Denver area? Thoughts? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-22-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 2,659
Total Cats: 76
Default Denver area? Thoughts?

Wife and I are considering a move in the next few years, Denver is on the short list of places.

I'm a Tech Writer and salaries there seem to more than make up for the increased cost of living + there being literally an order of magnitude more opportunities vs being in Tulsa.

That's important because even thought the wife has a Business Degree, she is a hairstylist, so any move means losing her substantial income.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
z31maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Colorado is awesome.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,119
Total Cats: 33
Default

Dude, Colorado in general is the ****. I lived there when i was younger, and the first chance i get, i want to move back. Pay is decent, the land is beautiful, if you like outdoorsy stuff, it really doesnt get any better (in the lower 49 states)
LOTS of opportunities, because the Market isnt flooded with tons of people trying to "make it", because the population there is reasonable. and if you like, or have ANY interest in Winter Sports, thats the place to be.

What do you mean by "so any move means losing her substantial income." though???
And, is Tulsa where you live now???
supercooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,073
Total Cats: 253
Default

Close friend of mine moved there last year to work for schlumberger and he can't say enough good things about the area.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
Elite Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 2,659
Total Cats: 76
Default

Yes, we live in Tulsa now.

Since she is a hairstylist she depends on her returning clientele to make money. She isn't slogging through $12.95 haircuts at Scissors. She's an Artistic Specialist for ColorProof, etc.

She makes GOOD money. Moving anywhere means she no longer has that clientele and has to start from the bottom and start building her clientele again.
z31maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #6
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Legal weed, all I can say about that.

Really though, I've heard so many good things about the area. I'm also eventually up for a move myself, and that area is also on my short list, along with Portland and Seattle.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,119
Total Cats: 33
Default

Yeah, that would suck having to start from scratch again with the clientele, but if she is pretty good, im sure she can build a new one fairly quickly. Theres alot of money in Colorado, and the Women out there tend to like to treat themselves. lol
supercooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #8
Elite Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 2,659
Total Cats: 76
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy View Post
Legal weed, all I can say about that.

Really though, I've heard so many good things about the area. I'm also eventually up for a move myself, and that area is also on my short list, along with Portland and Seattle.
I stay away from it these days. Makes me so lethargic compared to back in my college days.

Portland is also on our short list.

Quote:
Originally Posted by supercooper View Post
Yeah, that would suck having to start from scratch again with the clientele, but if she is pretty good, im sure she can build a new one fairly quickly. Theres alot of money in Colorado, and the Women out there tend to like to treat themselves. lol
Figure 2 years of living off my salary, means I need to land a good job, or make a dramatic change to our SOL.
z31maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 291
Total Cats: 12
Default

Denver is a great place. I just moved from there, not by choice, and I can't wait to go back. The only bad things are that everything is brown all the time, the traffic is terrible (not D.C.or L.A. bad but still God awful), and the moniker "Menver" is really true. You can mitigate traffic by your choice of work and living locations and the "Menver" shouldn't be an issue since you're married.
shooterschmidty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 09:04 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 291
Total Cats: 12
Default

double post
shooterschmidty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 12:37 AM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shooterschmidty View Post
Denver is a great place. I just moved from there, not by choice, and I can't wait to go back.
You need to update your location profile to your current shitty one. Just sayin.

Can't wait to update mine someday.

Seattle area is also on my short list.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #12
Junior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Morrison, CO
Posts: 473
Total Cats: 46
Default

Denver and Colorado in general is terrible, please don't move here...and tell all your friends it sucks here too.
vitamin j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #13
Free Moustache Rides
iTrader: (8)
 
matthewdesigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 1,656
Total Cats: 49
Default

^^^LOL

I'm in Co Springs, about an hour south of Denver. Generally, this state is gorgeous, and as stated previously if you like the outdoors you can't beat it. I landed here 16 years ago from NC and have not regretted a minute of it. Year round there's so much to do and see.

As for the great outdoors, Denver proper is about a 30min drive to the foothills, but if you lived in a western suburb (Littleton for example) it's about half the distance. Hit Morrison or Evergreen at the far western edge of town and you are living in the hills. It's got a fantastic arts and music culture if that's your thing, and plenty of roots in the Old West as well. The car scene is not as strong as it is on the coasts, but it's not bad, with Bandimere dragstrip in Morrison, and 3 road courses within a 2hr drive.

There's tons of money in this state, and I don't think your wife will have any issues building a strong list of clients if she's in the right location. And tech jobs are definitely the strongest segment of the market as far as I can tell (from a non-tech perspective).

The only thing I miss about NC is proximity to the ocean, and water in general. But coming from OK you probably don't have a lot of that to begin with anyway.
matthewdesigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #14
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,684
Total Cats: 1,561
Default

I used to live in Colo Sprgs and enjoyed it except for the six months of winter and two months of each other season. Summer is great but is way too short. I climbed Pikes Peak, enjoyed skiing, white water rafting, etc., but damn it was cold.
sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 10:18 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 291
Total Cats: 12
Default

I suppose it's all relative but I thought the winters in Denver were incredibly mild. Sure it snows occasionally, but it almost always melts within three days and it might be 70 degrees the day after. In the last three years I was able to spend Christmas day outside in just a long sleeve shirt.
shooterschmidty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2015, 01:50 PM   #16
Elite Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 2,659
Total Cats: 76
Default

BUMP!

Divorce is about finalized so now longer have to worry about her. Thinking by next year I'll have my money situation right to actually start really looking at heading that way.
z31maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 11:35 AM   #17
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 745
Total Cats: 46
Default

Better hurry- Denver is getting expensive.
dcamp2 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump $50 lsc224 Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 10:17 AM
WTB 90-97 miata low profile headlight kit DonPlatt WTB 0 09-25-2015 03:57 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 AM.