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Old 11-04-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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My family and I are looking to move to the Colorado area and need some advice...I am looking at the Firestone, Frederick area and would appreciate any input..it seems by looking at Trulia that the homes in this area are really affordable and nice..we are also considering the Colo. Springs area...I am a registered nurse AND an ordained minister/pastor..(have heard Colo. Spr. is really saturated with "Christian Folk".) Also looking for good schools, hospitals, family activities, and affordability...THANKS!!

(Also any info on relocation services/packages, chamber of commerce sites, etc.?)
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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I think Firestone, Frederick and Dacono are a good choice in the growing area along the I-25 corridor. I have always liked these small cities and can see great potential. Sometimes these areas are not well served by medical services. However, a hospital is planned
http://www.luhcares.org/About/Medica...h%20System.pdf

In addition a large commercial development is coming to the I-25 and 52
http://www.realtec.com/subpages/prop...I-25_Hwy52.pdf

When seeking to move the best place to start is always the local government web sites to make it easier to become familiar with the area, find jobs and housing information and get help with relocation.

These cities are all in Weld County http://www.co.weld.co.us/
Dacono http://www.ci.dacono.co.us/
Frederick http://www.frederickco.gov/
Firestone http://www.ci.firestone.co.us/

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Old 11-04-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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thanks...great information!!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Unless you want the thrill of sitting in rush hour traffic for hours, you should probably find a job first, then think about where to live. The commute from the tri-town area to downtown can be as quick as 30 minutes during non-rush hour and in good weather, but could be an hour during rush hour with snow. If you find a job in the Tech Center or at the hospital complex at Fitzsimmons, then you need to probably double those times.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: N. Colorado
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I would job first then worry about where to live.

I live in that area, Dacono I would not bother with it is very tiny and trailer parky they do not have their own schools.
Firestone currently has no High School and their other schools are over crowded.
Frederick has been bussing kids out to the HS in Mead which is not around the corner but are building a new and larger one on Colorado Blvd. Firestone said they will be building a HS in 2012.

There is not much in the way of activies in any of those towns. Shopping is very minimal, but a few stores have come to Firestone.
Frederick does have a rec center. But you will not be very far from Longmont which does has lots of shopping and activites. It is 20-30 mins West so not that far.

Loveland is also something to consider since it is on the religious side, larger town, activites and etc.

Affordability depends on where you are coming from. It is not that inexpensive to live here. But if you where coming from NYC then yes it will seem a lot cheaper but consider your pay will be a lot less as well.

With your occupation I would really concentrate on finding a job first. Like everywhere else they are not that easy to come by right now.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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These areas are OK, if you like driving, particularly on I-25, which is a parking lot at rush hour. I suppose if you also work in this area, then you wouldn't need to commute much, but if your job is in Denver, it may be better to live in Denver, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, etc. etc. where you can also get a nice house. In considering the housing price and size, IMO it is important to weigh it against a) the time you will spend in traffic, rather than with family; and b) the cost of gasoline, which is not going down, and of car maintenance, among other things.

As for CO Springs, I suppose it matters what type of "Christian Folk" you'd want to associate with ...
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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As for CO Springs, I suppose it matters what type of "Christian Folk" you'd want to associate with ...
Yes, down here, believe it or not, we tend to have the same type of "Christian Folk" found elsewhere. One head, two eyes, etc.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Yes, down here, believe it or not, we tend to have the same type of "Christian Folk" found elsewhere. One head, two eyes, etc.
Indeed. Though, to add on, I'm willing to estimate the type of "Christian Folk" being slyly referenced here represents no more than 5-10% of the total population of Colorado Springs ... which I'm also willing to guess is roughly the same percentage such folks are found in Denver and most other cities. The difference, of course, is that Colorado Springs has the distinction of having the organizational headquarters of several very high profile groups who seem to thrive on publicity. Ergo, the reputation of Colorado Springs as ground-zero for the "American Taliban" fundamentalist movement. We also have the US Olympic Committee and Training Center here, but that doesn't mean we're all a bunch of crazy Olympic athletes training 10 hours a day!

For the OP, most nurses I know in the Springs area have been able to find work, in various ways at various hospitals (and various shifts). It seems to be a pretty good profession that way (note that is NOT a guarantee you will quickly/easily find employment). Good luck and God bless!
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Indeed. Though, to add on, I'm willing to estimate the type of "Christian Folk" being slyly referenced here represents no more than 5-10% of the total population of Colorado Springs ... which I'm also willing to guess is roughly the same percentage such folks are found in Denver and most other cities. The difference, of course, is that Colorado Springs has the distinction of having the organizational headquarters of several very high profile groups who seem to thrive on publicity. Ergo, the reputation of Colorado Springs as ground-zero for the "American Taliban" fundamentalist movement. We also have the US Olympic Committee and Training Center here, but that doesn't mean we're all a bunch of crazy Olympic athletes training 10 hours a day!

For the OP, most nurses I know in the Springs area have been able to find work, in various ways at various hospitals (and various shifts). It seems to be a pretty good profession that way (note that is NOT a guarantee you will quickly/easily find employment). Good luck and God bless!
Well said!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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smdensbcs wrote:
We also have the US Olympic Committee and Training Center here, but that doesn't mean we're all a bunch of crazy Olympic athletes training 10 hours a day!
Following that logic, next you'll be telling us you're not all a bunch of Top Guns just because the Air Force Academy is located there. Say it ain't so Joe!
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