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Old 11-23-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: texas
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i plan on moving to burlington,co
around decemeber. i was wondering if anyone could tell me about the city
like what citys are close to the area,is it a safe city and any other infomation would be helpful
also where i could find a aparment or house for rent in safe neighborhood and the cost of living up there?
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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i plan on moving to burlington,co
around decemeber. i was wondering if anyone could tell me about the city
like what citys are close to the area,is it a safe city and any other infomation would be helpful
also where i could find a aparment or house for rent in safe neighborhood and the cost of living up there?
Burlington is a very small (population 3,900) farming community on the far Eastern Plains of Colorado, approximately 10 miles west of the Kansas border.

The nearest large city is Denver, 170 miles west on I-70. According to the City-Data crime stats, violent crime is fairly rare, but property crimes (robbery & theft) are somewhat high for a town Burlington's size.

You can't see the Rockies from Burlington, so if that's your goal you may want to reconsider.

Others can help with housing. I'm just the stats nerd.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Yeah, ummm... I don't consider Burlington to be a "city". It's a town that has much ranching. Don't know about the farming there... maybe spring or aquifer irrigation there, if not just dry land farming.

It's a dusty ag town that's actually a bit bigger than its surroundings. Kansas has an adjacent border town down the road to the east, as Burlington is a stones throw from the Colorado/Kansas border itself. According to South Park, when you head to Nebraska, you go from white peaked mountains and snow to corn fields. I don't think this is 100% accurate.

Burlington sits on a frontage road right off of I-70 and to the west, you've got Bethune, Stratton, Vona, Seibert, etc. Burlington and its surrounding farms seems more like a town with population similar to Lamar Colorado or between 7,000 and 8,000. Maybe Burlington has shrunk a bit, but... it is a stand alone town. I don't know if they have a movie theatre or bowling.

If you needed to do some serious shopping, I don't know if you would go to Denver or Colby. It would probably depend on how much culture you needed. Last I saw, Burlington had an Alco. I don't know if they have a WalMart now, but would hope they don't.

Schools are probably pretty good. They compete in the SC (South Central) 1A conference in football and maybe 2A in basketball. They recently dropped from 3A to 2A in BBall, I think.

I sold Schwans there for a bit, so... that's my perspective. Friendly hard working town.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Where would you go to see a movie?
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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I'm never one to insist that one must live in a big city to fill all their basics needs, but you should know that there is next to nothing in the way of amenities there. A couple of roadside motels and restaurants, some basic provisions (Safeway) and that's about it. Denver is nearly a 2-hour drive if you need to do any real shopping. Some places in KS might be closer for some things, I don't know.

Also, the land around there makes Kansas look exciting. It's just short-grass prairie ranchland out there, lots of open space, but almost all of it privately owned.

Bonny Lake is your nearest rec. spot...
Bonny Lake State Park

Have yo gone here yet?
Moving to Burlington (http://www.burlingtoncolo.com/moving-to-burlington.htm/ - broken link)

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Where would you go to see a movie?
Free Movie
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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Yes, there is a bowling alley. The movie Theater shows one movie a week with one show time. However I quite enjoy a slow pace of living. However, It sometimes can get a little fustrating when you need something at 9 o'clock at night and all the stores are closed. We travel 30 miles east to Goodland Kansas to get to a Wal-Mart because the only stores in town are Safeway, Burlington Foods, Alco, Family Dollar, and Dollar General. Besides lil locally owned stores. But like I said before, I love the smal town living, quite a change for me coming from Las Vegas and Southern California.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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I have family members that live in Burlington and in Bethune. Burlington only has about 3,000 people. Many of them are retired farmers who sold their land and wanted to live in a place that had more amenities (Grocery stores, banks, etc.) while still living a laid-back, rural lifestyle. Believe it or not, there are some very affluent retired people who live in Burlington.

According to your profile, you are only 21 years old, so depending on where you live now, you may find Burlington very boring. If you live in a small town, you will find Burlington to be just as good as anywhere else.

The terrain of Burlington is flat, so if you are hoping to see the mountains every day, you are out of luck. The region is also very prone to severe weather in the summertime. There hasn't been a major tornado out there for a long time, but like anywhere in the great plains, there is always a chance...

To sum it up, if you like small-town living and you can find yourself a decent job, Burlington isn't that bad of a place. Good Luck!
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