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Old 02-15-2007, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Roswell, New Mexico
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I have a cousin that lives in Delta Colorado. It's a little town about 45 Miles South east of Grand Junction. She actually lives about 2 miles out of town and all the places around there are on 5-10 acres. She loves it.

She's an avid hunter, fisher, and hiker. She just loves the outdoors. Her only complaint is that her husband is a truck driver and almost everytime he gets called, he's got to head over the Mountains even in the winter. No problem, he can turn down the loads, but then he's not making any money.

Although I don't know what she pays in taxes, she said they are real reasonable. They have a good grocery store, hardware store and what not there, but they try to run into Grand Junction once a month and make a day of it. Shopping for the big stuff, lunch, maybe a movie, shop a little more, have supper and 45 minutes later their home unloading groceries.

Moderate climate. Yeah, they get snow, but not a lot. 4 or 5 inches and then a few warm days and grass is showing through again. Seldom windy.

Maybe somebody from that area can add some info. I've been there a couple times but haven't spent much time there. I can tell you it was nice each time.
Thanks!....that actually sounds pretty nice.


Can anyone elaborate on the "make my day" gun policy that I keep hearing about in CO?......I like the sound of that.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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I'm currently living in Grand Junction. I moved here about a year ago from Virginia. Based on what you wrote, you would probably find the Grand Junction countryside too similar to the countryside in NM...hey, but since you're close check it out anyway.

There are parts of Virginia that I absolutely love...The Blacksburg area in particular, and even Roanoke if you prefer a small city. Avoid Hampton Roads, Richmond, & Northern Virginia unless you enjoy heavy traffic, and air that smells like you're driving behind a diesel bus. You might have trouble adjusting to the humidity anywhere in the eastern US after living in NM.

good luck with your search.....Franco
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:52 PM
 
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Grand Junction has grown tremendously in the last few years due to natural gas production up valley. The cost of housing is out of control...easily over $100 per square foot. Lots of big box stores, not too rich in cultural activities, gets very hot, tomorrow should hit 100!! We love it, but it doesn't sound like what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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One of my favorite areas to visit is eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Lots of small towns and pretty scenery. We just got back from Asheville, NC and the foothill setting gets you out of alot of the heat and humidity although it won't feel as dry as NM. Anywhere between Cherokee, NC and Asheville is just beautiful...lots of small towns not too far from Asheville. You'll find water, trees, and mountain views and local town character.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Montrose
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Yes .as JGuss said ...

Dalta is a neat town and keep going south and you find Olathe then Montrose

Montrose is Beautiful and outdoor fun ..check out these places you will like.

HM
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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One of my favorite areas to visit is eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Lots of small towns and pretty scenery. We just got back from Asheville, NC and the foothill setting gets you out of alot of the heat and humidity although it won't feel as dry as NM. Anywhere between Cherokee, NC and Asheville is just beautiful...lots of small towns not too far from Asheville. You'll find water, trees, and mountain views and local town character.
I often think...If I had to live east of the Mississippi River, the ASHEVILLE - BOONE NC area would be my number one choice, with the ROANOKE - BLACKSBURG VA area a close second, followed by a more distant STATE COLLEGE PA as my number three choice.

Downtown ASHEVILLE is one of the coolest places I've visited anywhere! The original architecture is priceless American heritage.

regards...Franco
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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Have you considered Montrose, Colorado? It's about 65 miles southeast of Grand Junction. Minutes from the big mountains of San Juan Range, but about 2,000 feet lower than the mountain towns. Lots of sunshine, a fair number of retirees, big box stores, a small decent airport, a nice community hospital. Not sure about artists and so on, but it does seem that where artists land, the cost of living/housing goes up right behind them.
You didn't mention what you might need for work. Of course, that is always a question hard to answer in smaller areas.
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Old 07-06-2007, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Grand Junction, CO
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Sounds like Montrose would be a great fit for you. It is about 45 minutes from Grand Junction. What kind of work do you do?

Montrose Visitors and Convention Bureau Home Page (http://www.visitmontrose.net/index.html - broken link)

Here's another really good one

http://www.city-data.com/city/Montrose-Colorado.html

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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I started reading this thread never expecting I'd be able to give any advice! I'm looking for information on Co mountain towns, myself.

That having been said, my dad lives in a very small town in Eastern Oklahoma - very near Poteau and not far from Ft Smith. I'd have to agree with the PP who said it gets very hot in the summers there. The humidity is oppressive.

I haven't been to the area in several years, but I'm sure Poteau hasn't changed too much and I don't think you'd be able to find much in the way of culture. There is a pretty terrific catfish place that my second cousin runs though. ;-)

They've also been taken over by the pack-n-save type stores, and my dad frequents the super wal-mart that greets you on your way into town.

Good luck! I'll be watching this thread with interest.

Last edited by minxieone; 07-06-2007 at 06:53 PM.. Reason: because I can't spell :-)
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