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Old 12-16-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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Hi. I have an opportunity for a good job in Glenwood Springs. Originally, I was hoping to move to Denver... I'm in my late 30's, single male. I don't ski at all, though I do enjoy hiking/backpacking/photography. My feelings are that I would be too isolated in GS, and the 2 1/2 hour drive to Denver would be an issue for me.

I feel as if I need more stimulation, resources, and opportunities to make friends. These are my initial feelings. I'm not familiar with GS, so if anyone has any input about age ranges of the locals, and whether the town consists mostly of married couples starting a family, or an older age bracket, etc. Are there many options for nightlife? Would it be an isolating environment for a 38 year old single man that has no contacts in the area?

Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Hi. I have an opportunity for a good job in Glenwood Springs. Originally, I was hoping to move to Denver... I'm in my late 30's, single male. I don't ski at all, though I do enjoy hiking/backpacking/photography. My feelings are that I would be too isolated in GS, and the 2 1/2 hour drive to Denver would be an issue for me.

I feel as if I need more stimulation, resources, and opportunities to make friends. These are my initial feelings. I'm not familiar with GS, so if anyone has any input about age ranges of the locals, and whether the town consists mostly of married couples starting a family, or an older age bracket, etc. Are there many options for nightlife? Would it be an isolating environment for a 38 year old single man that has no contacts in the area?

Thanks.
Glenwood Springs has more young single people and a more transient population than cities like Denver. It's a typical tourist town where the cost of living is too high to be supported by the local wages. A single person can usually get by on what they can make, but it's nearly impossible to support a family there on blue collar wages.
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Hi. I have an opportunity for a good job in Glenwood Springs. Originally, I was hoping to move to Denver... I'm in my late 30's, single male. I don't ski at all, though I do enjoy hiking/backpacking/photography. My feelings are that I would be too isolated in GS, and the 2 1/2 hour drive to Denver would be an issue for me.

I feel as if I need more stimulation, resources, and opportunities to make friends. These are my initial feelings. I'm not familiar with GS, so if anyone has any input about age ranges of the locals, and whether the town consists mostly of married couples starting a family, or an older age bracket, etc. Are there many options for nightlife? Would it be an isolating environment for a 38 year old single man that has no contacts in the area?

Thanks.
I can definitely tell you what you need to hear. You're not going to like living in Glenwood. There is no nightlife, there's very little to do, and it's isolated from any towns or cities. The closest town to the west is Grand Junction, where I live and I can tell you I'm often bored to tears here. The closest town to the East is Denver. You'll find it difficult to make a social life in Glenwood. The positive thing is that it is a popular tourist spot, which means lots of good looking single women pass through there. But the catch is they pass through and it's a temporary thing.

glenwood is a very nice area, beautiful mountains, lots of fancy beautiful homes. If you were content being on your own in a small town, then I would recommend it. But if socializing is important to you, then no.
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