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Old 07-30-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Az
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Hello, my husband and I are mvoing to Colorado sometime next year. Employment is not an issue, since I can transfer with my job. We just don't know where is a good place. We are concerned with how much it cost to live there. Not sure if it is alot of money or about average. I grew up out in HOT HOT Arizona, and ready to leave. My husband grew up in Flagstaff, and he is looking forward to living in the snow again. I just don't want to be up to my head in snow, or will that happen regardles.. So if anyone could give us some ideas on where to move, please let me know. Thanks
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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what are you looking for? Small town, large city, rural area
price range
schools important? culture? Nightlife?
suburbs or city
what activities are important to you- do you like to be outdoors or do you want to be aroudn big box stores/malls, cultural things?
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:27 PM
 
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If you want to live in the mountain communities or Denver then you are looking at paying more for living. Places like Greeley, Loveland, Colorado Springs, Longmont are all pretty comparable and you can find a nice 3 bedroom 2 bath house for the low 200,000 range. Anywhere along the I25 corridor would probably be a good place for your family. You can live in a larger city like Ft Collins or Colorado Springs or in smaller communities within minutes of the city like Severance, Timnath, Wellington, etc. There are plenty of things to do in this area and easy access to other towns, and cities.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Default Other locations

Hi Thumper720 -

Parker, Lone Tree, Centennial, Boulder, and Highlands Ranch are also popular areas - though some overcrowding in Lone Tree area. The E470 corridor between Denver Intl. Airport and Smoky Hill Road, near Southlands Mall, has lots of new home construction with builders offering many upgrades/options.

Good luck!

Sumisu
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Az
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Well we are looking for a medium size town. You know, not very large, but not so small that everyone knows everyone's buisness you know. School is important for my young ones. Not to sure if I would like to be outdoors, considering if you go outside here, you will burn up. All I know is Az. We don't have much of a night life, since we have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. But family oreniated things we like. I want lots of memories for my babies. Thanks for you help.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:08 AM
 
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We live in Louisville near Boulder and we love it. We have 2 kids, 14 and 11. We like the schools and have made many friends.
Best Places to Live: Top 100 - Louisville, Colo. (3) - Money Magazine
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Montrose
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Thumper ..

Check out the Western slope //

This place has had its grorth spirt but is still a smaller town ..with less crime and good schools.
Montrose and Durango are nice and have beautiful views!

HM
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:53 PM
 
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Ft Collins has a very good school system, Loveland does also. I think there are plenty of family activities to do around here. We have the Budweiser events center that has many disney on ice productions, harlem globe trotters and many other kid friendly shows. There are also many other activities for them to be involved in. We are no where near the size of Denver and have several smaller communities around us that are just minutes from everything you could possibly need. Good luck in your search.
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