes and trails. Very walkable city too.

    The older neighborhoods have retained thier charm but the modern apartments and homes going into the south Denver area are abominations to architecture and disrupt the vibes of the neighborhood aesthetic.

    Grocery store chains are fucking trash. King Soopers and Safeway are gross. They've forced me to shop at whole foods and I hate giving bezos money.

    People here, although friendly, are flakey. Making friends out here has been bleh for the both of us, and although there are tons of non monogamous people out here to date, dating scene is pretty mediocre at best.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  18. Oranjello

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    Agreed and well put. Moved to NOLA from Denver, and NOLA > Denver hands down.

    But also this
     
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  19. Marty Kaan

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    Absolutely zero chance I would ever move to Nola. Place is a cesspool of human beings.
     
  20. Emma

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    Y'all should come to Wisconsin!
     
  21. bro

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    I moved from Nashville. Denver's food scene is not near as good, unless we are focusing on mexican food. Still, I have my spots.

    Any large liberal city has its issues with race, and the certain lack of diversity is a draw back. Older neighborhoods getting ruined by modern apartments is occurring in nearly every major city facing housing issues. As is rent, which is just as crazy in Nashville as it is here.

    Trader Joes, Locavore, Sprouts are just fine grocery stores. Safeway is my quick pick up. I don't go to King Soopers, but it is just Kroger :idk:

    I have not had much trouble making friends, but I can see it going the other way.

    Given the proximity to skiing, camping, hiking, trail running, etc., I'd never move back East and deal with shitty weather and lack of recreation.
     
  22. Marty Kaan

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    Homelessness is a problem all across the country, not just denver.
    My rent hasn’t changed in 4 years but I’ve heard it’s bad.
    The racism you experienced will be the same in any other super liberal city that thinks they know better.
    The old architecture of Denver is absolute shit. I’d rather the new stuff you hate over all these piece of shit neighborhoods across the city.
    If you think the food is terrible, you aren’t going to the right places.
     
  23. ohhaithur

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    Agreed but this is underselling the issue being especially bad in Denver
     
  24. Marty Kaan

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    Oh I’m awAre. A homeless person stole my 4Runner one time while I snuck out of town to go to phish in Dallas. He then used the truck to mob around downtown jacking other shit. The detective and I talked about how bad homelessness was for a long time. That was 4 years ago too
     
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  25. IowaHuskerFan3

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    Lived in Metairie for a year after college. Very fond of Louisiana people in general, but what a fucked up state
     
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  26. bro

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    Just driving down East Colfax last week made me jealous of all the places I have yet to try.

    Wife is going to Work and Class next week and I am jealous. Been wanting to go.
     
  27. bro

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    And as great as liberal cities in conservative states can be on their own right, it gets exhausting living in a state like Tennessee and seeing what the lawmakers are doing each day. On top of no legal weed and weird blue laws, I had enough. Plus, most southern cities lack parks. Drinking in Washington Park is quite a joy, as is running during the sunset at Sloan's Lake and seeing the sun hit the mountains.
     
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  28. Emma

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  29. bro

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    first post is about bottomless mimosas :loldog: which I can't stand. But someone did immediately provide the right answer: The Lobby. Although I did see them at Root Down the other day.
     
  30. bro

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    Another nice thing about Denver is having all 5 professional sports teams and proximity to Red Rocks. Always an event to go to in that regard, with bands also playing at the downtown venue, in Boulder, and at Dick's sporting good park
     
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  31. IowaHuskerFan3

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    If anyone has a slow pitch team in the summer, sign me up.
     
  32. bro

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    if anyone is a competent tennis player, hit me up and we can play as the weather warms up. I played in HS and play in leagues all the time. But kinda over the league grind.
     
  33. NineteenNine

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    Spent some time last night wistfully perusing Zillow and dreaming of returning to Denver. Too bad it’s denver circa 2009 that I really miss. :tebow:
     
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  34. Marty Kaan

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    I’m in a Denver foodies group on fb that provides well
     
  35. Marty Kaan

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    Do you live in Nashville or Denver?
     
  36. Marty Kaan

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    Fwiw I do not consider denver liberal.

    Boulder is most liberal
    Denver splits between conservative and liberal
    Colorado Springs is QAnon headquarters as far as I’m concerned
     
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  37. NineteenNine

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    Man, fuck Springs.
     
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  38. bro

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    Denver. Moved here in 2018.
     
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  39. bro

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    this may not answer the question as to "liberal," but Boulder County voted 77 percent for Biden. Denver County was nearly 80 percent. I fear Boulder is getting too wealthy and white to stay super liberal.

    Larimer was 56 percent Biden. Jefferson was 58 percent. Arapahoe 61. Adams 58.


    El Paso was 53 percent for Trump :loldog:
     
  40. Corch

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    Bernie won Colorado in the 2020 Democratic primary
     
  41. bro

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    Interestingly, his highest percentage of vote getting was in Denver, Adams, and Larimer. Not Boulder.
     
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  42. Marty Kaan

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    About to head back to denver from aspen. Skiing was shit but rest of time was an epic week. My work sabbatical is going great thus far
     
  43. IowaHuskerFan3

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    Is skiing/snowboarding more ideal in 50+ degree weather or would you rather have it a bit chilly?
     
  44. bro

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    Well, colder weather give you a chance of powder or powder staying on the mountain. But spring snowboarding is less reliant on getting recent snow. The slush is nice
     
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  45. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Tennessee is about to effectively ban delta 8 too, so be glad you left. I’m trying to get out as soon as I can.
     
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  46. Marty Kaan

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    20 degrees, no wind after a heavy night of snowing on a bluebird sky day is the best possible. Blower powder. Everything is soft and stays that way longer bc temp is low
     
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  47. UCFartz

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    As a resident of Grand Junction, don’t underestimate our Q following plz and thank you.
     
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  48. Marty Kaan

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    My homie claims aspen is one of the most liberal cities in country—didn’t see that one.
     
  49. fattus

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    That town got way too big way too fast.
     
  50. Corch

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    The Western Slope is just different.
     
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