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Old 09-05-2016, 04:08 PM
 
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Can anyone suggest the outlook for accounting jobs in Colorado.
Currently working towards my CPA and would like to move to colorado. Would like to live in the suburbs 250-300k range around 2300 sq ft. Have no interest in living in Denver or Boulder but would not mind commuting to work there. Would like to live in the outskirts even if it is a little far from things.
Really tired of this Texas heat....any suggestions?
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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Colorado Springs should be on your short list of places to check out, especially in your price range which can get you quite a nice home for that cost. It's not as hot as Denver and doesn't have Denver's traffic.

Use ppar.com to shop homes in that area.

Commuting to Denver from COLO SPGS is a bad idea but can be done, more are doing it due to high real estate prices in Denver. recolorado.com for the Denver area.

Boulder prices are off the chart but there are satellite towns around it that are far more affordable.

Basically, find a job anywhere you can, get up here, then move around as opportunities present themselves.

We all wish you much success in this effort.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:11 AM
 
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plenty of homes in the 250k - 300k however im guessing CPA make around 50k - 70k in COS which is not enough for a 250k+ house by yourself unless you have a spouse or at least 20 - 30%+ down. insurance are a tad bit high due to hail and floods. not a wise idea, but thats my 2 cents

but there are plenty of homes below 190k which is a decent budget for your salary range.


but there are a few cpa jobs around here
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Ken Caryl, CO
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Can anyone suggest the outlook for accounting jobs in Colorado.
Currently working towards my CPA and would like to move to colorado. Would like to live in the suburbs 250-300k range around 2300 sq ft. Have no interest in living in Denver or Boulder but would not mind commuting to work there. Would like to live in the outskirts even if it is a little far from things.
Really tired of this Texas heat....any suggestions?
I would reach out to accounting recruiters in the area you choose well before you actually move. I did that probably 6 months before making the decision to move and even came up for a short vacation and met with several face to face and kept in contact with them until I arrived here permanently. There are always accounting jobs posted online and if you have your CPA, even better.
Good luck! I had to escape the Texas heat myself!
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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For fairly close to Denver, maybe take a look at south / west Lakewood and Littleton. For more remote, Evergreen, Conifer, Roxborough Park. Near Colorado Springs, check out Monument and Manitou Springs. Might have toughest time with housing budget in Evergreen. May have to take smaller there (or anywhere) to stay within budget and / or desired quality band of house / neighborhood. Generally more expensive than Texas but it depends where you are at.

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Old 09-10-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: right here
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Can anyone suggest the outlook for accounting jobs in Colorado.
Currently working towards my CPA and would like to move to colorado. Would like to live in the suburbs 250-300k range around 2300 sq ft. Have no interest in living in Denver or Boulder but would not mind commuting to work there. Would like to live in the outskirts even if it is a little far from things.
Really tired of this Texas heat....any suggestions?
I am in the accounting field and studying for my CPA as well....Colorado is not the place. We have a serious OVERSATURATION of accountants.

It took me a long time to obtain a decent accounting job and it's still low paying. I'd go to Colorado Springs because I've heard it is a little better. Yes I have experience and I'm about to obtain my Masters degree and it's really not helped. I'm actually considering moving to Tx because you will find salaries don't match COL here.
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I am in the accounting field and studying for my CPA as well....Colorado is not the place. We have a serious OVERSATURATION of accountants.

It took me a long time to obtain a decent accounting job and it's still low paying. I'd go to Colorado Springs because I've heard it is a little better. Yes I have experience and I'm about to obtain my Masters degree and it's really not helped. I'm actually considering moving to Tx because you will find salaries don't match COL here.
I wouldn't make that move again if you held a gun to my head. If you're looking for a lower COL there are better places than Texas. In Texas most of the state's jobs are in the Texas Triangle and I found that area to be largely underwhelming. It's mostly flat, hotter than hell and sticky humid in the summer, and sprawly to the max. You'll spend 50 weeks longing for the 2 weeks when you get to be somewhere other than Texas.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:07 AM
 
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I wouldn't make that move again if you held a gun to my head. If you're looking for a lower COL there are better places than Texas. In Texas most of the state's jobs are in the Texas Triangle and I found that area to be largely underwhelming. It's mostly flat, hotter than hell and sticky humid in the summer, and sprawly to the max. You'll spend 50 weeks longing for the 2 weeks when you get to be somewhere other than Texas.
I know...however I'd rather suck it up for 15-20years and retire comfortably then living check to check. I get a lot of recruiting calls for Ohio...but it's Ohio...
I have family in AZ, CO and TX
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:00 PM
 
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I'd rather suck it up for 15-20 years and retire comfortably then living check to check.
That's very smart. A lot of people move to CO for instant relief - from whatever is ailing them - only to get in a worse situation economically. They might gain some luxuries (comfort in climate, etc), while sacrificing necessities (income, affordability). A lot of people moving to CO seem to be fine living check to check, and living with a higher cost of living. It's more of a living-in-the-present approach, with wishful thinking for the future, than what has been time-tested and makes sense in the long run.

Whichever approach is taken, it involves tradeoffs and personal choices. No can force their preference on another.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: lakewood
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I am in the accounting field and studying for my CPA as well....Colorado is not the place. We have a serious OVERSATURATION of accountants.

It took me a long time to obtain a decent accounting job and it's still low paying. I'd go to Colorado Springs because I've heard it is a little better. Yes I have experience and I'm about to obtain my Masters degree and it's really not helped. I'm actually considering moving to Tx because you will find salaries don't match COL here.
I'm also in accounting, as is the missus, both certified and/or with licensure...
as with anything, I am sure experiences vary instance to instance...
but my wife and I are very happy with the move we made in 1998
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