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Old 01-28-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Earth
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The ideal situation would be to find some wealthy 2nd homeowners (there are plenty) who own a place with a separate apt or spare room and you can sort of be the 'caretaker' and pay cheap rent or something. Otherwise as others have said, you'll be pretty disappointed finding anything that is both decent and affordable. You're either wealthy enough to afford your own place, or you're slumming it with roommates, or you're slogging up and down the highway with all the other worker bees.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Regardless of where you WANT to live, your location will be mainly determined by what you can afford.

Breck is party central and very expensive. Frisco is right up there with Breck in terms of affordability (or lack thereof). Both Breck and Frisco have a traditional town setting, with lively Main Streets. Dillon and Silverthorne are cheaper (that's a relative term here) and more for the working stiffs (lots of strip malls), with Silverthorne being a bit more family-oriented. Your cheapest option will be Dillon Valley East -- lots of ski bums and construction workers. Summit Cove and Wildernest (part of unincorporated Summit County) also have lodging options (with Wildernest having a lot of condos/apartments and Summit Cove having a lot of expensive houses as well as some cheap apartments/condos).

Your best bet is to visit the area to get a feel for the different towns. You'll find twenty-somethings in all towns here. It really depends on the vibe you're looking for. For instance, with the strip malls, Dillon and Silverthorne aren't as pretty as Breck/Frisco, but they have normal/regular stores and lots of inexpensive restaurants and bars. Breck and Frisco are nice, but there are a lot of touristy stores, and all the restaurants and bars are quite expensive (not to mention always packed).
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