An Expat Talks about Living in
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Ridgway Ouray Community Council
Friends of Ridgway Schools/PTA
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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
The town is mainly white middle - upper class. Many different religions, although mostly Christian denominations.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Ranching, new home/business construction, teaching. Many people find a niche and fill it with their own small home business. Real estate brokers are very common.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Priorities include: family, sports, school, ranching.
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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Make sure that you like small town life before you move. Good grocery shopping is 30 minutes away and the nearest mall is 2 hours. Grand Junction is the nearest large city and Denver is 6 hours away by car.
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