What may turn out to be nothing, their is a chance that we may be moving to Denver. I would love to hear what you 'hounds out there think would be a best case scenario neighborhood-wise. First, assume that while Denver is not a cheap place to live, the costs are a healthy bit lower than Boston and my wife's potential new job pays actually a tiny bit higher than now. So cost of area is secondary ($2000 1 bedrooms are the rule here).
3 factors to consider -
1. I was a chef for 15 years, in NYC, Seattle and the Bay area. While no longer in the kitchen (r and d/consulting). I prefer ethnic Asian and Mexican, gastropubs, raw bars,and good beer.
2. My wife does like some of the above, but prefers a 70 -80% vegetarian diet. Farmers markets and good grocers float her boat.
3. Ideally a car optional/not needed area.