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By NickinCO
From colorado
Dec 5, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
point proven there are obviously assholes everywhere

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By Wade J.
From Boulder, CO
Dec 5, 2012
winter aid climbing
I guess I'm just looking for a lower asshole density without sacrificing too many amenities.

Chufftard, I'm gonna come live live with you. I'll bring a case of beer and a pellet gun, we could have fun.

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By Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Dec 5, 2012
Wade J. wrote:
I guess I'm just looking for a lower asshole density without sacrificing too many amenities. Chufftard, I'm gonna come live live with you. I'll bring a case of beer and a pellet gun, we could have fun.


Wade, coming from the east coast you're going to feel the infringement of hard assholeism even more in CO. The problem in CO and CA for that matter, is that people move from west to east, and on their pilgramage obtain a holier then thou personallity. When they arrive the level of asshole is different and more passive. At least out east, everyone is pissed and they show it! Honestly, their are better places to live than colorado.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 6, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Dec 6, 2012
modern man
Randy W. wrote:
Wade, coming from the east coast you're going to feel the infringement of hard assholeism even more in CO. The problem in CO and CA for that matter, is that people move from west to east, and on their pilgramage obtain a holier then thou personallity. When they arrive the level of asshole is different and more passive. At least out east, everyone is pissed and they show it! Honestly, their are better places to live than colorado.



classic and spot on except for the earlier SLC comment, that place suks dont ever move there. The Mormons ruined all the good rock, snow, beer and personal freedom within 20 minutes of downtown. Its a living hell.

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By Wade J.
From Boulder, CO
Dec 11, 2012
winter aid climbing
Thanks again everyone, we had a great trip. You guys had some awesome input.

Went to pinche tacos for lunch. Twice. I would have went more but my gf wanted to experience things other than tacos.

El Rey was awesome. They changed the name though, which was confusing but worth it.

Mountain Sun is packed. Also good, but packed. If I had known how busy it would be I would have put my name in before wondering around Neptune, which is also awesome.

It's fun to listen to climbers at the Flatirons. And scary.

We were surprised at how lively both Denver and Boulder were. Thanks to you guys, we were not surprised at how douchey Boulder can be. It still seems like the best compromise between a small town and big city and I think we'll be moving there in February. It sounds like the lady got one of the jobs she applied for, so the mission was a success.

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By Peter Stokes
From Them Thar Hills
Dec 11, 2012
Wall Street, Moab, UT
Glad you had a good time! I saw that El Rey has a new name the other day when I drove by, but I forgot to mention it here. Boulder can be douchey for sure, but me and most of my friends just focus on enjoying our own lives (without trying to change anyone else), and honestly, it's pretty easy to do here. And there are plenty of cool people to hang with. By the time you get back it'll probably be more like winter...

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By Parker Wrozek
Dec 12, 2012
A bit late but if you are still wanting to work in real estate you are coming to the right area. We have a lot of building going on here. housing prices went up 12% in the last year in the Denver area. We have a shortage of properties where many decent properties are off the market in less than a month.

It isn't all roses but you should be able to do well if you take that path.

Also I think you are selling the amount of money you make well short. I came from the midwest about 14 months ago (I know not philly) but my wife makes more in construction management here and I make way more as an engineer.

With your background you should be able to find a job pretty easily.

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By Kenneth Milligan
Dec 13, 2012
How about considering Golden or even Longmont. It seems more in line with what you want. The entire front range has access to the mountains not just boulder or west Denver. If those places are not appealing you should definitely find a place on Pearl St or to 29th St.

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By Wade J.
From Boulder, CO
Dec 13, 2012
winter aid climbing
Thanks Parker! I was really surprised at the amount of development going on in both the Denver and Boulder areas. We'll be back out in the beginning of January, I'll be trying to schedule interviews for that time, so you're not too late!

Kenneth, we talked about Longmont but not Golden. Longmont would just but us too far away from where my girlfriend (Sara) would be working. I'm really disappointed because it seems like there are a lot better housing opportunities there. I think Golden just got forgotten about. We really don't know anything about the area and didn't get a chance to make it down there. I don't think we would enjoy living on Pearl very much!

Cheers

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By ErikaNW
Dec 14, 2012
Rapping off the Matron October, 2010
Definitely check out Golden. 20 min from Boulder (15 from Eldo!), 20 min from Denver, 10 min from CCC sport climbing and much easier/quicker access for skiing than Longmont. Plus it is a neat little town in its own right and as of now, still quite a bit cheaper than Boulder (especially if you look outside of downtown proper). The downside is longer drives to RMNP, Lumpy, etc.... But close to Golden Gate Canyon which is pretty incredible. So many options.

Welcome to Colorado!

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By TBlom
Dec 14, 2012
Randy might actually have a lot of valid points about the People's Republic.

Boulder... ah Boulder.
Boulder in a nutshell: A person driving a Prius with a Coexist sticker through a red light that refuses to use turn signals, and texts while driving to buy overpriced groceries from underpaid, uninsured, and over-educated young people paying over half of their paycheck to rent.

Lyons is pretty cool, as is Loveland. Both are smaller towns.
Golden, as mentioned, is actually pretty nice but it is definitely a cookie cutter McMansion type of town.

Good luck, the mountains are great.

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By matt davies
Dec 14, 2012
In the spirit of Boulder bashing, I thought I might re-post this:

Ode to Boulder

Trail-run Tantra might as well make sense
Where karma is confused with happenstance
There's a solar panel unit newly installed
Where prayer flags hang outside shopping malls
Masters degrees provide anemic speciality
For those with no practical world curiosity
Who think for them the bell will never toll
Worship the body, half-ass the soul
Like the job they work at the health food store
Stocking organics and green products galore
To soothe the conscience of a town rife with wealth
A material oasis arrogantly obsessed with health
These people you see,
They're better than thee
They've managed trust funds with a hawkish eye
And voted Democratic, they'll let you know why
With stickers on Land Rovers, Tacomas, or a Suby,
Roaming the land, celebrating the diversity
Of rich white people, over-educated and superfluous
To the frank human race, unspoiled and luminous
Infiltrating their ranks, to commune at picnics
While hypocrites mumble their Freudian slips

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By Hank Caylor
Administrator
From Golden, CO
Dec 15, 2012
Yoda
Tevis Blom wrote:
Golden, as mentioned, is actually pretty nice but it is definitely a cookie cutter McMansion type of town.


No way! Lots of different neighborhoods with different vibes. That small downtown loft/condo thingy is pretty funny.

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By TBlom
Dec 15, 2012
@ hank, yeah, Golden is pretty cool.
I have a buddy that lived in Golden, just north of Clear Creek. It was a fun neighborhood. Lots of young people who just wanted to climb and ski and enjoy life. Every time I hung out down there with his crew whether it was Morrison, S. Platte, or Clear Creek; everyone was always psyched and fun to be with.

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By Peter Stokes
From Them Thar Hills
Dec 15, 2012
Wall Street, Moab, UT
Tevis Blom wrote:
Boulder in a nutshell: A person driving a Prius with a Coexist sticker through a red light that refuses to use turn signals, and texts while driving to buy overpriced groceries from underpaid, uninsured, and over-educated young people paying over half of their paycheck to rent


Ha ha.... one of my friends drives a school bus for BVSD, and during his training the supervisor told the class that, according to local statistics, the driver most likely to ignore the red lights and stop sign on a bus is someone in a Toyota Prius.

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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 15, 2012
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord
Golden is not really the place for the person that is looking at the trade offs between Golden and Boulder.

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By Jake-Norton
Dec 15, 2012
Tevis Blom wrote:
Golden, as mentioned, is actually pretty nice but it is definitely a cookie cutter McMansion type of town. Good luck, the mountains are great.


Tevis, seems like you've only seen Golden from highway 93. It's very much not a cookie cutter town, although like most places these days there's some of that on the outskirts. Golden is a great small town, very real with a solid community, and incredible climbing options all around.

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By Hank Caylor
Administrator
From Golden, CO
Dec 15, 2012
Yoda
Darren Mabe wrote:
Golden is not really the place for the person that is looking at the trade offs between Golden and Boulder.


What does that mean?

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By Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Jan 2, 2013
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of Twist of Fate, Oak Creek Canyon. <br /> <br />photo: Blake McCord
Hank Caylor wrote:
What does that mean?

Golden is a great place to live

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By Hank Caylor
Administrator
From Golden, CO
Jan 2, 2013
Yoda
Oh nice, we bought our house in Golden 6 months ago and can't believe how much we like it.

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By Wade J.
From Boulder, CO
Jan 2, 2013
winter aid climbing
Yeah, I've been hearing a lot of great things about Golden as well, so we'll be adding it to the list. We're coming back out this weekend to hopefully lock down a place and sign a lease. It's up between Denver, Boulder, and Golden Right now. I'd really rather live in a smaller city, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of availability this time of year except in Denever. We'll see how it goes. I'm putting in my notice at work today!

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By Malcolm Daly
From Boulder, CO
Jan 2, 2013
If you're coming back again, here's a list of fantastic restaurants that haven't yet been mentioned:

Zoe Ma Ma - Traditional Chinese street food cooked by the 83 year old owner. It's just off of Pearl on 10th St. No Mu Shu or Sesame Chicken here.

Restaurante 100% Mexicano - The best mexi in Boulder. It's tucked behind Sports Authority on the corner of Iris and 28th St. It's in the hallway right across from the DMV office where you get your driver's license. This restaurant is so authentic that there is no cheese anywhere.

Pupusa's - Up on N. Broadway, North of Violet and South of Yarmouth. Great food from El Salvadore as well as good street tacos.

Rincon Argentino - Great new place with Argentinian-style empanadas. Mmmmm. This place is tiny. On the corner of Arapaho and Folsom.

Tibet Kitchen - Corner of Arapaho and Folsom. Unbelievable momos but they make them fresh so they take 20 minuted to get to the table.

Good luck,
Mal

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By DannyUncanny
From Vancouver
Jan 2, 2013
Anyone have tips or job suggestions for a Mech/Aerospace Engineering Masters grad trying to move to the mountains?

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By Wade J.
From Boulder, CO
Jan 2, 2013
winter aid climbing
Mal,

Thanks for all the good food tips. Those places sound awesome! Any good Vietnamese in Boulder that you know of?

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