Originally Posted by mlh1981
I am looking for a liberal-minded community with great weather, that is affordable, has professional sports teams, and is relatively safe. A place that is surrounded by a bevy of entertainment options within a 2-4 hour car ride. What are some cities that fit these descriptions?
Of course, in a Homer move I'm going with Denver.
The entire state aside from Colorado Springs is very open-minded and liberal (especially Boulder). Four professional sports teams and a D-1 college football/basketball team (even though we suck) about 25 mintues away from downtown Denver. The downtown party and shopping scene is crazy, there are bars, restaurants, clubs, and shops everywhere.
Weather is great, Colorado gets an an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. Great ski resorts are only an hour or two away. Forbes magazine also just named Denver the number one city for singles. Everyone is active here and Colorado is one of the healthiest states in the U.S., fat chicks are pretty rare out here.