San Jose and the Bay Area compared to Denver/Boulder, Colorado

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    May 13, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    Hi Real Jockers-

    I think I've reached a point in my life or I'm ready to try a new area. I've been in the Bay Area just under 15 years and while fun, the high cost of everything in this area is beginning to wear on me. I've always had a love of the mountains in the east part of California. However, there are not many technology jobs out there.

    In looking at a big map of the United States, it seems like an area that would appeal to me is Denver, Colorado. Both Denver and Boulder seem to have a decent tech community to find work in and are situated very close to the Rockies.

    I'm curious if anyone on the board has spent time in both places to make a fair comparison in between them both. I'm living down in San Jose which is not exactly "the city" so keep that in mind for your comparison. Also, I'm curious how gay life is out there.

    Any thoughts boys?

    Many thoughts,

    Dan
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    May 13, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    Also, if anyone has any connections to software program and project management jobs in the area I'd be most appreciative :-).
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    May 13, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    As a guy who has spent time in both areas you're considering (Silicon Valley and Denver/Boulder) as well as living in both areas, I think I can offer a fair assessment of life, work, play, the people, etc. Well, I have to say both places are pretty much equal in those areas. There may be more work (hi-tech etc) in Silicon Valley, but Denver/Boulder are full of good work situations too. The social life in both is very good. The weather in Denver is what it is, and as far as the costs, your real estate dollar goes further in Denver. Skiing is great just out of Denver in winter, but we have that here in Silicon Valley as well - - - a few hours away. I truly like both places. I gues you'll just have to go where the best job is. You can be equally happy in both places, I think. Good luck!
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    May 13, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    Have you asked your current company about telecommuting?