Comment of the Day

Reader: Quality of Life in Denver Isn't What It Used to Be Unless You're Rich


Housing costs is such a hot topic among our readership that comments on the subject pop up on posts that have little or nothing to do with it.

The following comment, inspired by a list of the ten fittest U.S. cities and Denver's falling score, is a prime example.

The commenter discusses the impact on the average person of paying for a place to live, and he sees it as far-reaching.

Here's his take.

Robert Gauss writes:
I think that the cost of living may be driving some changes. Where people are spending 50, 60% and more of monthly gross on housing, be it rent or mortgage, there are going to be changes. The quality of life here is not what it used to be, unless you have a really good income. I see it all day long, stressed people. The average person in Denver is house poor. That is going to lead to a lot of changes.
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