Pueblo is located in Pueblo County in the US state of Colorado, and is known by its nickname as ‘The Home of Heroes’ as a result of five of its residents being awarded the Medal of Honor, making it the city with the most recipients per capita in the whole of the US. There are even a number of memorials dedicated to this. Expats living in Pueblo will be able to take in sights such as the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and Bishop Castle, as well as other attraction such as Pueblo Zoo, the Steelworks Museum, Pueblo Ice Arena and more. The city is known as being the home of the annual Colorado State Fair, whilst American Football is one of the most popular sports in Pueblo, with Dutch Clark, a Pueblo native, being the first Colorado player to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
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Expatriates moving to Pueblo will find that the city is a very desirable place to live, with people citing the weather, the low cost of living and housing prices as a reason to relocate to the city. Pueblo is within easy reach of a number of Colorado’s ski resorts, whilst not being as affected by snow as some other areas in the state. Summers tend to be very warm and dry. Expats in Pueblo with families will benefit from the range of schools in the area as well as the city’s Colorado State University-Pueblo and a number of community colleges based in the city. Expats moving to Pueblo may be able to get useful information on relocating to Pueblo from fellow expatriates when joining InterNations, a fantastic online expat community designed to be a space for expats around the globe to socialize, network, and share information and advice. In this way, we hope to make moving to a new city, getting settled in and expatriate life in general easier.
Pueblo was once known for its thriving steel industry, which has seen a decline in recent years, and now has a more diverse and growing economy. Expats working in Pueblo should be able to find work in areas such as public services, education and healthcare, or with one of the large government departments that are based in the city, including the Federal Citizen Information Center. The city is also home to a large scale wind turbine, and is known as an excellent location for solar energy companies, with opportunities to work in these areas. There are also a number of opportunities for expatriates working in Pueblo in areas such as retail and leisure. For more information about working and living in Pueblo, any expat could benefit from the experiences and knowledge of members of the InterNations online community who may be able to provide advice and information about Pueblo and aspects such as housing, education, entertainment and more, as well as about moving to Colorado, USA, in general.