1. Denver may not be a surf spot, but the ‘locals only’ mentality is alive here.
The population of the Denver area is rapidly increasing, and those that have been here their whole lives aren’t always happy about it. Rent prices are skyrocketing and buying a home is getting harder to do. The traffic here is getting equally as bad- the term ‘Little L.A.’ is thrown around frequently these days. This is as much a reference to the amount of California expats flocking to Denver as it is an ode to the city’s notoriously clogged freeways.
Developers can’t build apartment buildings fast enough to keep up with the influx. The city is constantly under construction, causing delays on the roads and obstructing our precious mountain views. As a result, Denver natives are increasingly skeptical of Californians and Midwesterners- although most of the time we are too polite to say it to their face. Instead, you’ll see the slogan ‘No Vacancy’ stamped on the back of cars and the front of T-shirts.