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Job change to Colorado?

Ok just a quick question for those of you around Denver.


I currently live in Ohio and work for a company that has an office in Westminster, CO. I'm told I can transfer out there if I'd like to, same pay. To my understanding never having been there and only hearing about it, I wouldn't be too far from Loveland, Arapahoe basin? My biggest concern is the cost of living out there compared to here. I live pretty comfortably here in Ohio with rent around 600 a month. Now, obviously I'd visit before making the choice to move (fingers crossed they will send me on a business trip), but I'm interested in hearing about the closest resorts to that area, off-season activities, that sort of thing. I've googled it quite a bit but would rather hear from people that know the area well.

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Really..........you have to ask? I lived in Ohio for 2 years, had an opportunity to move to Colorado and jumped at the chance. Money isn't everything.........it's about "quality of life". If you need convincing......maybe the Centennial State isn't for you.
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Ok just a quick question for those of you around Denver.


I currently live in Ohio and work for a company that has an office in Westminster, CO. I'm told I can transfer out there if I'd like to, same pay. To my understanding never having been there and only hearing about it, I wouldn't be too far from Loveland, Arapahoe basin? My biggest concern is the cost of living out there compared to here. I live pretty comfortably here in Ohio with rent around 600 a month. Now, obviously I'd visit before making the choice to move (fingers crossed they will send me on a business trip), but I'm interested in hearing about the closest resorts to that area, off-season activities, that sort of thing. I've googled it quite a bit but would rather hear from people that know the area well.

Thanks in advance!
I grew up in the N. East and moved around a lot before landing in Denver. I absolutely love it here!!

Abay and Loveland are about 1 1/2 and about 2 hrs to Breck/Copper. Well worth the drive. Vail and Beaver are about 2.5 hrs. All dependent on weather and traffic.

$600 a month is not going to get a lot in the Denver area... definitely not what your getting for that in Ohio. However, you get much nicer weather, great boarding in the winter, hiking in the summer, and a fun city.

Your best bet is to come visit and check it out in person. One thing i've learned is until you see someplace its hard to know if you'll like it.
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Dang, I get to the airport from vail in 1 HR 45 min..... Downtown Denver in 1 HR 30....... I would guess a lot less to Loveland unless you only go at peak drive times.....
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GTFO of Ohio. Nuff Said

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It's roughly 90 minutes from everywhere in the Denver Metro to the Front Range Ski areas. Loveland, A-Basin, Copper, Keystone, Breck, Winterpark. Give or take 10 minutes. Vail/Beaver Creek puts you at about 2 hours.

I have no idea what the rents around Westminster are going for, but I'd say expect to shell out $100-$200 more for a similar place. I'm sure you can find rents at the same price, but the accommodations probably suck.

All that said, look for a place close to your work. If you want to be in Denver (probably the best spot for a young guy), North to Northwest Denver is a good area to look. Check out spots around Regis University. The Tennyson neighborhood is pretty sweet. 44th and Tennyson puts you in the middle of it. Probably some reasonable rents within 20 blocks of that area. Gets more expensive the closer you are of course.

Westminster is a nice enough town. Very much the 'burbs, but it is close to Boulder and all that area offers (world class rockclimbing, mountain biking, hiking, college girl watching and/or stalking...). Being close to your job is always nice.
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It's roughly 90 minutes from everywhere in the Denver Metro to the Front Range Ski areas. Loveland, A-Basin, Copper, Keystone, Breck, Winterpark. Give or take 10 minutes. Vail/Beaver Creek puts you at about 2 hours.
^this... I padded a bit for weather and traffic. Keep in mind if try this at peak traffic it can take as much as double to get back to Denver from Vail. Traffic at the tunnel can be a bitch!!!!
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I definitely did not account for peak traffic times. Just the drive time from point A to point B, if you do not encounter any major slow downs. The OP will figure out how traffic works on I70 quickly enough...
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Just come for a visit and go out and do some shit around town. Get up in the mtns a. Oup,e days of your visit and hike or bike a bit. If you skateboard hit the Denver skate park, it's free and awesome. There's a little park in vail and Edwards too.

I think you would love the area if you like to get outdoors. Ohio is pretty in it's own way too but the mtns are amazing....
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Really..........you have to ask? I lived in Ohio for 2 years, had an opportunity to move to Colorado and jumped at the chance. Money isn't everything.........it's about "quality of life". If you need convincing......maybe the Centennial State isn't for you.
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