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Old 01-07-2007, 08:28 PM
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My girlfriend is looking at going to school at Concorde Nursing School in Aurora in the fall and we are looking in to moving down there from Fort Collins. I've lived in Colorado all my life but am not very familiar with the Aurora area.

Upon searching this forum I have gotten the overall consensus that the Northern part of Aurora is the bad part, but the Southern area is better. We went down there yesterday and had similiar findings. We did find an apartment complex, however, off of Alameda Parkway, just East of Airport Road, near Buckley AFB that we liked quite a bit. Is this area of Aurora an exception to the "nothing north of Iliff" rule? It seems relatively newer and not as bad, but is close to the Town Center Mall.

Also, I will be looking for a job in Graphic Design in the area. Is going to be worth looking here or should I look elsewhere and commute?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:17 AM
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If you're only renting a temporary apartment I would say it's fine. Live close to your work, if you can. The newer areas of Aurora will probably not have lots of crime (now anyway, the future, who knows).

If you're buying, that's a different matter altogether as you have to take property values and future appreciation in perspective.
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:29 PM
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Yeah that's why I wasn't too worried about it, but I don't really want to live in any sketchy areas even temporarily... but who does?

The area seems pretty new and it's right on the eastern edge of Aurora near Buckley. I might look south as well, though it will be farther from my girlfriend's school. I have know idea where I'll be working, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Old 01-09-2007, 11:48 AM
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If you're moving into that area stay as far away from Montbello as possible. I recently moved from that area (56th ave and Tower Rd) and felt real lucky we sold our house quickly. If I had to move there again I'd probably look further North on Tower rd; a lot of new developments going in there. The further south you go from Montbello the more traffic you get. Whatever you decide just make sure you stay FAR away from Montbello area and Colfax area.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:28 PM
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Lightbulb Nursing Careers - Denver / Education / Employment

I'm going to be graduating next summer with a BS in Nursing (with a labor and delivery specialty) and am considering a move to Boulder. I've been living in Northern Virginia for school but am from CA, and I'm anxious to get out of the Washington DC Metropolis.

Is Boulder a good place for a single woman? I'm 26 years old, and consider myself very outdoorsy (skiing, hiking, biking, backpacking). I'd like to be in a city that has easy access to outdoor activities and sports, a strong sense of community, friendly people that are welcoming to new people, and a good dating scene (I don't want to be single forever!).

Is Boulder good for singles in their late 20s and 30s? I know it's a college town, so I'm wondering if it's full of 18 - 24 year olds and families. Is Denver a better option for post college singles?

Also, anybody know what the best hospitals are in Boulder? A place known for it's birthing center or women's care would be ideal for me. How's the job market for nurses?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 07-19-2007, 11:02 PM
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There are two hospitals in Boulder, both branches of Boulder Community Hospital. The job market for nurses is so-so. There is not that much of a nursing shortage in all of Colorado, because so many people as yourself, (and my DH and I years ago) come here from somewhere else. Also, though Boulder people can be nice one on one, there is a "lock the doors and throw away the key" mentality towards newcomers in general. I would suggest Denver as a better place to work and live for someone your age. There are many more job opportunities there and I think a better singles' life.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:36 AM
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You may consider Louisville in Boulder County. It has been rated by Money Magazine as the 3rd best place to live. It is also down the road from a new hospital, Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital, which is in Lafayette. The hospital sits on a open plains area with medical clinics and support facilities now being built around it. Being from California you will be familiar with Kaiser and this hospital is one of the main Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in the area with the regional clinic attached; Kaiser in Colorado vs. California does not own the hospitals but contracts with hospitals in the area. Louisville and Lafayette are very much connected with Boulder as they are communities where many people, who work in Boulder, live---more reasonably. In addition these areas have good bus transportation to Boulder and Denver with plans for a new commuter line that will go through Louisville to Longmont.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:24 PM
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Default Thinking of moving to Colorado

I had visited Colorado for several months some years ago and I really enjoyed the friendly people and the Beautiful outdoors. Well at the present time I am looking to move out of NYC due to the crazy housing prices. I was looking at places just outside of Denver or Greeley which seems to be college town incase I should decide to get my Masters in Nursing. MY two Questions are, one what is the pay scale for a Registered Nurse in these areas. And two what can you get for 250,000 as far as housing in either of these areas. School districts are a concern since I have a daughter almost ready for kindergarden.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:54 PM
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I would say find the school first. You can find house in the $250k range with good schools.
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:03 PM
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Re: pay scale for nurses, many hospitals don't post salary ranges on their websites. Denver Health does, check it out. You will have to google, I don't know it. I really don't know if wages are much different in Greeley. You can google Greeley hospitals and see if you can find anything. My educated guess is the pay scale is lower here than what you are used to. Good luck!
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