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Old 11-09-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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There seems to be threads across various states asking why so many Californians are moving to their state. I just came across similar question asked about NW Arkansas: http://www.city-data.com/forum/arkan...ml#post6084754
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I live in Colorado and its terrible...You guys should just stay in California.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Colorado is so terrible? "yes it's a real sorry place filled with misery and tundra, beware of the savages, wolves, bears, and the occasional 70k sports utility vehicle" Californians bail, head to Colorado - The Denver Post

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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The last quote about California in the article is most salient:

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"The saddest thing I saw was the escalation of home prices to the point our kids, when they got married, could not live in the community where they lived and grew up," Hartz says. "Some people call that progress."
Already coming to a Colorado community near you, thanks to the influx of the very people about which the article speaks. That's the point that sticks in the craw of long-time Coloradans. By the very act of moving here, the newcomers make Colorado just like the place they are leaving.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The 719
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The last quote about California in the article is most salient:

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"The saddest thing I saw was the escalation of home prices to the point our kids, when they got married, could not live in the community where they lived and grew up," Hartz says. "Some people call that progress."
Already coming to a Colorado community near you, thanks to the influx of the very people about which the article speaks. That's the point that sticks in the craw of long-time Coloradans. By the very act of moving here, the newcomers make Colorado just like the place they are leaving.
See, that's the crux of why I've decided to move south to lowly Pueblo county. It's nice enough to be Colorado, but not quite nice enough to get Californicated.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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...about ten times a year.
That's generally true, but I think he'd eventually find even the relatively short commute tiresome.

After two years of renting in Castle Rock, my family moved north. The down side has been the light and noise pollution of the commercial districts at the south end of the DTC. I really miss the stars and the absolute silence at night we had in Castle Rock. The upside has been a walkable commute for my spouse, so our vehicle usage has plummeted. We rarely need a car anymore, which has been wonderful, and we're all getting more exercise. I guess my point is that every choice has consequences. There is no perfect place.

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Old 01-13-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Don't think that all Californians are just dying to move to Colorado either... some apparently would rather die than live in Colorado:

From More people leaving the state than entering this year

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I agree. Colorado snow ... urgh. I'd rather die.

If 144,000 people want to find those things out the hard way ... let 'em.


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What do you expect? Nobody in their right mind who can afford it is going to pay to freeze their buns off in Colorado or sweat their butt off with heat and humidity in Texas ...

They are going to pay to live in Califronia ... and I'll be one of them.

Let the hoardes shovel snow in Colorado and swarm the bug infested heat and humidity of Texas.

Thanks to you guys ... I'll be getting a great deal on a house while you're moving out of state ... thank you very much.

I got a good laugh out of this one, I admit!
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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Don't think that all Californians are just dying to move to Colorado either... some apparently would rather die than live in Colorado:

From More people leaving the state than entering this year


I got a good laugh out of this one, I admit!
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse could literally be riding through California and sheri would be telling everyone how its the only state worth living in. I wonder if she has any clue just how many successful, wealthy, powerful people DON'T live in California.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Well, I don't know much about Sheri, but she's not the only person who loves California. I loved it, too. It's not a perfect place by any means, and eventually the financial security of living in a less expensive region was too tempting to resist. We landed in Colorado because we have close family in Denver and wanted to be near them, but we could just as easily ended somewhere else. I'd love to move back to California someday.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Can't stand California. Miserable place.
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