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Old 01-28-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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My husband and I live in western michigan and would like to move to canon city colorado in the near future. We visited canon city on vacation and fell in love with the area. We are wondering about jobs in the area for 50+ aged people and also an idea of rental prices on houses, mobiles, etc. We also have a couple of medium sized dogs we would be bringing with us. Any info would be appreciated. Thanx.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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My husband and I live in western michigan and would like to move to canon city colorado in the near future. We visited canon city on vacation and fell in love with the area. We are wondering about jobs in the area for 50+ aged people and also an idea of rental prices on houses, mobiles, etc. We also have a couple of medium sized dogs we would be bringing with us. Any info would be appreciated. Thanx.

hi there, I am from north of michigan and i have lived in Canon City, CO for about six years now.

This is basically a retirement/prison community which sounds bad but it means low taxes, safe & quiet area, slow pace of life.

The weather is fantastic year round, hardly any snow to speak of; people are friendly.

Job situation here is not great right now because of the state budget crisis/hiring freeze and since this is a prison town, there are a lot of state and federal employees. There is a workforce center here you should check out for details: Canon City Workforce Center.

Rental prices on houses or moblies are dirt-cheap here and your money can go a lot further than in most other parts of CO. if you wish to buy a house, the market is really reasonable here with lots of inventory (buyer's market for sure)

This is a dog friendly place - no actual dog parks, but lots of parks and dogs are allowed at every park. The Riverwalk is an EXCELLENT place to walk your dogs.

hope that helps
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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My simple rule for Colorado in 2010, including Canon City, is real simple: If you don't have a job in hand or you don't have the income or money from somewhere else to live here without employment, then don't move to Colorado. Period. Colorado was late going into the recession, but it is sliding downhill now. If history is a guide, it will also lag the rest of the country coming out of the recession/depression.
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