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Old 06-17-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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For soccer we have

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Nuevo México
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Interesting, the comparison between Santa Fe and Eugene. Would not have occurred to me. I was just in Eugene and saw nothing that reminded me of Santa Fe even remotely.

Eugene: large university, small government presence, overwhelmingly white population, no tourism to speak of, excellent public transport system.

Santa Fe: no university, big government town, dominant Hispanic and Native American influence and presence, VERY tourist-oriented, sub-par public transport.

Eugene has more of a no-frills, unpretentious, frumpy feeling to it, reminiscent more of Albuquerque than Santa Fe (and I mean that in a good way).
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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My niece, who is 3 1/2, is visiting me right now and we have taken her to a couple things that she really liked: the botanical gardens (they have a great children's fantasy garden and a train that also takes you to the zoo and aquarium) and up the tram to the top of Sandia peak (walk around the top when you get up there).

As for where to live, based on the fact that you have young children and your income level, I would recommend looking east of Louisiana and north of Paseo del Norte.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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Interesting, the comparison between Santa Fe and Eugene. Would not have occurred to me. I was just in Eugene and saw nothing that reminded me of Santa Fe even remotely.

Eugene: large university, small government presence, overwhelmingly white population, no tourism to speak of, excellent public transport system.

Santa Fe: no university, big government town, dominant Hispanic and Native American influence and presence, VERY tourist-oriented, sub-par public transport.

Eugene has more of a no-frills, unpretentious, frumpy feeling to it, reminiscent more of Albuquerque than Santa Fe (and I mean that in a good way).
Thanks for the comparison. Like I said, I know nothing of Santa Fe except that it *seems* that the same people who frequent the hip college towns like Eugene, Boulder, Madison, Flagstaff, etc. also mention Santa Fe in the same breath. But from what I've now read, it sounds like Santa Fe is really more of a retirement mecca than young hipster mecca. Either way, I'm not sure it's really the ideal place to find dense concentrations of like-minded young families with kids. Just doesn't sound like the sort of place where the community priority is schools, playgrounds, pools, youth leagues, etc.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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For soccer we have

AUFC Home
Great thanks. I was also surprised to learn that my daughter's Texas soccer club is also opening an affiliate in Albuquerque

Sting Soccer

So sounds like lots of opportunities.

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Old 06-17-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Your daughter will probably be happy about that if you decide to move.
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