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Old 10-27-2015, 01:35 AM
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Hi everyone

I am looking for the best college city for me. I keep saying I am looking for Fort Collins (co) with jobs. I keep trying to get work in Boulder (growth ordinances, block companies from opening shop). Instead I keep getting work in big cities. I Hate big cities. I lived in San Diego and spent a good time working in down town Denver. I love these small cities because they are safe. I can walk my dog down town and people watch. There are people close to my age around and tons of things to do. Did I mention its pretty safe?

I realize I am not a Colorado person. Don't love the snow. Not a nature hiking etc person. Good crossfit gym and a safe from traffic down town to walk my dog. Thats what I like to do.

I love Boulder. But even with the google megaplex being slowly built there are few jobs. A bunch of startups, and one consulting company. Other than that cant get an interview.
I Love fort collins, but as its the last city in north Colorado, and far from its neighbors, its a job deadzone. Got HP and Intel, sure. Bunch of other guys. More hardware than software.

I am an android software developer. Now just because I am an engineer doesn't mean I am looking for a mega hub city like San Fran. I find too many engineers makes a city into Boulder. Where 500k buys you a town house.

Any leads or resources on small college cities, that are safe, with work, and interesting..
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:06 AM
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There's supposedly a fair amount of Mobile Software Development jobs in Boise if that works in terms of a safer/smaller college city with a population around 220K. Boise State University is large enough to influence a city that large with a very sizable campus and student body of 22K if you're looking for the academic/spirit buzz of a college town.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:51 PM
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Maybe somewhere like Grand Rapids MI? Not a small town but you could live in a small town on the lake and commute in, except during snowstorms. Beautiful area too.
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