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Old 08-11-2007, 12:42 AM
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Hello all,

My family and I are about to make a trip to Colorado to see which area would suit us best. We can telecommute with our jobs and have a 1 year old daughter. We are thinking of Colorado Springs, Boulder or Fort Collins.

We would like to meet young professionals with an international outlook and be somewhere with good shopping, restaurants and children's activities. I have heard Fort Collins is student oriented, Boulder is expensive and liberal and Colorado Springs is a military centric area with not a lot of entertainment but is beautiful and warmer than the north.

Any ideas? We have lived in Portland, Oregon and are in Tucson, Arizona presently. We are very adaptable! Many thanks.
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:32 AM
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As a social worker friend of mine liked to say "behind every sterotype is a grain of truth". That is what I would say to the things you have "heard". I think you can fulfil your requirements in any of those places. Which one clicks with you is up to you.

I am not as familiar with COS, but I wouldn't rule it out. I don't know about the 'entertainment', as it depends on what kind you are looking for. It's a fairly big city. It may not have the world-class stuff, but it's got just about everything except major-league sports. The military presence also gives it some diversity. You will certainly meet people who have 'traveled' to Iraq! I don't think it's "that" much warmer there.

PS: I do have relatives there and go down there several times a year.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:00 AM
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Thank you for your reply. It's true, stereotypes don't help too much. We then should fly into Denver and drive down to Colorado Springs then drive up to Boulder and then further north to Fort Collins to see for ourselves. Exciting times.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:23 PM
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I think you would be able to adapt in any of these cities. Definately drive to each of the cities and check them out. I can tell you that Fort Collins is a very kid friendly area. I have a granddaughter here and she is very happy with all the activities she has at her disposal. One for instance is the "Ranch". It is an events center by loveland and they are always having disney on ice productions there, not to mention a hockey team, the harlem globe trotters, and much more entertainment. The schools are great here also.
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