Here are a few reasons I live in Denver instead of wherever you live that currently has better weather.


  • We (regular non-rich people) can afford to live in a house that’s less than two miles from downtown.
  • That house is cute and historic and is located in a cute and historic neighborhood.
  • I never have to be in my car for more than 10 minutes at a time.
  • We have some of the best beer in the world and new microbreweries are opening all the time.
  • Legal recreational marijuana as of 1/1/14!
  • We have teams for every major sport and it’s not a pain to get to games.
  • We can have chickens and goats.
  • We’re close to the mountains, which, while more than 10 minutes away by car, are beautiful and filled with awesome places to visit.
  • The weather is usually decent and the snow usually melts all by itself within a day or two.
  • We have four actual seasons.
  • No humidity.
  • Sunshine.
  • As a result of the sunshine, we can effectively use solar power.
  • Traffic isn’t that bad (although to be fair, many people here don’t know how to drive).
  • We’re generally pretty fit, healthy, outdoorsy, and active.
  • Nobody really cares what you’re wearing.
  • You can raise a kid in the city without going broke sending him or her to private school.
  • People from Denver don’t go on reality shows and tediously drone on and on about where we’re from, as if it’s interesting to anyone.
  • There’s a good chance our football team will win the Super Bowl this year.