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Old 02-20-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Didn't mean to hijack the OP's thread. I'm seriously thinking of moving back to Fayetteville. I miss my friends and the area there. OR back to Ridgway. Will decide this summer. All I know is I have GOT to get out of Delta.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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Didn't mean to hijack the OP's thread. I'm seriously thinking of moving back to Fayetteville. I miss my friends and the area there. OR back to Ridgway. Will decide this summer. All I know is I have GOT to get out of Delta.
Can't blame you on that. Not a big fan of Delta or Montrose.

You can always look at North Central PA. We've got mountains, wilderness, trees, water, 4 seasons with very pleasant summers and moderate winters(N. Central PA misses a lot of the lake effect snow and also the Atlantic ocean storms), nice towns, no gun or hunting or fishing hassles, no tax on pensions, no sales tax on most food and clothing, very friendly people and reasonable real estate. Where I live there is plenty of shopping, restaurants and services but there are larger cities within 45 minutes via I-99. NYC, Philly, Toronto, Pittsburgh and DC are within 4-6 hours drive if you need the big city.

We also have a big Christmas festival, a national level motorsport rally in June, a summer festival, local theaters with tons of concerts and plays and a plethora of other events and things to do. Our town of 3000 people even had a mountain living magazine that started up about 7 years ago that now has a readership of around 100,000 now and covers the whole local mountain region.

I might have missed Colorado sometimes, but never regretted leaving. It's inexpensive to live here and it's more fun with plenty to do outdoors. Local people are very nice and helpful. I kayak on the local Pine Creek and local lakes, ride the 65 mile long Pine Creek gorge trail, snowshoe, hike and have a place to target shoot.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Can't blame you on that. Not a big fan of Delta or Montrose.

You can always look at North Central PA. We've got mountains, wilderness, trees, water, 4 seasons with very pleasant summers and moderate winters(N. Central PA misses a lot of the lake effect snow and also the Atlantic ocean storms), nice towns, no gun or hunting or fishing hassles, no tax on pensions, no sales tax on most food and clothing, very friendly people and reasonable real estate. Where I live there is plenty of shopping, restaurants and services but there are larger cities within 45 minutes via I-99. NYC, Philly, Toronto, Pittsburgh and DC are within 4-6 hours drive if you need the big city.

We also have a big Christmas festival, a national level motorsport rally in June, a summer festival, local theaters with tons of concerts and plays and a plethora of other events and things to do. Our town of 3000 people even had a mountain living magazine that started up about 7 years ago that now has a readership of around 100,000 now and covers the whole local mountain region.

I might have missed Colorado sometimes, but never regretted leaving. It's inexpensive to live here and it's more fun with plenty to do outdoors. Local people are very nice and helpful. I kayak on the local Pine Creek and local lakes, ride the 65 mile long Pine Creek gorge trail, snowshoe, hike and have a place to target shoot.

Pine Creek Gorge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pine Creek Rail Trail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tioga County, PA Visitors Bureau and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania


I second that Wanneroo. I'm happy to be in eastern Pennsylvania where the Pocono's are at my doorstep and the beach is less than a two hour drive away.

I haven't regretted leaving CO for one second.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:11 AM
 
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Of course I vote for Jim to move to Ridgway. The day I spent in an around Delta was about 105 degrees, and I'd taken two kinds of allergy pills and have never felt so head-sick, then bounced around in an SUV to "see the desert" and couldn't open my eyes because of the burning. That said, it did seem... dreary.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Of course I vote for Jim to move to Ridgway. The day I spent in an around Delta was about 105 degrees, and I'd taken two kinds of allergy pills and have never felt so head-sick, then bounced around in an SUV to "see the desert" and couldn't open my eyes because of the burning. That said, it did seem... dreary.
I enjoyed living in Grand Junction, but I wouldn't have wanted to live in Delta (too small).
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I enjoyed living in Grand Junction, but I wouldn't have wanted to live in Delta (too small).

Actually for me, too big. And the people are horrible. Decided I'm moving back to Ridgway this summer. So get ready for goodbye cows, hello paradise!
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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I've about had it with the high cost of everything, the liberal politics, and unfriendly people here.
High cost of living compared to Arkansas? Well yeah!!!! High cost of living compared to NYC, L.A., San Diego, Seattle, SF....mmmm not so much. IMO, Denver strikes a good balance between cost of living and natural beauty/weather.

Sorry to hear about people being unfriendly. That was not my experience. Everyone was sooo laid back and easy going. None of that snooty, uptight, SoCal, "look at me and my Cadillac Escalade with chrome spinners" crap that we get here in Phoenix.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Actually for me, too big. And the people are horrible. Decided I'm moving back to Ridgway this summer. So get ready for goodbye cows, hello paradise!
I would definitely prefer Ridgway over Delta too! After living in W. Colorado (Grand Junction) for 7 years, we had to get out of there, but seriously considered Montrose, Durango, or Ridgway/Ouray if we could have found work.

I will say, that after living in Oregon now for almost 5 years I finally feel like I have a good group of friends. It takes time. I do miss my family and much of Colorado, but I also love in here. I think it's good for you to not give up entirely on Colorado, since you do seem to love much of it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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JIm, I'm glad you've decided to move back to Ridgway. That said, I read your posts a long time ago, when I was going through my thought process about moving to SW CO, and I recall some of what you didn't like about Ridgway -- the long, cold winters, for one? What are your thoughts about how you'll deal with the downsides, once you move back? By the way...your experiences and your adventurous spirit were among those that kept me thinking and planning. I moved to Durango last August. It's not perfect, but it's darn close. And the people here are very friendly. Plenty of howdy and how are you and chitchat in the grocery store and such.

Good luck! Let us know how your move back to Ridgway goes.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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I second that Wanneroo. I'm happy to be in eastern Pennsylvania where the Pocono's are at my doorstep and the beach is less than a two hour drive away.

I haven't regretted leaving CO for one second.

Amazing how different folks have such vastly different outlook on things. That's what makes life interesting after all!

I live in SE PA and HATE the humidity with a passion! I want to move to CO to enjoy outdoor things because here I hibernate indoors all summer long.

Good luck in your search Jim.
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