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Old 02-10-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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Want to relocate to Colorado. Please help with info. Best place to work and live. I'm 52 yrs old male, divorced, and don't know a soul in CO. I need an income of >50k and be around nice, friendly people. I have a BA in communications and have been a licensed financial advisor for years. Any advice at all would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Ken
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Why are you considering Colorado? Have you look through the threads discussing weather, altitude, etc.?

The main employment centers are the Front Range cities of Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Pueblo, and Fort Collins. The bad economy has impacted Colorado, too, so jobs are not easy to find.

If you are a nice, friendly person, you will find lots of like people wherever you go.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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After Katrina, Lafayette had an influx of undesirable people moved here(there was a reason N.O.'s crime rate went down and education scores went up there) I can't stand it here anymore. I've lived here most of life, moved out of state once for three years (Orlando and loved it). I went to Denver about 4 yrs ago for 5 day business trip and loved it. People were nice, the city was clean, and lots to do. I haven't decided 100% yet b/c it depends on employment opportunites. However, Colorado, florida, and Tennesse seem to be the front runners at this point. The extreme cold in Col. Does concern me, but I think I'd rather be cold and warm up by the heater than sweat my butt off in this high humidity climate. Am I wrong?
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Durango, CO
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I'd rather be cold and warm up by the heater than sweat my butt off in this high humidity climate. Am I wrong?
Nope. It's why we moved here from Kentucky.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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After Katrina, Lafayette had an influx of undesirable people moved here(there was a reason N.O.'s crime rate went down and education scores went up there) I can't stand it here anymore. I've lived here most of life, moved out of state once for three years (Orlando and loved it). I went to Denver about 4 yrs ago for 5 day business trip and loved it. People were nice, the city was clean, and lots to do. I haven't decided 100% yet b/c it depends on employment opportunites. However, Colorado, florida, and Tennesse seem to be the front runners at this point. The extreme cold in Col. Does concern me, but I think I'd rather be cold and warm up by the heater than sweat my butt off in this high humidity climate. Am I wrong?
Only you can answer that.

It will be a big change from LA and will take an adjustment. It will be colder, drier with more winter precip over a longer period of time.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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I think we have a regular member in the Boulder forum who came here from NOLA after Katrina and he loves it here.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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You have to find a job first, so I would focus your search on the Denver / Boulder area. The Metro Denver economy is middling -- not great but not terrible either. It's a hard time to be looking for a job but things do seem to be looking up a bit.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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I would rather be a mountain man living off the land in Colorado than live in or even visit again to New Iberia or Lafayette... worst place I been to in the country, I pre-paid for gas one night at a window teller and they never turned the pumps on! just kept my money... it was a bad area I suppose but I mean just off the exit ramp. It was right next to a hip-hop club that was letting out, before I knew it my car was surrounded.

get the heck out of there man!

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Centennial State
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;D Looks like some people agree with me. I'd rather have the heater on than the air conditioning. If it gets too hot the cold air outside is easy enough to let in via opening a window. It's getting too hot in Colorado though during the summer.
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