Pueblo, Colorado (CO)

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The City of Pueblo (IPA: /pwblo/) is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.[5]
Pueblo is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek 103miles (166km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. The area is considered to be semi-arid with approximately 14 inches (350 mm) of precipitation annually, however with its location in the "banana belt", Pueblo tends to get less snow than the other major cities in Colorado. Pueblo is the heart of the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area and an important part of the Front Range Urban Corridor.[6]. Many consider Pueblo to be the economic hub of southeastern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Because of this some people call Pueblo "Colorado's second city," despite the fact Pueblo is not the second largest city by population. Pueblo is one of the largest steel-producing cities in the United States, because of this Pueblo is referred to as the "steel city". It is now home to a number of electronics and aviation companies. The Historic Arkansas River Project (HARP) is a beautiful river walk that graces the historic Union Avenue district. It shows the history of the Pueblo Flood.

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Total Population: 102,235
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $29,650
Median Home Value: $87,100
State sales tax: 2.9%
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03/27/11

ASpirit

 

ASpirit (currently lives here; has lived here for Under 5 years):

"Great Evolving Small town....Awesome bike trails, nearby hiking, & growing art community!"

Pueblo is one of the best kept secrets in Colorado. It's got a lot going for it really and is the perfect size to get around. There are a number of quaint cafes and restaurants and the River Walk is amazing! The Lake has awesome bike trails nearby, along with hiking.

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04/17/11

J.Holmes

 

J.Holmes (currently lives here; has lived here for 5-10 years):

"A Wonderful Place to Live"

Pueblo at one time was known to be a Steel Mill town, but as that era fades in the past, a new era seems to be birthing. I was not sure how I would like Pueblo. I had always lived in larger cities. But surprisingly for a small town, there are a lot of little gems in terms of specialty shops(ie: bakeries), restaurants, and cafes. Plus there are nice parks, trails, and the lake! The Riverwalk area continues to grow and we now have CSU here as well. If you ask me, it is a great time to move to Pueblo while the prices are still far below the average. Although, I saw what they had listed here and I do not believe that is accurate. I think home prices are higher than that. Nonetheless, I have a feeling this place is going somewhere good. Just MHO...

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07/26/14

RockyRoads

 

RockyRoads (researched this town Within the last 5 years and is considering moving here):

"Excellent for the Retiree on a Budget"

With a population exceeding 100,000, I wouldn't exactly call Pueblo a small town, but I guess that’s just a matter of semantics. It’s called Colorado’s Second City because it was the second largest city until about 1960, and it was the economic hub of the southern part of the state. Since that time Colorado Springs and the Northern Front Range cities have grown like crazy while Pueblo has grown slowly, so it now ranks about seventh if you count the big Denver suburbs as separate cities. The median home age in Pueblo is 49 years; in Colorado Springs it's 31 and in Fort Collins it's 27.

If I were still in career mode I'd be looking elsewhere, but let's face it: many factors that are negative for working people are positive for budget-minded retirees like us. Housing costs are low, traffic is minimal, and the overall pace is pretty laid back compared to the larger, more economically vibrant, Colorado cities.

Many Coloradoans view Pueblo as less than desirable, partly because the two main highways, I-25 and US 50, don’t provide very attractive views of the city and the steel mills on the southeast end of town give it an industrial look. But if you get off the highways and venture into the neighborhoods you’ll find a lot of character and charm. It reminds me a lot of older parts of many Eastern and Midwestern towns. And the town definitely provides all the amenities the average person would need.

Climate is a subjective thing, but for me it's almost perfect. There are four seasons but none are extreme. Pueblo is one of the warmer places in Colorado and there is very little snow to shovel in winter. By our standards it is hot in the summer, but very dry and that makes a huge difference compared to locations east of the humidity line. Many homes do not have air conditioning, but we have promised ourselves that's one thing we will have when we retire there within the coming year.

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