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Old 09-13-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Laughlin, NV and Southern Colorado
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Caveat: Most of these photos were taken at 8000' elevation whereas Canon sits closer to 5300'. Snow pics were taken in January, Aspen in October, Hail in May.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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I live in Grand Junction, but if I had to relocate closer to the front range, Canon City would be high on the list. The real estate has not gone into nutsy mode. IMO you definitely have 4 seasons. If you're into fishing, some of the best trout fishing is just 30 miles west of Canon City on the Arkansas River. I've always been partial to the small towns along the way; Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Texas Creek. The great view of the Sangre de cristo mountain range is 45 minutes west of town. Other state roads lead to other mountain ranges you'd be sure to like. Been a while since i've been on those roads but was through Canon last month and will be going through there in a couple weeks.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Rapid City, SD
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I live in Grand Junction, but if I had to relocate closer to the front range, Canon City would be high on the list. The real estate has not gone into nutsy mode. IMO you definitely have 4 seasons. If you're into fishing, some of the best trout fishing is just 30 miles west of Canon City on the Arkansas River. I've always been partial to the small towns along the way; Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Texas Creek. The great view of the Sangre de cristo mountain range is 45 minutes west of town. Other state roads lead to other mountain ranges you'd be sure to like. Been a while since i've been on those roads but was through Canon last month and will be going through there in a couple weeks.
I wanted to visit Canon City sometime early next year. But I also do not want to visit during snow season. I was thinking maybe between mid March to late April. I don't mind the snow so much the freezing temps, but the ice on the roads is what I'm trying to avoid. I would like my first trip there to be a good experience. Could you tell me if that would be a good time to visit?? Whenever I do relocate it will be during the summer (I would like to not have to take my son out of school). So the visit would have to be in spring or very early summer. Thanks, DOUBLE H for your input I really do appreciate it.

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Old 09-16-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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I wanted to visit Canon City sometime early next year. But I also do not want to visit during snow season. I was thinking maybe between mid March to late April. I don't mind the snow so much the freezing temps, but the ice on the roads is what I'm trying to avoid. I would like my first trip there to be a good experience. Could you tell me if that would be a good time to visit?? Whenever I do relocate it will be during the summer (I would like to not have to take my son out of school). So the visit would have to be in spring or very early summer. Thanks, DOUBLE H for your input I really do appreciate it.

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You've got it bass ackwards, sort of. You should visit Colorado in its worst season--late winter to early spring. That way, you'll get a good idea whether you'll be able to like it or not. The are plenty of people who visit Colorado in summer, fall in love with place, move here--then find out that the 6-8 months of "brown season" at the lower elevations (which is where most Coloradans live) from about October to mid-May is not what they envisioned. You seldom see pictures of that posted, either. My camera sits in its case most of those months--why bother taking pictures then?

And, if you're going to live in Colorado, you'd better get over the idea of avoiding driving in winter conditions--sooner or later, you will have to do it. If that's not your cup of tea--you'd better look elsewhere.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Rapid City, SD
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You've got it bass ackwards, sort of. You should visit Colorado in its worst season--late winter to early spring. That way, you'll get a good idea whether you'll be able to like it or not. The are plenty of people who visit Colorado in summer, fall in love with place, move here--then find out that the 6-8 months of "brown season" at the lower elevations (which is where most Coloradans live) from about October to mid-May is not what they envisioned. You seldom see pictures of that posted, either. My camera sits in its case most of those months--why bother taking pictures then?

And, if you're going to live in Colorado, you'd better get over the idea of avoiding driving in winter conditions--sooner or later, you will have to do it. If that's not your cup of tea--you'd better look elsewhere.
I'm going to be coming in April because wife and I will be celebrating our anniversary. As for the winter driving, I am from Chicago so I will be just fine. Im not worried about these conditions in general. I would just like our anniversary trip to be a good trip. I am not going to Canon City for the scenery, greenery, or weather. I will be fine with or without all of these things. The purpose of my visit is for scouting job location, surrounding area to, and to see the different neighborhoods. Most of all I want my wife and I to have a wonderful anniversary. Maybe you should stick to answering the questions being presented on the forum, instead of telling everyone the reasons not to come to Colorado. You constantly talk of it being crappy. If it is soooo crappy there, then why do YOU stay???? There must be something good about Colorado!! I didn't think my anniversary needed to be spoken of, but apparently I'm the one who has it backwards!!LOL Thanks to all for the info!!!


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Old 09-16-2009, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Looks like CO has cheaper state income tax, so sell her on that!

State taxes: Alabama
State taxes: Wisconsin

CO:
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The Colorado income tax rate is a flat 4.63 percent of your federal taxable income, regardless of income level. State law allows for the rate to be temporarily reduced to 4.5 percent if the budget meets certain targets.
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Wisconsin collects income taxes from its residents utilizing four tax brackets.

For single taxpayers, they are:
-- 4.6 percent on the first $9,700 of taxable income
-- 6.15 percent on taxable income between $9,701 and $19,400
-- 6.5 percent on taxable income between $19,401 and $145,460
-- 6.75 percent on taxable income of $145,461 and above.

For married taxpayers filing joint returns, taxes are assessed at:
-- 4.6 percent on the first $12,930 of taxable income
-- 6.15 percent on taxable income between $12,931 and $25,860
-- 6.5 percent on taxable income between $25,861 and $193,950
-- 6.75 percent on taxable income of $193,951 and above.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Rapid City, SD
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Looks like CO has cheaper state income tax, so sell her on that!

State taxes: Alabama
State taxes: Wisconsin

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Great info EricHarris/PokerMunkee, definately a good selling point. Also she actually likes the idea of Colorado as well. It is just moving so far away from home that is getting her. BTW we just had a baby, and she was born premature at 34 weeks (8 months) gestation. She was in the NICU for two weeks, but she is home now. She was on oxygen for the first 3-4 days and is still learning how to breath, but no longer needs the oxygen. She shouldn't have breathing problems, but I was wondering if moving there could bring problems?? When we move there she will be about 9-10 months old. Have you ever heard of a situation where a premature child had problems breathing at Colorado's altitude?? Does anyone have any experience with this situation?? Please!!! Any info would be greatly appreciated!!!


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Old 09-17-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I've never been in Wisconsin, but I've heard the winters are long and dreary. Based on that factor, I would say you should choose Colorado.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Great pics, but it should be strongly noted that there's a big difference throughout these areas in the way things look between 5000' and 8000'. Go to any southwestern Rocky mountain state and 5000' is usually the desert (or valley of some sort) while 8000' is always up in the mountains. You're not going to be surrounded by beautiful forests and elk at 5000'.

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Caveat: Most of these photos were taken at 8000' elevation whereas Canon sits closer to 5300'. Snow pics were taken in January, Aspen in October, Hail in May.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Laughlin, NV and Southern Colorado
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Generally I agree, which is why I noted the caveat. However, the last herd of elk I saw were down in Florence (at ~5000') right next to Canon City. That was in August. Granted I'm not there all the time to notice trends, and elk in Florence in August could have been extraordinary. As for beautiful forests, where our property sits at 8000' it's rather dry and somewhat desert like (all our south facing slopes are covered with prickly pear cactus). In some places in Canon at 5000' elevation it's actually greener than where our property sits at 8000' (which is still considered Canon City) due to irrigation and farming. That's why it's so important to visit in person. Everything is relative.
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