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Old Posted Mar 5, 2017, 11:18 PM
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Nice photos pablosan-things have changed so much in my old home metro since I left in April 2015.
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It seems as if the urban fabric of the city is changing by the week.
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First pic I thought it was Amsterdam;
Second pic I thought it was Rotterdam;
Third pic I thought it was Central Park;
Fourth pic I thought it was Rotterdam;
Fifth pic I thought it was St.Louis;
Sixth pic I thought it was Montrael;
Seventh pic I thought it was Berlin;
Eighth pic I thought it was CP again;
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I need to go to that fountain park the next time I'm in town. Don't think I've ever been there.
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Denver is looking beautiful pablosan.
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Amazing tour!
Deven looks really nice. I think it is a very liveable city with a pleasant climate and the proximity to the Rockies. So, I see it like a very complete city.
Thanks for the tour and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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Great shots! That train station is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
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Denver really has some fantastic older architecture.

The city has always struck me as one of the nicest and most pleasant to live in the US. Also, is it just me or is there something almost Canadian about it?
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Denver really has some fantastic older architecture.

The city has always struck me as one of the nicest and most pleasant to live in the US. Also, is it just me or is there something almost Canadian about it?
Yes, there is something really Candian about it, it's almost entirely white and has next to none of the historical inner city racially segregated blight problems that most American cities have. It is over 50% white with only 10% African American while most major American metros are 20%+. Much like Portland, Denver is also a huge magnet for well educated millenials who flock there in droves for the hipster and outdoors lifestyles and end up make the place even more "canadian" by skewing the city's politics in an extremely progressive direction (see Cannabis, Legalization of).

But the biggest fundamental difference between most American cities and a place like Denver is that it was essentialy a frontier oil town when the Great Migration occurred and therefore did not attract a huge migration of poor rural African American migrants from the South who were then laid off from the factory jobs there were chasing when globalization began a few decades later. That's how most American cities got so screwed up, people came searching for better jobs and less racism only to find just as much racism and that the factory jobs would disappear overnight just a generation later plunging what was a nascent black middle class right back into destitute poverty with the same old racist attitudes.
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Yes, there is something really Candian about it, it's almost entirely white and has next to none of the historical inner city racially segregated blight problems that most American cities have. It is over 50% white with only 10% African American while most major American metros are 20%+
Depending on the source, Denver demographics are roughly:

Hispanic: 35%
Black: 10%
Asian: 4.5%
Native American: 2%
Other: 9%
Non-Hispanic white: ~40% to <50%

Denver's racial profile is very typical of western US cities. It is not almost entirely white, I would argue, and does not feel that way at all--it might compared to a Baltimore or NYC but it's definitely not like a Seattle or Portland in this regard.

To compare, some African-American populations of western cities:

SF: 6%
Seattle: 8.5%
Los Angeles: 10.5%
Portland 3%
Phoenix: 6.5%
Las Vegas: 11%

It was an oil town as you pointed out and like most western cities it had a small manufacturing base compared to midwestern and eastern cities. The decline of manufacturing that contributed to significant blight across the midwest and east was not strictly a matter of race, though I understand racial politics majorly exacerbated the outcomes. Denver did have some blighted African-American neighborhoods with crumbling brick row-homes/projects and such, like Five Points, Cole and Clayton.

Denver is indeed a mecca of millennials and feels very much like a Portland in that respect--only it feels a bit younger than Portland and far more oriented toward having fun for lack of a better way of putting it. Having spent a lot of time in both cities in recent years, I would say culturally Portland is much slower-paced and a little more serious/uptight, whereas Denver's youth culture is very high energy and hedonistic. You can really see this difference in the nightlife--Denver is a capital of EDM and has more Austin-like live music shows of all varieties, for example, and Portland is more centered on dive bars and has better options for lesser-known music genres like noise, agit-rock, proto-metal, etc.
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Depending on the source, Denver demographics are roughly:

To compare, some African-American populations of western cities:

SF: 6%
Seattle: 8.5%
Los Angeles: 10.5%
Portland 3%
Phoenix: 6.5%
Las Vegas: 11%
I'm quite certain you used the State of Oregon percentage, which is 3%. According to the 2010 Census, 6.3% of Portland's population is African-American.

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/ta...045215/4159000
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