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Unread 07-29-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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New Jersey to Colorado move....

also posted in the AZ section as those are the two states i have in mind..

hope you all dont mind a east coaster barging in on your neck of the woods.

but i will try to keep this short sweet and to the point.....

i am 31 born and raised here in jersey, i am having the i wanna get out of jersey thing running through my head for the past few weeks now... visited AZ and CO when i was a early teen on a family vacation and liked it out that way. now that i am a quazi established adult contemplating a "move out west" at this point its just me... only baggage is a drinking and jeeping problem, no better half and no kids(at least that i am aware of)

whats the job market/economy/cost of living like out there?... i have 9 years in the water utility industry here out east, but no (formal)collage degree.


anyone have any links to info as to good parts of the state they recommend.... any info will be greatly pondered over with hopes of maybe luring me out that way.....

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Unread 07-29-2011, 10:01 AM   #2
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Colorado is full, sorry.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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Depends where you live in Colorado as far as cost of living goes. It won't be as expensive as a big city typically, but land in certain places is expensive.

Job market is good and bad - just depends on what you do. I have no idea what the water utility industry is like (but I bet it dries up in the winter and really gets flowing in the spring).

But like Mike said, Colorado is full.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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Northern Colorado is a great place to live, we have a few pending water projects on the list to be built, just waiting for the red tape to be cut, lots of opportunities.

A bit of advice, don't tell to many people your from the east coast,
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Unread 07-29-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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It won't be as expensive as a big city typically, but land in certain places is expensive.
Don't move around Aspen, it is the most expensive place to live in US right now according to the Wall Street Journal. Wait... I live there.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Northern Colorado is a great place to live, we have a few pending water projects on the list to be built, just waiting for the red tape to be cut, lots of opportunities.

A bit of advice, don't tell to many people your from the east coast,
I grew up in Colorado an have been trying to get back for a year or two.
If you have your water cert. Be sure to contact the office there to see how they transfer. I have the website on the computer at home and will give it to you tonight, if you want it pm me.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #7
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was looking into the Colorado springs area as it seams to be the center of the state..... thats also where some old neighbors from jersey relocated to many years ago(dad was in the army).

i was hoping that the people in this state would feel sorry for me from being from jersey and maybe take me under there wing.... as your state just happens to have better wheeling....than the flat, muddy, pine barrens here in NJ....
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Unread 07-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #8
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Colorado is full, sorry.

whats the next best state out that way then....... can you recommend one?
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Unread 07-29-2011, 11:55 AM   #9
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whats the next best state out that way then....... can you recommend one?
The last time I checked the City of centennial was looking for operators. You might look.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 12:10 PM   #10
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I dont really know about the being FULL situation I just transplanted here from Ohio myself 2 months ago. Its nice scenery .. Denver area is pretty well populated but I am unsure as to the job market since I was employed before relocating.
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Unread 07-29-2011, 12:19 PM   #11
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also posted in the AZ section as those are the two states i have in mind..

hope you all dont mind a east coaster barging in on your neck of the woods.

but i will try to keep this short sweet and to the point.....

i am 31 born and raised here in jersey, i am having the i wanna get out of jersey thing running through my head for the past few weeks now... visited AZ and CO when i was a early teen on a family vacation and liked it out that way. now that i am a quazi established adult contemplating a "move out west" at this point its just me... only baggage is a drinking and jeeping problem, no better half and no kids(at least that i am aware of)

whats the job market/economy/cost of living like out there?... i have 9 years in the water utility industry here out east, but no (formal)collage degree.


anyone have any links to info as to good parts of the state they recommend.... any info will be greatly pondered over with hopes of maybe luring me out that way.....

-mike-
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Unread 07-29-2011, 02:38 PM   #12
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whats the next best state out that way then....... can you recommend one?
Any one of the other 48.

On a serious note, like everywhere the job market here is tough right now for the most part. Not as bad as other states but still not really good either. Sounds like you have experience in the municipality sector, that is very hard to get into now as well.

I really like the NE, SE and W portions of the state. I don't like the Denver metro area. I love where I live but would also love to live on the western slope or the SW portion.
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Oh, I see you guys have this!









ok, I'm done now.
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Unread 07-30-2011, 10:04 PM   #15
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If you're coming from metropolitan New Jersey, cost of living is probably a drop in the bucket. I have family near Passaic, and I was appalled at the cost of living when we were out there moving my wife's great-grandmother's belongings here to CO.

Can't say anything about the rest of Jersey though.

For me, all I know as far as residency is the Metro Denver area, mostly suburbs. I work just east of downtown, and it's tolerable. The job market is better than it was in 2002, but not by a whole lot.
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