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Old 08-22-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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Default Anyone moved to Colorado from Tennessee?

I live in Nashville, originally from Upstate NY. Anyone move to Colorado from TN? We are so torn about a move there from all these posts. Thoughts on what to expect, get used to, or what would be different for us? I hate that we don't have any water around...lots of cities nearby, but we love water.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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Hi. Do you mean you don't have water in TN? When I lived in Atlanta, we used to drive up to see friends in TN (near Shelbyville) to boat/swim on weekends, it was great... there were SO many lakes to enjoy there! If that's what you meant, CO really does not have many lakes in contrast and the lakes in CO are COLD. Beautiful but COLD.

There is a post on the Denver board right now regarding ATL to Denver which might give you some idea of what to expect here versus that part of the South. Clearly, ATL is much bigger than the biggest cities in TN but it might give you an idea of the differences.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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Thank you! I live in Nashville and I don't find too many lakes here ...I don't mind cold....just more to look at and canoe, raft, etc in. These are not that great or clean for that.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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I live in Nashville, originally from Upstate NY. Anyone move to Colorado from TN? We are so torn about a move there from all these posts. Thoughts on what to expect, get used to, or what would be different for us? I hate that we don't have any water around...lots of cities nearby, but we love water.

Hi, we just moved here from Memphis - I know very different than Nashville but I have lots of family/friends there. It's wonderful here in every way. We live in Lafayette but work in Boulder. I was worried about the water thing too because we like to go to the Panhandle in the summer. I honestly don't think I'll miss it at all after what we've experienced here. You can go to say Eldorado Springs Canyon and hike and hear the rapids/streams - put your water bottle or soda can in the water and it'll get cold right away. We've been white water rafting at Poudre River - only an hour away. There are many, many places where you have loads of access to lakes, streams, etc. it's really amazing here. Also, you can even go tubing in Boulder Creek and that's right in the center of Boulder.

Also, I was concerned about where to live, Boulder versus Louisville, versus Erie, Longmont, etc, etc. Really, you will meet people who live all over the place. They are just used to driving to these places and nothing is too far from each other - it's just the traffic that slows things down. That said not experiencing the winter yet, but still I'm looking forward to it. Public transport is great by the way. Hope that helps!
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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Thanks! That is nice to hear. I am so worried about the semi-arid to arid thing though because my skin is so used to moist, humidity. I have taken such good care of my skin and I look 10 yrs younger because of it. I would hate to move there and have it affect me. Thoughts on that with anyone?
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:52 AM
 
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Thanks! That is nice to hear. I am so worried about the semi-arid to arid thing though because my skin is so used to moist, humidity. I have taken such good care of my skin and I look 10 yrs younger because of it. I would hate to move there and have it affect me. Thoughts on that with anyone?
You'll have a ten year advantage over the natives.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Thanks! That is nice to hear. I am so worried about the semi-arid to arid thing though because my skin is so used to moist, humidity. I have taken such good care of my skin and I look 10 yrs younger because of it. I would hate to move there and have it affect me. Thoughts on that with anyone?
Aw yes, the skin. I am trying so many different creams and oils. There are so many different alternative shops that you will find a host of products to try. In Boulder alone there are some natural pharmacies (sorry, can't think of the names but I believe one is on 13th street and another is on Pearl). People are really willing to share their little secrets. I use moisterizers, argan oil, almond oils, you name it and then on top of that 75-100 spf sunscreen. The sun is so intense here that you can get a tan in the car - no joke. So, I'd say protect, protect against the sun. I like Nutrogena because it smells nice.
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