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Old 02-05-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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I just got back from Montrose and really liked it. Met some very friendly people.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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Montrose is a retirement community, with high housing prices and very limited job opportunities. A 1 bedroom apt is easily $800 which can be tough when you job pays minimum wage, as most do. The vacancies you see here are typically part-time, making it even less affordable.

If you are a left leaning independent, then you are at odds with Montrose. Most folks from here are closed in their friendships etc., and making new friends is harder here than anywhere I have ever been. In addition, it is very conservative and a very god-fearing church type of city. We have been here 2 years and are actively looking to move.
Assuming the "Rev" in "RevRandy" is exactly that ... this is interesting, even funny.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:47 AM
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The hospital in Durango, as far as I know, is about a three-hour drive and even if you don't take hair-raising 550, the passes can still be blocked by snow.
There is great medical care in Grand Junction. Less than an hour away.
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:55 PM
 
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There is great medical care in Grand Junction. Less than an hour away.
Yes, I was responding to the poster who asked about Durango as an option.
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:14 PM
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Yes, I was responding to the poster who asked about Durango as an option.
Sorry, my confusion. Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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I just moved to Montrose a month ago. I retired and moved myself from Texas to Colorado. I am renting a studio apartment out in the farmland west of Montrose. I previously had lived mostly in Plano, TX, and for the four months preceding my move, in Waxahachie, TX.

I happen to like Montrose. The town is laid out in a fairly logical fashion. There are a good range of grocery stores, as well as Wally World, Target and other stores. From where I come from, Montrose traffic is trivia, and the people have been friendly. Obviously, housing costs in CO in general, except in certain rural areas, are fairly pricey, which in turns drives up rents (also scarcity is a factor). That's just life in a state that has such gorgeous scenery. Plano is a lot larger, and the amount of trash is staggering. Waxahachie is a lot smaller than Plano, and there seemed to be lots of trash there as well.

I would say that one's perspective in Montrose is simply dependent on one's experiences -- where one lives, who else lives around there, what else is going on around where you live, etc. If the low paying jobs do not pay enough for you to find sufficient housing, then yes, I can see Montrose being a bummer for you. And I don't blame you.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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We considered retiring in Montrose as I have deep-rooted family connections in the area and spent my summers as a child and teen there. Went back last week for several days and found it a very nice change from Colorado Springs where we live now. Recycling containers in the parks, very clean, mom and pop stores as well as chains on one end of town if you're into those. We did not encounter one homeless person while there. It has grown quite a bit since my last visit. Was told though that the hospital there doesn't have a very good reputation. All in all, it seems like it is a pleasant small town that is a hub for the area - lots of commerce.
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