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Old 01-08-2012, 06:52 AM
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I agree with Jazzlover. Wyoming might be the place for you. I am a Colorado native, having lived there until my early 30's. I've been in WY for nearly 20 years, have 2 young daughters in the schools here and appreciate the quality of programs, individual attention and family lifestyle WY has to offer. But caution....if you want 'burbs type shopping, WY may not offer what you need. I personally am able to find absolutely everything I need and find my family's lifestyle isn't focused on getting more "stuff" rather on enjoying more experiences.

Having said that, Laramie might be a great fit for your desires, although the weather is colder and windier than other areas of WY. Sheridan has good schools, Laramie-type atmosphere with better weather. I live in Douglas, which is smaller than both communities I mentioned. I LOVE our schools here and the opportunities my daughters have. My sister lives in Fort Collins, and I am always amazed at how much better funded WY schools are....programs, opportunities, technology.....than even Fort Collins schools.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Location: Richmond, VA
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Wyoming is very much an acquired taste as a place to live for most people. The climate can be especially unforgiving. I liked my time living there
Colorado and the West is running out of water . . .

Originally Posted by jazzlover
Bitter a pill as it may be for "wannabe" residents of the American Southwest--including Colorado--to swallow, the harsh fact is that the region has essentially reached the limit of the population it can sustain on a long-term basis. The "No Vacancy" sign is going to go up whether people like it or not.
It's a little hypocritical for you to be against people moving to Colorado-but have moved out, and back, yourself.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:05 PM
Location: North Bay, California
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