« on: September 26, 2012, 08:01:58 AM »
I think Denver would be a good fit. Weather is almost always great (300+ sunny days a year) and DIA is a nice airport. The beer and food culture there is great too, but nothing is ridiculously expensive. Demographically, Denver is as diverse as LA, though the total pop is a lot smaller. Large minorities of south-east asians, Koreans, and east Africans. So there's a gamut of great food from little hole-in-the-walls to upscale dining.
I grew up in Grand Junction, and I like it there but it's not close to anything. Fort Collins is nice too, but it's about an hour from Denver. Boulder is one of the most homogenous places I've ever lived, plus really expensive. But, if you have the money and you like rich guys pretending to be liberal, Boulder is a good place to be.