Reader: A Lot of Colorado Newcomers Get Nasty and Possessive Once They're Here

Reader: A Lot of Colorado Newcomers Get Nasty and Possessive Once They're Here

A reader comment about what many people see as the rising cost of living in Colorado triggered an explosion of responses, both pro and con. Here's the take of someone who thinks many non-natives undergo a not-always-pleasant change upon their arrival.

See also: Reader: I Can Barely Afford to Live in Colorado Anymore

Chris Heller writes:

I've been in Colorado 50 years and would be the last person to tell anyone where to live or where to move. Over the years I've seen many newcomers morph into nasty possessive types after living here a few years. It's like they want to close the door behind them. In a few years I will moving to milder climate to get away from winter. I'm a looking at a broad area elswhere in the West where I'll go. But I'm not leaving yet. :)

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