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Old 03-09-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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Does anyone on here think FC is overrated? If so, why?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Yes.

That's what happens to a place after Money Magazine names a place a "Best Place to Live".

Everybody wants to move there, and the only reason they can come up with is "Money Magazine named it a Best Place to Live".

It's an average-sized university town on the plains with mountains in sight. It has interstate access. It has a Budweiser brewery. It has CSU. It has some cool older neighborhoods. It has a bunch of new sprawl.

What exactly is remarkable about the picture I'm painting here?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: New York, NY on the west bank of the East River
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^ Well, from what I've heard, the economy is not so bad there since it's a college town. College towns apparently tend to not get hit as hard as other places when recessions roll around. Also, being that you are from the West, you probably take the plains and the mountains as just part of daily life, but to a lot of us from the East, Colorado is an absolutely beautiful place with a lot to like. Also, you left off New Belgium Brewing. It's a pretty good brewery, and I've heard it's fun to visit.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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^ Well, from what I've heard, the economy is not so bad there since it's a college town. College towns apparently tend to not get hit as hard as other places when recessions roll around. Also, being that you are from the West, you probably take the plains and the mountains as just part of daily life, but to a lot of us from the East, Colorado is an absolutely beautiful place with a lot to like. Also, you left off New Belgium Brewing. It's a pretty good brewery, and I've heard it's fun to visit.
Yeah, well the plains are relatively new to me, but mountains are old hat.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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What is the employment outlook right now in FC?
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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What is the employment outlook right now in FC?
Depends on your career area. FC does have a surprising number of jobs in biotech and high-tech (particularly in semiconductor industry), for its size. But overall, I'd say that the town suffers of a chronic problem of oversupply of qualified people. This is actually fairly common in university towns, I've found. Salaries for the high-tech jobs tend to be respectable but are definitely a bit lower compared to the same job in Denver or Boulder.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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It's the best place I've ever lived, so I'd say ... no. It's not overrated.

The best part ? Watching CSU Rams football. Go Rams !!!
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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Yes, I think it is over rated. too expensive, and too crowded. But it all depends on your priorities.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes, to a certain extent. There's a lot of neat things to do there, but it really can't compare to the Denver area in terms of jobs.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Englewood,CO
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I grew up there and did enjoy that experience. The job situation isn't very good for what I do (Systems work in high tech). I do enjoy going up there an visiting periodically. Basically I see it as a nice town with a laid back pace of life. If you can make the career situation work its a nice place to live.
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