My husband and I are thinking of relocating to Colorado (Denver area) . Any advice on best places to live,work,etc? I currently work at a pediatric hospital, and would like to stay within that specialty. PLEASE let me know what you think. Thanks!
Feb 13, '02
Message for rachet65:
My husband and I moved from Colorado one year ago (almost), and it's a place you either love or can't wait to leave. The Coloradans call it "God's Country" because of the mountain views, Garden of the Gods located in Colorado Springs (forty minutes or so from Denver), and the Sunshine most of the year---even when it snows!
On the occasions we visited Denver, we were glad that we lived in Colorado Springs instead of Denver due to the traffic congestion and city life there. We moved from Colorado because our time was up there (we are a military family). Why not vacation there and check it out before you move there?
I did hear that Childrens Hospital in Denver was an okay place to work. There is also Swedish Hospital which I heard is a nice place to work. You can also accept a travel nurse assignment in the shortest duration possible (usually assignments are 13 weeks in length) that way you can work at a place while you check out the area at the agencies expense.
The agency will even provide your housing during your assignment. At the end of the assignment, if you and your husband don't like the hospital where you have worked during that time, but you like the Denver area itself, then at least you know where you don't want to work. While on assignment there, you can put your apps in at various other places. By the time your assignment is up, move on to better things for yourself employment wise.
I must warn you that the cost of living in Colorado is as expensive as living in parts of California. Too expensive for our taste!
Last edit by live4today on Feb 13, '02