U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 06-27-2007, 04:43 PM
8,317 posts, read 25,785,875 times
Reputation: 9132


Overpriced. Glenwood is being hit with the double-whammy of spillover from people who can't afford Aspen and the influx of energy-related development to the west. People who actually have to work for a living in the area are increasingly having to move to New Castle, Silt, Rifle, or Parachute--and those areas aren't cheap, anymore, either.

Personally, I wouldn't live anywhere in the I-70 corridor. Grand Junction is the best bet for jobs on the Western Slope, but it is growing like crazy, and not particularly smartly, in my opinion. I think I have answered a post of yours about Durango (?). I lived on the Western Slope for a number of years and still have family there. I also love Ouray--that is one of the prettiest towns anywhere, but making a living there . . . well. The first years I lived in western Colorado, I wouldn't have wanted to live anywhere else. Now, that I have been away from there, I'm not sure I would want to go back. I haven't really changed, but the Western Slope certainly has.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 06-28-2007, 01:50 PM
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
7,764 posts, read 16,840,183 times
Reputation: 9316
I agree with jazzlover about Glenwood Springs. While it certaily is a beautiful place and I can understand why you'd like to live there, real estate is rather pricey and the traffic is outrageous for such a small town. Grand Junction has a much larger population and traffic is not nearly as bad as it is in Glenwood Springs.

It's been said that the problem with Aspen is that the billionaires are forcing the millionaires out of town. That will probably be the case with Glenwood Springs in the not too distant future.

If money is not an issue and you're OK with heavy traffic, then Glenwood Springs might work for you.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2007, 04:56 PM
5 posts, read 22,510 times
Reputation: 10
What kind of town or city are you looking for? I live in Grand Junction and we love it, real estate market is going crazy, but has decent shopping, schools and is still family friendly. I love Ouray too, but making a living might be tough. Consider Delta or Montrose, they are beautiful smaller cities, with some nicer towns like Hotchkiss and Paonia up valley, they are beautiful mountain towns with lower costs of living, esp. housing!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2007, 04:37 PM
1 posts, read 4,889 times
Reputation: 12
Smile Glenwood Springs is fab

I have lived in Glenwood Springs for 20+ years; it is truly a wonderful community. The families care about each other and watch out for each other. You can walk out your door and hike up a mountain, raft down the river, snowshoe, play baseball, ski. We have ample opportunities to create experience and appreciate art in a variety of mediums in the valley. Pricey it depends on where you’re comparing it to. Housing can be hard to find but not impossible, and land values are not going down. I am proud to live here, Glenwood Springs is a beautiful, friendly town to live in or visit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2007, 12:57 PM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
86,889 posts, read 102,319,187 times
Reputation: 32951
Kids can go an hour or so away to CO. State.
Where is there a branch of CSU that is one hour away from Glenwood Springs? The main campus is in Ft. Collins, about 200 miles away.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-11-2007, 03:35 PM
3 posts, read 9,411 times
Reputation: 10
Default Try Grand Junction

Originally Posted by howard View Post
Looking at Glenwood Springs and am having trouble getting some info.Like what are the people like, are they conservitive, liberal, religious, that kind of stuff. Also how are the schools.. Thank you for any info...

I lived in Glenwood for a little over a year in the mid eighties.I worked at a bank. I found the housing very expensive and the Aspenites to be mostly snooty. We made a few friends from work, but it was difficult. My Kids hated it.... except for riding their bikes to the pool with a year around pool pass. (crime was low) It was winter when we moved there, and because it is surrounded by mountains I did not enjoy any sunshine... as I was at work. The sun came up over the mountain about 10 and was behind the mountains by 4. Pretty depressing.

As for Grand Junction. I have been here for over 30 years(except thetime in Glenwood) raised my kids here and now have 3 grandchildren....Not a big City but has all the amenities without the severe Denver. Everywhere is a 10 minute commute. Housing is reasonable and plentiful .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2007, 11:12 AM
1 posts, read 4,557 times
Reputation: 10
Schools are questionable. My 7th grader comes home with 30 minutes of homework a day. On Long Island in NY, it was 3-4 hours per day. Program for advanced kids is laughable.
[ moderator cut ]

Last edited by Mike from back east; 12-09-2007 at 01:15 PM.. Reason: There is a separate forum for immigration issues.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 11:52 PM
35 posts, read 106,569 times
Reputation: 13
Default Glenwood Springs

Hi all!

I am considering a move to CO, and was wondering is anyone knew anything about Glenwood Springs? Here are my questions.

What is the job market like? Most tourist Industry?

What are the younger families like and residents? Hippies, yuppies, conservatives, liberal, redneck, etc?

Any natural food stores?

Anything you can tell me would be great! I just don't want to move my kids to a small town nothing to do but drugs type of atmosphere...is meth a problem there?

Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2009, 07:38 PM
2 posts, read 7,031 times
Reputation: 10
Almost no rednecks, I would say none, just a few hippies, no much, most of the people are really nice and with some level of education. There are many latins though, it's a nice mixture. NO crime. VERY healthy and there are some natural food stores. [mod]no advertising or soliciting on the forum[/mod]

Last edited by katzenfreund; 03-06-2009 at 07:51 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2009, 04:24 PM
1 posts, read 3,241 times
Reputation: 10
Default Looking for houses for rent/lease

I am interested in the Glennwood Springs area. How is the cost of living and house rentals in that area? Is there a hospital? I am an artist and it looks like it's pretty centrally located for all the skii areas. If I remember right, it is very beautiful through there. Much snow? Would appreciate any information about the area and housing availabilities-leasing. Thanks Sherri
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:40 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top