moving east to west...need advice - Page 2 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 06:02 PM
Banned!
 
snowklinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: L-Town
Posts: 6,805
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 226 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gjsnowboarder View Post
Of course if you like beer, Colorado is the only choice if comparing with Utah.
not to mention legalized marijuana

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepstealer View Post
Political leanings? Really? I've never been overly opinionated when it comes to my political stance but is there more of a focus on politics out west than there is in the northeast?

Random question, but how is Boulder compared to Salt Lake and Durango?
Can't speak for Durango specifically but most people I know and sounds like you will gravitate to are the types that enjoy the 400 perfect days a year we get here in the outdoors and don't GAF about Obamney.

Support Local Business
"Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart!" - Ash

Last edited by snowklinger; 12-03-2012 at 06:05 PM.
snowklinger is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 06:09 PM
Veteran Member
 
MarshallV82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aside from Broncos fans, Colorado Springs, and the lack of snow for the past year...

Colorado is awesome.


I've lived in Utah and Colorado, I like Colorado better myself. I would love to try the PNW or Cal at some point in my life though.
MarshallV82 is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 06:24 PM
Veteran Member
 
Toecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mt. Bachelor
Posts: 1,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepstealer View Post
Oh man...everything? We hike and backpack quite a bit. I dabble in rock climbing and mountain biking.

We're both very active recreationally and socially, meaning that we'd both like a place where we can make friends, go out on weekends, etc, etc. Again, I'm interested in the neighborhoods just as much as the cities. Living in Boston has spoiled us because virtually everything we need is no more than a 10 minute walk away. Not to say that we're against living outside of a city, but we're definitely not ready to purchase a home yet and move to the suburbs.

We would be renting.

We both have cars, and we both like our cars, if that means anything.

Bottom line? We're a young, active couple. Career focused but who cherish the outdoors and our lives outside the workplace. We're looking for something new, essentially.

Hope this helps...
It's not for everybody, but look into Bend, OR.

https://www.facebook.com/visitbend

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...738_story.html

http://www.visitbend.com/About-Us/Press/Media-Articles/


Quote:
Random question, but how is Boulder compared to Salt Lake and Durango?
IME, Boulder has a far left wing, young, weird, vibe. SLC is more conservative and family-oriented. Durango is more classic small working class mountain town. It's been years since I've spent more than a few days in any of these three cities, so take that FWIW.

Last edited by Toecutter; 12-03-2012 at 06:31 PM.
Toecutter is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 03:15 AM
Veteran Member
 
wrathfuldeity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bham
Posts: 5,209
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 135 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepstealer View Post
Political leanings? Really? I've never been overly opinionated when it comes to my political stance but is there more of a focus on politics out west than there is in the northeast?
ec has politics...idk it just more corporate beltway vs wc is perhaps ppl initiatives...both can be insane.

I'd think Portland and Seattle might work for ya...but they are mix of working class with nouveau corporate....abit different as far as sun, sunny personalities and the cities tend to roll up instead of going late night/all night; but also has world class backpacking, hiking, climbing, dh biking, sailing, kayak, scuba, microbrews and snow...just got to have gortex shells instead of the puffy.

Edit…However Vancouver BC would be much more like ec cosmopolitian with a touch of the queen and Asian influence compared to Seattle and Portland are pretty grungy. Bellingham is nice but not particulirly good for young couples....more like for young families but has great outdoor access.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 12-04-2012 at 03:32 AM.
wrathfuldeity is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 03:52 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 59
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the info. I am in the same situation. The wife wants to move if she can get a job somewhere she likes & I work online. Anybody want to buy a house in Atlanta..?

San Fran area (Oakland maybe) & Denver area are the focus. I think San Fran might be the ticket but the housing prices are pretty daunting.

Breckenridge is probably the wife's dream spot and I would dig anything that I got to ride more.

Not too long ago riding and smoking grass made me very happy. Somehow I got away from that routine and need to get back to my happy place
havin_a_ball is offline  
post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 03:11 PM
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
SF. Tahoe is only a 3hrs drive. Mammoth, Jackson, SLC, OR, WA are all short flights away.

16 Gnu Swallow Tail Carver . 16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA
16 Burton Genesis X . 15 Now Drive
16 Flow Talon . 14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome