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Old 08-08-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Top five best and worst towns to do what in? Drink foo foo frapacrapachino drinks and dream about unicorns and skittle-farts? Or to work, raise families and enjoy affordable leisure time between vacations?
The latter, work, raise families and enjoy affordable leisure time between vacations. What else would it be? If you are looking for unicorns you would have to head to California.

But seriously, just because you can't afford it doesn't mean others cant.

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How on earth did Cortez end up scraping the bottom of the barrel with places like Fort Collins and Aurora? Just wondering.
Least favorite towns. I happen to not like Cortez and consider it pretty much God forsaken land. Aurora just because its a ghetto, too much diversity for my tastes. And Fort Collins has been pretty much covered by others, and I agree with all their points; it's a special kind of Hell.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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It's interesting to read through this entire thread.

Two themes: One, people prefer living among those who share their political views. That's the theme of The Big Sort The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart: Bill Bishop: 9780547237725: Amazon.com: Books

Two, People are attracted to Colorado's beautiful scenery. We have an abundance of that.

As for me, I love the beautiful scenery we have in Colorado Springs, but I wish we could all work together much better to improve the place for everybody.

Political extremism is tearing us apart.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: mancos
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The latter, work, raise families and enjoy affordable leisure time between vacations. What else would it be? If you are looking for unicorns you would have to head to California.

But seriously, just because you can't afford it doesn't mean others cant.

Least favorite towns. I happen to not like Cortez and consider it pretty much God forsaken land. Aurora just because its a ghetto, too much diversity for my tastes. And Fort Collins has been pretty much covered by others, and I agree with all their points; it's a special kind of Hell.
you wouldn't be happy anywhere you make your own hell.

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Old 08-10-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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Least Favorite Cities-Greeley: Obvious Reasons, Aurora: Same, Commerce City: Industrial, Boulder: The people

Most Favorite- Frisco: Location, Green, Climate, Evergreen: Same, Boulder: Uniqueness about it, food, location, scenic.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: The 719
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But seriously, just because you can't afford it doesn't mean others cant.
That may be true but so is this...

A fool and his money are soon parted.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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I can't decide which I dislike worse.

Greeley- Smells like death, manure, stench, surrounded by wasteland polluted by oil wells. The attitude of the majority is sad, the war on drugs is alive and well, whatever hateful vile propaganda is in the media gets absorbed, worshiped and regurgitated by most of the Greeley population that speaks English. The rest of the illegal immigrant population just lives in rundown single wide trailers and saves money from slaughtering animals all day until they have enough to buy something back in Mexico.

Craig- A desolate meth head town in the high desert. Poverty, meth, welfare moms, white trash wanna be biker/cowboys. Where life is a slow rotting angry meth fueled existence.

Blendin, you sound like you'd make a good gonzo journalist, as in Hunter S. Thompson.

I just read all eight pages of this thread and was impressed with the degree people identify and rate towns and cities according to how conservative or liberal the town and the people they came into contact with are considered to be.

I have been all over the USA and now have settled at 70 in the mountains of SE CO. I am away from the enclaves, but also away from the economies that do add a certain excitement at 70 and might be considered a must for working, non retired, family raising, Americans.

This has inspired me to look deeply into this whole matter of judging the cultural environment and understanding what makes people feel comfortable. Personally, I don't think most community leaders give this aspect a second thought, even though by the looks of this thread, it is highly important.

OK, if you must. Favorite: Carbondale Least to my tastes: Aurora
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Honestly, there aren't any cities in CO that I really dislike because I lived in places like LA and NoVa and there is no comparison to me. But I guess there are some seemingly-sterile communities outside of Denver where I drive through and think 'why?' but I don't live there so not really in a position to judge. Also it seems like life would be harder in some ways living in a very small town way on out on the eastern plains, but that doesn't make me not like those places. Just not choose one for myself. I wouldn't choose Denver or COS either but that doesn't mean I don't like either of those places.
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