Reviews & Comments
Grand Junction, COGrand Junction, Colorado
I grew up here for the first 12 years of my life. It was a great place to live. It isn't the richest of areas and jobs are hard to come by but its a beautiful place to live. There are some drug problems in the area but the crime stats aren't as bad as they make it seem. Its a pretty safe place to live relatively speaking. I live in a Denver suburb now that supposedly has lower crime but thats just a farce. I've experienced far more crime here then I did in Grand Junction, Colorado. Your experiences my vary but I liked Grand Junction.
Redding, CARedding Utility Company
I looked into this city for possible relocation. They have a horrible red tag policy where if you don't pay your utility bill (or have utilities from the city) they will come tag your home and evict you (even if you own your own home). This adversely affects poor people and people who wish to be free from the grid. The city runs the utility company and the cost is very high. Politics in Redding are not favorable for anyone that isn't extremely far right. Redding is beautiful though which is sad.
Thornton, COThe stats are deceptive
If I were you I wouldn't put much faith into the crime stats for this city. I personally know of a few major crimes and several assaults that were NOT prosecuted by the Adams County DA and the Thornton, Colorado police department. Abuse and exploitation of the elderly that contributed to the death of a loved one is the major crime. The evidence was insurmountable but still nothing being done. There were photographs of the vicious abuse, the victim's statements, and many records of financial and general neglect (dozens of trips to the ER for "falls"). The same accused person assaulted my mother as well! Thornton, Colorado police are pathetic. I've lived next door to a cartel drug house for several years and they don't do anything about that as well. I find dime bags with dollar signs on them in the street, all sorts of traffic, 8-9 trash cans every trash day, loud music, several large aggressive pit bulls, and security cameras around a mobile home. Not to mention high end cars and trucks that "live" there. Its pretty obvious when several 40-65k vehicles are parked outside of a 7k mobile home. The irony is the fact that Thornton code enforcement wont miss a chance to drive around and give people citations for minor stuff like building a shed without a permit or a car in your driveway that isn't properly tagged. Its all relative though. If you're coming from a city in the deep south, Thornton, Colorado's crime rate is great by comparison. ...but if you expect a utopia...keep looking.