I'm trying to decide where to to live. My next job, which will have me traveling across most of the western USA via airplane, will require me to leave my small Montana town for a major western US city. The primary reason is, most of the major business Ill be doing is in these cities. Ive never lived in a town over 70,000 people, but moving to big city doesnt scare me. Denver is probably where I should go, for one reason. Its a major airport, and I can get almost anywhere in 1 flight. Im trying to keep my time away from home to a minimum, and Denver seems to offer that. Also, when Im handling Denver customers, I wont be traveling at all. This may be true of the other cities, but I think Denver will have the most local clients. My better half is moving with me, and this is good news for her, because her Masters Degree in Bio Science will certainly get her a higher paying job in one of these big cites. She's a new yorker, who went to college in Salt Lake City. Although she looks back at her time with good nostolgia, and has many great friends there, she has no desire to move back. She has never been to Denver, but she has been to San Fran and Seattle. She would really like to be in a ocean town again. I guess what im trying to say is, what are the perks of living in each town? What are the downsides? Ease of getting in and out of the airports from the local population? Cost of living? My salary will be north of 60k a year with travel expenses paid.