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Old 01-30-2007, 06:59 PM
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Hello everyone! I have been reading these threads and getting lots of good information. I now have some questions.
We are moving to Colorado from PA. We have 3 kids, ages 5 and under. my husband's new job will be in Canon City, and I was wondering what areas we should look to buy a house. He talked about Pueblo West, and I see there are lots of new houses for sale. We are looking in the 175-200k range. I would like a family-friendly neighborhood. I have seen some nice houses for sale in Pueblo, with pretty lawns, etc. but I am concerned about the crime stats. I see online.
How are the schools in these areas?
I have heard there are lots of snakes and tarantulas that try to get into your house, is this a common thing?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:40 AM
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I know I have said this before but maybe not recently. As to which area you buy in. I think it depends on what type of living you like. Pueblo, Pueblo West, Canon City can all offer different. Do you want to raise a veg garden. Do you want large animals, do you want some privacy or do you want neighbors whose homes are in your hip pocket? Canon to Pueblo 40miles, Canon to Pueblo West, about 30miles . City living, country living, prairie living or close in to mts. There are a couple even smaller towns in between. Florence and Penrose. --Crime rates in Pueblo depend a great deal on area. Pueblo is the largest so of coarse it is higher. But I believe because of growth in all areas, the small towns are showing more big city woes. Look at the papers. www.pueblochieftain.com & www.canoncitydailyrecord.com in the want ads, that should give you some idea on homes for sale as well as googling the areas.

As far as friendly, each neighborhood can be different but on the whole, it is my opinion that the smaller the more friendly but not always true. People are people. A lot will depend on you.
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