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Old 01-29-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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My husband and I are wanting to move to the Louisville/Boulder region. He is a mechanical engineer and I was wondering if anybody had any leads to the job market as far as mechanical engineering goes. I see many civil engineering positions, but not too many others. How would he even go about finding a job? Are there such things as phone interviews? Here in AR, our rent for a one bedroom apt. that is the best in town is $495 a month, which is relatively expensive here. How in the world do people live in CO with the higher living standard?? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated Thanks
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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My husband and I are wanting to move to the Louisville/Boulder region. He is a mechanical engineer and I was wondering if anybody had any leads to the job market as far as mechanical engineering goes. I see many civil engineering positions, but not too many others. How would he even go about finding a job? Are there such things as phone interviews? Here in AR, our rent for a one bedroom apt. that is the best in town is $495 a month, which is relatively expensive here. How in the world do people live in CO with the higher living standard?? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated Thanks
Check the local job websites (Boulder county, ColoradoJobs.com, etc) and the national sites (which have local listings too) - CareerBuilder.com, MOnsterJobs.com, etc etc.

$495/month for a 1/1 is expensive?!?! Holy crap, you cannot even rent a spot under a bridge for less than $600/month in Orlando, FL (This is no joke, there was an article that came out about bums having to pay rent to get a spot under a bridge)!!!

Oh, CO's cost of living will definitely be higher than $495/mo for an apt!! I think most apts in Boulder start at $700 or so a month. Boulder is generally very expensive to live in. Property taxes are higher than neighboring counties (Weld, Larimer, etc).
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Makakilo, O'ahu, Hawaii
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Default Cost of living too high??

Aloha!

I too am looking to relocate to Colorado (born and raised). I chuckle when I see people complaining of COL in Colorado...Here in Hawaii, average cost of houses is about 600K (old ones) and townhouses (2 br) is about 335K. The cheap milk at Safeway just got raised to $4.00 a gallon (if you have the Safeway Card) and it's about $8.00 for the "good milk" (like Viva) IF we do move (crossing fingersxxx) I will kiss the ground when I arrive. Good luck to you!
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Default Rents very low in Colorado Springs, higher in Denver

If the job is in Boulder or Louisville then Denver would be a cheaper alternative to Boulder county.

Denver a 1 bedroom apartment would go for around 600 dollars a month (much higher in Downtown Denver and the adjacent neighborhods), maybe closer to 500 dollars a month in Glendale which is a decent area surrounding a desirable neighborhood in SE Denver but very suburban.

You would probubly come out ahead in Denver because the wages are very, very high.

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Old 02-13-2007, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Firestone, CO
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Hi there - jobs in Boulder can be difficult to get without a local address and the job market is a bit tight right now. Don't expect anyone to offer you relocation assistance - if you get it, consider yourself lucky. Just explain that you are moving soon in your cover letter so that they don't assume you are expecting them to pick up the tab. Most companies will be happy to do a first interview via phone and then schedule a later fly-in interview if everything goes well. I agree with the earlier suggestion - check out careerbuilder.com and monster.com for listings to see what's available.
In general, the pay in Boulder county is a bit out of whack with the cost of living here. You will get paid the same as in Denver, but your housing costs will be higher. Expect to pay in the $800-$900 range for a nice 1-2 bedroom. I would suggest looking into renting in Longmont if you are on a budget. The historic downtown area is nice and the rent should be a bit better.
Best of luck with the job hunt and welcome to the area!
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Beacon Falls, Ct
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Colorado is getting very expensive, when i lived there a year ago in castle rock i paid 750 for 2bdr, 2 bath, 1 car attached garage and a fireplace, the same place goes for over 900 now
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