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If you're the type of person who likes the small town feel with all the amenities available, Alamosa is the town for you. It has great grocery stores, plenty of hotels, many new, but could use more restaurants because of the university and junior college located in Alamosa. Weather is great.
I love Alamosa. It is a small town where everyone knows everyone. It feels like you're family. The seasons change dramatically so you see the colors of the trees and the winter is just beautiful. There are always activities thrown by the town to attend like the Ice festival, homecoming for both Adams State University and the high school.
This area gives a pretty small town feel. Anyone looking for a small town atmosphere would love it here. There are a few amazing wonders here such as the Sand Dunes. The mountains are about an hours drive away. Alamosa, Colorado also gives off a pretty country vibe. Industry is on the rise though. Many people are moving in currently. It seems like every month a couple new businesses are being opened. The most recent one is ihop. I would say Alamosa has about 10,000 people including a college campus at Adams State University which has about 1,500 students. Alamosa is located in the San Luis Valley which is an amazing area. If i were to be able to choose anywhere to raise a child or be raised it would be in San Luis Valley.