Friday, February 15, 2008

Denver, CO?

Anyone out there who can tell me more about it? There's quite a bit of space industry there, and apparently Dave's work hasn't gone unnoticed. :p We have until the end of March to decide on our Houston offer, so I just want to make sure I do all my homework here. Just throwing this out there for anyone who may have any input, you know, the good, the bad, the ugly. :o)

13 comments:

MommyC said...

I'm in Littleton and I'm assuming it would be at lockeed ?? I live right by there. I love living here! 4 seasons ... mountains right around the corner and its beautiful. email me if you need more info clch1@yahoo.com

KarateMommy said...

I used to live in Littleton. Colorado is beautiful!! Wonderful weather (kinda like Utah). I think you guys would really like it there.

Doreen said...

KM, how did I not know that about you? Sheesh! Well then, I suppose I could come over for a chat. :p

3in3mom said...

Used to live in Loveland, just north of Denver and we loved it. Yes there are the seasons, and it's beautiful. I think you'd like it. . . and if we get back to CO we'd love to see you ;)

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I love the Denver area. We have family there, too. In fact, Jeff interviewed twice for a job (in Paker: south and east of downtown)that we thought we had sewn up and really wanted.

Housing is more there than in Houston. It is more like Utah. We were looking at the Elizabeth area, but if he is right downtown then it is probably too far out. If he is in the tech center, then Parker is nice and so is Castle Rock or parts of Littleton. The temple is in Littleton. There are parts of "old" Littleton that are just beautiful. Parker too.

I would probably NOT recommend Aurora unless you can afford one of the nicer neighborhoods. Aurora feels like a suburb with NO middle class. It is huge though, so there are places to move. I have a sister-in-law sister there who has totally sequestered herself in a very expensive neighborhood to get a "good" school and another who doesn't mind the neighborhood they are in, but she is starting to really dislike their elementary school and is downright terrified for the junior high years.

In the Denver area there are tons of things to do and it can't be beat for outdoors stuff. The mountains and all the mountain towns west of the city on the I-70 corridor are just awesome.

I think the weather is BETTER than Utah weather. It doesn't get as hot in the summer and is more changeable. Even a really hot day will yield a really cool night. And in the winter, there is snow, but it is just as likely to be 50 degrees and melt the next day. No inversion.

If I could choose one city or the other (Houston/Denver), I think Denver is a better choice.

Doreen said...

STM, thanks so much! As always, great input! :o) I'm honestly leaning more towards Denver, myself, if I could have the choice of location. Mostly because I grew up with real seasons, and I think in the long run I'd really miss them. I guess we'll see what happens as far as job interviewing and offers...

Dawn said...

I've only visited Denver, but I really love it. If it wasn't for my family being here, I think I could happily live in Denver. We haven't been in a few years, and I've been wanting to go!

My husband lived there before we married, and he was proud to show the whole place to me. There's so much to do out there, and it's gorgeous. We've gone in the summer and early winter.

If you get to visit, or do move there, be sure to see the Zoo and Red Rocks!

miranda said...

I'd take Denver over Houston any day! Denver is very pretty, and is near plenty of outdoor and family activities. And I think you were worried about Houston's air quality...the air is better in Denver.

Serin said...

I live near Denver too...I'll just ditto everyone else's comments ;)

Valarie said...

I've only visited (but more than a few times). I used to have a sister who lived there. It's like Utah, but with hippies instead of LDS people. :)

Doreen said...

Hehe Val, I think I could live with that. :p How are you doing? Well, I hope. :o)

Jared said...

Personally, I grew up with seasons, and they're overrated. Here in Houston we get 50 degrees average in the winter, 70s in the spring and fall, and Air Conditioning in the summer!

Housing is extremely affordable (compared to UT and CO, anyway) and Texans are among the friendliest people on earth.

Come visit!

Doreen said...

I don't know Jared, I grew up with seasons, then lived in AZ, and then moved back to seasons, and there's something to be said for them. :p Granted, the winter here is getting to be a bit long this year, but I don't know how appealing 90 degrees and 90% humidity sound, either... :p