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Old 07-08-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

I've lived in Arizona my entire life and don't particularly care for it. I'm sick of living in the city and just want to get away from the crowds for 3-6 months. I prefer pine trees, lots of mountains, streams/creeks/rivers and winter days that are colder than a witches tit. I like Alaska but fear there are too many crackheads and Sarah Palin fanboys there, but maybe I'm wrong. I've been to Durango, Colorado and loved it and the same goes for Lake Tahoe although it may be out of my budget. I'll need a full time job, I don't care what the job is so long as it pays the expenses and doesn't take up every hour of my day. States with live poker are a plus too!

If anyone who lives in these states could give me an opinion on the quality of life (culture, job market, crime, etc) in their city that would be awesome. If this OP is too vague just say so and I'll go into better detail.

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Old 07-08-2009, 04:27 AM   #2
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

colorado: live pokers, pine trees, lots of mountains, streams/creeks/rivers and winter days that are colder than a witches tit, jobs are tough to come by right now but im sure its the same everywhere. check out black hawk colorado you may be able to get a casino job. crime is low here as im sure it is everywhere on that list.
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

stay away from Wyoming that's where i live... lol pretty wildlife stuff but colorado is better
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

I've lived in 3 of the four (MT, WY & CO). MT HAD better poker until CO increased their limits at the beginning of the month, now CO has some of the best games around due to the pent up demand.

I started playing in MT nearly 20 years ago; games in bars there are typically low limit spread that are either really good or really bad. I've seen lots of team play and "house" players in MT.

For poker, CO is the clear choice. I've been living in Denver since '97 and love it. I recommend moving to Black Hawk or one of the small towns nearby. You can probably get a decent deal for housing in a mountain town somewhere like Idaho Springs and commute over to Black Hawk. If you want to live along I70 so you've got quick access to Denver, yet still be in the mountains, it would probably be more economical to move there now before all the ski bums come back.

As far as quality of live, you can't beat CO. I used to travel all over the country for work & Denver is by far my favorite city in the country. Denver housing is expensive, but good deals can be found in the small surrounding towns. The suggestion for a casino job is a good one, they've been hiring a ton of people to keep up with the influx of new players lately.
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

OP just curious how old you are? Free spirit imo (not a bad thing)
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:26 AM   #6
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I'm 21. I guess I could be called a free spirit, I've thought of myself as sort of like Ron Burgundy except a bit more social (and a desire for both women and sleeping on a mattress or a combination of the two).

Colorado is high on the list, it fits the description plus it looks like there are some community colleges and universities should I decide to stay longer and finally decide what I want to major in. The Western Slope intrigues me the most but I'm not sure I could find a job there and I think its just too damned expensive for me at the moment so I guess I'll save that for later. I've found a few jobs which will let me use my construction industry skills and knowledge, but I'm also looking in to those casino jobs. Going to have to buy some warm clothes for the winter.

How's the nightlife in/around Denver?
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #7
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

Go to boulder. Just go to boulder, trust me.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:55 PM   #8
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Go to boulder. Just go to boulder, trust me.
Isn't there a very healthy population of people who believe in the "green" fallacy in Boulder?
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:01 PM   #9
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

Im at boulder, I came up from Texas, and will never go back.
Boulder is gorgeous, everybody is nice, crime is very low and well we have the best of the best...
Skiing is but an hour to 2 hours away in the winter
We get 300+ days of sunshine a year
I am not 21 yet, but when i am if not before and just be careful, i plan to take some trips to poker, i hear its but an hour away and very juicy games!
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

If you are just looking for the prettiest nature of those states I'd go Montana.

If you are looking for the best combo of society and nature i'd go Colorado... Whatever you do stay away from Wyoming!
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

Boulders **** imo. Unless you like to be stuck in artificial traffic for hours and hang out with people who care for the world more than you and drive bmw trucks purchased by their parents....

Also, colorado is overrated for cold. You're gonna have to get off the front range to expect a cold winter type climate. In Jan or Feb there might be a week or two around 0, but thats every 3 years or so. You'll get a blizzard thats expected to be colorado like about every decade. The best advice possible is to stay clear of Colorado Springs. Don't be fooled by the aesthetic beauty, its a suburbia full of zealots.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:24 PM   #12
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Boulders **** imo. Unless you like to be stuck in artificial traffic for hours and hang out with people who care for the world more than you and drive bmw trucks purchased by their parents....

Also, colorado is overrated for cold. You're gonna have to get off the front range to expect a cold winter type climate. In Jan or Feb there might be a week or two around 0, but thats every 3 years or so. You'll get a blizzard thats expected to be colorado like about every decade. The best advice possible is to stay clear of Colorado Springs. Don't be fooled by the aesthetic beauty, its a suburbia full of zealots.
the Obusha avatar. You have to remember that I'm from the Phoenix-metro area so anything below 50 degrees is colder than what I get here. I'm taking a hard look at Black Hawk, Denver etc. so I'll probably end up there for a while.
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Unless you like to be stuck in artificial traffic for hours
lol bull****
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lol bull****
Boulder has maybe the worst traffic in the state. Its not like I'm just pulling this out of my ass. Diagonal/Foothills at rush hour is definitely as bad as Colorado Blvd in Denver at the same time. I think its probably worse.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:54 AM   #15
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Re: Where to move - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, or???

If you appreciate the simple things in life, Colorado is way overrated (although it is still a great state -- just that the randoms that move out west seem to think that Colorado is their only option). If you appreciate nature and/or maximizing your dollar, better values can found in any of the other states you mentioned.

If night life is a priority, then yeah, your options are pretty much limited to either Denver or Boulder.

You will have a high quality of life no matter which state you choose. All the ones you listed are great.

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