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Old 10-06-2011, 10:45 AM
Location: Durango, CO
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If one wants to live in a small town, they need to bring 2 million dollars with them, as is often said about Durango. It's a gamble, I'm afraid, and it's not a place for anyone between 21 and 70 years of age. Only retirees who have lots of money.[/quote]

I'm forty-eight and doin' great. Next.

Old 10-06-2011, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by JesseQ View Post
From what I have been reading about Durango, CO...it seems like it is nearly impossible to live there long term unless you're already very wealthy. Job prospects seem to be very low, opening businesses seem to be extremely difficult aswell.

So for a single 27 year old male, it seems as if it would be impossible to up and move to Durango unless I had a ton of money saved up and was in no hurry to find a job, neither of which would describe my situation.

Should I just abandon hope and try for Rapid City, South Dakota instead?
Originally Posted by JesseQ View Post
Thanks for all the replies guys and gals, much appreciated. I guess I'll keep doing some research. Maybe even take a minivacation up there just to see what its all like.

Any tourist hotspots I should look out for?
Jesse, best of luck to you. Durango is like any other place, if you can find a job and afford the cost of living there then it's a fine place to be, but these days any place you can find a job and afford to live there is a good place. You surely don't need to bring millions of dollars to Durango or most any place else so forgot such nonsense, internet forums are full of such ludicrous remarks.

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