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Thinking about moving to Colorado

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by 10DC4x4, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Okeetee

    Okeetee I like the Anaheim Ducks

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    Colorado is awesome!

    I moved here in May 2011 for a job -- I was born and raised in SoCal. Weather is phenomenal, sunshine 300+ days a year, mountains only a stone's throw from the Denver-metro area, great people, etc.
     
  2. The Driver

    The Driver Trail Runner/Barefoot Beach Runner/Snow Skier

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    Agreed! I was able to get an internal transfer (with a 20% pay increment) to Denver Metro! :headbang::cheers::yay:


    Should be there by the first week of Dec 2012!!!
     
  3. Okeetee

    Okeetee I like the Anaheim Ducks

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    Congrats, Driver! :headbang:

    OP -- as offroadwonder said in an earlier post: "Stop thinking about it and do it!" :D
     
  4. BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Gold Member

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    i'd move to colorado in a heart beat my brother lives up there and loves it....
     
  5. benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    Too many to list now.
    You guys are all nuts. AK is waaaay better than Colorado for getting out into the wilderness quickly. I can be in the mountains in 10 minutes, on the ocean in 15 and everything in between all within an hour from the house. AND they pay us to live here. Just got a check this morning.
     
  6. benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    Too many to list now.
    But if you're stuck on colorado, I hear really great things. Too hot for me though.
     
  7. The Driver

    The Driver Trail Runner/Barefoot Beach Runner/Snow Skier

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    Txs ace! Previously lived in Centennial, but this time around I want to ride my bike to work, so I'll be renting in Lakewood until I buy in Golden.



    Right, this Floridian would freeze in less than 20 minutes in AK. No thanks...
     
  8. rockgecko03

    rockgecko03 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Beater-ville!
    I love it here. Moved here from Dallas, TX about 4.5 years ago and couldn't imagine moving anywhere else. Regarding the cost of living, most things are really about the same as most places in the country (gas, groceries, entertainment, insurance, etc.) Sure some are more or less, but it's not really a big deal. Real estate is a bit pricier, but it retains its value. The initial cost of moving here (house) was the hardest part for us. Once we got here, we didn't really see any difference in our monthly budget.

    Do it! The wheeling is pretty awesome here, too!
     
  9. The109

    The109 Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to live somewhere on the Western Slope. Fruita has some awesome mtn biking trails and Moab isn't very far away. I suppose Grand Junction would be a good home base but I haven't checked out Durango yet... it may be even better.
     
  10. csuviper

    csuviper Tundra FTMFW

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    Just make the move you will be happy
     
  11. kris77

    kris77 Born in the Backwoods

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    Plus, in a year Pot could be legal there...lol
     
  12. csuviper

    csuviper Tundra FTMFW

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    Stay out hippies
     
  13. tacofire38

    tacofire38 Captain Taco

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    We go to Estes Park for Vacation every couple years and it absolutly beautiful...saw alot of sweet tacos too:D but i get homesick for Texas so ya lol but if you move i would say you are moving to an awesomr state!
     
  14. Blacktacoma23

    Blacktacoma23 The Dank Tank

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    I was waiting for someone:rolleyes:
     
  15. The Driver

    The Driver Trail Runner/Barefoot Beach Runner/Snow Skier

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    I know... :facepalm:
     
  16. Large

    Large Red

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    Visited CO a little while back, I didn't want to leave if that helps :spy:
     
  17. lodi781

    lodi781 Alexander Supertramp

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    I love Colorado. Been to Denver, CO springs and a couple of quick stops in teluride and other places. When I retire off the job, that's exactly where i'm headed.
     
  18. KodiakToyTRD

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    We have legal weed here....

    At least, we voted to legalize it and it passed in the polls.
     
  19. SOSHeloPilot

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    Finally, got my "first 4x4" in a Tacoma. Barcelona Red w/ JBL & Entune - Then traded it in on a Ridgeline.
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    Moving to CO was a ... "maybe on my "bucket list" ... but I like the winters in the SE too ... :D

    But ... I would miss the sand on the beach between my toes ... (even though it is 4 hours away from me now) ... :D
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  20. The Driver

    The Driver Trail Runner/Barefoot Beach Runner/Snow Skier

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    Yes, did you read what the DOJ and the DEA, heck even CO's governor said about that?
     
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