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Old 11-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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I know all of these towns have brutal winters, but which would be the nicest to live in? I want a heavily wooded place and unobtrusive people. I notice the real estate prices in these communities are reasonable and I have visited these towns in the summer and enjoyed the area. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:02 PM
Location: Divide, CO 9500'
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Based on the want for unobtrusive people, Divide or Florrisant. Woodland Park is bigger than both the latter combined. I live in Divide and have never seen my neighbors... Then again I am the only person on my road who lives there year round!
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:21 AM
Location: Denver, CO
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I wouldn't say these areas have "brutal" winters. Yes, we get a couple good storms but the snow is gone the same day, or the next at the latest, 90% of the times.

I love Woodland Park, which is why I bought a home here, but I also like city conveniances (water, sewer, shopping, restaurants, hospital, etc).

If you need to a realtor, let me know. I used a younger guy (mid 30's with a wife/4 kids) who has lived in WP his whole life, was great to work with and knew everyone and everything in this area.

Also, a wooded lot will be mean your house is colder in the winter and snow hangs around. The sun really makes a difference here in the winter, helps on your heating bills as well.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Thank you, Poker. I hadn't considered the wooded lots blocking out the sun. If you could give me the name/number of the realtor, I'd be much obliged. Thanks.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:49 AM
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If you consider Woodland Park, keep in mind that, according to friends of mine who live there, house prices have decreased dramatically. That may be good news, but who knows if the bottom has fallen out yet or if there is more to go.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:09 PM
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I lived in Teller County for 11 years. The winters are FAR from Brutal!! Just because it is high in elevation does not mean harsh winters. Woodland Park is of course the largest town in Teller. It is a nice town but I moved out of it when it got too big and restrictive. Divide is really a "pass through" without a town center really. It is simply a cross roads of two highways with some stores and facilities for service etc. Divide of all of them has the toughest winters because it is WINDY as hell! There are lots of little subdivisions around the Divide area. I ended up picking Florissant because it has more sunny days than either Divide or WP. It has less snow than either and while it is a little further out it does have a little sense of community yet is close enough to WP for shopping etc. I lived in Florissant for 9 years and never once had a winter I would have called brutal. If you are lookin for a great horse property on acreage that borders the national forest -- let me know! LOL WP is the most "yuppy" Divide the next and Florissant tends to be down to earth.
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