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Old 07-18-2017, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Jeffersonville IN
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I am looking into moving to CO from IN/KY. I visited Granby and fell in love with CO. It would be my husband and I and our roommate. I am trying to find out what would be the best option for us. Ive looked at Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins and Boulder. My husbands main concern is the weather. He is not a fan of a lot of snow.
So what is the weather really like?....Is it as bad as some ppl make it out to be?
What are some good areas to live in?....What is the job availability like?.....What do you like and dont like about living in CO?

Any imput would be awesome. I will take all the info i can get! TIA!
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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So what is the weather really like?....Is it as bad as some ppl make it out to be?
What are some good areas to live in?....What is the job availability like?.....What do you like and dont like about living in CO?

Any imput would be awesome. I will take all the info i can get! TIA!
Winter weather is mostly mild with cold nights and warm sunshine.

Look along the Front Range. Colorado Springs to Fort Collins.

Colorado has very low unemployment, but it depends on what type of job you are looking for. What is your current job?

Negatives of Colorado: Dry air and expensive to live here. You need lotion and a good paying job.

If you give us more details we can give you better answers.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Jeffersonville IN
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Thanks,
I am currently an inventory clerk for a local locksmith and I also have my liquor license for working at our local liquor store. In the past I have been a night auditor for a Hampton Inn. My roommate is a very experienced locksmith and my husband has worked for a towing/recovery for almost 10 yrs. Right now we are on the outskirts of Louisville KY and our monthly rent is $550 for a spacious 2b/1b duplex. We would like to buy a house (at least a 3b/2b) but Ive been told that I should rent first. Rent seems really high in CO compared to what Im use to (obviously ) But would the average income make up for that?
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:23 AM
 
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I don't know that the average income would make up for that. Minimum wage is still minimum wage. I suggest doing some online research about average pay for the specific jobs you hope to attain here and also look and see if there are any corresponding job listings. Also - Granby would be quite different from the Front Range - terrain, elevation, weather, etc. will all be different and may not be "Colorado" in your head if that is just a mountain town. You'll want to be at lower elevation for the weather since snow is a concern. On the Front Range, snow usually comes and goes within a day or so, but of course not always. You might want to take another trip out here with more of a mind toward living instead of visiting. You might find Pueblo to be a little more affordable than Denver but its terrain may be too far from your Colorado vision depending on what is in your head. It also might be too hot - start to think of southwest and see how that feels.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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WINTER in CO is not that bad and its sunny all the time, you cant beat that.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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You need lotion and a good paying job.
Easily the best thing I've seen on this forum in months. Maybe the new state motto?
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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Perhaps Pueblo would be an affordable option & I'm told it snows less.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I visited Granby and fell in love with CO.

What do you love about Colorado?

Granby is not what you will find in much of Colorado.

Front Range (Ft Collins to Pueblo) can be very expensive / busy / and you must fight those crowds to get to recreation sites in Colorado.

Locksmith and towing recovery will have limited, but potential employment in the 'real' Colorado (Whatever you see as the Colorado you love).

Let us know what your REAL vision of Colorado is. Since your Boyfriend is not keen on snow... I doubt Granby is a reasonable choice, but if we know your true desires we can better direct you. Bring Money, as monthly living expenses on the front range (or any of Colorado) will probably exceed $3000/ month for 3 of you.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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we are on the outskirts of Louisville KY and our monthly rent is $550 for a spacious 2b/1b duplex.?
Try $1300 in greater Denver.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:43 AM
 
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I am looking into moving to CO from IN/KY. I visited Granby and fell in love with CO. It would be my husband and I and our roommate. I am trying to find out what would be the best option for us. Ive looked at Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins and Boulder. My husbands main concern is the weather. He is not a fan of a lot of snow.
So what is the weather really like?....Is it as bad as some ppl make it out to be?
What are some good areas to live in?....What is the job availability like?.....What do you like and dont like about living in CO?

Any imput would be awesome. I will take all the info i can get! TIA!
Winter weather isn't as bad as say Wisconsin, Minnesota, Buffalo (NY) or some other places, but the Front Range does get it's share of snowfall and cold-to-freezing temps. During the 5 1/2 years we lived south of Denver, we had a some snowstorms and blizzards. Anyway, Granby is a mountain area/lake and they can definitely get a winter there.

Other than the cost of the area and the traffic, the Front Range/Eastern Slope is one GREAT place to live. So, great, wife and I are moving back when wife retires. We really miss the things we really liked to do when we lived there.
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