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Old 08-24-2012, 11:19 PM
 
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I need a new place to call home, I currently live outside of Atlanta and I am tired of Georgia. I have always have it in my mind I want to live in Colorado someday since I love the mountains. I currently work in retail and I am single. I have only been to Colorado Springs. So I am asking where in Colorado should I move to? I want some place safe, that is good for singles, not riduculous expensive since I do work in retail, and some place with views of the mountains. Please help me, I am dying here in Georgia and I want out. My company has locations through out the United States. I am thinking Colorado Springs but I don't know much about the singles scene in the Springs and cost of living.

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:50 AM
 
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I don't know how a single person working retail could support themselves anywhere. Do you have some other source of income?
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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Nope, I have a degree in Computers but everybody wants experience and nobody wants to give it to me. I make $12.44 a hour
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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Unless you are getting health insurance and other non-monetary benefits, the wage you quoted is a subsistence wage, if that, in most of Colorado, even for a single person.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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If you can find a job here in COLO SPGS, this is the place to go since we're at the foot of the mountains and Pikes Peak.

If not, Denver is the major job and shopping hub within 500-600 miles and much of Denver has views of the mountains, especially the west side. There is a thread in Denver forum about areas with mountain views, you can find it by using our search tool.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Mike I will be transferring with my retail job
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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OP, you originally wanted to know where in Colorado you should live. If you are transferring with your retail job, then you need to live somewhere near where that (or those) retail outlets are located. I guess your first action you should take is find out those locations, then come back here and do some forum searching in those areas. Most of the larger retail stores are going to be located in the larger metropolitan areas.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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There is a decent singles scene in COLO SPGS, especially for runners.

Denver is the hotspot for singles.

Check padmapper.com for rental prices in any city.

Most area of most COLO cities are safe.

Pick a city, tell us which it is, and we can go from there.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Thanks mike, what are some good cities should I look for on the west side of Denver? I work for Lowes. I really love Colorado Springs when I came last year. I didn't see much of Denver only the airport. Like I said I want some place safe and decent cost of living.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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Thanks mike, what are some good cities should I look for on the west side of Denver? I work for Lowes. I really love Colorado Springs when I came last year. I didn't see much of Denver only the airport. Like I said I want some place safe and decent cost of living.
You could reduce expenses by finding a roommate or roommates to share a 2br or larger place, perhaps on Craigslist.
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