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Old 02-09-2007, 11:12 AM
Location: california
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Looking at Rocky Ford houses, very nice houses - cheap prices. Anyone out there tell me anything about the town and the people?
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:29 PM
Location: Colorado
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Very small farming town on the eastern plains, (not to far to Pueblo.) Rocky Ford cantaloupes are the best. Good people, typical farm and small town people. Friendly, helpful etc. If you don't like this type of life where everyone knows everyone and everyone's business. Then don't move to a small farming town. Rocky Ford is one of the areas that have gotten hit so hard this winter. This maybe a generalization on my experience just visiting. I am not a lover of the plains but I am a lover of these small towns and the people on farms and ranches around them.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:18 AM
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Smile Wonderful place to live

I have lived here for a little over a year and I really enjoy it. Rocky Ford is a small town but along with the small town you get the good people. I own my own business and I have yet to have words with a customer. People here are really laid back.

The housing is very inexpensive, thats why I moved here!
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:15 PM
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I wouldnt mind living there for the Cantolopes only!
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:10 AM
Location: At the end of the road, where the trail begins.
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What can you tell me about jobs in the area. Wife's grandmother and a couple other elderly relatives live in the Ordway/Rocky Ford area but are out of the loop so to speak. Really any kind of job will work as long as one of us can work full time (the other will stay home with the kids). Even commuting to Pueblo or La Junta. We live frugally so don't expect a *good* paying job. Thank you in advance

Our other option is moving to Colorado Springs and travelling to see her family but she REALLY wants to move to Ordway/Rocky Ford if at all possible.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:20 AM
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If you really don't care about the type of job, you shouldnt have a problem, La Junta being just ten minutes away will have a fair number of jobs just not any dream jobs or suit-and-tie type jobs. The cost of living is cheap enough to where you will be able to get by with one of them especially since you said you live frugally.
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