Moving to CO

  1. Hello all,

    So I am planning to move to CO in about 2 years and have been doing extensive research on where to live in CO. However, I plan to continue working as a Home Health nurse and have 4 years experience in it, 6 years total as a BSN. My question is where are they best places to live in relation to where the jobs are? Most of the places I am falling in love with are no where near any jobs. Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   klone
    That totally depends on what you want for where you live. Urban, suburban, rural, small town? High desert, mountains, plains?
  4. by   syoung078
    Thank you for your response, I'm really just trying to see where the best jobs are and moving there to be honest. I tend to like more rural areas, I don't mind desert, mountains or plains, and I don't mind the snow at all. So I really just want to find where the quality jobs are first and find low crime, surrounding towns/cities. I'm looking to have a 30-45 min commute tops. I commute 35 mins to work where I am now and I am in a farm town, low crime, small population. I don't want to be in the middle of a bustling, big city but not so isolated that I never run into people. I am a young, single female and plan to be actively dating so I can't be in a super rural area either lol.
  5. by   Crossno23
    I live in Vail, CO - 2 hours west of Denver in the Rockies. I would recommend moving to a smaller mountain community if you're looking to avoid crazy traffic and long commute times. The RN's in this area are well paid and there are multiple home health agencies and hospitals to look into. The Denver area has grown considerably in the past couple of years and will only continue to grow.
  6. by   Satori77
    I live in Fort Collins and northern Colorado is extremely competitive when it comes to hospital jobs. If that is what you want to do, this might not be the best area. If you wish to continue with home health, or want would be willing to work in nursing homes or psych, then its a good area. I would secure a job before trying to move though.
  7. by   syoung078
    Yes, that is the plan to stay w/ home health. I have no desire to work in a hospital setting and have done both LTC/SNF setting and hospital work. I've been looking into Pueblo, Aurora, and Grand Junction for Home Health. There's plenty of work in Denver. The issue with staying close to the city of Denver is that I wouldn't be able to afford a house in that area.
  8. by   syoung078
    Quote from Crossno23
    I live in Vail, CO - 2 hours west of Denver in the Rockies. I would recommend moving to a smaller mountain community if you're looking to avoid crazy traffic and long commute times. The RN's in this area are well paid and there are multiple home health agencies and hospitals to look into. The Denver area has grown considerably in the past couple of years and will only continue to grow.
    I would love to be in a smaller mountain community, I just don't know what areas are bad vs good? I've looked up demographics and livability scores for certain towns and cities in Colorado, but hard to say if they're accurate? I'm mostly looking to avoid a high crime rate. The city of Denver and surrounding towns are a bit out of my price range for a home so I'd love to find something to the west of Denver or even in the southern part of the state but seems there are little jobs outside of Northern CO.

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