I have lived in CR since 1982. I had a 3-bedroom apartment for $250. Prices now are $1,700 for a 2-bedroom. There were approx. 9,000 people and now over 55,000 and new developments are booming. It is said that the median price for a home is $283,000. Try to find one. The lowest price for a house is in the high $300's and they are tiny. We are leaving CR because we, as a retired couple, can no longer afford to live here. The CR I loved no longer exists. Crime is low, amenities are high and the cost of living has pushed us out. If you have an income of over $100,000, you will probably do well here if you are frugal. Traffic now rivals Denver. If you like gridlock when you drive, you have come to the right place.