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Old 11-29-2006, 08:45 PM
 
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Hi,
My husband is possibly getting a job in Delta. The jobs here in Michigan for what he does is none and the one he has now he is making about half his pay(auto) . We'd hate to move but we cannot go on like this any longer. We are up for the challenge. We've heard how wonderful CO is from a few. What is the Delta area like? Where is a good place to live? I have not seen much on the realtor sites. We like trees. Where are they near Delta? We like it sort of rural but have 2 girls (9 and 12) and would like to have kids around. We don't really want a close together subdivision. Which schools are better? Thank you so much for any and all info you can send.

Teresa in Michigan
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:19 AM
 
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Well, Delta is a small town. Once your girls are in middle school, you won't have to worry about which schools are best...there's only one, unless things have changed a lot since I left. It's worth mentioning that Delta won recognition a few years back as an "All-American City." There are some unique features about Delta that are fun, such as an abundance of murals on local buildings. As far as trees go, you're not going to find any forested areas that compare to the northern woods. Delta is in southwestern Colorado...a desert area. That doesn't mean sand and cactus, but it does mean more brown than green. The homes have green grass in the yards and trees on their lots, but trees don't grow on their own except for cottonwoods by the river. However, Delta is near Grand Mesa and the Uncompahgre Plateau, which are beautiful areas with spruce and pine forests. If I think of anything else, I'll post again later. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:40 PM
 
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Smile Be careful about moving to Delta

Hi, My wife and I just recently moved out of Delta, CO. We lived there for 15 months and went from loving it to hating it. Here's what we learned:
1. Jobs are hard to find and pay is below normal. Many individuals work two jobs to make it. Some want to leave but can't afford to get out.
2. For every two that arrives, one leaves. Real Estate Agents know this and are aware they might pick the listing back up in a few months.
3. Drug usage is high, and the suicide rate in western Colorado is higher than normal. Lying is an epidemic out here.
3. They don't care if you're white and vote Republican like they do- they don't like newcomers, period.
My advice is that if you do move there, definately have a back up plan in case things don't work out. Maybe rent first before buying. And keep in mind- you all might love it. No two people seem to ever have the same experience. Good luck!
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