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Old 01-12-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Eaton, CO
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I moved here not to long ago from Sterling, but then we ended up in Loveland, and now we're back in Greeley and possibly staying for some time. I just wanted to get others input on what there is to do in Greeley that the other cities didn't have. Anything positive to say about this town?
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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From late Spring to early fall they have a weekend event every weekend of some sort. If you like performing arts, look into the performing arts center they used to draw pretty good plays and performance artists but I have not been able to go in a couple of years. There are several parks, you have some nightclubs and bars, some decent movie theaters, and good restaurants. Plus you have the Stampede every summer. Thunder Mountain and Budweiser event center are both about 20 minutes out from Greeley. Overall for a town with 60,000 they do pretty good at having activities but you are not going to have the same amount as you would in Fort Collins.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I moved here not to long ago from Sterling, but then we ended up in Loveland, and now we're back in Greeley and possibly staying for some time. I just wanted to get others input on what there is to do in Greeley that the other cities didn't have. Anything positive to say about this town?
You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Unhappy Valley, Oregon
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I went to High School there and travelled frequently back home during college. Greeley is one of those places despised by Colorado much like Pueblo often because it ISN'T one of the trendy towns in Colorado like Fort Collins or Boulder. Greeley has all normal town amenities and actually has a decent Stampede and Poudre River Trail. It isn't a great place, but it isn't as bad as people say. Also, the city is almost 100,000 and is gentrifying slightly near downtown.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:35 PM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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What do I think of Greeley?
Meat packing smell.
Too stupid to allow dope sales (giving Garden City all the revenue).
Horace.
Not where I would want to live.
Bad weather.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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What do I think of Greeley?
Meat packing smell.
Too stupid to allow dope sales (giving Garden City all the revenue).
Horace.
Not where I would want to live.
Bad weather.
It's also overrun with gangs
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Dave Gilmartin's book about the worst places to live in America certainly didn't do Greeley
any favors. I believe Greeley made the top ten.

The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America: Dave Gilmartin: 9780312351519: Amazon.com: Books

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Dave Gilmartin's book about the worst places to live in America certainly didn't do Greeley
any favors. I believe Greeley made the top ten.

The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America: Dave Gilmartin: 9780312351519: Amazon.com: Books
The problem is that Greeley has a much worse reputation than it actually is to live or work there from people who have likely never even been there. While the slaughter house is still on the northern end of town, the smell many complain about was from the feedlots that have sense moved away from town, and I have smelled that smell in various parts of Fort Collins and Loveland many many times. The eastern edge of town and the northern edge of town are overrun by gangs, however from about 8th ave and south of 9th street the rest of town is as safe as I ever felt in Fort Collins.

As for the weather, anybody that says the weather is bad in Greeley has no clue what they are talking about. There is a ridge along the south platte river that for some reason seems to protect Greeley, they almost always have less snow than Fort Collins, Loveland, and other towns on the other side of the ridge get. They also do not get the wind that northern Fort Collins and Wellington deal with.

I grew up just south of Greeley, I have lived and/or worked in Greeley for most of the last 20 years, and would live there right now if not for their schools being so bad (although those are slowly improving).
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I live in Greeley now, not by choice as my daughter is going to college here. I think that makes me a good person to answer, considering I came here kicking and screaming. I live in an awesome neighborhood by Glenmere Park...older homes and very safe. I have never felt unsafe in Greeley. I know there are worse parts of the city--our crime rate is not good and the local paper keeps a lot of the reality out. I will say that there are some great places to eat--that helps--a theater downtown that serves food during the movie (Kress). It's a quirky town with far more diversity than surrounding towns, and I appreciate that. For all its kinks, I have to say, I've grown to like it. It helps to have a positive attitude and ability to see the best in things. The only time I smell anything is after the rain or snow melt, if the wind is the right direction. But I grew up in Weld County. Agriculture smell is not a big thing to me. As far as the weather, it's Colorado weather. You either love it or hate it--it's extremes. It's one of the reasons I am moving out of Colorado, and I have lived in this state since 1971. Most people like the four seasons, though. Let me know if you have any other questions. (It's not "overrun with gangs." I haven't seen any personally, but then, I know where to avoid.)
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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I live in Greeley now, not by choice as my daughter is going to college here. I think that makes me a good person to answer, considering I came here kicking and screaming. I live in an awesome neighborhood by Glenmere Park...older homes and very safe. I have never felt unsafe in Greeley. I know there are worse parts of the city--our crime rate is not good and the local paper keeps a lot of the reality out. I will say that there are some great places to eat--that helps--a theater downtown that serves food during the movie (Kress). It's a quirky town with far more diversity than surrounding towns, and I appreciate that. For all its kinks, I have to say, I've grown to like it. It helps to have a positive attitude and ability to see the best in things. The only time I smell anything is after the rain or snow melt, if the wind is the right direction. But I grew up in Weld County. Agriculture smell is not a big thing to me. As far as the weather, it's Colorado weather. You either love it or hate it--it's extremes. It's one of the reasons I am moving out of Colorado, and I have lived in this state since 1971. Most people like the four seasons, though. Let me know if you have any other questions. (It's not "overrun with gangs." I haven't seen any personally, but then, I know where to avoid.)
I agree with this post. Greeley is a neat and very underrated place. Shh....
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