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Old 01-04-2012, 05:12 AM
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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I don't care how USED to driving over an hour + he's used to....there is just no reason to torture ones self with that kind of horrific commute!!! I would say he has enough stress with his job already!!
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by cathy8876 View Post
My husband has always traveled at least an hour and a half+ to work and unfortunately he's living in Pa while we are in Tn and he still lives over an hour from where he works in Md. Would you have any suggestions for small towns closer? Safe, quiet, great schools, not crazy expensive?
I would heed everyone's advice and locate closer to work. David gave a good list of towns. I'd aim for the southerly towns on that list, to be closer to COS as well as Denver.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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Don't get me wrong, I love the Limon area. My dads family were some of the very earliest settlers in the area. Just northwest of town is the old family farm....

But, Limon is FAR!!!!!!!!

24 between Colo Spgs and Limon is a two lane much of the way and does not get plowed quickly at all.....

Having made this journey many, many times in the winter I can tell you it's no picnic if there is snow.

Good luck though!
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:50 AM
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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I don't know how good the schools are, but I suggest that you focus more on Elizabeth/Kiowa area. Even Castle Rock, which is between Denver and Colorado Springs.

Could you find out where your husband will have a home base? Or will he be constantly travelling?
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:31 AM
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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Good luck in your move! I would definitely take everyone else's advice about the commute. I only live 20 miles north of Denver and it takes me almost an hour each way to work. If it's bad weather that can double! It wouldn't be worth it in my opinion.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:12 PM
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I've been to Elizabeth, CO before and I can surely recommend it to the OP, who will regret living in Limon. The town of Elizabeth offers everything the OP is looking for and saves Mr. TNT from a hellish commute. There will be lots of things for the kids to do in the nearby region.

It's in Elbert County and puts the commuter within relative proximity to both Denver and COLO SPGS while living in an area of about 1400 people. Does anyone have info on schools in that area?

Use realtor.com to see properties for sale. I found 3 properties for sale at prices below $150k, and a realtor (I'm not one) can surely find a lot more. We suggest that many newbies rent for a year to learn the area and get to see all it has to offer before buying a home.

I'm curious if the husband is in the oil/gas business, which is ramping up here, especially north of Denver in Weld County.
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