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Old 07-30-2007, 07:12 PM
 
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Hello Everyone! We are a Newly wed couple in our late 20's that will be moving to Colorado in the next year. We do not have an exact location at this time, so our options are pretty open. We are in search of an ideal place for a young married couple to start a new life together, no kids and will be purchasing a house. We are looking for a city/town that experiences all four seasons, preferably near the mountains and has that good Colorado lifestyle. But we will need to be close to an area abundant with jobs. Currently living in Northern Virginia we want to get away from the typical suburban housing developments where all you see is your neighbors kitchen window! Looking for new authentic housing with views! We love the outdoors, and want to be close to hiking trails and outdoor activities. Any suggestions?????? We will be traveling out there in the near future to scout out some places and would like to have some insider advice to narrow our search! Thank You!
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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But we will need to be close to an area abundant with jobs.
You will probably need to search in the Denver or Colorado Springs area. Lots and lots of areas to search with your preferences. Come out and drive the wheels off your rental car along the foothills west of I-25.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You will probably need to search in the Denver or Colorado Springs area. Lots and lots of areas to search with your preferences. Come out and drive the wheels off your rental car along the foothills west of I-25.
And unless you live in the city of Denver, you will be living in a suburb where you can see into your neighbor's kitchen, as you put it. There are very few homes on acreage here, that are not in the mtns.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:19 PM
 
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The Loveland area around Carter laker or the Ft Collins area around Horsetooth mountain would be a great place for you to look. Both are minutes from town, wide open spaces, and lots of water and hiking.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:09 PM
 
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Simple. The jobs are on the Front Range and that's where all the suburban sprawl is, too. Take away the mountain view (and many of the houses in the sprawl DON'T have a view) and it'll probably look a lot like where you live now--just not as many trees to block the view to your neighbor's kitchen. Sorry, but suburbia is just suburbia, no matter where it is in America. That's why I've come to loathe it. And suburbia is what is being built in Colorado, even in the mountains. Colorado worships big box sprawl.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Hi Dandman629 -

Colorado is a great state for many reasons. The sun is amazing. Most people have to make a choice between living in urban/suburban areas or mountain towns. Popular suburbs are Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Centennial. Boulder is a great university town - right in the foothills. The ski towns are fantastic, but employment more limited. I worked in D.C. & lived in Alexandria, VA for two years after studying in Colorado. I missed the mountains, skiing, and SUN - so I came back and am glad I did. Good luck. Sumisu

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Hello Everyone! We are a Newly wed couple in our late 20's that will be moving to Colorado in the next year. We do not have an exact location at this time, so our options are pretty open. We are in search of an ideal place for a young married couple to start a new life together, no kids and will be purchasing a house. We are looking for a city/town that experiences all four seasons, preferably near the mountains and has that good Colorado lifestyle. But we will need to be close to an area abundant with jobs. Currently living in Northern Virginia we want to get away from the typical suburban housing developments where all you see is your neighbors kitchen window! Looking for new authentic housing with views! We love the outdoors, and want to be close to hiking trails and outdoor activities. Any suggestions?????? We will be traveling out there in the near future to scout out some places and would like to have some insider advice to narrow our search! Thank You!
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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What would be the best city to live in if you are not an outdoorsy person? I prefer the city...but I need a house around the $120-$150 range...
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