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Old 02-14-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Hi everyone...I am looking to possibly move to Colorado in the coming year. I am looking for a place that has a community feel, LOW crime, scenic views, nice people, lots to do. I currently live in NJ and have lived here my whole life and cant stand the city like atmosphere here any longer. Not to mention the crime, the pollution, the trashiness and so forth...can anyone reccommen nice areas in Colorado?

Thanks!!
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Evergreen or...Montrose.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Just curious. There are some nice parts of New Jersey and neighboring states that don't have all the negatives you mention but have more of the things you're used to. Why don't you folks ever look to locating there rather than picking up and moving 2,000 miles to a foreign place with a totally different culture, where you have no friends or family? Wouldn't it be better to think about moving somewhere where you already know where the nice spots are? I don't get this idea of moving somewhere you've never been and know nothing about.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Hi everyone...I am looking to possibly move to Colorado in the coming year. I am looking for a place that has a community feel, LOW crime, scenic views, nice people, lots to do. I currently live in NJ and have lived here my whole life and cant stand the city like atmosphere here any longer. Not to mention the crime, the pollution, the trashiness and so forth...can anyone reccommen nice areas in Colorado?

Thanks!!
Umm... Most of Colorado?

Seriously though, you need to be more specific.

Low Crime: Most areas of Colorado fit this criteria
Scenic Views: Look out the window. If you are in Colorado, the views are probably pretty darn good.
Nice People: Opinions about Coloradans differ, but I think we are very friendly.
Lots to do: This is subjective. What do you want to do? You can hike, bike, camp, bowl, kayak, raft, ride horses, shop, see movies, go to a rodeo, attend concerts, go to museums, eat out, etc. The possibilities are endless, but if you don't tell us what you want or like, we can't help you, and if you are looking for great nightlife, then stay out east.

Compared to the east, Colorado is slower, cleaner, sunnier, healthier, newer, and more sprawled out. The people are nice, but somewhat reserved. The area is as modern as anyplace in the world. We don't ride horses or ski to work (as some easterners have asked me before), we don't have great Italian food (but the Mexican food is off the charts), we don't have as much diversity as many big cities, nor is public transportation really great. We live mostly in single family houses with yards, we have to drive nearly everywhere we want or need to go, we love the Broncos (had to get that one in), we love our dogs and the outdoors.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:56 AM
 
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When we first started looking to move to CO we flew into Stapleton (lol shows ya how long ago that was), rented a vehicle and drove around the entire state.....it takes a while, but not only is it a good way to find a the right fit - it makes a great scenic vacation.....
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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When we first started looking to move to CO we flew into Stapleton (lol shows ya how long ago that was), rented a vehicle and drove around the entire state.....it takes a while
A lot of easterners cannot fathom the vastness of the American west until they come out here and drive around. For example, I-25 from border to border between NM to WY traverses 300 miles of COLO. Comparatively, DC to NYC is only 240 miles and encompasses some of the most densely populated areas in the nation. Driving I-70 across KS is about 425 miles, i.e., DC to Boston kind of mileage. And then there's TX, which is 773 miles across at it's widest point.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Summit County (Denver's Toilet)
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Just curious. There are some nice parts of New Jersey and neighboring states that don't have all the negatives you mention but have more of the things you're used to. Why don't you folks ever look to locating there rather than picking up and moving 2,000 miles to a foreign place with a totally different culture, where you have no friends or family? Wouldn't it be better to think about moving somewhere where you already know where the nice spots are? I don't get this idea of moving somewhere you've never been and know nothing about.
What a horrible concept....Chasing a dream ........I did just that, packed my crap and moved 2,000 miles just to get away from the South East.....and I haven't looked back once
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Anywhere along the western slope really. You should come visit first.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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What a horrible concept....Chasing a dream
Guess I'm not a hopeless romantic. I don't dream about moving places I've ever been and know nothing about. But to each his own.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Laughlin, NV and Southern Colorado
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Anywhere is better than NJ but that doesn't mean that CO will be a good fit. How do you define "nice people"? That's quite subjective. Ditto for "community feel." East coast mentality is much different than the western mentality. Don't want to stereotype but it's true. As all else say, visit first. Many times.
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