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Old 03-04-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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My husband and I recently moved to the Denver Metro area and we are looking to settle down in Colorado. So far we like the Front Range. We are having a home built for us and need to narrow down a location. We do not have to worry about commuting anywhere. We are both willing to find jobs in whatever city we settle down in. We are looking for somewhere with great mountain views, good schools for our future kids, would like basic retail (walmart, target, grocery store) close however malls can be 20 minutes or so away. My husband would like somewhere close to a shooting range ( no more than an hour away).

Any suggestions on a location would be great as well as specific neighborhoods if known.

Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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My favorite places are in the mountains. I love Evergreen, Coal Creek, Dory Lakes near Blackhawk. All these places are about 30 minutes to the plains so you could work in the city and live in the mountains.

Pros: Cooler summers, no AC to run, no grass to cut, no bugs, or far less. cleaner air. What's not to love!

Cons: snow in the winter though they clear it up quicker than they do in Denver metro. Commute to work if you work in Denver
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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There is no one "best place". It's a very individual thing. Come out and visit. Be aware that job opportunities will vary by town; the best one for living (for you) may not be the best one for working.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. My husband and I are already out here on the west side of Denver but we are looking for a family friendly area to start a family. We want to have a house built. We are contemplating either the Loveland or Ft. Collins areas. Any opinions on those 2 locations? Any neighborhoods that you know of that are family oriented with young kids?

Both my husband and I will be starting our own business as well. Are these areas economically sound to your knowledge?

Thanks!
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I would have to say Pueblo. It fits all your needs and is inexpensive.
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