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Old 11-24-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Hi I am considering moving to Colorado from California. I was born and raised in a big city in California and now live in a smaller town. However, jobs are getting very scarce around here. I was wondering if the economy and jobs are good in Colorado. I am wondering if anyone can advise me where to move to in Colorado. I want to move to a smaller town and possibly commute to a bigger town for work. I am a legal secretrary so I need to commute somewhere where there are big law firms or at least some law firms. I have 4 kids so I'd like to move in a nice neighborhood but need to have lower rental rates because we are on one income, my hubby is home with the kids and I'd like to keep it that way for now. Please advise of a place I can move smaller town feeling and atmosphere with lower rental rate and a commutable city not to far of a commute where I can find legal work. Please help!
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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I believe most people will tell you the economy of Colorado is not good. That seems to be the common wisdom, and it may improve no sooner than California's or this nation's. But of course such things always devolve to the individual and their skills, and in that regard you probably have as much chance along Colorado's front range as anywhere else.

Due the larger market, your best chances may lie in Denver, thus living in one of its suburbs. But since a good job will be a priority, you might consider anything from Pueblo to Ft. Collins, letting fate and prospective employer dictate where you end up.

If by small town you mean a community as large as Ft. Collins, then in many respects it may suite you. It is a livable and pleasant place. In consequence one will tend to find that pay perhaps a bit lower, rents somewhat higher, and in general the cost of living higher than other options in the area. In that regard one gets what they pay for. Although, if working in town, you could opt for an even smaller nearby community, and less expensive. If you land a position in town then the rest of this probably academic, and you can do as you like. Otherwise, it would be a long commute to Denver or most anywhere else of size, and you'd probably be better off there if your position is.

Good luck.
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