has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Skeptic is living in Rock Island, IL and has a little something to say:
|Life Stage:||Mature Single|
|Location:||Rock Island, IL|
|Occupation:||Law Enforcement/Security Srvs|
Do some research Posted On: 6/27/2012 8:18:21 AM
I relocated to Denver in 2006 and promptly left in 2008. Having done some research into crime about the area before moving there, I quickly realized Denver is a big city prone to violence. Denver has a gang problem. I worked in armed and unarmed security while there and saw instances of violence and theft that was very concerning. Latino gangs, black gangs are very prevelent there in Denver and Aurora as well. Some areas are nice but there are pockets of neighborhoods prone to criminal activity. I would highly suggest you visit the areas of metro Denver before committing to moving there.
Beautiful Place. However, it's difficult to make Posted On: 11/21/2007 12:39:29 AM
Having lived in Coeur D'Alene for approximately 34 years has allowed me to see some changes. The schools are great. The seasons are not bad with consideration to the winter months. The summers are nice too. The overall climate is dry. Coeur d'Alene has experienced some phenomenal growth over the past 10-15 years. Unfortunately, past Coeur d'alene city council members and Kootenai County commissioners have neglected to establish key planning for roads and highways to accommadate the influx. Instead, more emphasis has been placed on home development. Real Estate prices have been increasing in value steadily for the past 10 years. Coeur d'Alene Lake was once a beautiful destination but residential and commercial development has created a "mini-Tahoe" atmosphere. Homes, roads, and condos, are quickly filling what empty space exists around the lake. In essence Coeur d'Alene Lake is being "loved to death". Property taxes are increasing at a steady rate. Most jobs in the area are service-oriented and low-paying. Commercial growth has seized upon this opportunity to improve their individual company earnings at the expense of low salaries to locals with little or no benefits. My advice is- the surroundngs are beautiful, with numerous outdoor activities but do your homework if your planning to move there. If you have a decent career with a decent salary waiting for you by all means make the move. But don't let the beauty suck you in and hope for the best. Make plans accordingly.