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Old 08-02-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Farmington AR
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I have seen some really hostile posts about people moving to Colorado . It's a little overwhelming. We are super excited about the opportunity to move to Fort Collins, my husband is looking at CSU for the mechanical engineering program. I was raised on the west coast but have been in AR for the last 20 years and so the opportunity looks amazing. However, everything I have read on this site is really negative about people moving from out of state. I *get* that you all don't want a bunch of lazy do-nothing hippie kids moving in to leach off of society (heck, I don't want that here either) but when you (the general you) are disgruntled about responsible adults who have been gainfully employed for years moving into the area....it makes me want to re-think our move. We have a year to make a decision and all sorts of time to look around at different colleges. Do you think the attitude towards outsiders will always be like this? Or is it just like this now because of Amendment 64?
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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everything I have read on this site is really negative about people moving from out of state.
Everything? Assuming you didn't mean that literally, can you cite some of the more blatant examples?

Two things may be happening:
1) You may be expecting a certain reaction and gravitating toward posts that confirm your expectations.
2) The most vocal minority is almost always the most negative one as well. Some people may be xenophobic but the vast majority of people will welcome and accept you as long as you generally follow the golden rule.

Ammendment 64 really has nothing to do with anything, unless you're a reporter.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Ignore the tiny slice of angry bitter types who hate that anyone moves to "their" state.

Colorado is a great place and you're gonna love it here.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Farmington AR
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Ok, ok, not everything. I think our visit next week may help us get a better feel for the area. You might be right and it is just a lot of bluster from a few posters...I'll look for the specific posts that I am thinking of.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Colorado is a great place. We've moved back four times, may finally settle this time. We wouldn't have come back even once if people were really jerks to us. I do live in the resort areas so the population is more transient, but I have lived in over fifteen different places in this country and Colorado is still the one I love the most. Hope you have fun on your trip, don't forget the lip balm, sunscreen and drink lots of water.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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We wouldn't have come back even once if people were really jerks to us.
I've lived here for several years and have met a few jerks but many more non-jerks!
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Arkansas Girl, Ft. Collins is a city of nearly 150,000. Don't let a few faceless naysayers dissuade you from moving to a great place.

If you find one or two negative posters, you can always look at their other posts and see if there's a pattern going. While you are smart to ask questions of people who live here, you do have to weigh the few bad against the many more good.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Welcome

We welcome all who want to move here.
As long as they drink micro brews and smoke the evil weed.
Oh, who am I kidding.
We welcome everyone as long as they get a job and pay taxes.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I moved here from Fayetteville. I've been welcomed, and I moved to a VERY small town. Moving to Ft Collins for yall will be like moving to Ft Smith. Good luck to you. Enjoy the low humidity here.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Ft Collins is one of the nicer towns in Colorado, almost as pretty as Boulder, good places to eat, has the university, etc.
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