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Old 10-29-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Okay need some comments from residents from CS. We are a family of 3 with 1 on the way, but would relocate with my sisters in law which are also a family of 3. We are both couples in our early 30's, 1 with a small boy and other with an 11 year old girl. We live in FL and hate it , my sister in law has lived in snow and loved it even though it was for a short time. I have lived in northern FL and got very cold winters for a couple of year 12 and 17 degrees with frost almost every morning we loved it . We had to move back south to Miami and when can wait to get out we hate it more everyday. The snow cold weather really does not scare us. Raising our family in a better place is what we want. People here are rude and pushing to say the least. My husband and I have researched Colorado for 2 yrs and have spoken to some people that live there and they love it. We love the outdoors but only some much you can do here in FL without being rich, we enjoy even just looking out at nature, here its urban city after urban city the beach about $10 to park and still they steal your car , intense traffic and on weekend if your not at the beach between 6-8 am good luck finding a spot on the beach . Little girls are in shorter outfit at a younger age ( not my girl) and boy in big trouble , this no what we want around our kids. We are both a medium class family and here we have both fallen behind , we really feel that this is not that place for us. We know some people that move to Denver and the rest of their family move up 6 months later they loved it . To add we all speak english and spanish and we are in good health. Please help with your opinions they are all greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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IMO you'll love it here.

Job / work is key to making the move. What sort of work do you do?

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Old 10-29-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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I moved from FL to Co for college, am back now but can tell you it's nice up there; if you stay around the Denver area they get 300 days of sun a year with the snow. Up in the mountains it's colder and windier. People are pretty nice in Co if a bit more west coast attitude. It's kind of a desirable area so expect to pay. Good luck!
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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My husband is a plumbing foreman and rest of us work in the medical field the small things like certified medial assistant, mental behavior specialist and dental assistant. I as well work great with kids so was thinking on getting there and getting certified to work with kids. I'm expecting so would be the last to start working. We are looking to make the move in 3 - 4 months , is this the wrong time, we are all go-getters.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:01 AM
 
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You might look into Pueblo, CO. I have several friends in the medical field, including one who is a family therapist, and they all work in Pueblo. They live in Colorado Springs (so it's about an hour commute), but they couldn't get jobs here. Not sure how Denver is on that front.

If you're looking for easy access to the mountains, the Springs is right on the front range and you can be in the foothills within about 30 minutes, depending on where you live. All the amenities of a city without the big-city feel.

I'm from FL originally, and I'm moving back because I hate the cold and I miss the beach - but I can't imagine Miami, especially with small kids! And if you are good with cold and a nature person, you'll love it here! It truly is beautiful - there's something special about getting to see Pikes Peak every day. The cost of living is pretty great, and I think the people here are pretty great also.

Good luck with your move!!
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