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Old 09-29-2010, 04:36 PM  
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I've lived in Moab for about 20 years. I'm "semi retired" from the hardwood flooring business. Employment here may be a bit hard to find due to the economy but that depends on what your niche is. And coming onto winter makes it even harder. The cost of living here is a little higher than a larger town and housing costs are fairly high. Fuel prices are also a little higher. Not an economical place to live anymore like it use to be.
It is somewhat the same way here in Vernal. We had our boom here a few years ago. Real estate went through the roof. Back in 2003, real estate was 40% above what it should be, then in 2006 it more than doubled. We had several new homes built in just two years. Then the elections came and took away everything, except for the few hundred vacant homes. Within the last month or so, we have seen an increase for lumber sales, I have more house plans coming through my desk, and retail sales is on the rise.

Our lowest gas prices are holding steady at $2.87 for 85 octane, $0.10 more for 87, $0.20 more for 91. Groceries are expensive to keep six kids fed.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:05 AM  
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.....Within the last month or so, we have seen an increase for lumber sales, I have more house plans coming through my desk, and retail sales is on the rise.

Our lowest gas prices are holding steady at $2.87 for 85 octane, $0.10 more for 87, $0.20 more for 91. Groceries are expensive to keep six kids fed.
Here in Moab it's about the same except the gas prices are .10 higher. 85 ocatane is $2.97 and diesel is $3.17. Housing sales are flat and home construction items are yo yo. No signs of things turning around here. Tourism is keeping the wolfs away from the door for some businesses. Overall, home sales are the only significant signs of a slow down. Most construction trades are busy but not like it use to be.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:01 PM  
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Here in Moab it's about the same except the gas prices are .10 higher. 85 ocatane is $2.97 and diesel is $3.17. Housing sales are flat and home construction items are yo yo. No signs of things turning around here. Tourism is keeping the wolfs away from the door for some businesses. Overall, home sales are the only significant signs of a slow down. Most construction trades are busy but not like it use to be.

Hmm know any place that might hire a tool and die maker with a heavy jeep addiction and 3 kids
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:38 PM  
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Moab is on my Jeeper bucket list. I think we need Jeep stickers for sites conquered. One for the Hottub, one for Rubicon Trail, one for Viagra Hill, etc.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:45 PM  
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Only 2 things keeping me from moving to Moab:

1: Jobs - I'm in IT, so it's slim enough already.
2: Slickrock - I love wheeling on it, but I sure would miss Colorado's eastern slope.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:57 PM  
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sniff sniff......i miss utah
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:23 AM  
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Only 2 things keeping me from moving to Moab:

1: Jobs - I'm in IT, so it's slim enough already.
2: Slickrock - I love wheeling on it, but I sure would miss Colorado's eastern slope.
I do miss the Eastern slope. I wheeled many trails just around Fort Collins, Loveland and up to Central City, Nederland etc. area. Gold Hill was a nice stop, among many other places. Each territory represents a different form of wheeling that adds to the same end results of satisfaction, awe and pondering for weeks to come.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:14 PM  
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every time I've stayed in moab I've stayed at the Laquinta inn its a nice place and nice people
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:17 AM  
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every time I've stayed in moab I've stayed at the Laquinta inn its a nice place and nice people
I suggest getting reservations first. My wife and I tried to stay there twice, both times they were booked.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:27 PM  
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Where is a good place to stay in Moab?

I stayed at the Rustic Inn which is downton. great place for the money.
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