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Old 08-07-2006, 09:40 PM
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I am taking a job at the "New Medical Center of the Rockies"...starting
Jan. 07'.......We are relocating from Michigan to this area. We have 4 children. We are considering Greeley, Loveland or Ft. Colins. Any thoughts
on these areas? Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:43 PM
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all terrific places to raise a family. What is important in a community?
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Old 08-08-2006, 07:01 AM
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Default Relocating to Ft.Colins area

How are these areas different? Obviously, we are looking for a family orientated community, good schools, church friendly, nice neighborhoods, etc...
Would it be better to be in Loveland, Greeley or Ft.Colins?
Thanks for the responses...
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:01 AM
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I got a call once from a lady who wanted a "good school" for her teenage son. I talked to her about test scores, and teacher to student ratios. She nearly hung up on me, she was frustrated I wasn't answering her. Then I asked "what is important to you?" and I got a highly rated marching band program. I found the one high school that won two out of the last three years, and long story short, they moved to that area for that reason and lived happily ever after.

What is important to you is specific to you and yours. What I think, isn't important unless I know, or we know, more about what "family oriented community" means and what a "nice neighborhood" is. Is it a new home subdivision with tennis courts and a pool, or is it a walkable community with a post office and a grocery store and a place to eat you can stroll to after work.

I would venture to gues that all the cities on the Northern border are nice, family centered communities.

Are you attracted to new? older? land? trees? Mountain? lake front?
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:36 PM
 
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My fiance and I are also looking into moving to Loveland/Ft Collins areas from the Bay Area. I'm a little stressed about moving there because all my family is here in California. Is it an easy adjustment?? What about the beach...does anyone miss that? I hardly ever go to the beach...but its nice to know that its there if I wanted to go.

It is important to us that we raise our future family in a nice house/neighborhood, good schools, low crime, good weather, family oriented place, and last but not least...that I can stay home and raise our children. There is really no way to have all of that here in California. I really do not want to have a day care person raise my kids.

After the wedding in September we are planning on taking a trip out to the area and take a look around and see what we think.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:54 PM
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I moved to Denver 17 years ago from Sunnyvale. Sometimes I do miss the ocean, but Frontier flys to SF & SJ & even Reno/Tahoe sometimes for $89.
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:36 PM
 
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Wow thats pretty dang cheap! That's just one way correct? I'll have to check it out!
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