Re: Need Advice-Floridian

    Hey thanks for responding!!!! You mentioned the southwest area
    of Colorado is your favorite-and also has friendly people.
    What area is that or county so I will know. I did hear that
    Colorado Springs is beautiful. I am really looking for a
    friendly/safe atmosphere. Although I know you cannot find
    anywhere being totally safe---I think you get my drift.
    Looking forward to all of your replies. Sincerely


    On 9/14/07, dog has bad ears wrote:
    > Tasha,
    > Colorado Springs is a nice area. Beautiful scenery, too.
    > Large enough to have a few different school districts. Sounds
    > like you are wanting a change in life... how about moving to
    > the mountain areas? Are you interested in outdooor stuff?
    > Hiking? Snow skiing? Rafting? Mtn biking? Mountain school
    > districts don't pay as much as perhaps the city but you'd
    > have the perks of activities, beautiful mountains, smaller
    > communities, and I know of 2 counties that do 4 day weeks
    > (longer days)! (Fridays off and kids ski for PE)
    > My idea of a more "laid back" approach to life is Southwest
    > Colorado. Land is more flat, spread out. Friendly folks. They
    > do have a mountain range too that enhances the view. Lots of
    > fields and streams. I go to that area to get away for the
    > weekend. Camping there is so relaxing!
    > Denver and surrounding areas - you will find yourself
    > getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of life.
    > East Colorado and Southeast Colorado are big into ranching
    > and farming. Small school districts, lower pay. Lots of land,
    > wide open spaces.
    > Don't know much about the Northern part of the state.
    > Hope you follow your dreams. Change is good for people. Good
    > luck with your adventures.
    > On 9/13/07, Tasha wrote:
    >> Hello Coloradoians,
    >> I am very new to this chat board. As a matter of fact I
    >> live in Florida and have never been to Colorado.
    >> However, I have always wanted to
    >> experience something new and different. I do not know my
    >> way in colorado, safe areas to live and work, least
    >> expensive,etc. Just to let you know I have my masters
    >> degree in School Guidance and Counseling. I am a black
    >> single female. I am very flexible and open to moving to
    >> new places. I just do not know where to begin. Colorado
    >> is so big but I just want to know where the safest places
    >> to live are. I am very interested in trying out this
    >> state. Any advice would be appreciated. I know Colorado
    >> has so many counties and areas but I just want some advice.
    >> Oh, I am also 31 years of age. I really enjoy suburban
    >> neighborhoods. I do not mind working in the city but I
    >> would want to come home to a quiet place. Colorado Springs?
    >> Some say that is a nice place pretty safe but I just need
    >> some guidance for myself right now. Thanks for all of your
    >> help and please fill me up with some great advice, areas,
    >> certification, salary-teacher, etc. You all are great!!!!
    >> Tasha