Review of Colorado, Colorado

Colorado is Awedome
Star Rating - 8/8/2019
I’m from Oklahoma and I absolutely love Colorado!!!! I plan on moving around the Castle Rock or Monument area once I retire from the military. Housing is expensive in Colorado, but I’m willing to pay more for housing to get away from this God forsaken state.

I don’t believe people from Colorado know how blessed they are with the natural beauty and activities available in their state to comment negatively about it. In Oklahoma it feels like a cult and prison. I grew up in Oklahoma. The only thing good I can say about it is that the state is the cheapest to live in.

So if you don’t mind tornadoes, drugs, and fat skanks that are determined to destroy any kind of happiness you might have solely because if they aren’t happy you shouldn’t be either then Oklahoma is the perfect state for you. Education here sucks as well and we rank #50 in teacher pay. So if your educated in Oklahoma you will be punished for it.

I see people complaining about traffic and Colorado being crowded. The eastern part of Oklahoma has the most natural beauty (by the Ozarks and has lakes) even then it’s in no comparison to Colorado. Not to mention there are a LOT more activities to do in Colorado.

You can buy land in Eastern Oklahoma for the same amount they are selling land around the Castle Rock and Larkspur area. So why wouldn’t I move?
Joshua | Eufaula, OK
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K-12 here in CO is pretty bad. Every year a few school districts get threatened with defunding because of poor performance. It is reflected in the colleges. I went to an East Coast school, not even an ivy league, and had to transfer home for family reasons to DU. DU is considered the 2nd best school in CO after the School of Mines. Guess what, it was like elementary school compared to where I was. I had a full ride scholarship at GWU. Should have stayed there. I went back to school and got a Math & CS degree at Auroria and noticed that it did start to improve but I am guessing that is because UCD and MSU Denver are getting noticed by kids coming from states that have halfway decent school systems. DPS was almost defunded 3 times between 2010 and 2015. Adams was under the gun from 2016 - 2019 and eve failed to improve graduation rates. These are two of our "better" districts. Only Cherry Creek has clout and I was doing algebra in Chicago/Wheaton, moved here in 3rd grade, years before any "gifted" kid in the Cherry Creek School District was touching math at all. Also, land prices and home prices here are 186% of the national average. You must be getting an enormous discount from the military to get those prices. Monument's median home price is nearing $1 million. Castle Rock is MORE expensive than Denver. The average home price in CO is 160% of the average. Please fact check yourself. I know the plains states suck but there is cheaper housing in TX and MO.
Andrew | Colorado Springs, CO | Report Abuse

I don’t know if you moved here yet, this post is old. FYI Colorado is now a magnet for creepy druggies because it was the first state to legalize weed. Also k-12 education here is also pretty terrible and teachers have had to protest over shirty salaries. I know Oklahoma is a hell hole but denver is being ruined by druggies. I recommend you move to Massachusetts
John | Denver, CO | Report Abuse
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