U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-18-2012, 10:11 AM
 
20,308 posts, read 37,804,669 times
Reputation: 18082

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by bongo View Post
....I only lived in Trinidad for a short time but loved the beautiful old brick houses & commercial buildings....
1. Thanks for helping the OP. IMO he's going to find COLO to his liking. Hardest part will be finding decent quarters.

2. The old brick buildings in the downtown are a gem, which is one of the reasons why I said I liked the town. I hope they survive, especially that old brewery down there, which I'd love to see become a modern thriving brewpub and local microbrew business. All it needs is an entrepreneur with start up money and a decent pub menu.
__________________
- Please follow our TOS.
- Any Questions about City-Data? See the FAQ list.
- Want some detailed instructions on using the site? See The Guide for plain english explanation.
- Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
- Thank you and enjoy City-Data.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-18-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
1,778 posts, read 3,480,623 times
Reputation: 927
Thre brewery has been closed the last four visits I've made to Trinidad. It would be nice if it would open again. I do love the downtown historic area. If your there stay at the Tarbino B & B on 2nd, where we stay each year. It has a lot of history itself. I wouldn't mind living in Trinidad at all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2013, 12:26 AM
 
1,087 posts, read 2,799,546 times
Reputation: 928
Default Please tell me about Walsenburg

Does anyone here live there or know a lot about it?

I looked at realtor listings around Walsenburg, and it looks like it might be the place for me. I'm looking for quiet, so I want some acreage so I won't have to deal with noisy neighbors. Most of what I'm finding in my price range are mobile homes on 35-40 acres. I'm ok with a mobile home in decent condition, if I don't have to worry about tornado-strength winds. The outskirts of town seems beautiful, but all I have to go by are pictures.

I'm retired so jobs aren't a problem. No kids, so schools aren't a factor. I'm not into nightlife, culture/arts, or shopping beyond necessities, so I don't need big city amenities. I do need a veterinarian, and I see that there is a vet in Walsenburg. Mostly I want peace and quiet and rural living, but can't handle living off-grid, so I do need electricity, water and phone. I see that some of the home listings say water haul but that there is a local company that will deliver it so I guess I'd be ok with that if I don't have to haul it myself.

I'm looking at some of the homes that have addresses like "County Road 520" etc. Does anyone know if those county roads are maintained, or do you need a 4WD? All I have is a little car. Is this do-able with a little car?

What's the weather like? I looked at some statistics, and it looks like the town gets snow for at least 7 months out of the year. Is it a lot of snow, like are you snowbound and stuck in your home for days at a time, or is it usually a light snow?

What about crime and drugs in those rural areas? Is there a big meth problem? Safe for a single woman?

Anything else you could tell me would be appreciated. Or if there are other towns you can recommend. I'd like to plan a trip to Colorado this summer to check out the area. Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
9,862 posts, read 13,199,006 times
Reputation: 8730
Walsenburg is a dusty bowl dump that I was all to happy to drive through on the way to greener pastures, Pagosa. Nothing to do there could't pay me..................well maybe a lot of money.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2016, 06:41 AM
 
1 posts, read 581 times
Reputation: 10
Considering moving to Walsenburg and wonder if there are new insights to the location? Please list pros and cons. Semi retirement phase and am not one to need a lot of activities, such as movie theatres and malls.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2016, 07:06 AM
 
1,019 posts, read 990,347 times
Reputation: 655
Florence- Penrose ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2016, 07:09 AM
 
1,019 posts, read 990,347 times
Reputation: 655
oh crap I should not have mentioned Florence which I saw recently on that house fixer show , now EVERYONE is going to retire there and by the time I retire many years from now it will be out of my budget range ....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2016, 04:54 PM
 
Location: The 719
13,644 posts, read 21,499,229 times
Reputation: 13289
Walsenburg is just like a tiny Pueblo minus the glitter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-25-2016, 08:06 AM
 
63 posts, read 57,010 times
Reputation: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by McGowdog View Post
Walsenburg is just like a tiny Pueblo minus the glitter.
Pueblo has glistening water. That is, until the Fountain, with its murky mess from the Springs, dumps its product into the Arkansas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-26-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
2,668 posts, read 1,669,907 times
Reputation: 2913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosage View Post
Considering moving to Walsenburg and wonder if there are new insights to the location? Please list pros and cons. Semi retirement phase and am not one to need a lot of activities, such as movie theatres and malls.

Slowly sliding into obscurity. It's population is decreasing while a lot of the front range is increasing. It does have a 9 hole local golf course, a pretty decent veterans hospital, and a few small festivals annually. They are making a move to attract MJ cultivators and are pushing for a marijuana grow mall as a means to boost itself back up.

Its hot in the summer, mild in the winter, and has close access to the mountains.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top