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Old 05-09-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Lawrence is a college town. Pueblo is a small city that happens to have a college in it. KU dominates Lawrence, CSUP does not dominate Pueblo.
I would agree with this. However CSU Pueblo is growing and its dominance is growing as well.

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Lawrence is a much sleepier place than Pueblo.
This seems to be true as well.

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There is a small community of young singles, but I wouldn't characterize them as young single professionals. Most young people, and especially professionals just starting out, leave Pueblo to places where there are opportunities. If you want to work in a factory or a Motel 6, you stay in Pueblo. If you want to start a successful engineering career, well, probably not. So I think you'll find relatively few yuppie peers to hang with.
Pueblo is more of a working class town as its largest employer is the Rocky Mountain Steel Mill. That being said Pueblo has a growing professional field as well and while not as large as Colorado Springs and Denver its not as small as people think either. Also, keep in mind the OP has a job so looking for a professional job is not a issue he has to worry about.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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If you don't have family in Pueblo County, I can't see any reason for anybody to live here.
WOW! I am just stunned by this comment.

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That being said... Colorado Springs and the Denver Metro area ain't much to be braggin' neither.
Agreed.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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I think it depends on your priorities. I haven't been to Pueblo in probably 10 years, so I imagine it's changed somewhat, but it's not exactly the place young people are flocking to. The friends I had in college (CSU-Fort Collins) that were from Pueblo didn't want to go back there. But, I do think Pueblo has some advantages. The weather is nice, if you like the heat but not the humidity. It's Colorado. It will get you closer to where you want to be in Colorado, eventually.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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If you want to live in Colorado and you're looking for a "young professionals" scene, Denver is really the only place to consider. Keep working on your job search-- something will eventually come, or if you want to take a gamble, just pick up and move to Denver. Don't settle for Pueblo (or anywhere) just because it happens to be in the same state... unless if Pueblo is actually what you want.

Also, something I learned the hard way... don't move to a new town for a job, even if it's a good job, if it's the only good job in town. No job is permanent anymore. Sooner or later if/when the job ends, you'll be forced to move and start all over yet again. Better to live in a place where you have a variety of career options to choose from and you can start building your social networks.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Glen Rose, Texas
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Hello to all that has posted here.
I kinda fit in the same bracket as kansasmike, but I am older. I am considering looking at Pueblo for multiple reasons. I am from Texas, but due to a few heat strokes, I need a "cooler" climate as I am 420 friendly as well. Not looking for a career, maybe a place to play a few tunes from time to time. I can't make this a permanent place as I still have family in Texas, but I want to start somewhere.....help.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:06 AM
 
Location: The 719
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IDK. Maybe being high would make Pueblo seem more interesting. Knock yourself out. It's close enough to Texas I guess.

Why did you bump this thread up anyway? How are you in the same boat as a young professional in their mid-20? Do you smoke a lot of weed? I'm just trying to follow your logic here.

You tell us, what do you think Pueblo might have to offer you? A place that's close enough to the Front Range (CoSprings to Fort Collins) and an affordable place that's also close enough to Texas? What part of Texas are your folks? This will at least give us an idea of the climate that you're familiar with.

Glen Rose? That's near enough to Dallas I guess. You do realize that Pueblo is dry and desolate compared to your neck of the woods?
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