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Old 11-17-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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As a general rule, yes. But it could also be cheap in a remote mountain town with no immediate access to ski resorts or any other major attraction or industry.
Like, say Walden
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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Like, say Walden
Or Meeker
http://www.city-data.com/forum/color...48-meeker.html
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Walden is more picturesque, but Meeker is definitely more livable.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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There's other places. There's even little-known mountain towns that are much more affordable than their better-known counterparts.One example of this is Collbran in western Colorado. Beautiful mountain setting.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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The question is do you want to live in a city or a rural town? Colorado has many of both.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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Like, say Walden
haha that town is pretty much dead now. their Main Street strips were all boarded up the last time i was out there in the middle of nowhere, and there were plenty of For Sale signs.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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Well from what I know of Pueblo it's a decent industrial town with a relatively low COL. HOWEVER there's another little known city farther north: Longmont. Longmont is not too much smaller than Pueblo and has (if i have my facts correct) an even lower COL than most large towns/cities along the Front Range. Plus Longmont (combined with Boulder) has the highest concentration of High-Tech industry companies like Seagate and Xilinx in that nation (meaning a notably high median income of over $50k/yr). Plus with more than 4 major state highways and close proximity to I-25 (meaning quick access to ANY major city in northern Colorado) Longmont is a pretty nice place to live/work, plus the mountains being less than 30 minutes away Longmont also happens to be a recreational city as well.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Well from what I know of Pueblo it's a decent industrial town with a relatively low COL. HOWEVER there's another little known city farther north: Longmont. Longmont is not too much smaller than Pueblo and has (if i have my facts correct) an even lower COL than most large towns/cities along the Front Range. Plus Longmont (combined with Boulder) has the highest concentration of High-Tech industry companies like Seagate and Xilinx in that nation (meaning a notably high median income of over $50k/yr). Plus with more than 4 major state highways and close proximity to I-25 (meaning quick access to ANY major city in northern Colorado) Longmont is a pretty nice place to live/work, plus the mountains being less than 30 minutes away Longmont also happens to be a recreational city as well.
I lived in Longmont during graduate school. Definitely a diamond in the rough, getting better every day. The downtown street area was really pretty neat.

Piece of cake to commute to Boulder if that's what you wanted to do (did it every day). Denver was a nasty drive, but do-able.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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I lived in Longmont during graduate school. Definitely a diamond in the rough, getting better every day. The downtown street area was really pretty neat.

Piece of cake to commute to Boulder if that's what you wanted to do (did it every day). Denver was a nasty drive, but do-able.
finally somebody seems to know that Longmont exists! and yeah, not sure when it was you were last here but the city has improved in innumerable ways in the past 5 years. The only downfall I can think of is the local mall dying but that's nothing compared to the plusses. I go DT every friday (Stonebridge Games) for fun and i don't plan on stopping anytime soon. DT is just breathtaking for a historic district.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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At one time about 15 years ago Longmont was the 4th most densely populated city in the US.
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