I'm planning on relocating to CO within the next 6 months or so - I always figured the Denver would be the easiest and safest bet, but how is Grand Junction? Job-wise and housing-wise, are both plentiful in Grand Junction?
It's hard to find good jobs in Gj, but GJ is one of the most beautiful areas in Colorado. Housing in GJ is cheap, and cost of living is a lot lower then Denver. Denver is easy to find both jobs and housing (more expensive though), but Denver is slowly getting worse and worse. There are an unbelievable amount of illegal aliens here that don't even speak English. Denver already went over 200 homicides a year now, with well over 700 suicides. You really have to pick your area wisely, because other parts of the city are way better then others. Generally you want to live in the suburbs to the north or south. The inner city is horrible.