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Wanting to move out west . . . (Preferably CO)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 95tojo, May 15, 2011.

  1. May 15, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    95tojo

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    Just like the title says, i want to head west. Ive lived in So IL all of my life, recently moved to Western KY at the beginning of the year after a tough 2010. Don't like it here at all, come to find out an hour away from "home" isn't far enough to run from your past :eek:

    So ive decided to make it happen and move farther away. I just graduated in Aug of 2010 with a Business Management degree but i am a Land Surveyor so pretty much can work for any engineering/surveying firm.

    I love the outdoors, i hunt religiously especially waterfowl hunting. I love the cold weather, can't stand the 90+ degrees with 90%+ humidity here.

    What are some good towns in Colorado that people on here live in. Cost of living ? Good neighborhoods ? Etc. Etc.

    Thanks !
     
  2. May 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Try posting in the Colorado thread. I'm sure those guys will fill you in. I say move to AZ though.
     
  3. May 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I've lived in a couple towns in CO. The first one was Frederick but that was a smaller town away from Denver but I liked it. Its been about 6 years since I have been there so I'm not sure if its changed a lot or not. 2nd town I lived in was Broomfield and that was more suburbs type. I really liked living in CO but I probably wont go back cause all my family is in CA.
     
  4. May 15, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    CO is west?
     
  5. May 15, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    compared to where i live, yes.
     
  6. May 15, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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    Yea I guess that's true. CO seems like a cool place. A Lot less complaints about it then CA.
     
  7. May 15, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    i definitely would not mind Nor Cal but just heard too many bad things about it. But i did grow up living in So IL which doesn't even exist since Chicago is pretty much what IL is. Can't get much worse then that hell hole.
     
  8. May 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    I grew up near STL and have been in CO for 6 years. Love it but compared to MO it is expensive. 1337Taco will probably tell you its cheap, but its all relative. I would suggest looking into some jobs first. Most likely you will end up along the front range (somewhere between Cheyenne and Pueblo) but until you narrow it down its tough to suggest towns/ neighborhoods etc.

    The thing to remember is that pretty much anywhere you go a 20 minute drive can make a big difference in rent. Wherever you find a job you will be able to find a reasonable place to live. Load up the truck and get out here.
     
  9. May 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    ive looked around Denver and Co Springs but just didn't know if there were other towns around that were still descent. Id say for what i do, being on the east of the mountains would probably work out best.
     
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    it is expensive!!! x2 but! they also pay great out here, and its great for doing outdoor stuff. i think you'll like it.
     
  11. May 15, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    ive been told its pretty pricey. right now i pay 550 for a one bedroom apartment in KY, but i also don't get paid all that great for what i do. Ive spent a week in Denver/Colorado Springs and loved every minute of it.
     
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    I have known a number of people who have moved to Golden and liked it. Smaller than Denver/ C Springs and cheaper than Boulder. Same could probably be said for Ft Collins but I don't know as much about up there.
     
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    What are the summers like out there ? I don't mind heat, its the humidity that kills me having to work outside everyday.
     
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    Humidity for a long weekend every summer (when I go back to MO to visit family)

    That is the best part. It gets warm (sometimes hot) in Denver but it is dry so its nothing compared to what you're used to. Also, you jump on I-70 and can change seasons three times before you hit the Utah border.
     
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    I copied this link over to the CO BS thread. I'm from CO and moving back in June to the Ft Collins area. I love that area! Its a nice town, not too big or small. Summers are great, warm, not humid. Mountains, hiking, lakes, whatever you want, you can do it there!
     
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    Numerous suburbs around the Denver area that are reasonable to live in. I personally love and live in Littleton. But there is Lakewood, West Denver, Arvada, and so on. My suggestion which I am sure you will do is buy into a short lease (6 months) and go exploring. By then you should be able to decide where best to live. I have friends in the Breakers (Aurora) and they loved leasing there. Mixed community with apartments and townhomes.

    PM me if you would like some more info. or help.
     
  17. May 16, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    I am in Frederick I like it here Great place to live..
     
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    SO F'n expensive here in Summit County.
     
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    I'm kinda in the same position.. New jersey does not fit my needs. I lived in crested butte, co for a winter but I think I'd rather live closer to Denver where the temperature is a little more moderate as I work on powerlines for a living.

    And from what I've seen.. It being expensive is relative to what you are talking about. Gas and food might be more expensive, but housing is cheaper (from what I've seen). My friends pay $600 for a sweet apt in Denver, they used to pay twice that in jersey for a shitty apt
     
  20. May 16, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Yea I have to work outside for a living also so sounds like the denver area is the place to be, now time to start the search ... And it begins
     
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