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Old 08-09-2006, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Erie, CO
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Hello everyone! I am a native New Jerseyan (but could never live there again!) who is living in England with my English husband and our four year old son. We have decided we want to raise our son in Colorado. We love the mountains, love the snow, love the sunshine (which we don't get a whole lot of over here!) and being from New Jersey and now living in England, I absolutely despise humidity (which there is tons of in both places!). We are currently going through the whole visa process for my husband. Our goal is to be over there by around Easter next year. We are looking at possible towns and are thinking about Erie, Louisville, and that surrounding area. We have heard that the Boulder County school district is supposed to be very good. My husband is used to a one hour commute each way and is also used to horrendous traffic--so I'm sure however bad the traffic is in the Boulder/Denver area, it's not going to be nearly as bad as it is here in England! We've read loads about these areas on city-data.com and other sites, but any first hand information would be very much appreciated.
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:02 AM
 
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Trisha, Boulder is a nice city but very expensive. I went to the Univ of Denver and would go visit Boulder sometimes. I know London is expensive too so you may be able to swing it if you can swing London's prices. It is a progressive democratic city and more on the liberal side then most areas. Another great place is Estes Park, Woodland Park and Manitou Springs. Also the western slope has some nice places like Grand Junction, Durango and Montrose. Grand Junction being more on the desertside. The expensive triangle that is out of most people's reach is Aspen, Vail and Telluride. HTH.
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:53 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I think if commute times are an issue, then it's best to know where one is employed and then search the areas. Colorado is a large state. It is too large and too diverse to decide to land in Colorado and think "Oh I will explore the place and then settle down."

Like everything it's best to have a plan, and then work the plan.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Erie, CO
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No, actually what I was saying is that commute times aren't an issue, as my husband is used to at least an hour commute each way. We know that we want to live somewhere between Boulder and Denver, in a small town.
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:02 AM
Status: "October is the eighth month" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Golden. Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette.

Other areas between Boulder & Denver are suburbs. Commuting to/from Boulder to/from Denver could be 2 hours each way.
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