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    Thoughts on moving to Utah and Colorado?

    So SoCal is out of the question. I've been thinking about moving to Moab or Grand Junction. I think it'd be amazing to ride around those 2 places every week. I've lived the city life my whole life and i enjoy the few times i get away to ride. If anyone has experiences in Utah or Colorado, please share the pros and cons. This will be my first time living by myself too (as in looking for my own apartment/house even though paying rent/mortgage scares me). Especially when i'm single.
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    Just for the freedom and taxes, I would take Utah....Colorado{unless you want to smoke large amounts of pot} is for those that love paying taxes so the illegals and perverts can live in style....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoot Gibson View Post
    Just for the freedom and taxes, I would take Utah....Colorado{unless you want to smoke large amounts of pot} is for those that love paying taxes so the illegals and perverts can live in style....
    If it were me I would load a u-haul full of Doritos and Oreo's and head for Colorado. They would sell like ice and generators after a hurricane! You could probably take a few months off afterwards and just ride. The Colorado munchies economics model.



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    I have lived in Colorado since 1966 and have seen it become a magnet for the "bi-coastal elite." Some parts are still unspoiled but getting fewer as the population spreads. I would suggest staying on the West side of the divide in Colorado and avoid anything on the Front Range area particularly the Boulder,CO area. Good luck with relocating---

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    Move to Utah!

    I heard you can have as many wives as you can afford. I may be wrong though. I was drunk when I heard it! The beer is free too. No way would you get all this good stuff in Colorado, California or New York. Maybe Hawaii, but that's it.



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    Are those real drinks and is the beer free? I'm not a regular drinker but i have buddies who are.
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    Moab is cold tin the winter and super hot in the summer and crowded with tourists anytime it is nice...Real estate is high as are rents....And Utah has many Mormons who are very inclusive and accommodating as long as you are also a Mormon, other wise highly exclusive....Moab has a very Bohemian vibe amongst the locals, very cool if you like that sort of thing....I kinda do even if I don't exactly fit in...which is the point I guess.

    I know less about Grand Junction, but I like it there a lot. EVERYBODY NEEDS to ride a dirtbike just North of the airport at least once....and you can drive down to Moab anytime! Probably more jobs and more dating opportunities....Remember Moab has 3 local dudes for every local chick! Seems to me Moab would lose its magic if you actually lived there full time. Now a vacation home there would rule!

    I know nothing about taxes or laws in either state except Utah has stupid liquor laws that are annoying....I would pick GJ over Moab even tho I love Moab!
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    3 local dudes for every local chick? It's hard enough getting a good girl where i'm at. Yeah, i was wondering about the whole Mormon thing too. Two of my classmates said they loved living in Colorado and the only reason for moving to NY is family.
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    Ok I just took a stab at the 3 to 1 ratio....but during tourist season it more like 10 to 1! Don't get me wrong, Moab is an awesome place, but it is a small isolated town with many Quirks for sure. I have thought about buying a house or property there for about 15 years. Even 15 years ago it seemed pretty pricey there and at the time I was living in wine country in Northern California....If you are a total outdoor/adventure sort of person Moab would be fun...Another thing, Moab is getting super crowded every year with more and more tourist and international tourists as well. And I think it is about to be overrun by UTVs! They will take over the world.... or at least Moab!

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    Having lived in Grand Junction for several years and having been over to ride in Moab, I'd go with Grand Junction. You can always go over to Moab anytime. It's a lot cooler in GJ. I think you will have more opportunities in Colorado. And North of town as mentioned above, is great riding.
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