Why are people moving to Colorado?
While there are plenty of reasons to leave New York, here we want to focus on what makes Colorado such a great place for your next destination. And the one thing, from which you certainly cannot escape in the Centennial state is the mountains. Whether you choose to live in the city or in a small town, the majestic Rocky Mountains will inevitably have an impact on your life in Colorado.
The state is also famous for its 300 days of sunshine. Now pair that with the popularity of a variety of outdoor activities. Can you see why the state would rank in the top ten healthiest states in the US with very low obesity rate? That makes it a great place to get away from the rather sedentary (albeit busy) New York lifestyle.
In 2015 Colorado ranked 7th among all of the states for the total number of people added – 101,000 in a single year. The Centennial State has the highest average elevation – 6,800 feet above sea level – of the fifty states. Colorado has about 1500 peaks over 10,000 feet high and 54 over 14,000 high; therefore, whether you choose to live in the city or in a small town, the majestic Rocky Mountains will inevitably have an impact on your life in Colorado.
What are some popular destinations in Colorado?
Denver – founded in 1858 as a mining town, today Denver, the state capital of Colorado, has transformed into a cosmopolitan city with the diverse economy. The city is home to Denver Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rockies. To help you get back on track with a healthy lifestyle after the move, Denver offers 200 parks to enjoy, 30 recreation centers, and miles of elaborate biking and running paths.
Also you will be just a short car ride away from Red Rocks Amphitheater – the only naturally-occurring acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. It is where the famous Irish rock band U2 filmed their “Under a Blood Red Sky”.
The college town of Boulder – Colorado’s liberal education hub. Today it is ranked among the top cities in the nation when it comes to education, health, and quality of life. Besides being one of America’s greenest towns, Boulder, according to research, has the highest percentage of people with an advanced degree in the country.
Colorado Springs – a military hub located in one of the most picturesque areas in the country. According to Money Magazine, in 2006 the city was the best place to live. Dry climate and healing waters from the natural springs have also made it a popular spa resort. Having moved to Colorado Springs you’ll be able to enjoy countless trips to the Garden of the Gods – a beautiful city park with astounding rock formation.
Aspen – a well-known playground for the rich and famous, is situated in the northwest of Colorado, and is home to approximately 6000 residents. Although it was founded as silver mining town, today ski tourism is Aspen’s enduring goldmine. Real estate prices here are among the highest in the world, which results in most workers driving from neighboring communities.
Other popular Colorado destinations include Aurora, Durango, Fort Collins, Vail, and Thornton.
Here are a few useful facts for motorists and their families moving to Colorado:
- Colorado has 5 toll roads with E-470 that runs along the east side of the Denver-Aurora area being one of the most expensive in the nation.
- You must apply for a Colorado driving license within 30 days of moving to Colorado.
- And as soon as you have your Colorado driver’s license, you can register to vote
- You have 90 days to register your vehicle at your local County Clerk’s office after moving to Colorado.
- The fees depend on the age, weight, taxable value, purchase date and the type of license plate you want for your vehicle. Emission test is also required.
- For more detailed information and current fees visit colorado.gov – Colorado Official State Web Portal.
For traffic, weather alerts, and road closures, check with Colorado Department of Transportation by going to www.codot.gov. And if you are in need of a job when you get to Colorado, make sure to visit Colorado Department of Labor: https://www.colorado.gov/cdle. There you can not only do a state-wide-job search but you can also find info about job training, job fairs, benefits, and more.
How long does it take to ship a car from New York to Colorado?
Shipping a car from New York to Colorado takes about 5 to 7 days. Due to the nature of the industry time is always an estimate. Weather, traffic, truck failures or other customers’ delays may affect the exact time of shipping.
What documents do I need when shipping a car from New York to Colorado?
Shipping a vehicle domestically is easy. We do not need car titles or even the VIN number. All we need is the keys when we arrive to pick up your car, and the name of a designated person at pick-up and delivery who will release and accept the car.