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Old 12-11-2006, 11:54 AM
 
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We have a son in Co Springs and we would like to move to Co within a couple of years - but where. Besides Co Springs we are considering Ft Collins, Peublo, Grand Junction/Montross or possibly a mountain interior town like Gunnison. We are also considering Cheyenne, Wy and Greely.
Tulsa, where we live, is very economical in regards to housing - I think the rest of the living expenses would be roughly the same. I am a credit manager (commercial credit) and would like to find a job in the same area or work for a non-profit, or possible own a sm business. I also teach part time as an adjunct at a local private college (would love doing this full time). Our biggest concerns are finding a job and finding affordable housing.
If possible, please give me some plus/minuses of the cities mentioned. You may mention another city that we haven't considered. We are in our very early 50s. We love the Co Mtns - the cold won't bother us as we grew up in S. D.
Thanks for your insight. It is appreciated.
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:04 PM
 
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If you can afford it and want to be in actual civilization, then FT Collins to Colorado Springs (including Greeley) would be a good consideration.

Tulsa is probably much more affordable than these places as I think these places are just a little too proud of themselves as they have endured a recent boom from the east coast, Texas, and California.

If you're tired of the traffic and want to try something different and want to take a risk, try Pueblo. If you have something to offer, as it seems you do, you just might land a nice job in this town and might find your dream job at PCC. I've heard some complaints about it, but maybe it's because you are not there.

That's just my two cents for now.
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:15 PM
 
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Default Tulsa Guy....

....welcome to city-data, hope we are able to help....

Tons of Pro's and Con's about Colorado cities are already here in the thousands of postings that are available.

I suggest using the Search this Forum tool with keywords like Ft Collins or Pueblo or Grand Junction or Montross or Gunnison or crime or teaching or whatever you need. You'll probably find immediate help that way. A few private colleges have been mentioned, but you'd be better off googling those for a list of them to see where they're located.

I favor Colorado Springs (COS) for many reasons. I'd suggest starting your search here, near your son. Colorado College is here, a private college with a fine reputation and I've heard that some students spend $40k/year to attend, a number that blows my mind. We have all sorts of neighborhood environments here, from flat on the plains to mountainous areas like Woodland Park and Divide, all within a reasonable drive of central COS. In the downtown are charming old craftsman style homes in a walkabout setting near the college, etc. The city is growing and should be business opps here for most goods/services.

s/Mike
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