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Old 06-24-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Kalispell
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I'm considering moving to Colorado but unsure what areas to consider. My primary needs are:

- SUNSHINE and warm weather! We prefer less cold and snow, but can deal with some as long as there are blue skies and a decent length warm season compared to the winters - we are tired of long, awful Montana winters.

- Area where my husband and I can continue to be self-employed. Husband has a service business (property care & cleaning services - carpets, lawns, windows, absentee owner services - fairly diverse). I am a hypnotherapist and life coach so the area should be progressive enough that people are open to my services - this has been a huge problem in rural Montana - very conservative.

I am open to desert or mountain environments - have lived in both.

Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Kalispell
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I should also mention that I am open to population of anywhere between 25,000 to 300,000. Population is not as important as climate.

Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You might do better in the lower altitude areas of New Mexico or Arizona. Not sure you're going to get much change in weather moving to CO.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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Although Colorado is further south of Montana, the average elevation is much higher, so winter and cold can happen in much of the state for 9 months of the year. I agree with above that you'll do much better looking further south.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I'm considering moving to Colorado but unsure what areas to consider. My primary needs are:

- SUNSHINE and warm weather! We prefer less cold and snow, but can deal with some as long as there are blue skies and a decent length warm season compared to the winters - we are tired of long, awful Montana winters.

- Area where my husband and I can continue to be self-employed. Husband has a service business (property care & cleaning services - carpets, lawns, windows, absentee owner services - fairly diverse). I am a hypnotherapist and life coach so the area should be progressive enough that people are open to my services - this has been a huge problem in rural Montana - very conservative.

I am open to desert or mountain environments - have lived in both.

Thanks for your suggestions.
I hear Southern California is calling your name...
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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hold on, we don't get near as cold here as they do in Montana. They might find it a nice change.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Like how Norwegians find Denmark a "nice change".
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Like how Norwegians find Denmark a "nice change".
You're saying Montana in the winter is not substantially colder than Colorado?
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You're saying Montana in the winter is not substantially colder than Colorado?
I wouldn't call 8 degrees that much colder. The mean Jan temp in Denver is 29, in Great Falls it's 21. The difference between Oslo and Copenhagen is only slightly less.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I wouldn't call 8 degrees that much colder. The mean Jan temp in Denver is 29, in Great Falls it's 21. The difference between Oslo and Copenhagen is only slightly less.
you're mistaken. Everyone knows Montana has spells of 40- and 50-below zero in the winter which is unheard of here.
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