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Old 12-08-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to Rock Springs, WY. He starts with Halliburton in June but will be training in CO for a while. In the meantime, I am trying to figure out housing for when he is done with training. Is it really that expensive there? I have heard Rock Springs is a big meth town. I am worried that the houses I look at might have been potential meth labs or had meth in them. What is the weather there like? How hot are the summers? Who is the main cell carrier? We now are with ATT, old Cingular. I have never been to WY so I am really nervous! Please help me out and any answers will be appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Dickinson, North Dakota
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Rent is expensive due to the energy boom there. A 3 bedroom town house was going for like 1500 last time I checked. But I have heard that the housing market is starting to go down and there are also a lot of foreclosures now. As far as meth goes yeah it is fairly prevalant in that area. I know there are kits that you can buy to swap a wall and put something on it and if it turns a certain color than you know its positive for meth residue. I think these kits are fairly inexpensive. The weather there is windy very windy. It does get pretty cold in the winter and dont be surpised by prolonged time in the single to below 0 digits. I have witnessed 24 below without windchill there. Summers are getting warmer and you will see between 80 to high 90s during the summer months. I am not sure about AT&T coverage. Most people have either Verizon or Union in that area. I know that verizon is getting better coverage than it use to especially in the patch where it was once dominated by Union. If you have any other questions feel free to ask I will try and answer them the best that I can
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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According to yahoo real estate, there are several homes for sale in the 150k - 200k range (in rock springs)and the median price is 199k. That to me doesn't seem all that unaffordable, maybe just cause i am looking to buy in lander =-0

For all the problems you hear with housing in the r.s. green river area....it may just be b/c everyone moving in there would rather rent than buy? Rock springs has several large apt complexes that have no availability (from what my sister tells me). she was renting a TINY little studio apt for $450/mo.

Last edited by rya700; 12-09-2008 at 11:47 AM.. Reason: additional thought
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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I lived in Rocksprings at different times for a total of 5 1/2 years. Windy?
The last time I lived there we saw three inches of snow blow into 8 1/2 FEET drifts. One was along the side of my 14x70 trailerhouse. We had to enter and leave through the back door for a couple of weeks. That was after we dug out the car and pickup from the drift. We had to wait until the court plowed off the road and make trails out to it along the driveway.
Used to be people commited suicide in significant numbers enough to get the attention of the media. This was late 70's to early 80's, don't know about nowdays though.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Rock Springs, WY
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Haliburton as some apartments leased in the Imperial [ugh] Apartments. Haliburton will take out 1/2 rent on each paycheck per month [about $950 total]. Don't let Haliburton have the upper hand, you are sub-leasing wihich gives you more rights than what they say. I have a friend who had a gun collection in his Haliburton leased apt. They told him he can't have them in there but since my friend is sub-leasing, he has more say. Plus Haliburton will find some way to fire you here so watch yourself. They even test for Motrin in their drug tests here.

I have seen it, I live at the same apartments and my neighbors are all Haliburton employees. Me and my Family lease directly from the complex. Plus, I work for another company anyway.

Over than that, Rock Springs area is very tree-less so be prepared. The view is breath-taking though. Welcome.
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