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Old 10-19-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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I'm currently living in Eastern, Kansas and working for Walgreens. I enjoy the company, but I'm not too happy at the store I'm at, so I've thought about transferring somewhere else in May. I've done a bit of research and it appears that several cities along Interstate 25 in Colorado rank as one of the best places to live...some including Castle Rock, Fort Collins and Boulder. I'm currently in my mid 20s and would be moving by myself. I don't require a city that has tons of bars or clubs as I'm not interested in those. I basically enjoy the outdoors...hiking being my main enjoyment. I'd prefer a city that is generally safe, with a wide variety of affordable apartments seeings how I'd prefer an apartment over a house. I'd prefer a mid sized city with a population between 30,000 and 95,000. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks! If you have any questions about anything else I prefer, feel free to ask.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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I'm currently living in Eastern, Kansas and working for Walgreens. I enjoy the company, but I'm not too happy at the store I'm at, so I've thought about transferring somewhere else in May. I've done a bit of research and it appears that several cities along Interstate 25 in Colorado rank as one of the best places to live...some including Castle Rock, Fort Collins and Boulder. I'm currently in my mid 20s and would be moving by myself. I don't require a city that has tons of bars or clubs as I'm not interested in those. I basically enjoy the outdoors...hiking being my main enjoyment. I'd prefer a city that is generally safe, with a wide variety of apartments seeings how I'd prefer an apartment over a house. I'd prefer a mid sized city with a population between 30,000 and 95,000. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks! If you have any questions about anything else I prefer, feel free to ask.
Sounds good. What about housing? How much are you looking to spend on rent?

Are you okay being in an area that may be primarily families? Aside from bars etc. would you prefer to be an area with others in your age range?


Hiking: is access to hiking within walking distance or very short car ride important?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Sounds good. What about housing? How much are you looking to spend on rent?

Are you okay being in an area that may be primarily families? Aside from bars etc. would you prefer to be an area with others in your age range?


Hiking: is access to hiking within walking distance or very short car ride important?
I guess it really depends on how much I'd be making. What are some of the cities around there that have a lower living rate?

Being in an area primarily for families would be okay, however I'd also prefer to be somewhere with people within my age range.

Distance to hiking wouldn't be an issue. I'd be fine with having to take a drive.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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Also is that population range you specified the actual city population or the "urban area" population ?

Example, Grand Junction city limits have population of 58,000 which is within your range but the us census urban area has a population of 128,000 which is bigger than what you specified.

Incidentally, Boulder's population is 98,000 and Fort Collins population is 147,000, and housing in Boulder is expensive.

Of the 3 cities you mentioned, Castle Rock could be the best for you. Boulder is likely too expensive and pretentious. I love Fort Collins, but it is a bit bigger than your range, and is growing rapidly. Also, I don't know how nice college towns are for 20 somethings who want to meet people their age. Grand Junction, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, and Loveland are cities I might consider also.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Also is that population range you specified the actual city population or the "urban area" population ?

Example, Grand Junction city limits have population of 58,000 which is within your range but the us census urban area has a population of 128,000 which is bigger than what you specified.

Incidentally, Boulder's population is 98,000 and Fort Collins population is 147,000, and housing in Boulder is expensive.

Of the 3 cities you mentioned, Castle Rock could be the best for you. Boulder is likely too expensive and pretentious. I love Fort Collins, but it is a bit bigger than your range, and is growing rapidly. Also, I don't know how nice college towns are for 20 somethings who want to meet people their age. Grand Junction, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, and Loveland are cities I might consider also.
Population isn't a big deal for me. I just don't want something too small seeings how I'd like to meet people. The bigger the better, but usually the bigger cities are more expensive. I'll check out those others cities you mentioned.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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Population isn't a big deal for me. I just don't want something too small seeings how I'd like to meet people. The bigger the better, but usually the bigger cities are more expensive. I'll check out those others cities you mentioned.
In Fort Collins, most of the 20-somethings are probably graduate students at CSU. I don't know that the social life for 20 somethings is all that great there. I don't know that it isn't, but I'm thinking other places may be better. I don't think the cost of living in Denver metro is all that bad. Boulder is way worse. So I wouldn't discount Denver metro. The social life is probably better in Denver metro than in anywhere else in Colorado.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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Limon.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Limon.
Limon doesn't even have anything do they? It's a small town with likely no apartments and no jobs.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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"Limon" is the "you've been punked" reply....it's in the middle of nowhere out on the plains.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Limon doesn't even have anything do they? It's a small town with likely no apartments and no jobs.
The prison's got to be the biggest employer there. Yeah, nothing to do in Limon except hunt.
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