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Old 03-23-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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I have AT&T now but had Verizon when we lived in Basalt. Not sure how Sprint does out here.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Thanks! Moving day is next week!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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Good Luck with the move! Remember that Carbondale is at almost 6,200 feet, so drink lots of water to keep hydrated.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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Thanks so much. We have been here almost a week and loving it!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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You've likely made the move by now, and know this, but Verizon really is the best for coverage. There's a farmer's market every Wednesday during the summer at 4th and Main. Keep an eye out for ticks. Check out Delany Park for your dog.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi Dogmama50,
You mentioned you lived in basalt and now live near vail. I am considering relocating to either. What is your opinion of both? Do you like one more than the other or are they pretty similar in terms of community, good schools, safe environment?
Thanks for any insight you have,
skitown
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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I actually liked Basalt more, it's a smaller, less transient community compared to the Vail area, if we had a chance to move back we would. However Vail is closer to Denver if you feel the need to do the city thing. Both are safe areas, don't have kids but I believe the schools are comparable. For Vail, Eagle is the family town, and it's very family oriented. Basalt and Carbondale are family towns, but it isn't what defines them.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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Thank you - very helpful!
I have family in the Front Range which makes Vail more appealing, but probably would prefer the lifestyle of the Aspen valley more. Hard to choose! '
How about affordability? Are Basalt and Vail comparable on that front? Aspen is very expensive and I would not choose to live in Carbondale. Seems like there are houses to rent in Basalt whereas Vail and Avon are primarily condos, need to go further down valley to really find home style neighborhoods in the Vail valley.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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Vail is expensive, like Aspen. Eagle-Vail, Avon, Edwards, expect $2200-$3500 for a house, Eagle and Gypsum are around $2000-$2500. Basalt and Carbondale are similar in price. I like Carbondale, downtown is really nice, downtown Basalt is great too, Willits is a big construction pit to me right now, but a very good family neighborhood.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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My experience in Carbondale is that it's enviro-minded, full of ageing hippies doing good things, like running solar energy companies, liberal, small town, good schools, with a smattering of vacation homes for wealthy people from elsewhere. Aspen employs some people, due to the resort town draw for rich Europeans (who build and rebuild high-end vacation homes around the area) and a few wealthy Americans.

Quiet, small town atmosphere, friendly people, awesome scenery, creeks and streams around town for kids to play in (and occasional fishing), hot springs outside of town. Small festivals in te town park, sports of various types are a main pastime. Primo place to live.
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