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Old 07-30-2007, 10:21 AM
 
Location: cincinnati northern, ky
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:37 AM
 
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I have never been to Colorado, but if I had to choose it would be denver because there are lots of things to to here. It is a beautiful city. it has some pollution, but not nearly as bad as Atlanta. The politics there from what I hear are more progressive and more about getting things done. The Front Range region is planning for a better rail line. I don't see that happening much in Atlanta anytime soon.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Don't know if this is for current residents, but...

I live pretty much where I'd want to live: Summit County. Mainly because of the proximity to outdoor recreation -- we can go hiking, biking, snowshoeing, back-country skiing, and cross-country skiing right outside our door. Resort skiing is 5-15 minutes away. Also several of our friends already live here. Yes, it's not the idyllic mountain living (strip malls, McMansions), but we need to live close to a major international airport (for family + work travels) -- with DIA about 1.5 hours away, this is as good a place for us.

If I didn't have to worry about work, Telluride always seemed nice. Would love to live in Aspen if it were not for the snooty vibe.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Tri-Lakes, Palmer Divide, Monument area because I am no more than 45 minutes between two major (for aerospace and engineering) job centers: Colorado Springs and Denver (southern side and the Denver Tech Center).

Last edited by Charles; 07-30-2007 at 12:31 PM..
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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I would say Boulder or Denver.

Just seem like cities to fit a younger type.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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I've been looking to talk to some that actually live in Summit and Eagle Counties. We're trying to decide between these two areas. Have 3 teens and 1 10yo. Looking for a friendly, welcoming and fun place to raise our family. I understand the cost of living there and that is fine.

What are the atmospheres in the schools? Are there problems or conflicts between the income levels?

Any thoughts you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:24 AM
 
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davara,

Resort areas, in my humble opinion, are not great places to raise a family. Most are "have and have-not" kinds of places, with not a lot of middle class living there. Lots of transient population ("worker bees," many of them aliens--legal or illegal) in many of the communities. Lots of second home owners who don't give a damn about the schools. Drugs can be a problem, too. You listed two of the counties that would be the LAST places in Colorado I would consider living, especially if I had children. Well, Aspen and Telluride would be at the very bottom--they're almost not on the same planet as any normal place (and I had ex-inlaws who grew up in Telluride who gladly got out of there before it got "discovered").
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: CO
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breck or vail
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:48 AM
 
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I'd live in Ridgway/Ouray in a heartbeat. (This assumes that money/work isn't an issue). I'd also love to live right in Durango. Again, don't wanna be considering work.
Actually, as the humidity reaches 95% today, I'd rather live anywhere but eastern Massachusetts in the summer, and Colorado summers are still my goal, working or no.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:10 AM
 
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Louisville, great for families.
Best Places to Live: Top 100 - Louisville, Colo. (3) - Money Magazine
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