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Old 05-26-2018, 04:27 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Building restrictions.
Boulder began 'growth management restrictions' in 1967
1970 added a 'population growth cap' (2% / yr) failed in 1970, was accepted by 1976. (modeled after Petaluma, CA (of course))...
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:52 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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but... CA companies brought many millions of $$ and highly motivated and skilled workers and technologies to Front Range

Heyday (1970's and early 1980's) saw 100,000+ very high paying Colorado jobs at; (just to name a few; many from CA, + other areas.)
  • Storage Tech
  • IBM
  • NCR
  • HP
  • Kodak
  • Ball
  • TRW
  • TI
  • Rolm
  • DEC
  • Honeywell

    ...
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The infrastructure / subcontractors / suppliers / provisioners / municipalities / schools / ... reaped huge benefits.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I'm sure this has already been said a dozen or more times in this thread, but I do not think you will be happy here, OP. Dave Barnes is right. Head for Boise.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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I'm sure this has already been said a dozen or more times in this thread, but I do not think you will be happy here, OP. Dave Barnes is right. Head for Boise.
Our OP snowboarder has gone on to Research other similar cities like Columbus Ohio and Portland OR. College towns in swing states.
I can’t help but feel this is a trolling thread or are least OPPO research. I call B.S
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:49 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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If you can stomach some progressiveness on the state level, you'd be fine in Colorado Springs, at least on the local level you never have to worry about it going democrat, like, never ever in a million years.

Ronald Reagan Couldn't win in El Paso county if he had a D after his last name. Put a squirrel on the Republican ticket and it will win.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Having grown up and lived as an adult in both southern and northern CA, with family still there, AND having lived in the Denver metro for 13 years total (in addition to GA and TX) AND taking into consideration that political landscape is a/the priority for you, NO Denver, and likely CO, is not for you. You will be unhappy with the general political setting. Pick another state.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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...and the political urban/rural divide keeps on growing from reading this thread. Conservatives won't be happy living in a blue state, but liberals are OK to flood a red state? This country is going to hell in a hand basket.
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:00 AM
 
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Building restrictions.
So the population isn't increasing or the economy growing...indicating higher demand?
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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...and the political urban/rural divide keeps on growing from reading this thread. Conservatives won't be happy living in a blue state, but liberals are OK to flood a red state? This country is going to hell in a hand basket.
The tribal urge prevails.

Humans feel most comfortable living in a group like their own. That's why big cities still have places referred to as a "China town", a "Viet-Nam town" and a "Korea town".

As for the OP, I think Wyoming would be the best bet.
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: The American West
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California for Colorado? Hmmmm, from my own experience and reports of friends, you won't notice much different in living climate.
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