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Old July 10th, 2008, 17:57
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is colorado right for me?

so, i visited colorado for 4 days with my family, we were in boulder for a college football game (my brother is the manager for FSU).

i loved the city, i loved the weather. it looks like an amazing place to live, i cant see why anyone comes to florida for vacation.

i've looked at all the pictures i can find. i cant find a reason not to come.

i work in sheet metal, i can weld, i can do a good amount of wrenching, i have a class A drivers license with hazmat, tankers, triplets, and CDR. i've looked on craigslist, looks like plenty of work there.

soo, you people live there. whats the worst part about colorado? what am i missing?

i saw the state income tax, i dont have that here, but the 2.4?% sales tax makes up for it, as my sales tax is 7.5% here.

are there lots of jobs? stuff to do? hows the jeep clubs there?

how bad is emissions testing really? i have never had to do that. i know my jeep wont pass as is. do they check the rest of the car, or just that? i dont know anything about this.

any response would be great.

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heres a picture of me and my jeep in florida, just so you can see i'm a real XJ owner.

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Old July 10th, 2008, 18:08
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Re: is colorado right for me?

if you liked The Peoples Republic of Boulder wait till you see the rest of the state!!
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Old July 10th, 2008, 18:56
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Re: is colorado right for me?

Well seeing as youre from Florida and im from VA beach. but im a beach kid so i cant stand it sorry. Its a nice place to visit as i say.

Weld County however doesnt have emissions yay.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 19:03
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Re: is colorado right for me?

The worst thing in Colorado...Boulder.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 19:24
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Re: is colorado right for me?

If you liked Boulder...

You know the Hippes in the 60's, they all live there now. Along with some rich conservatives. It's a nice place...to visit or pick up tail if your of college age.

Not sure exactly where you where, but sales tax rates are driven by the city and county you buy the retail product in. Most sales tax rates are 6.5% +.

So you have sales tax, state income tax, and property tax(if you own a home) So don't move here for cheap taxes.

If you are keen on tax code and tax rates, you won't get along with most of the people in Boulder.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 19:26
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Re: is colorado right for me?

vehicle registration is expensive, too
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Old July 10th, 2008, 19:45
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Re: is colorado right for me?

We'll see how you do with this...


Actually, it's one of the things I love about Colorado, but the lack of oxygen may account for that sentiment.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 20:28
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Re: is colorado right for me?

looks like i might want to fix the heater in the old jeep.

i am looking forward to the snow, i've never seen it in person before. and well, i'm sure it cant be that bad.

you probably dont have alot of hurricanes.

sounds like nobody likes boulder as much as other areas, i think i might take a plane up there and drive around.

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Actually, it's one of the things I love about Colorado, but the lack of oxygen may account for that sentiment.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 22:09
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Re: is colorado right for me?

I know this will come as a surprise but Heather and I actually fancy Boulder and would move there if we could afford it. But alas...we get paid a lowly teacher salary. Colorado, in general, is a bit too Conservative for my tatses and, as a state, is light years behind even Mississippi in the area of education.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 22:13
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How many districts have you taught in here?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 22:20
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Just Woodland.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 00:26
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Re: is colorado right for me?

I moved here the middle of my senior year almost 2 years ago.. I hated the snow because my dad made ME plow the driveway and I live in a town where we get 6 foot drifts in the driveway. This state has amazing weather. You get some cool lightning storms here almost everyday during the summer. Ive been to boulder and the people there are pretty laid back. But I will probably jus go up there a couple times a year cus I live too far away.

O to answer your question, this state is an amazing place to live for anybody..
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Old July 11th, 2008, 01:03
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Re: is colorado right for me?

Well, if you have never driven in the snow... you will have a blast, but make sure you mess around in a parking lot before hitting the streets...
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Old July 11th, 2008, 02:03
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Well, if you have never driven in the snow... you will have a blast, but make sure you mess around in a parking lot before hitting the streets...
i've seen the video's on youtube, it looks like it could be good times, and a nightmare on the same day.

does anyone drive 2wd up there? seems like all the cars in the video were 4wd.

down here it's most small 2wd cars and convertables.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 03:21
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Re: is colorado right for me?

we have some 2wd cars.. i dont see many during the winter months but they come out sometimes..
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