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Pros

-Year-round climate
-Cost of living
-Healthcare

Cons

-Crime rates
-Economy
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Pueblo Metro Area


Years ago the massive Colorado Fuel & Iron plant closed, changing Pueblo forever. Once a gritty steel town, Pueblo has been in transition ever since. Ranching and irrigated farming are economic mainstays, and there are still some metal-products industries in the area, The real attractions now are the quiet, small-town life and a pleasant climate. As part of the effort to transition the economy, the city has spent a lot for revitalization and waterfront restoration along the Arkansas River waterfront.

The area is home to large medical facilities and a state mental health center, as well as a Colorado State University campus. The mountains and Royal Gorge area to the west provide extensive outdoor recreation. The unemployment rate is among the highest in the state. The city is a bit isolated but many services and amenities are available in Colorado Springs, 25 miles north, which also provides jobs for some Pueblo residents who commute there. Cost of living is moderate and attractive relative to other Colorado cities. On the downside, there are some areas of unattractive growth outside of town.

Lake Pueblo, the largest body of water in southern Colorado, is located 7 miles west of the city and provides a variety of watersports, fishing, and picnicking, as well as a wildlife preserve. The surrounding countryside consists of rolling plains and is covered mainly with sparse bunchgrass and occasional cacti. The climate is semiarid and marked by large diurnal temperature ranges. Summer days reach 90 degrees about half the time, but low humidity means reasonable comfort. Mountain breezes keep summer nights cool. Winter is comparatively mild due to abundant sunshine and mountain protection. Cold spells are usually broken by warm, dry, chinook winds coming down the mountains. Summer rains occur as sporadic afternoon thunderstorms. Winter precipitation is usually light.


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Quick Facts About Pueblo West


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Pueblo West is 8.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pueblo West jobs have Increased by 1.55 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Pueblo West's cost of living is 6.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Pueblo West's population is 29,500 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 71.97 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Pueblo West is $159,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Pueblo West public schools spend $8,573 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.2 students per teacher in Pueblo West.

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Easy Living
My husband and I moved to Pueblo West two years ago. We had moved to Parker, CO, after he retired, thinking we wanted to be close to all the amenities that Denver... (read more)
Living in Pueblo West
I've been in Pueblo West for about 5 years. I love it. Retired and moved from Denver. It's a great place for retirement. Cost of living is much less than Denver. ... (read more)
Pros and Cons from someone who's lived here 2 year
Having relocated here in the past two years, let me give you a list of pros and cons about Pueblo West: Pros: Close to recreation, Pueblo Reservoir is gorgeous and... (read more)
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