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Old 11-03-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Check Craigslist for rentals. There's tons of them under $1,000 a month. Do what I'm doing, research, visit, then rent. Take a year to learn the area. Travel and talk to locals. At your age do whatever you want to do. Don't let anything stop you.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:54 AM
 
Location: DFW
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What about income? Rent one way or the other doesn't matter if you have no income. What are the OP's plans for living besides finding a place he/she likes? There are plenty of places to like, especially compared to the look and climate of south Texas.
If not working, but living off savings to look around, I think we'd need to know how the person hopes to spend time before suggesting a place.
Also, the winter- some places are less inviting in the winter, some more, depending on money and activity. I think someone from the lowlands might underestimate how the altitude can affect where you can go, when, and what you can do.
Still, I'd sure rather try to find a way to live in the Mountain West than Texas, but that's me...
I'd be living of meager savings (about 2 grand) until I could find a job -if that took more than a month or two I might be in a bad situation! I have a year and a half hotel experience, so I was hoping that would help me land a hotel job somewhere.

And I guess I like to spend my time the same way most people my age do: parties, concerts, theme parks, sitting at home hanging out with neighbors...... just having fun.

But I am capable of living on a tight budget, I'm just not sure all the penny pinching in the world would make Colorado possible for me. I'm afraid I'd end up getting myself in a rut -a long ways from home!
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I'd be living of meager savings (about 2 grand) until I could find a job -if that took more than a month or two I might be in a bad situation! I have a year and a half hotel experience, so I was hoping that would help me land a hotel job somewhere.
I would think it's possible to at least find a "survival mode" kind of job, such as working at a restaurant. I would be suprised if you didn't land something like that within a couple weeks.

Living with roommates - however unappealing the idea is - would make your savings last longer.

Do you have family or something to fall back on if it doesn't work out?
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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I'd be living of meager savings (about 2 grand) until I could find a job -if that took more than a month or two I might be in a bad situation! I have a year and a half hotel experience, so I was hoping that would help me land a hotel job somewhere.

And I guess I like to spend my time the same way most people my age do: parties, concerts, theme parks, sitting at home hanging out with neighbors...... just having fun.

But I am capable of living on a tight budget, I'm just not sure all the penny pinching in the world would make Colorado possible for me. I'm afraid I'd end up getting myself in a rut -a long ways from home!
You could always look into the ski resorts like Vail or Summit County. Usually plenty of hotel jobs on offer, even in these trying times, especially if you present yourself well.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Do you have family or something to fall back on if it doesn't work out?
No, I'd just be jumping out there on my own....
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park
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Thanks for your input guys... I still think Colorado would be nice, but I've been looking into rent and the cheapest apartments i've seen are around $1000/month! yikes! Not exactly in my ball park.

I guess I'll look elsewhere...
None of the apartments I looked at or lived in were that much in Colorado Springs. You can find plenty in the $600-850 range unless you are really picky.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: DFW
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None of the apartments I looked at or lived in were that much in Colorado Springs. You can find plenty in the $600-850 range unless you are really picky.
I didn't look into Colorado Springs... I was really hoping for a smaller town
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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Look at Salida, Monarch Mountain is having a job fair. Free transport from town to the hill.
https://skimonarch.com/main/index.php/generalinfo/employment (broken link)
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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I am trying to find housing in colorado. I qualify for a 30,000 bank loan or a 22000 usda loan. I wanted so much to move to canon city area, because the weather is more temperate and I have Fibromyalgia which makes canon the perfect place to live. If I get a bank loan, the costs will be much higher for the loan than with usda. There won't be much left to turn on the utilities and survive until my son finds a job. Anybody know of a way to work this out? We love the mountains, don't want to live in the desert, but may not have any choice. Anybody have any ideas that might get us to the mountains a little easier?
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Take a look at the town of Colbran in western colorado. It's not expensive because it's off the beaten path. It's not a Vail or a Durango, it's just a working class community and it's an absolutely beautiful mountain setting.
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