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Postby brick15 on Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:35 pm

I know this isn't an employment opportunity, but it is kinda job related. I am thinking of moving to denver for work. I have a job opportunity there, I have never been to the city and would like to get some input from people. As the lax community is so tight I figured coming on here and having some people I am more familiar with would help me make my decision a little better. What such things are good to do in denver, to keep me occupied outside of work. Also what are some good places to move, preferably inside the city.
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Postby byualum on Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:59 am

As close to heaven as you will find on this earth. The only things Denver doesn't have is good college basketball and a PGA tour stop.

The downtown area was revitalized when they built Coors Field on the north side of dowtown. That area is now full of lofts/apartments and restaurants. The lightrail was recently completed which can get you downtown from most of the suburban areas now.

If you're a sports fan, Denver's got everything. Lacrosse wise you've got the Mammoth in the winter, the Outlaws in the summer. You've got two DI programs and a DIII program within an hour of Denver. Off the top of my head you've got 5 MCLA within an hour of downtown. And there are several youth programs that are always looking for coaches. You've also got NDP tournaments and the Vail Shootout every summer.

In the summer you've got the mountains (hiking, camping, rafting...) and in the winter you've got the mountains (skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling).

You've got the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Natural History Museum and the Denver Mint all downtown.

I'm an old, married guy, so I can't speak much to the night-life downtown, but I'm sure others can chime in on that.
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Postby cjwilhelmi on Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:17 am

Wow, just hearing that I want to move to Denver...
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Postby LaxTchr on Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:03 am

You've peaked my interest as well! Are there many high school coaching opportunities in the Denver area?
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Postby byualum on Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:12 am

LaxTchr wrote:You've peaked my interest as well! Are there many high school coaching opportunities in the Denver area?


http://www.coloradolacrosse.org/jobs/index.htm

We're only looking to add about another 20-30 people in the state, then we'll likely shut-down the borders.
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Postby Vols2 on Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:31 am

Sign me up as well!
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Postby shrekjr on Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:02 am

I just spend a week on business in the downtown area. LOVED it! Dozens and dozens of restaurants and little bars, theaters and shopping areas...all within walking distance. And if you're too tired (or unable) to walk, there is a free bus the runs constantly up and down the main drag through the area. I'm an old fart and enjoyed being there. I would think a young stud would have the time of their life. And as everyone else has mentioned, the rest of Denver is great too!
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Postby Zeuslax on Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:40 am

I just returned from Denver as well. I travel there about 2 times a year and work with the region year-around. It is great and lots to do. A great community that is cropping up and very close to downtown is Stapleton.....it's the old airport. At this point in time, it is more of a family environment, but could be a nice spot for young professionals.
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Postby brick15 on Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:34 pm

Anthony,
Im in pittsburgh now just like you. How do you say the 2 cities "feel" compare to eachother. I enjoy pittsburgh but want to get out just because I want to explore.
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Postby Zeuslax on Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:08 pm

That's tough.....there are a lot of obvious similarities but they are the ones that you would find when comparing large metro areas to each other. The exterior comparisons are easy. IE nightlife, proximity to the outdoors, economy, housing costs/availability, etc......As you know (remember we don't want anyone else to know) Pittsburgh is a very well kept secret, especially when you're talking about purchasing power. Denver's cost of living is more expensive, there's less history, there's more racial diversity, better skiing, probably more women, the Broncos are not as important as the Steelers, no rolling green hills......it looks a lot like Utah but way more fun. These are the first things that pop into my head. Denver is kind of West Coast in the way that Pittsburgh is kind of Mid West.....the people in Denver are a little more of what you would find in AZ, NM, & NV (sorry Utah...you are comparable only to Utah) then they are Kansas, Wyoming or Nebraska. Just like most of the Western cities Denver is growing and you will find a lot of transplants. You will also see a lot of Central and South American influence......both of these are the opposite of Pittsburgh. Hopefully this helps a little. Shot me a PM if you like.
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Postby bste_lax on Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:10 pm

I have nothing of real worth to add (what's new?) other than I was in Denver two weekends ago and had a blast. A fun town.
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Postby byualum on Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:14 pm

bste_lax wrote:I have nothing of real worth to add (what's new?) other than I was in Denver two weekends ago and had a blast. A fun town.

As one who was born and raised in Denver, we appreciate your support.
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Postby cjwilhelmi on Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:45 am

Ok all of this has me looking at the U of Denver for doctoral work. Anyone have any connections to them, preferably in the Psych department?

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Postby byualum on Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:05 am

cjwilhelmi wrote:Ok all of this has me looking at the U of Denver for doctoral work. Anyone have any connections to them, preferably in the Psych department?

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My father taught there for 41 years...shoot me a note.
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Postby unclaxman23 on Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:31 pm

DENVER IS the BEST CITY EVER!!
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