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Old 03-26-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: austin, tx
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greetings, city-datans

my boyfriend and i plan to move to colorado eventually to start a family...we have always loved it, and really feel our hearts are there. we have been looking at land and recently have been seriously considering colorado city.

the area is particularly pretty to me...and i like the idea of being close to a large city (pueblo) but at the same time living somewhere chill, away from the hustle and bustle....i guess my question is, what growth do yawl see happening in co city? will it be built up someday and kinda be like the round rock of austin? that would certainly push up the value of any land we bought, but at the same time i would want to keep my serenity...

another thing i am wondering about is whether or not any people have modular homes on their land in co city (is it allowed?). not mobile homes necessarily, mind you...but anything from "tiny houses" to pre-fabricated barns or sheds, etc. i did contact pueblo county about this and gave them an assessor parcel number to try to find out but i wasn't able to get a solid answer.....just wondering if anyone had seen that type of thing in the area or do you pretty much have to build? we will build eventually, but will want an easy, smaller, temporary structure until then. is this common at all?

lastly, in y'alls opinion, what is the job market like in pueblo? i predict we will be making that commute....i know i can look up statistics but i'd rather hear others' experiences/ideas...anyone who lives in/around pueblo and especially in colorado city i am very thankful in advance for your reply!
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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In my wildest dreams I cannot foresee COLO CITY ever becoming large in any way; probably more a case of it shrinking.

I see modular homes all over rural COLO. Use realtor.com to get an idea of what's out there.

Not a lot of jobs anywhere these days and yes, you'd probably be commuting to Pueblo or to a job in one of the 11 prisons in the area around Canon City and Florence.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Colorado City is a great place to go if you want a laid-back lifestyle, but you'll probably have to commute to Pueblo for work. There are plenty of modular homes in the area.

Jobs in Pueblo, like many places, are pretty scarce and don't pay very well. Good luck in your search.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: austin, tx
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thanks for the insight....i think i am going to buy there and at the very least have it for retirement.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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Doing a quick Google search, Pueblo's population is about 150K, and Round Rock is 110K. So keep in mind Pueblo isn't even going to remotely be like Austin, TX, and Colorado City not like Round Rock. So when you say Pueblo is a large city, make sure you know what to expect- do you want your large city to be approx the size of Round Rock, or are you expecting Pueblo to be like Austin?


Denver is getting an IKEA, I liked the one in Round Rock.
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:05 AM
 
Location: austin, tx
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i meant in co city : pueblo as to round rock : austin. ratio, not in actual numbers.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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Default Colorado City....feedback please!!

We live in Denver now and have been wanting to move outside of the city in a smaller more rural area for some time and build a smaller home. We originally started looking more towards Pueblo after we realized the mountains were too expensive and not accessible.....we don't want to be too far from Denver but not close either. Pueblo price also was a big driving factor. Then we started to look at areas outside of there and found Colorado City. Does anyone have any feedback?? We have found a couple pieces of property that fit what we are looking for.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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anyone
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I'm sorry, but I'm having trouble nailing down what feedback you're looking for.

Colorado City, Rye, and San Isabel are great for certain folks. It's great for raising kids, retiring, and playing golf.

It's a bit more expensive than Pueblo, but good deals can be had. Utilities are bit quarky, weather can be ferocious in winter, and shopping will have you reaching for the internet.

Don't go to the Moores for mechanic work unless you want to get ripped off. Rye telephone company? They've gouged my parents for years. Example, they provide phone, tv cable, and internet. Nobody in the Valley has DirecTV, DishNetwork, and I'm not sure about Comcast. I don't think they're allowed in there. Cell phones don't work too well there and there's huge dead spots near the phone company.

Water and electricity are a joke there. Medical? It's a 30 mile drive to Pueblo then you have to decide between St Mary Corwin and Parkview... equally lame imo, or the healthcare in Walsenburg... another 30 miles... to the south ain't too shabby for the size.

Hope some of this helps.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:33 AM
 
Location: The 719
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A couple of pics in Colorado City from my cousin's house:



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