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"What are the neigborhoods like in Pueblo???"

What are the neigborhoods like in Pueblo??? - 6/9/2006
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please share information about the neighborhoods and social events....

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Santa Teresa, NM

a box I can afford - 9/30/2016

I would like to move to Pueblo, my company will not give transfers with an automatic raise because they are bound corporate HR policy which states " no employee is allowed to progress at the expense of the company " . My base Salary is 48 K a yr could I afford a box or a closet in Pueblo ? will I have to be Bi-lingual ? I only know how to yell at children and spouses in Spanish. Is it mandatory that you must own a Harley to live there ? is there a 24 hour restaurant or Walgreens ? is there a local micro brew pub ? what time do people normally get up on Sunday ? is there pressure to use marijuana even if you don't wanna ?

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Pueblo, CO

This is a very nice place to live, like anything y - 8/25/2016

The cost of living index for homes listed here is 62, while all others is still near what it is for most other cities I've lived.. at around 90. So the grocery, gas.. health.. is not that drastic. But, I did research neighborhoods, and found a fairly nice size home, that needed TLC , in a fairly decent, north end neighborhood. It was livable. Will need some work over a period of time to restore. But is roomy, has a nice size yard, a view of the mountains, no city traffic, fresh air, and the economy here isn't terrible. So I am very happy. A few of my neighbors have lived here forever, and do not take to "newbies" well, but I can take that. :) I really like not having all the traffic and sirens and heavy air. Also, I am just about 7 miles from Lake Pueblo, I love all that open space, the boating opportunity, the trails. Really, this place is a nice find. I think the complaints on here are to steer new comers away. :) lol It's a ploy to keep it pristine and prevent over crowding. I love it here.

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Pueblo, CO

Your city is appalling - 1/12/2016

I came here a month ago. Was planning to go to Colorado Springs, but I never made it. Had issues with my transportation. I have been in Pueblo for a little over a month now and have seen nothing but filth everywhere. The people here don't care if the streets are dirty. Don't care that since we had snow two days ago that there are icy streets everywhere there is any kind of shade. No salt, no sand, no nothing to stop cars from sliding on any of these dangerous areas. There is a McDonald's near downtown with a sign that the bottom is broken out. There are florescent tubes exposed on the bottom, and I've been told it's been like that for years. Every business I walk into has a dirty storefront or has litter all over the parking lot. The streets are full of trash, litter, and dirt that appears to have been washed there by some thunderstorm months ago. It's not just the dirt either. You people in Pueblo are the meanest, rudest drivers I have seen anyplace. You won't yield for pedestrians! There is a crosswalk on South Santa Fe that has flashing lights to warn traffic that pedestrians are in the crosswalk. I pressed the button, nobody would slow down or stop for me, but worse, there was a woman walking right behind me who got trapped in the middle of the street because NOBODY would let her cross!! The lights on both sides were on to alert drivers to STOP and NOBODY would!! Shame on you!! You people are proud of this town?? There is a total lack of civic pride here. If it breaks, you don't care, you don't sweat it, if it's filthy, don't care, dangerous, still won't care. I got stranded here. I pray I get out alive. This is the most horrible city I have visited, and I have been around a bit and this town is in my top 5 list of the worst cities in America, right at about number one. Is the rest of Colorado like this?? I haven't been to Denver, Colorado Springs, or Fort Collins yet. I may visit those areas sometime. I hope I don't see this much decay and neglect in any of those places.

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Pueblo, CO

Education - 12/4/2015

I live in Pueblo West which is a suburb of Pueblo. I love our schools! Cedar Ridge, Connect and Pueblo West High School are the schools my boys have attended. I love the clean air, cool nights, big sky country. I can see the Milky Way as I take one step out my front door and reasonable cost of living to raise a family here. I love the school my kids went to and one still goes to, and that I teach at-Pueblo West High School. Everything from strong academics-both AP and IB are offered here- to strong extracurriculars. We have the typical clubs such as Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, Youth in Government, FBLA, Knowledge Bowl, DECA, Chess Club, Cooking Club, MECHA, Drama Club, Interact Club, Mountain Biking Club, Key Club, Broadcast Journalism, Future Teachers, Yearbook, Newspaper, Student Council. Additionally we offer terrific choir, band, jazz band and drama offerings in our brand new state of the art auditorium where we have had productions such as Our Town and Oklahoma, Alice in Wonderland and White Christmas this year. We have excellent athletics programs, State Champion football and softball programs as well as state qualifying teams in Cross Country, Track, Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling, Tennis, Soccer. Each student has a Macbook Air laptop computer. We are certainly benefitting from a school that offers the complete high school experience as well as access to college courses and associate degrees with an agreement through CSU-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College. Additionally we offer concurrent enrollment for college credit in courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, English, US and World History and Political Science for classes taught within the high school. Our students include National Merit winners, Boettcher, Daniels, Hurliman, Monfort and Coca Cola Scholars. Go Cyclones!

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Pueblo, CO

Climate - 7/29/2015

The climate in Pueblo is generally mild although summer tmperatures may reach 100 degrees and the winter temperatures may fall below zero. However most of the time there is sunshine and a very pleasant temperature.

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Pueblo, CO

Pueblo, Colorado… A Great time to be here - 7/18/2015

I bought a home in Pueblo, Co almost 10 years ago and never looked back. After living in a number of other areas in the country, I have to say this has been a tremendous place to live. The downtown Riverwalk, a vibrant art scene, and countless community initiatives and events make it an exciting place to be. Like anywhere else, people look at life through their own lens. Pueblo is a very community-oriented bike-accessible city(this is growing), with an incredible mountain park nearby for serenity, hiking, and a cutting edge environmental center. We also have great access to camping, lakes, and larger cities such as Colorado Spring and Denver without the high cost of living. PBS Music Voyager did a beautiful special on Pueblo in 2014; Check it out. Better yet, come check Pueblo out for yourself. You might just be surprised!

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Pueblo, CO

Pueblo Crime Rate - 5/24/2015

Are you crazy?? This is not a "best place to live" if you want to keep your stuff. Burglaries and auto thefts are HUGE, and if, for any reason, you shop, the number of panhandlers in the parking lots are growing each day. Oh, by the way, the number of crimes has increased exponentially since the legalization of marijuana, and is going up daily.

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Pueblo, CO

cost of living - 5/11/2015

The cost of living in Pueblo, Colorado is very reasonable. My husband and I both work becquse we want to but if only one of us would just work we could still make it on one income. The housing market is fairly reasonable and you get a lot of house for your money.

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Napa, CA

Help me decide on Pueblo, Co - 4/14/2015

I am looking to relocate due to a job offer and have narrowed my search of cities down to Pueblo. I am curious on how the cost of living is in Pueblo? coming from California which is ridiculously high, i am looking for a new place to start a family. i was interested in Colorado Springs but it seemed to be a bit on the expensive side. we are a mixed race family (white/Mexican) in our late 20's so is pueblo a pretty welcoming city? and is it pretty safe as far as crime rates go? is the surrounding job market promising?

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Labelle, FL

cost to register cars - 4/24/2014

cost of gas,cost of income tax,cost of food

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Pueblo, CO

Good place to live - 3/10/2013

I am not promoting Pueblo as a place to move to, in fact most of us are happy with the size of our town. The reason for this post is to counter some of the posts I have seen on this site. I was born and raised in Pueblo so living in this community I believe I do know enough about it to share an understanding of my home town. I have lived in Denver, Southern California, Seattle, and have spent time back east so my experience is not just of Pueblo What does Pueblo offer that other cities don’t? It is as simple as someone unknown to you saying hello while standing in line at the check out. Most people from Pueblo are friendly. They are not out to impress. They are excepting of those who are different. The crime rate, if you look at the numbers is not any higher then towns for this size. I feel safe most anywhere in the community.. All my children graduated from Pueblo schools an went on to higher education. Teaching, nursing, and law-enforcement. 3 of my grand children have or getting ready to Graduate from CSU-Pueblo. So education in town I feel is good. I have only one child that has moved away.He and his family live in Denver, but comes down to Pueblo often, staying close to friends and family. I have become friends with those who have moved to Pueblo, due to work and when they retired elected to stay. It is friendly, comfortable, cost of living is good and the climate is great. Many of their family members have also moved here as well. If you want all the things a big city offers Pueblo is not the place. For that you would have to travel to Springs or Denver, but if you are looking for a places that offers a feel of small town with many of the things of a bigger city then Pueblo is the place.

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Abner Snowps
Albuquerque, NM

Wounderful Pueblo! A drinkers paradice! - 2/17/2013

What many may not understand about Pueblo, is that it's a very simple city.There are a lot of people to get drunk and party with! I have got drunk MANY times in Pueblo, and let me till you, them people LOVE to get drunk and the cops leave you alone! So just go out, get a bottle of booze then get happy and walk the streets, and in no time you'll fine someone to get drunk with! That is about the best advice I can give anyone who wants to move to Pueblo.

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Pueblo, CO

Don't do it!!!! - 1/1/2013

If you value your quality of life, moving to pueblo is the wrong answer. The only thing i ever hear as to why people move here is because of the mountains. That is all Pueblo has to offer otherwise its a cesspool!!!

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Austin, TX

Politics - 9/14/2012


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Pueblo, CO

Noise - 1/27/2012

Pueblo is a very noisy city. No matter where you go, and for most of 24 hours, is the constant thumping of the bass of car stereos. When you contact the city police there is no enforcement of the city and state noise laws. When I contacted the city council members their response was any where from no response to there are laws but it depends on enforcement. The quality of life is not measured by jobs and social institutions alone, but also by the behavior of others too. Pueblo allows a very, very small minority of people go around and essentially thumb their nose at the law at the expense of others peace of mind. A person can't even enjoy the quiet of their homes without having to listen to the constant thumping of the car bass and vibrating of windows and walls. I have seen several times where Pueblo police were sitting next to a car with the bass cranked up, obviously breaking the law, and they have done nothing.

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Pueblo, CO

Life in pueblo - 12/29/2011

I have been reading a lot of negative comments about pueblo but where you live is what you make of it. If you are determined to be unhappy, you will be unhappy. I have lived in a lot of places and they all have positive and negatives. Happiness is not where you live but a state of mind

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Pueblo, CO

about Pueblo Colorado - 3/12/2011

Lived here more than 30 years simply because the spouse doesn't want to move and has good income from sources outside of Pueblo. Most people who don't like Pueblo are here because they can't get the other half to move. Some still here because they went broke and can't move. Mostly, the ones wanting to leave are wives because women here don't really like to make new friends. They have friends they've known since birth or at least high school, and their family is all here. They don't need new friends. You make friends with people who aren't from here and all you end up doing is griping about how bad you want to leave but the spouse won't do it. Most of those spouses are home grown Puebloans. There aren't really any groups to join here either. Two good things about Pueblo - clean air and no rush hour traffic. Cultural life is minimal. Economy very bad. Poverty rate really high. Mostly small local employers who won't or can't pay decent wages and tell young people they don't need to attend college. If you don't have connections you'll be lucky if you can get in with one of the few larger companies. A few big companies are here but their facilities aren't big. If you're lucky, you can work your way up to $40,000 a year over ten or fifteen years. Population is about 50/50 white and hispanic. They pretend to like each other but I think they really don't because they tend to stick with their own (weird to watch the racial/ethnic dynamic here). Most of the native Puebloans have never travelled outside of the city. Seriously, never even been to Denver. Many are so poor they can't maintain the old small homes they own. Some have their mortgages paid off and most drive new cars. But a lot of them have bill collectors chasing them. It's wierd but it seems like a lot of these people don't even know how poor they are. I guess because they've never worked anywhere else and don't have family that did either. If you plan to open a business here well, check out the economy before putting any money in it. Most retirees are barely surviving because they never earned enough to save any money. Many employers don't offer 401(k) or health benefits. Education system very poor, except for the university, but most of its graduates leave Pueblo in order to make more than $8 or $10 an hour after graduating. Pueblo largely has upper middle class, lower middle class and poor. Not many in the middle part of middle class. Crime is bad especially domestic violence and gang activity, burglaries, muggings. Home invasions were a big problem a few years ago but they either stopped or have been hushed up. The area around the country club declined because everyone moved out after the invasions started. A lot of things in Pueblo get hushed up because the locals don't want to be embarrassed by having negative things about Pueblo made public. Pueblo is kind of a joke in the northern part of the state because of stuff like that. So Puebloans stay quiet and nothing changes or things just get worse. They denied they had gangs for about 10 years, until they just couldn't deny it anymore when graffiti was all over everything in the city. If you're thinking about living here, rent for six months, see if you can get a job that pays enough to live on, find out if your kids will be safe and able to learn anything in school, and see if you can make any friends. If you decide you like it, then you can buy a house, but be careful about the "inexpensive" housing because most of it is in bad neighborhoods. The rural areas are pretty good places to live but they're expensive and have no public transportation, shopping, etc. You'll spend a fortune on gas. By the way, city busses in Pueblo only run until 6:00 p.m. and don't run at all on Sundays, so public transportation sucks even in the city. If you come from a big city and don't like to brown nose in order to have a good job or career, Pueblo's not the place for you. If you're not "someone" you'll have a very hard time financially. Most newcomers don't stay because they can't make enough money. That was the case even before the recession. Employers make you work overtime but don't pay you time and a half. They also like to make you exempt from overtime and then work you to death. They expect you to do all this volunteer stuff for them on your own time. This region of the state is so poor that businesses don't make a lot of money. They like to run with minimal staffing and work you 50 or 60 hours a week for chump change. Puebloans don't seem to know their rights and never reports these chumps to the Department of Labor so they just work for nothing and then don't know why they're broke when they retire, if they ever get to retire. Commuting to Colorado Springs to work isn't a great option either. Maintenance costs on your car are huge along with all the gas you have to pay for. The commute is about an hour if you're going to the north end of Colorado Springs and their job market was hit harder than Pueblo's from the recession and hasn't really come back. Pueblo didn't get hit as hard because it doesn't have as many businesses. Most of the hits in Pueblo were in construction. Don't let a realtor tell you you don't need a cooling system in the $200,000 house you're about to buy in Pueblo or Pueblo West. It actually has happened. One guy from California works from his home and was told that we don't really have that many warm days here and he didn't need a cooling system in his newly built two story house. So he buys the house and sets his office up in an upstairs bedroom. Summer rolls around and he's roasting every day while he's tring to earn money. Found out it was going to cost him $10,000 to install central heating and cooling but he didn't have the money. He put it all into the move from California and the purchase of the house. Another guy almost bought a house and found out at the last minute that a river runs under it and floods the basement every spring. Whoever lives there runs a pump in the basement around the clock for a couple months every year. Another realtor sold someone property where they planned to build a house but didn't bother to let him know that the property has no water source. He had to install a cistern and has water trucked in. Another time, a realtor rented a rural house to someone from out of town. The house was on well water. Everyone started getting sick and they finally had the county test the well water. It was contaminated. The owners and the realtor knew it before they rented it out too. Realtors get away with murder in Colorado, so be forewarned - check out everything a realtor tells you before you sign a contract on a house anywhere in the state. Pueblo has a code that if you need a new water heater you can't install it yourself. You have to hire a licensed professional. Found that out when a friend of ours tried to replace his water heater. I think they did it to force people to pay businesses so they can stay in business. Favorite form of entertainment for women in Pueblo? Shopping and going out to eat. Pueblo has nothing but run of the mill restaurants and fast food joints. Obesity rate is ridiculous here. So is teenage pregnancy and drug use. I could go on but you get the message. I'm outahere as soon as spouse agrees. I'm applying the pressure like never before cause I can't face another 30 years here. It may come down to me or Pueblo, take your pick. That's how bad it is.

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Smithton, IL

Everytime I go to Peublo a homeless man touches me - 3/7/2011

Seriously... stop it homeless guy. It's rude and it makes me sad.

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Pueblo, CO

Shocking Violent Crime Rate + not all reported - 1/9/2011

Here are the 2 figures that should concern you. In 3 years from 2006 the violent crime rate has increased 42%. As of 2009 the violent crime per capita was 72% higher than neighboring Colorado Springs. The local media is too afraid of bothering city leaders to talk about violent crime rate and since Colorado Springs paper recently addressed it the Police department stated that the numbers were tainted because it includes "attempted" murder. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a violent crime to me and I dont want someone "attempting" to kill me either. The Police also for 2010 suddenly can't report stats to FBI per the same way they have done it for over 10 years. Why? Because they are afraid of the facts and dont want data seen by public. Me? well I have had cops "no show" for 2 calls to 911, gace plate number, stellar description, and requested to press charges on gang punks driving around threatening with gun with result of zero, and when someone chased my vehicle and broke out window trying to rob me I was threatened by police that they would find traffic citations to give me if I filed charges despite assailant caught and admitting guilt while blood from breaking my window gushed from his arm. So just imagine how much crime isn't reported? Despite above average number of officers you can drive across town twice and never see one. Since no cops, if you honk at any young males here they instantly want to fight or run you off the road and NOBODY can drive between the lines around here. I've had enough and my newborn son forced the issue. We are moving to somewhere with same good weather, same low cost housing, same nature, BUT SAFE!! Try Prescott, AZ!

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Pueblo, CO

Scary! - 5/3/2010

I moved here 2 years ago and what a mistake that was. I've lived in the mountains, plains, Denver and the Springs, so I know from which I speak. The reason for the move was affordable housing. Unfortunately all I got was shooting, drugs, cops chasing people in my neighborhood, car jacking on my street, and insane hooligans on the 4th of July. Yes, hooligans! Shooting illegal fireworks in a dry field and people's houses. 30+ people on a dead end street. Cops? After notifying them after 2 hours of this they never showed up. So much for protection! Just drive down I25 and notice all the slum areas on either side. Horrible place to live and, yes, I'm running away and leaving my house to the mortgage company. Too scared to wait it out to sell. Unless you're a gang member or illegal, don't move here!

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