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Old 02-21-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Although I've never visited and I've just began my research about the area but bottom line is: I want out of California. I am 52 and no longer working due to being placed on SSDI. All of my finances went out to trying to save my home. After a two year emotional journey of accepting that I probably won't be dong as I did, I've decided that this is the time to move for me. I have a friend in Berthoud. She moved to Cali in the 80's (Orange County) & moved back in the early 90's. My boyfriend will be coming with me. He too, has been unable to locate a job. We will be moving with my dog. Fort Collins, Loveland, Pueblo, Aurora. I just want to be able to communicate with people who live there are know of the area becasue this will be the first time I've moved outside of Cali. OK, I'm going out on a limb by asking this but what is the current breakdown on races. I am living in an area where a white person is the minority. The Hispanics are the majority. I no longer want to live that way or being turned away from jobs because I'm not bi-lingual. Cost of living, rents, things to do, places that pets are accepted, we are 420 patients and CO is a 420 state, are there recommended places to live that have acess to dispensaries. Any info from anyone reading this would be helpful. I am looking at June to move
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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I just want to be able to communicate with people who live there are know of the area becasue this will be the first time I've moved outside of Cali. OK, I'm going out on a limb by asking this but what is the current breakdown on races. I am living in an area where a white person is the minority. The Hispanics are the majority. I no longer want to live that way or being turned away from jobs because I'm not bi-lingual. Cost of living, rents, things to do, places that pets are accepted, we are 420 patients and CO is a 420 state, are there recommended places to live that have acess to dispensaries. Any info from anyone reading this would be helpful. I am looking at June to move
Jillster, I can totally empathize with your frustration about the economy, but please don't take your anger out on Hispanics. Remember, CA, AZ, NM and yes even CO were all Spanish territories. Colorado is a Spanish word. I'm afraid you might be disappointed because, yes, Colorado has a lot of Hispanics and has for hundreds of years. I do hope you find your medicine, though, because maybe that will help you gain a little more tolerance.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Hey Jillster,

I am from San Luis Obispo! I moved here to Fort Collins in May of 2009. Being a recent Californian refugee myself, I do understand your feelings about race and language and don't hold it against you. I would estimate that Northern Colorado is somewhere between 80 - 90 percent white. There are many young families and college students in Fort Collins. The only way you may feel yourself a minority here is that you are a little older and not married.

The job market is terrible but it's that way everywhere. I would estimate the rent to be about 30 percent less than what you'll find on the Central Coast and the cost to buy, less than half. Gas seems to be consistently $.50 cents cheaper.

There are dispensaries on nearly every corner so I don't think you'll have a problem there. I think the toughest part you'll have is being away from the ocean, especially for the first year. Well, that and the weather. . .
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