Hey dude...been a looong time since I've posted on this site...was actually just looking for park updates, but...
I'm actually from CT originally...Madison and Clinton. I moved to Baltimore for 2 years after college and just moved to Denver about 5 months ago. It is amazing out here...everyone is super cool, Denver is an awesome city, and it's easy to get to the mountains.
I'd recommend living in Denver. You can live in Capitol Hill for cheaper than anywhere else probably...I live in Uptown. Other popular areas are Washington Park and The Highlands.
I made a bunch of friends here and we all went in on renting a condo in Silvethorne for the winter. Super cheap, close to Keystone/Breck/Abasin.
You could message me if you want any other info. I highly recommend it though...best life decision I ever made.