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Old 11-15-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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1. Greeley is a city with a small time vibe. People are friendly and make a person feel welcome.
2. Greeley does NOT have a smell to it. That smell was caused by feed lots which have been gone for nealy 10 years.
3. Everyone I have talked to loves the college atmosphere.
4. There are so many things to do. Check out this website [url=http://www.greeleyunexpected.com/]Greeley Unexpected[/url]. It will show you the up and coming Greeley and how much it has changed since it was a ranch/farmers community.
5. A crime rate that is being reduced from 10 years ago when most of the posts on here about Greeley were written.

We retired here from Anchorage, AK. The air here smells much better, it is healthier and much friendlier. There are also more things to do. Now Anchorage is not the only place I have lived. I was in the Army and lived all over the place. I never felt at home anyplace like I do here.

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:31 PM
 
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Good to hear. Thanks for the positive info on Greely.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:07 PM
 
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Thumbs up Thank you SoulKeeper

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1. Greeley is a city with a small time vibe. People are friendly and make a person feel welcome.
2. Greeley does NOT have a smell to it. That smell was caused by feed lots which have been gone for nealy 10 years.
3. Everyone I have talked to loves the college atmosphere.
4. There are so many things to do. Check out this website Greeley Unexpected. It will show you the up and coming Greeley and how much it has changed since it was a ranch/farmers community.
5. A crime rate that is being reduced from 10 years ago when most of the posts on here about Greeley were written.

We retired here from Anchorage, AK. The air here smells much better, it is healthier and much friendlier. There are also more things to do. Now Anchorage is not the only place I have lived. I was in the Army and lived all over the place. I never felt at home anyplace like I do here.

SoulKeeper






SoulKeeper,
I love your screen name. I also appreciated your post. I am currently considering Greeley and your perspective felt wonderful.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:26 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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There is certainly a lot of GOOD about Greeley, especially for active retirees, and those looking for an 'affordable' version of front range Colorado. I really like being retired in a small college town. Gardening is pretty good too, historic homes available and in nice shape. There are lots of opportunities to learn and to serve and attend. You can easily rent out a space in your home to the correct student / staff, who is HAPPY to feed the dog and water the plants while you travel. Good biking, good libraries, diverse economy, fun people with interesting tales and travels.

My elderly mom had to leave Colorado due to no longer being able to breath at 7,000ft. She finally landed in Las Cruces, NM, another college town with great benefits. I go visit her when their monthly travel club meets, the adventures shared are very educational.

One nice thing about Greeley, is that it is very close to WY !. Some like to run up to the AFB Commissary, or attend many nice events in Cheyenne. I like to get to nearby Vedauwoo for the August meteor showers.

Also, frequent trips to Pawnee Grasslands is a good adventure from Greeley. (Maybe you can see some UFO sightings, as were popular in 1970's)
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:35 PM
 
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Regarding #2 ... just wait. There are definitely times that the feedlots stink up the entire Northern Colorado area. Yes, even this year. Not gone for over 10 years by any means.

However, Greeley is definitely much nicer than its reputation. There is a stronger gang presence than in Fort Collins (per the school Resource Officers I have worked with at my children's elementary school), but most people that I know who live in Greeley don't have any issues with that situation at all. Some really gorgeous, college-feel areas in town and some neat bike paths that I enjoy biking on.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Regarding #2 ... just wait. There are definitely times that the feedlots stink up the entire Northern Colorado area. .....
Well... Those of us who were employed at Hewlett Packard, definately found out what Carly F. Thought of the smell at the Greeley HP, one trip there and she couldn't disband and sell that operation soon enough. Too bad she did the same with our late Hermit Park in Estes ... i was counting on that as a freebee RV site during retirement It was Nice while it lasted.... 40 plus years. I got assigned a few (paid) summers there building cabins and clearing beetle kill forest for firewood. Not a bad gig!
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:01 AM
 
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Well... Those of us who were employed at Hewlett Packard, definately found out what Carly F. Thought of the smell at the Greeley HP, one trip there and she couldn't disband and sell that operation soon enough. Too bad she did the same with our late Hermit Park in Estes ... i was counting on that as a freebee RV site during retirement It was Nice while it lasted.... 40 plus years. I got assigned a few (paid) summers there building cabins and clearing beetle kill forest for firewood. Not a bad gig!
Oh yeah, us HP families will forever mourn the loss of Hermit Park as a private area. You can still go camp there, it is now run by Larimer County. Have taken many a scout group camping in Hermit Park
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