View Full Version : Montrose, CO???

06-05-2013, 05:43 PM
Looking at possible relocation from Northern Ca to Montrose...anybody live there or have any pros or cons of living there?

In God We Trust
06-05-2013, 08:11 PM
Beside it is beautiful country with great hunting the biggest pro of all is it is not bankrupt California!

06-05-2013, 08:15 PM
I have a buddy that lives very close to there. He loves it. My hunting partner hunt elk near there too and he also wants to move there.

06-05-2013, 09:18 PM
How about the town itself? Family friendly? Schools? I figured the hunting and fishing would be good..bankrupt Kalifornia is EXACTLY why I'm looking to move!

06-05-2013, 10:28 PM
go to thier chamber of commerce website, its a great town in my opinion! don't know about schools though bud which is way important for sure!

06-05-2013, 11:34 PM
I have relatives there and I'm sure they were happy enough with the school system. I've always found the locals to be friendly when I visit. You won't be the first from California to move there. I don't believe the economy is growing much but it's not going too far backwards either. It looks like a real nice area if you have to live in the lower 48!

06-06-2013, 06:05 PM
To find the cost of living in various Colorado towns and cities go to this link: http://www.cityrating.com/cost-of-living/colorado/#.UbEjPUDVB8E

That might be of some benefit when you are choosing what Colorado town to live in.

06-06-2013, 06:20 PM
You can also look up housing costs at Zillow. Just type in the name of any town or look at this chart that lists a few towns in CO

To look up school district ratings go to this link:

Montrose schools apparently rank much lower than nearby Delta schools.

07-23-2013, 11:59 PM
Looking at possible relocation from Northern Ca to Montrose...anybody live there or have any pros or cons of living there?

Welcome! I too am from NorCal.

Colorado Cowboy
07-24-2013, 06:30 AM
When we were looking here in Colorado for a new homestead, Montrose was on our shortlist. That was 17 years ago and it has grown a bunch since then. We didn't really look at schools as we didn't have any kids left at home. We were looking at land to build on, not something already done. Couldn't find what we were looking for. There are several gun ranges real close and of course great hunting & fishing. Delta is a much smaller town just a few miles north of Montrose.

My advice is burn some vacation and visit. Contact a realtor and get a feel for what is available and prices.

I retired in 2000 and moved here to SW Colorado from SoCal. Never looked back and love it!:cool:

07-24-2013, 01:01 PM
I just moved to Montrose from FL and I can tell you it has been the best decision I have ever made. I have found the people to be friendly. If want to PM your phone number I can call you if you have any questions about Montrose.