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Old 02-16-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Hey Guys!
I am from Minnesota, and have decided to move to Colorado. I need your suggestions to help me decide the city.
Let me tell you about myself - I am 33, my wife is 30. We have two children - oldest is 5. We are both college grads. My degree is in Computer Science, and my wife's is in Biochemistry. We are a "family comes first" type family. Currently live in Duluth, Minnesota (pop. 85000).

The main reason we decided to move is the weather. We are simply sick of the -20s and -40s, and 2 months of on/off 65-70 that we call summer. Also, we wanted to experience a larger city, but noting like a metropolitan - like Denver.

What we would like is a place where we can live quietly in a family setting and work in the tech/bio-tech/pharmaceutical industry close by. Nightlife/dining is not big of a deal for us. We do like outdoor activities like running/biking etc - but not much into hiking. Would like to avoid ghetto areas at all cost.

We also might move into CO without securing jobs. I have some savings good enough for 6-months at the current living situation. So, would like to avoid expensive areas. Without a job, I can probably afford a 2-br place around $800 + utilities.

From reading some topics in this forum, I am leaning towards Colorado Springs, but would love to know what you think.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Urge you get a job first, either one of you, before moving; it can be done without a job but if no jobs materializes you are in trouble. I helped a family from Duluth move here to COLO SPGS a couple years ago, they love it here, but I've not stayed in contact with them.

There are a lot more job opps in the Denver area, with areas of town that are not urban. Very little in Denver in the way of ghetto or spotty areas, nothing like the bad parts of Chicago or East St Louis, etc. Many areas to choose from, I think you'd like that area too.

IMO, it's all good here, get a job and come on out, pick an area when you get here, we'll help you figure it out.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Thanks Mike.
I am being optimistic and thinking by the time we are ready to move (in about 3.5 months), one of us will be able to secure a job. So, for tech jobs, Denver would be better than CoS?
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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Thanks Mike.
I am being optimistic and thinking by the time we are ready to move (in about 3.5 months), one of us will be able to secure a job. So, for tech jobs, Denver would be better than CoS?
I think so, lots of general tech work up there. A fair amount of defense work here, much of which requires a security clearance.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I would look into Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, and Broomfield. Relatively affordable areas. Great locations, too. In between Denver and Boulder, which would give you a lot of work / housing options.
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