Thanks again for this great article! Hi Laura thank you so much for creating this platform. Art classes? If you want more of a city vibe, RiNo and LoDo are good, but we love having a yard. Like I said before though, your options are going to be crazy limited at the moment!
Was it extremely expensive? You will find many people who have moved from all over the country coming to Denver. Thank you for taking the time to write this up. Please us! To summarize, dating is hard!
He loves it and plans on buying a home and staying there my family is basically all from Long Island NY …This really made me feel better about our move. It was such a horrible decision moving here — plus the natives are rude, my packages, bike, everything left out is stolen. How often do you go back, just curious, and for how long?
We are making a one week trip in 2 weeks to do the same as you and your husband did — kind of scope out the scene. This can make it a bit harder to meet new people as a transplant, and I noticed this even more so because I moved from a beach location where everyone stayed put on the weekends.
Just moved or are seriously thinking of moving to the Mile High City? Others compliment Denver on the vibrancy of the dating scene, which is dominated by younger people.
Thanks for writing this! Good point. The response to that post has been incredible! That said nationwide we have a lot of issues with prioritizing affordable housing — Denver is not unique in this respect. I am foodie as well, so finding someone well traveled I lived in many countries growing upwho loves food, who made a leap of faith leaving their forever home for Denver is like hitting a goldmine.
How different is the lifestyle in denver compared to new york?
This post was perfect!! My husband and I making a decision to move and Denver is on our list. My wife and I def. Hi Carla! Obviously Denver is not for everyone.
Time will tell! People are rude. I go back as well to check in on family. Oh yes and the Summers are a sauna plus fires, and healthcare is also impossible for self employed. I also have a cousin in the Military that lives in Colorado Springs. Many of you are contemplating a move of your own, others are curious to know if my experience has been the same as their own.
Hi Siena! Saw Roy Wood Jr. This has been the most spot-on post on moving to Denver.
Also is kind of cliquey and people seem to stick to their little circle. Just FYI — I started a FB group for people who moved to Denver or are seriously thinking of moving to Denver where I and others answer any other burning questions you may have! What moving company would you recommend in NYC? Hi Vanessa — Thank you so much for sharing your story. Denver is also an easy-access portal to the outdoors like you mentioned.
The only reason is that my son is growing up like weed and looking for bigger house in NYC is just proven to be breaking my back. I agree that the passes for skiing are expensive and the traffic on I during the winter is bad, but generally skiing is an expensive activity due to lift tickets, accessibility, and equipment necessary. Yes, when the weather is good for the outdoor activities of the season the city can definitely feel like a ghost town!
I wish you the best in finding a living situation that best matches your needs.
Is the quality of life better in denver vs. nyc?
Is that an option here? We are making plans to move to Co. Next year.
Fires are unfortunately unavoidable in the West. I did use a moving company. However, people may be able to find Meetups or other social groups that have outdoor gatherings on the weekend!
I have lived here about the same amount of time and have one item to note. What I consistently notice is that with this easy access, the majority of the city disappears for weekend trips, skiing, camping, whatever the outing may be. Great post, Laura! I think I will take the plunge. If you need any more info, please drop me a line! Regret is scarier. I also always give the following advice to people thinking of making the leap:.
Also if there is a Rockies or Broncos gametraffic can be pretty bad coming into downtown as well. I currently live on Maui, home of my dreams for 9 years now, and the company that I partner with would like me to move to Denver.
It lists some of my favorite places to visit and eat!
The only thing that scares me is the job market in Denver. Many people try to avoid traffic by staggering their work hours coming in early, leaving earlieror take public transit that can bypass traffic, like the light rail. Any advice Wich neighborhoods are good? Thanks so much, Laura! Denver has temperate weather all year long.
I believe it Colorado called TB Moving. Thank you for writing this and your original post about your decision. This is so helpful. What a great site! On the top of that i am curious about Job market since I need to start to pay the mortgages as life start to adjust with the new beginning as Coloradian! Plus, the cost of maintaining a car is not much more than the cost in public transportation I had in NYC, and the lower tax rate while my wages stay roughly the same ends up being much nicer on the pocket book.
Having lived in NYC I really wish for one day life would get easy here. I think NYC and Denver are very different places. In the meantime, you may just need to expats on places like convenience stores or food delivery Denver. Its crazy. I am a transplant from New York. I will say that in the downtown area and civic center there are noticeably more houseless people than you would get downtown in NYC or near City Hall, but I have found far less visible than say San Francisco or Seattle.
I am in a service industry and dating anxious about the income and expenses as well. Others say that the diversity is lacking — which is not surprising given the demographics of the city. A little bit scarier for me, because I am single but you are right…. You can find great hiking in nearby Golden or Boulder.
We also get national tours of the big musicals coming through Denver as well. Denver is definitely not as international or ethnically diverse as NYC. After all, if you can live and work from anywhere, people might be less dependent on the jobs and industries that are more widely represented here.
It was like reading my exact thoughts on life in NYC. This has come at the right time for me as I make my final decision about moving. Hoards of homeless. However, I hope once things get back to normal, some of these bars and eateries that used to stay open stay in business and are able to re-open with late night hours!
Like you mentioned, better to try than regret! Thank you so much, Leah! Hi Donna. I moved here 2 years ago. Bit of a rosy take on the city, but glad you like it in Denver. My husband and I are in the works of making this leap possibly.