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Old 04-04-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the information Durango Bound.... it helps.... You wouldnt believe it but, just today I guess between 9am & 3pm, someone broke into my neighbors house!!!! took the front door straight off the hinges.......! I live in one of the best neighborhoods in this town, and it still happened.... Feel sorry for my next door neighbor, but I'm glad it was'nt me... I guess many people still think I have my rottweiler, but he pasted away last month... Maybe the thief didnt get the memo..... Well this is really a good prelude to me coming to Pueblo....nah J/K... I guess the moral to this story is "it doesnt matter how good your neighborhood is, if a thief is going to try you, he will... well I guess its off to the store to get that nice Glock I wanted......, but then again a Glock only works if I'm at home to use it..
When asked why he robbed banks, one of the well known gangsters from the 1930's replied, "....because that's where the money is..."

SSDD today, the nicer goods, jewelry, cars and money are in the nicer parts of town, thus criminals focus on those areas. In honor of your gun purchase, we can dust off an old tune by Bill Haley and Comets: Glock Around the Clock!
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Good ole Pueblo a.k.a P-Town
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so true, my friend, so true......
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: The Big CO
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I've been on here for about a solid month now, reading just about every posted comment. I have come to believe that some people will stretch the truth. I mean like come on....... If I had a vivid imagination,"which i don't" , it would lead me to believe that based off some of the comments on here about Pueblo, you would think that there's a gangster driving down every street 24/7 shooting up little old ladies, and drive-by shooting on every house within the city limits..(except pueblo-west) of course because I would also be led to believe that, it is like Mayberry, next to pueblo..lol . I mean with this much crime, how does anyone go to Wal-mart, or work, without becoming a story on the 5 o'clock news.... I think I just had a vision , of some sort... I remember back when I was moving from Carthage, Ny, 2,349 pop to Lawton, Ok 97,895 pop. I was told it was the "Gang Capital" of the world..lol .. Well I've been here for like 2 yrs and, I havent ran into a gangster, or car-jacking yet... Dont get me wrong, I compared our city stats against ole pueblo... very close for the "Danger" effect, but maybe I've just been lucky. Maybe I dont hang out in trouble spots.. "i thank my spidy senses for that" lol. well i dont know.... I must end this comment by giving a shout out to 2 guys on here who I believe gave me real important info pertaining to Pueblo, both different ambassadors in there on way. Josseppie, and McGowdog.... Josse, is on it with the stats, and the historical aspect of P-town. and McGowdog I thank him for "keeping it real" with the truth about the neighborhoods..., and the town atmosphere. Well I'm counting my time down till the moment of truth. I will be living in Pueblo in May... wish me luck....
I think what makes Pueblo look bad is the economic struggle its in right now, and the fact that many cities of 100,000 people, that don't belong to a larger metro area, usually don't have as much crime or gangs as pueblo does. I am sure you can live in Pueblo and be just fine, and never be affected at all by gangs, drugs, crime, etc. Just because you live in an area with gangs does not mean you will run into any or have issues. My cousin is from santa fe and relocated to East Long Beach 9 years ago where its suppose to be gang infested like crazy. She has never been affected by the gangs at all or had problem with the crime, even though both exist there. Pueblo West does tend to be more nice than Pueblo itself, but thats how it usually turns out with most suburbs (with the exception of some suburbs in big cities). I have always heard East Pueblo has the most crime, gangs, drugs, low income, etc. and North and South Pueblo have all those too, but not as much as the East Side. Then there's Pueblo West, where its always said that its much more nice than Pueblo itself. I happen to love Pueblo, it in the desert lands in SoCo, so you know I love it. It has character as well. I always feel you can live about anywhere and if you avoid certain people and situations, you can be just fine.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Denver Metro
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I live in the Denver metro area and have been to Pueblo many times. I guess the reason I don't care for Pueblo is that is seems a little boring. I think their downtown is cute and their riverwalk is too, but on the whole, it seems a little dull. I wouldn't describe it as dangerous, although there is some crime like most places.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:45 AM
 
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but then again a Glock only works if I'm at home to use it..
Open carry is legal in Colorado isn't it? Don't leave home without it!
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Good ole Pueblo a.k.a P-Town
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Yes that is pretty much the vibe, I'm getting about Pueblo, but honestly I welcome "boring" a little. I'm about to retire in about 1 1/2. I'm not really looking for a fast pace town to live in. The cost of living seem pretty cheap compared to alot of towns/cities in america, and especially being able to retire in a place where the cost of living is so cheap, I wont EVER have to work again for the rest of my life being 38yrs old, I love it!!. I know with that may come some crime. Just on the subject of crime, I just want to be proactive, then reactive to it. I could live in Colorado Springs, and even my military friends, and co-workers there are already questioning my decision to live in Pueblo. calling me crazy, but I never been one to follow the norm, and truthfully I see Army people all day at work, the last place I want to see them is at my place of relaxation. Now before military people start giving me grief for making that comment, it comes after being around them for 19yrs, so I really think I'm entittled to that opionion.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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A interesting thing about Pueblo is we have more arts and culture then Colorado Springs. So if you like plays and musicals I think you would like it here more then the Springs.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Good ole Pueblo a.k.a P-Town
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A interesting thing about Pueblo is we have more arts and culture then Colorado Springs. So if you like plays and musicals I think you would like it here more then the Springs.
Yes, I do agree. I have read about alot of festivals, that will be coming up soon starting in May... Cant wait!
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Yes, I do agree. I have read about alot of festivals, that will be coming up soon starting in May... Cant wait!
Those festivals aren't all they're cracked up to be though. Once you go to one, you've seen 'em all.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Those festivals aren't all they're cracked up to be though. Once you go to one, you've seen 'em all.
I enjoy them plus the Broadway shows we get and local theater groups, concerts etc. Not a bad mix considering we are only 160,000 people.
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