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Old 05-03-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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I thought I'd share this article I found while researching for the upcoming move. If it's been posted before I missed it.

Why Relocate to Pueblo Colorado – a Geographer’s Approach to Residential Location | Geographical Perspectives
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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That is a great article. I wonder how the author is doing today?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: The 719
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That is a good article. I read the comments and one of those guys is a good friend of mine. Some good restaurants mentioned too.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: high plains
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It is a good one-sided sales pitch (not really "analysis") from someone heavily invested in increasing his property value and attracting like-minded neighbors. Only a veiled hint of racism. As usual, almost complete ignorance of the water situation and surface/hearsay evaluation of the political situation. I think Josseppie had an older link to the article in one of the other forum threads (could have written it, in fact). Some people seem to take this guy seriously enough to let him sway their relocation decisions. Could have come from any of the local realtors. Fun to read anyway, especially the diss'ing of Pueblo West and the sports fan promotion. You'd think the city leaders and law enforcement would take the crime stats seriously if they really wanted growth. On the surface, it is the only obvious negative aspect of Pueblo.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I did not write it and what makes it such a good read is this is why a new person picked Pueblo to invest in and move to. As far as the water situation Pueblo has enough water for a city of 500,000 people and that is why even during this drought Pueblo is NOT on any water restrictions. Crime is not as bad as people say, even in the bad areas.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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JMHO, but I've lived in Pueblo West for 28 years, 20 in our first house, 8 in this one,
(I've also lived in other states), and I do like it here. Everyplace has some problems.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Pueblo, CO
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My husband and I have been here just shy of three weeks now, having chosen and moved into the Mesa Junction area of Pueblo. I read the article and although can't speak to a number of points (not at all interested in sports or schools), I will agree that the traffic is a dream compared to phoenix. People have been much friendlier than we are used to - and courteous. We love that a great deal of the businesses are privately owned and not part of the big conglomerates. Though there is still Wal-mart, Target, Home Depot, Sam's Club, etc (but no Costco).

One thing I would comment on, though. This town seems to come to a grinding halt on Sundays. There's not much to do, unless you're the outdoorsy or gardening type (I'm disabled). We tried to find a place for Sunday breakfast and came up short - this is not me complaining, really, as we are much better off here than we were in Phoenix. But I have coined the phrase Pueblo Time (PT for short). Things move at a slower pace and are very casual - something we actually wanted, but can still be annoying when you're not yet used to it
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Just south of the river
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My husband and I have been here just shy of three weeks now, having chosen and moved into the Mesa Junction area of Pueblo. I read the article and although can't speak to a number of points (not at all interested in sports or schools), I will agree that the traffic is a dream compared to phoenix. People have been much friendlier than we are used to - and courteous. We love that a great deal of the businesses are privately owned and not part of the big conglomerates. Though there is still Wal-mart, Target, Home Depot, Sam's Club, etc (but no Costco).

One thing I would comment on, though. This town seems to come to a grinding halt on Sundays. There's not much to do, unless you're the outdoorsy or gardening type (I'm disabled). We tried to find a place for Sunday breakfast and came up short - this is not me complaining, really, as we are much better off here than we were in Phoenix. But I have coined the phrase Pueblo Time (PT for short). Things move at a slower pace and are very casual - something we actually wanted, but can still be annoying when you're not yet used to it

Pueblo Time. Ha! funny.
Try Martinez' Cafe over on the 700 block of Polk St. It's in the neighborhood, Polk and Adams. Odd hours, but their red chile is velvet.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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They, also, have a good brunch at the Nature Center restaurant. We always go to Village Inn or IHOP.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Pueblo Time. Ha! funny.
Try Martinez' Cafe over on the 700 block of Polk St. It's in the neighborhood, Polk and Adams. Odd hours, but their red chile is velvet.
I like the Polk Street Special myself. I heard the breakfast is all good.

It closes by 2:00 pm and is closed on Thursdays, maybe Wednesday too.

Turn your cell phone off if you go in there too.

Here's my Pueblo Mexican Food thread and there's a pic of Martinez in there.


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