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Hogwall Jackson
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Thoughts on Denver, CO
I am usually not the type to bring my personal life into TD. However, I appreciate the input of people from time to time.

My work offered me a job in Denver today. I currently live in Dallas and I am single, in my late 20's with no ties. My only ties are that my friends & immediate family are all within a 6 hour car ride. The increase is a 20% increase and a larger role. It would be a good career move. But, socially it would be difficult.

I have no friends or family in Denver or anywhere remotely close at all. They are all in the surrounding Texas states or in Texas.

Has anyone made the jump from Texas to Denver? What're your thoughts?
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colorchangintiger
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Dan Carlin
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
Menver


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shawnlsu
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
In before legal pot


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Tigerbiscuits
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Mid-City
Member since Nov 2011
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
If you can't make friends in Denver with the scenario you've described there is something terribly wrong.


redstick13
Nicholls St. Fan
Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
26834 posts

re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
Do it. You will make new friends there. Denver is a much better place to live than Dallas. Your smart friends will make trips to Colorado for visits.


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John Gotti
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
People that are willing to move for work tend to be happier.


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jdeval1
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
I know that Denver is pretty expensive


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brucevilanch
Alabama Fan
Fort Worth, Tejas
Member since May 2011
20912 posts

re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
I made the jump from middle of fricking nowhere Alabama to DFW with no family or friends here. It's the best thing I've ever done. You should definitely take the risk and do it.


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LSUBoo
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
I hear a lot of good things about Denver... but also that living in the city itself is very expensive.


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Bert Macklin FBI
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
It’s a cool city. But like you, Id have a really hard time separating from friends and family.

I do have a wife so i wouldn’t be quite as alone but I still get the dilemma.


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chitiger91
Chicago Cubs Fan
Lake Bluff IL
Member since Apr 2016
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
Different for me b/c this was to go to college but I went from Chicago suburbs to LSU knew literally no one and it turned out to be the best decision I ever made. It’s tough stepping out of your comfort zone but you learn a ton about urself.

If there are plenty of jobs in Dallas in ur field you could always move back if your miserable. Just my two cents.


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partywiththelombardi
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Member since May 2012
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
Have friends that live in Aurora and Fort Collins. They absolutely love it and I love to visit. Denver/Colorado is a pretty cool place in general. I would do it. Microbrews, Snowboarding, and so many outdoor things to do year round.


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Cosmo
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
the Front Range of Colorado is a top 5 place to live. Id prefer Co Springs just because Denver traffic sucks but I would choose Denver over DFW in a heartbeat


barry
Cincinnati Fan
Location, Location, Location
Member since Aug 2006
46202 posts

re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
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I currently live in Dallas


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I am single
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in my late 20's with no ties.


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a 20% increase and a larger role.


These are all great reasons to head to Denver, CO.

I've done a lot of work out there and I'd move in a heartbeat if the wife didn't despise cold weather.


StringedInstruments
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2013
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
You're single? No kids? This is upward movement in your career?

DO IT.

DO IT NOW AND DON'T LOOK BACK!


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barry
Cincinnati Fan
Location, Location, Location
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
Also i always tell people, give it a go. The worst case is that you don't like it and move after a year or so. It's worth the risk.


momentoftruth87
Miami (FL) Fan
IL
Member since Oct 2013
10671 posts

re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
Id say try it and if not, you should be able to find another job back in Dallas.

You really have nothing to lose. Family still close (I'm guessing a 2-4 hr flight away at most)

I have honestly been wanting to hop in the car and check out Colorado.



redstick13
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Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
quote:

the Front Range of Colorado is a top 5 place to live. Id prefer Co Springs just because Denver traffic sucks but I would choose Denver over DFW in a heartbeat



Glenwood Springs is where I hope to move back to. Love that area.


RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
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re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
Denver > Dallas

You'll make new friend in life no matter where you live. Even if you stay in Dallas, your circle will be different in 10 years


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jdeval1
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
7525 posts

re: Thoughts on Denver, CO
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Denver is 34% more expensive than Dallas on average. A 20% increase might be a net negative on your finances
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