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Denver's Geographic features & move from NC to Colorado

Denver's Geographic features & move from NC to Colorado

Jun 30th, 2006, 07:56 AM
Join Date: May 2005
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Well, I've lived in both Durham (4 yrs) and Boulder (5 yrs). Currently, I live in New England and really dislike it. So hubby and are considering a plan to move back to... either NC or CO! We love both areas, so I don't think you can go wrong in your choice to stay or go.

Each area is great, for different reasons. If you like your relative proximity to the ocean in NC, then you'll really miss water in CO. Also, as others have said, NC is considerably more green than CO.

I don't know what others think, but I actually found the drivers in metro Denver to be just fine (although this may be in hindsight, after living in New England for 2 years!). There can be terrible traffic on I-25 in Denver, but I don't attribute that to bad driving - just construction and congestion. Drivers in NC are slower.

Also, depending upon where you look for housing, be prepared for the fact that many homes in CO do not have air conditioning. People will tell you that you don't need it - but dry heat is still hot. And if you're used to having central a/c (as we were living in NC), it is a big adjustment to going without it in CO. In considering a move back, we will only look at homes with a/c for this reason.

The activities in both areas are great - if you like to take advantage of the mountains in NC, you'll LOVE the mountains out West. There are so many outdoor activities to do in each state.

Oh, and although they do have Krispy Kreme (and a Waffle House or two!) in CO, it's not quite the same as the "real thing" in Greensboro!

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Jun 30th, 2006, 08:30 AM
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You definitely need air conditioning if you live in Denver! Upwards of 100 degrees on some summer days is not comfy. I dont care how dry it is!!!! We dont need it up here in the foothills. The weather is the best in summer!!!
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