Personally, I prefer Montrose over GJ, but as a whole the area is nice. I wouldn't classify the area as artistic or culturally diverse. When are you thinking of a push toward the Western Slope? I am hiring a private investigator out there in the next couple months. If this sounds like work that might intrigue you, send me a PM. It doesn't pay a lot, but enough and it may put you in a position to be a pain in @unaweep side.