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Sell me on a move to Colorado!

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by hookedontronics, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Jan 7, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    hillbillynwv

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    My brother-in-law lived in Denver some years back and the wife and I visited him twice there during that time. It was nice going there and having a tour guide (brother-in-law) to take us to all the sites. That state is awesome! It's one of the most scenic states that I have been too, lots to do there if your an outdoor person. And, at dusk, the Rocky mountains turn purple.....move there.....I would!
     
  2. Jan 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM
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    Southern Denver is the worst. Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker have a lot of snobby CA people. I would much rather live in Ft Collins/Loveland or in a mountain town than Southern Denver but work is down here for me.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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    The research I have been doing is making me think Ft Collins for sure. Now I just need to research some companies and figure out what is there.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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    PB65stang

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    If you're still considering Denver, there are tons of finance jobs in the city itself. I work for the Federal Reserve downtown. We are always hiring.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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    How are the jobs for electricians? I live in NY state and travel to the NYC everyday it sucks... killed in taxes I cant stand it... I wish the wife had the adventure bone in her...
     
  6. Jan 7, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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    Prescott or Flagstaff Arizona
     
  7. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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    Lockheed Martin has a big presence here. They are always hiring engineers and pay well... There's also United Launch Alliance if you want to work on satellites...

    You know you wanna move here...
     
  8. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM
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    im surprised no one has mentioned this avrage of 300 days of sunshine every year
     
  9. Jan 7, 2014 at 9:19 PM
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  10. Jan 8, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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    Coming from Portland that 300 days is going to be incredible. I think we average 260+ grey/rainy days a year. I am looking for Sunshine and cold snowy winters. I am sick of grey rainy year around. And as for your last post I think you are right on oil industry. Thanks for the info I have some research to do.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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    Plus the Broncos are doing pretty good...
     
  12. Jan 29, 2014 at 6:22 AM
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    Colorado, even Denver will seem uncrowded compared to the East coast. I moved here 5 years ago from south east Michigan and never looked back.

    I'd only move away for New Zealand/Australia though my eventual goal is a place in the Mountains west of the continental divide.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2014 at 6:48 AM
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  14. Mar 29, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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    Having moved here from Vt there are pluses and some drawbacks. There is a shit ton of sun great snow and lots of openness depending where you are. You can be from Denver to the boonies in an hour depending on what you do for fun there are great mountain to hike more rock climbing then you cam do in your life time, great bike paths and great mtb to be had

    The drawbacks are you cant find good pizza to save your life, no diners, ppl dont understand sarcasm and no tastey cakes
     
  15. Mar 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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    Even though I have it good at my job, I would move to CO in a heartbeat if the opportunity came knocking. The company is based in CO so I'm thinking a transfer shouldn't be too hard.

    I lived in Albuquerque for 12 years and it wasn't too bad. Unfortunately, the state of the economy drove me to this one-horse town (sadly, where I grew up but it sure is different now) because it was the only place hiring with decent wages and insurance. The "thug life" is big here and I hate that part of it. Hopefully, in a few years I can join you folks in CO.

    FWIW, my dad is actually from Leadville. I wouldn't mind living there, just not sure what I'd do for a job.
     
  16. Mar 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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    If you love all that stuff about Colorado; but, want somewhere more conservative...
    Move to Idaho!!
    I wanted to get out of NY (also lived there for 28 years) and that's where I chose
    Been out here 3 years, and I'm extremely happy with my decision

    I had a huge list of things I wanted in the state I was going to move to
    The top 5 went something like this:

    Right to work
    Cost of living
    Open Carry
    Ultra conservative (which, I guess, sums up the top 3)
    Not bitter-cold in the winter

    That list put me at about 5 main choices
    I ended up going with Idaho, because it also fit in with what I like recreationally
    Such as: mountains, hiking, hunting, fishing... hundreds (literally) of lakes, 4 seasons.... ....
    and! most awesomely: about 40% of the entire freaking state is National Forest, AKA public land...
    You can go out and camp (shoot, swim, wheel, etc.) for 14 days, free of charge;
    at the end of 14 days, just move a couple hundred yards, and you've got another 14 days
    Which is huge contrast to NY... you ain't camping anywhere, for even a night, without paying

    I've been through the Boulder area (I think) of Colorado, in a Greyhound Bus; but, other than that I've just seen pictures
    From the pictures I've seen... it's quite possibly prettier than Idaho...
    But, we have all that good stuff you're talking about, Kodiak, and none of the bad
    For me, it was the best compromise
    ...The only thing I really miss is rolling hills, deciduous trees, and maple syrup
     
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  17. Mar 30, 2014 at 3:10 AM
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    I've got extended family in Idaho, hopefully seeing them soon. Not a bad place to live from what I've seen when I have visited them!
     
  18. Mar 31, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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  19. Mar 31, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    Snake Plissken got caught in Denver...
    If the people there are tough enough to catch him, I guess that it must be a pretty badass place to live. :D
     
  20. Apr 15, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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    What were the other 4 options? I lived in Boise, was a pretty cool place. Less sunshine in winter, but still plenty overall. And a big state with barely a million people means you don't have to spend hours looking for isolated camping
     
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