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Old 09-11-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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My husband works for the State Parks in Colorado. There are so many in Colorado, but we are trying to figure out which town/park would be the best for us. We have 2 kids, 4 horses and 3 dogs that love the outdoors and space, but we want the convienences of being near a city. Any suggestions on where in Colorado we should look at relocating near a Colorado State Park?
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Cherry Creek State Park?
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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David, I would rather be in a smaller town. Plus, were need to find a place to rent that allows horses.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Depends on what you consider a city and what you consider near. I would add in Rifle Gap/Falls/Harvey Gap, Ridgeway, Arkansas Headwaters, Sylvan Lake, Steamboat Lake/Yampa River. Well you get my trend, pretty much anything west of the divide.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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If your husband has an opportunity to transfer to a State Park of his choice, by all means eschew living near a city and move to one of the areas (if you can find affordable housing) with a park remote from the Front Range. Unlike most of the posters on this forum, your husband actually has the opportunity to make a living in one of Colorado's pristine locales. Don't squander that chance by insisting on being close to a metro area--few people actually get that chance.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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what's your budget for housing? Does you husband have certain parks he must pick from? Or can he chose any state park in CO?
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: CO
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My husband works for the State Parks in Colorado. There are so many in Colorado, but we are trying to figure out which town/park would be the best for us. . .
Where are you now, and why do you want to leave?
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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@sesamekid, my husband will be give a choice of 11 or so parks, and then we have to choose from that. But, we wil only have a couple of days to make our request, and I am trying to be proactive in looking into places I want to live. We are looking to rent, as we hope to get promoted in a year or two from this move. We hope to spend $1200 a month on a 3 bedroom home that allows horses and dogs.

@jazzlover, we live in a small town, as I have for most of my life, and am looking forward to being closer to a city. I feel that a small town is still our choice, just closer to a metro community.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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@suzco, we live in a ski town, we need to move because he is getting transfered.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: CO
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. . . we live in a ski town, we need to move because he is getting transfered.
What do you like about where you are now, what do you dislike? What are you looking for in the place you move (besides "good schools," and "family friendly" which is generic and everyone is looking for, and pretty much describes most of Colorado in my view)?
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