Originally Posted by Johnny_Crunch
Far north Denver? Your trading one bad season for another. I would rather sweat than scrape windows and shovel snow all winter. Great place to visit....... Mid 100's means like 150's /sqft? It costs 80-90 to live in FAR north Houston. That's a lot more than your estimated 20-30%. Lower property tax is great if you don't have a job. They have a state income tax. 4% is not not the state rate anyway. You live in a MUD disctrict that taxes the hell out of you and you pay school taxes also. Try again.
bad season? shovel snow all winter? hah, sounds like the typical person's perception of denver weather. they have more sunny days than almost anywhere else in the US, and aside from about 4 weeks in the dead of winter, you aren't scraping or shoveling any snow, the sun will melt it for you. you probably think there's just 3 feet of snow on the ground all winter. not even close. maybe Fargo, ND.
only jobless people benefit you say? hmm, pay 4% on my $250K house or 4.63% (the flat CO state income tax rate) on my $80K income.. man, tough decision.
I have 4 aunts with a combined 60+ years in denver area, and I've been 10+ times all throughout the year, and i've talked to all of them endless times about it, and all of their opinions and things they tell me are consistent, and it's nothing like you may think.
we were up there two weekends ago, they hadn't had their first snow yet. it flurried for about an hour on monday morning, but had no trace of it by noon. oh man, bring out the shovels.
sorry, your false allegations haven't convinced me. the small increase of living cost and a month of snow packed on the ground are a way better deal than our 12 weeks of ridiculous heat.