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Old 02-22-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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We are relocating to Colorado from IL and have a chance to get a nice deal on a brand new house located in Johnstown, CO. There doesn't seem to be much information about this city. We were interested in Loveland, Fort Collins area until this house came up.

People from around this area please tell us what you think in all honestly. We are retiring and looking for a nice place to live. Thanks
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Here's one of our older threads on Johnstown, CO, might be some info in there that will help.

I guess it's all up to what you're looking for in your retirement. There doesn't seem to be much of anything in that town, which is surrounded mostly by farm fields. If you're active types, you'd most likely be bored stiff there. If you're stay at home types you could retire most anywhere.

Good deals on new houses can be good deals, or there may be problems if the developer is in financial trouble and leaves a lot of the promised features unbuilt, like rec centers, etc. We've had builders go broke all over the nation, I'd investigate as fully as I can.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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I think Johnstown is fine for retirement. I live in Fort Collins and also considering relocating to Johnstown w/fiance due to the reasonable prices on great new homes (first time homebuyer). Johnstown is fairly close to Fort Collins, and very close to Loveland. It's right off the HWY so you can commute to other towns easily. There also seems to be a nice golf course in Milliken. Fort collins is alot more rich in recreation, though. If you are looking to be able to walk to shops, restaurants and activities consider moving to Old Town. It might make retirement more exciting. There is ALOT more to do here. Depends on your lifestyle and if you care to commute a little when you want to do something. Good luck



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We are relocating to Colorado from IL and have a chance to get a nice deal on a brand new house located in Johnstown, CO. There doesn't seem to be much information about this city. We were interested in Loveland, Fort Collins area until this house came up.

People from around this area please tell us what you think in all honestly. We are retiring and looking for a nice place to live. Thanks
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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Oh, and Loveland is kind of hit or miss. There are some really nice areas, and some terrible areas.. The majority of Fort Collins is nice and pleasant. 80525/80526 is very suburban with alot of nice new development. 80524 is in or close to Old Town. I would choose from those zip codes.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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Thanks All...I ended up with a new construction house in Castle Rock.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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A great decision! Castle Rock is a nice place. If you have any questions about the town, feel free to ask and I can do my best to answer.

Although, I'd be a bit weary of new construction homes. My dad was house hunting recently and we saw a new construction house in Castle Oaks where the majority of the corners of baseboards/walls were definitely NOT 90 degrees. Attention to detail was, and can be, really poor.

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Old 03-22-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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A great decision! Castle Rock is a nice place. If you have any questions about the town, feel free to ask and I can do my best to answer.

Although, I'd be a bit weary of new construction homes. My dad was house hunting recently and we saw a new construction house in Castle Oaks where the majority of the corners of baseboards/walls were definitely NOT 90 degrees. Attention to detail was, and can be, really poor.
We bought from a builder named Village Homes. The house is located in the meadows with a view of the mountains. We got really lucky it was a model and we were the first to look at it. My sister works for a agent and got us a super deal with low finacing, It is loaded with top of the line features. We can't wait to leave IL the home of the taxes and corruption. We love the Colorado life style. It seems like a great place to retire.
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