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My only key work requirements are a good phone line, a solid internet connection and a major airport within driving distance well, a quiet room and a pot of coffee are pretty important as well.
After a lot of data gathering, analysis and pro-con list making, my wife and I have chosen to relocate from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Pueblo, Colorado.
Within Colorado and perhaps elsewhere, Pueblo has a somewhat unfavorable reputation due primarily to a relatively weak economy that has struggled since the decline of the steel industry in the s. Although Pueblo still has a long way to go to regain economic vibrancy, I see significant progress and Pueblo currently presents, in my opinion, an unbelievable bargain.
So, why is Pueblo such a great deal? In short, Pueblo offers a nearly unbeatable blend of 1 low cost of living, 2 beautiful weather, 3 outdoor recreation, and 4 modern amenities.
Cost of Living The cost of housing in Pueblo is unbelievably low. This past year I bought a 3 bedroom 1. But, aside from a complete bathroom redo, it was mostly cosmetic updating.
It still needs exterior paint, some landscaping and a facelift for the detached garage but I already have it rented to a nice family. If it remains occupied at the current rental rate I will recoup my investment within 4 years. Try that in Denver, Boulder or Colorado Springs or in any other city with a symphony, a university, mountain views and days of sunshine per year.
At 38 degrees latitude, Pueblo is about halfway between sunny and dry Albuquerque, New Mexico and the cool and crisp Rocky Mountain environs of Cheyenne, Wyoming, both geographically and climatically. Winter can be cold and snowy on occasion but the snow typically melts the next day and you might be able to play golf in short sleeves 48 hours later.
Pueblo is one of the sunniest places in the USreceiving more sunshine than San Diego and Honolulu. Yes, you read that right!
Check the National Climate Data Center.
And, Pueblo summers are far more pleasant with cooler temperatures than you would find in comparably sunny cities like Phoenix or Tucson. I love the fresh clean smell in the air after a thunderstorm on a summer afternoon.
Pueblo also enjoys extraordinarily clean air and water. Outdoor Recreation Just like any other city in Colorado, Pueblo is a relatively short drive away from world class skiing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and a variety of other outdoor activities.
The Lake Pueblo State Park offers water sports of all kinds and the Whitewater Park on the Arkansas River has become a great destination for kayaking enthusiasts. Thanks to bountiful sunshine you can enjoy many of these activities more days each year in Pueblo than in most other parts of Colorado.
Same is true for golf, tennis, etc. So, this is really a value proposition rather than an argument that Pueblo is better than other metros.
That said, Pueblo offers all the major cultural amenities that most people want nearby. Pueblo has a growing 4-year university recently folded into the Colorado State University system along with Pueblo Community College for higher education and related cultural offerings.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center and the Pueblo Symphony provide a taste of traditional big city culture, the annual Colorado State Fair recruits headline performers, and a local arts scene seems to be emerging — see www.
Pueblo is a great sports town.
There are probably more die-hard Denver Broncos fans in Pueblo, on a per-capita basis, than in Denver. Have lunch at the Coors Tavern and check out the history of Pueblo sports plastered all over the walls and ceiling.
Pueblo is home to the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi, the annual Bell Game between Centennial and Central would make even the hard core football fans in Odessa, Texas of Friday Night Lights fame jealous.
Football is probably the most popular sport in town but there is something for basketball, baseball and hockey fans. Will you really go to that many more games if you live in Parker?
Incredible New Mexico style green chili is the local favorite and can be found smothering burritos, enchiladas, eggs huevos rancheros and more.
Italian restaurant options are equally good and there are loads of other Pueblo favorites to be discovered. Okay, the Pueblo naysayers are waiting for me to turn to public schools and crime.
Not if you look closely. Pueblo does have one or two really bad areas. The toughest part of town is the Eastside, a great community with a lot of pride, but home to plenty of crime and low performing schools.
So, before you dismiss Pueblo, take a closer look at disaggregate school performance and crime statistics. We currently live in one of the top school districts in Michigan and the US with greatschools ratings of 10 for the high school, 10 for the middle school and 9 for our elementary school.
Should be perfect, right? We found our daughter in a class of 60 6th grade students with 2 teachers where the social stratification scene was already completely overwhelming any effort to focus on academics.
Our son was being labeled as a problem child because he was too bored with hour after hour of sitting quietly and listening to teachers talk rather than allowing his natural curiosity to explore ideas and stretch boundaries.The first thing to do is calculate the dimensions of the pizza box.
Based on our data, we know = s 2. Solving for s (by taking the square root of both sides), we get 16 = s (or s = 16). is a square. The arc from to is a semicircle with a center at the midpoint of. All units are in feet. The. Why Relocate to Pueblo Colorado. February 1, [After you read this you can check out my Pueblo 5-year Report Card].
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