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Old 08-18-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Possibly moving to Bailey in the near future can anone let me know what its like out there and its pros and cons thanks alot guys
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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It is a long way from anything.
Single road in and out of town.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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beautiful mountain area.
cons would probably be the length of driving to get to bigger towns and the snow and climate in the winter.

pros would be the rural, mountain setting if you like that sort of thing
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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And even though it's less than an hours drive from Denver, 285 is a two laner for a ways till you get to Conifer. One of my sisters has lived in Pine Junction for nearly thirty years so I've seen the changes in growth there. Imagine 285 as a 2 laner all the way to Hampden and Kipling.

As 80'skeys suggests, it is rural with a capitol R and it snows up there plenty. Still, it's one of the areas of the front range that still is appealing to me, along with Grant, west of there. It lost one of its mom and pop restaurants (the Mexican food, name escapes me, but the other two are still going. As far as big shopping, the nearest is the Safeway in Conifer, after that is the Denver metro area for shopping.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Isn't it pretty close to the Bucksnort? It's not too far to the Little Bear in Evergreen either.

I think Bailey has a nice High School. Isn't Platte Canyon out there? If that's the one, they are very tough in 2A sports.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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Hey guys thanks for the info. I told my wife about it and it sounds like it will prolly be bailey, we live in pa in the mountains and are used to driving around 30 minutes for food and stores, we get snow however i know its no where what you guys are used to getting. we want a home with a lil land and somehting thats rustic and that small town usa feel. i think i found it with bailey again thanks
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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It sounds like it is a good fit for you and that you will enjoy it a lot. Colorado living sure is nice.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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Brewer, as always, one of our regular bits of advice is for people to rent for a year to see if they like it enough to stay.

During that year one can explore tons of other small mountain towns as there are many to choose from and some have better amenities, scenery, fishing, hunting, hiking, etc. Object is to find THE place and to avoid buyer's remorse.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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My husband and I are considering retiring in Bailey, Co. We are looking for a small liberal community. Can anyone tell
me if this is a possibility in Bailey???
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